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4 Pros of Hiring a Bookkeeper Instead of Managing it Yourself

Small businesses – no matter what you’re selling – all have one thing in common. Bookkeeping. Scrambling to organize every receipt, log every mile driven, tracking each expense, and feverishly downed cups of coffee as you meet with a client. At the end of each quarter, it’s time to figure out exactly what you owe […]

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3 Timesaving Tips to Help Keep your Books in Order

As anyone who runs a small business can tell you, one of the most time-consuming parts of keeping things organized is bookkeeping. Just keeping track of everything can be an enormous task as your business begins to grow.  And if you don’t keep careful track of every part of your business, you may find yourself […]

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Small Business Recordkeeping 101

Maintaining business records is a must for any small business. Keeping good records ensures that your business runs smoothly and efficiently, and that you’re prepared when tax time rolls around. Many businesses have experienced crippling issues that compromise business success when they ignore basic recordkeeping practices. Here’s a primer on small business recordkeeping and why […]

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How to Handle Outstanding Invoices

If you own a business, it’s likely you’ve encountered a customer or client who’s late in making a payment for goods or services you provided. Late payments can sometimes drag on for months or even years. Clearly, you don’t make money if you don’t get paid. So, it’s important that you follow up. But what’s […]

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Common Bookkeeping Mistakes & How To Avoid Them

Bookkeeping can be the bane of many a business owner. But it doesn’t have to be the onerous chore it’s often made out to be. Avoiding bookkeeping mistakes can keep your business successful and headed in the right direction. Here are some common bookkeeping mistakes and how to avoid them. Procrastinating Waiting too long to […]

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What’s the Difference Between Bookkeeping and Accounting?

When it comes to maintaining financial records for a business, ensuring your data is complete and accurate is essential. Accounting and bookkeeping are two important processes that small business owners utilize to ensure their financial information is correct. The line between bookkeeping and accounting becomes blurrier each year that passes. Both bookkeepers and accountants work […]

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Solid Bookkeeping for Solid Finances

Don’t have time for keeping the books on your business? Better think again. Practicing good bookkeeping can make all the difference between a business that succeeds and one that flounders in the doldrums. Here’s how solid bookkeeping practices can help your business realize solid finances year after year. Solid Bookkeeping Keeps Your Business On Track […]