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The Entrepreneur’s Paycheck

As business owners, we may be so busy making sure the bills get paid and the product gets out the door that we may not be quite as proactive about our own compensation.  To pay themselves, many new business owners … Continue reading

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Is 2013 the Year You Finally Go Mobile With Financial Data?

Figure 1: You can see this screen no matter where you and your smartphone are they recently upgraded Android version is pictured here).  Using QuickBooks Mobile, you’ll improve business relations, put out fires before they start and unchain yourself from your office computer.There are only … Continue reading

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Planning for an Awesome 2013

For businesses with fiscal years that coincide with the calendar year, the slate of revenues and expenses will be wiped clean on New Year’s Day.  Starting with a clean slate gives us a chance to reflect on our 2012 results … Continue reading

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Five Hidden Talents of Your Accountant

When you think of an accountant’s duties, you might think about traditional tasks, such as tax preparation, bookkeeping, and financial statement preparation.   Here are five additional tasks that accountants can help with that you might not think of. 1. Evaluating Current … Continue reading

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Say Good-Bye to 2012 and Ready QuickBooks for 2013

We hope you’ll be ringing out a successful financial year at month’s end. In any case, here’s what you should know about preparing for 2013. End of the year. QuickBooks has been hard at work for the past 11+ months, … Continue reading

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Seven Year-End Adjustments to Make to Your Books

Year-end is coming up for many businesses, and it’d be nice to know what your final revenue and profit numbers will be for the year.  Before we can calculate these key numbers, there are year-end adjustments that may need to … Continue reading

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Five Things You Can Do to Make Tax Season Smoother

We know we’ll never make tax season your favorite time of year, but perhaps we can make it easier.  Here are five things you can do now to smooth out the time required to pull your records together for your … Continue reading

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Are You Defining Items In QuickBooks Correctly?

Create item records in QuickBooks carefully, and QuickBooks will return the favor by running useful, accurate reports.   Figure 1: Clearly-defined items result in precise reports.  Obviously, you’re using QuickBooks because you buy and/or sell products and/or services. You want to … Continue reading

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Is Your Business Missing an Accounting Skillset?

In a small business, the owner ends up wearing many hats to get the product or service delivered, the customers served, and the accounts settled.  Within each functional area of a small business, there are even more hats.  Although the … Continue reading

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Compliance Checklist: Seven Items You May Have Forgotten

Running a business is filled with regulations everywhere you turn.  These can drain precious time away from the core of your business, but if you ignore them, there could be huge financial consequences you may be risking without even realizing … Continue reading

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