[Guide] Are You Ready for Your 2018 Budget?

If you haven’t already, it’s time to prep your business’ 2018 budget. While a variety of factors determine your business’ success or failure, your ability to create and stick to a budget is key...

Why You Need to Stop Using Checks

In the years after World War II, checks became ubiquitous. People used checks to pay for anything from their groceries to their vendors. A lot has changed since the 1950s – people use smartphones...

3 Financial and Accounting Tips for New Small Businesses

If you’re running a new business, you inevitably have a lot going on. Let’s say you’re running a home service business—you’re visiting client sites, following up on quotes, scheduling your team, and completing work....

ASU No. 2016-14: Do We Face it or Bury It?

Life is full of “face it or bury it” decisions. For example, a beloved family member has noticed that someone has consumed the last significant scoop of ice cream from the carton and left...

Protecting your small business from natural disasters

According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), more than 40% of businesses never reopen after a disaster, and for those that do, only 29% were still operating after two years.  That is a sobering statistic...

3 Hidden Ways Your Business Processes Could Be Poking Holes in Your Profits

The journey of a small business is the craziest, bumpiest, most amazing roller coaster ride anyone could ever invent. There are times when you’re at the top with your hands in the air laughing...

3 Unexpected Expenses Likely to Hit Your Small Business

In life, you will always encounter some sort of unexpected expenses. These expenses could be from car damage, an urgent doctor’s appointment, or shelling out a lump sum to pay for a home repair. While...

The 3 Powerful Tools for Solopreneur Accountants

For accountants and solo practitioners, it is absolutely key to leverage technology to help manage and run the practice. If you are in that boat, read on. Although there are countless options, here are three...

3 Reasons Your CRM and Accounting Platforms Need to Communicate

Have you considered the benefits of software integrations? By merging platforms, your financial data could be next to your customer data. This would give you access to individual profiles that have data points and details that allow you and/or...

3 Questions to Ask Before Hiring an Accountant

There are many different types of accountants, all with varying degrees of knowledge and expertise. Without a good accountant, your business finances can turn into a huge mess — one that could cost you...