12 Steps To Manual Payroll in QuickBooks 2018 Desktop

Thousands of emerging small businesses have been preparing manual payroll for their few employees using the old-fashioned method of looking up tax tables to process payroll deductions. Unfortunately, QuickBooks stopped featuring this ‘built-in’ functionality...

The Costs and Effects of Labor: How to Calculate your Burdened Labor Costing

As a business owner, you may have heard the term “critical mass” before. It refers to the minimum amount we need to start or maintain a venture. However, we all know that when operating...

5 Steps to Mastering Email Organization

Let’s face it, you may have a beautiful desk, color-coded planner, and pristine car, but chances are there is a disaster hidden where most people are unlikely to see it: your email inbox. At...

Three Key Steps to Preparing a Disaster Recovery Plan For Your Small Business

June marks the beginning of hurricane season in the Atlantic, which means that many Americans are facing dangerous storm conditions, evacuations, and potentially devastating property damage. Aside from the usual worries regarding family safety...

Why Using Sales Tax Revenue as Working Capital Could Destroy your Small Business

There’s an urban myth among many businesses that goes something like this: “I collect sales tax, therefore it’s OK to use it from time to time to run my business.” However, this line of...

5 Steps for Resolving Employee Problems Effectively

No one looks forward to having tough conversations with employees.  Suddenly, you are faced with the reality that as an employer, you have to deal with potentially unpleasant employee problems and workplace issues. Many owners will choose to...

Understanding Liquidity – The State of Your Company’s Assets

“I’m very liquid”, you hear the giants of industry say. I think we all jump to the conclusion that the person making the statement has a lot of cash. In general, we would be...

Four Crisis Management Tips to Maintain Customer Satisfaction- SmallBizRising Blog

It’s an unavoidable fact of life that problems happen. Systems break, misunderstandings cause upset, and things get lost. For small businesses however, even a small problem can be massively damaging to your brand reputation....

Less Clutter, More Productivity: Your Guide to Office Organizing

Increasing productivity and getting through an ever-growing to-do list is a constant battle for most small business owners. Common roadblocks include an excess of emails, too many meetings, or struggling to manage an overbearing...

How to Utilize your Accountant to Improve your Small Business Efficiency

From expenses and timesheets to estimates and invoices, it can be overwhelming to condense an entire year of business into one single meeting with your accountant. Wouldn’t it be great if they were with you all year long monitoring...