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Are You Still a Cash Only Business?

Are You Still a Cash Only Business?

If you’ve always run your business on a cash-only basis, now is a good time to rethink your options. Like all local business owners, you’ve probably been working through some pretty tough times. If you’re up and running, that means you’ve made the necessary changes to...

Breaking Your Paper Habit

Breaking Your Paper Habit

If you’ve been in business for a while, you’re probably paper-addicted. If you’ve considered breaking your paper habit but just couldn't do it, you should know that there is always hope. Paper-addicted business owners rely on paper... everything! You send paper bills...

Would Your Bookkeeping Hold Up Under an IRS Audit?

Would Your Bookkeeping Hold Up Under an IRS Audit?

If you’ve ever gone through an IRS audit, you know that it’s often a hand-wringing experience. The IRS’s goals are no mystery. The examiner wants to verify that your tax return is valid and to substantiate your deductions. He also wants to know that you’re properly...

How Big do You Have to Be to Need a Bookkeeping Service?

How Big do You Have to Be to Need a Bookkeeping Service?

How can you tell if you need a bookkeeping service? Is size the primary measure? What if you’re a small but very busy business? Do you need a bookkeeper if you’re an artsy/creative type with a small but profitable customer base? Yes. Yes. Yes. That’s the answer to all...

5 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t DIY Your Bookkeeping

5 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t DIY Your Bookkeeping

When you run a small to medium-sized business, DIY is often your go-to way to get things done. For a number of important reasons, bookkeeping shouldn’t be on that list. When you DIY your bookkeeping, you can keep an eye on your financial bottom line. That’s a good...

A Remote Bookkeeping Service Doesn’t Take Vacations

A Remote Bookkeeping Service Doesn’t Take Vacations

You work hard to keep your business up and running. During the day, you manage employees, make sales calls, and you fill in where necessary. At the end of the day, instead of heading home, you document and track financial data, manage invoicing, and evaluate your...

Avoid Bookkeeping Disasters

Avoid Bookkeeping Disasters

Bookkeeping is a love-it-or-leave-it responsibility. If you don't love doing your bookkeeping, you should probably leave it to a professional. If you do it because you feel you have no choice, it's perhaps the least engaging, most tedious task of your day. It's no...

Is Your DIY Bookkeeping Working Out For You?

Is Your DIY Bookkeeping Working Out For You?

Are you a DIY business owner? (When you have a task and no one to do it, you just do it yourself.) Like many entrepreneurs, you DIY whether or not it's not the right thing to do for your business. You DIY even when it’s not what’s best for you. Maybe you skip lunch...

5 Benefits of Working With a Remote Bookkeeper

5 Benefits of Working With a Remote Bookkeeper

As a small business owner, you plan for every detail. You budget for major operational costs. You cut expenses by taking on many tasks yourself. Unfortunately, you need a crystal ball to predict the time and effort it takes to perform back-office tasks such as...

11 Tips for Better Small Business Bookkeeping

11 Tips for Better Small Business Bookkeeping

Are you one of those hardworking DIY people who does your small business bookkeeping? If you do, you probably spend nights wading through invoices, reconciling bank statements, tracking down lost receipts, and performing other tedious tasks? That makes sense when your...

Why would I need a consultant?

Why would I need a consultant?

As a business owner, it’s your job to get things done so that’s exactly what you do. Running payroll and keeping your accounts receivables up to date. You also reconcile your bank deposits and payments and make sure you have enough cash to pay the people you owe. Even...

Should you let your cousin do your bookkeeping?

Should you let your cousin do your bookkeeping?

One of the nice things about being in business is that you can hire your cousin when he needs a job. Your relative gets a career. You get a dedicated employee who you’ve known your whole lifetime. Your auntie and uncle will think of you as their favorite nephew. It’s...

Digital Bookkeeping vs Paper Checks and Snail Mail Invoices

Digital Bookkeeping vs Paper Checks and Snail Mail Invoices

As a small business owner, you get to decide how to handle your bookkeeping and financial documents. If paper checks and snail mail invoices give you peace of mind, you should hang onto them. But before you shun important digital bookkeeping alternatives, here are a...

You can’t afford to mess up your payroll

You can’t afford to mess up your payroll

Just imagine. You’ve had a productive Friday morning. Everything is running on schedule. But just as you decide to take a break, a crowd of employees begins gathering outside your door. You can’t imagine why until you have a painful flashback. You didn’t finish...

What Can You Learn From Those Boring Financial Numbers?

What Can You Learn From Those Boring Financial Numbers?

They're not just numbers Let’s face it, financial numbers are boring. If your business is all about fixing cars, creating art, or making clients beautiful in your salon, you have more exciting things to ponder. The thing about all those boring financial numbers is...

Our bookkeepers answer the phone when you call

Our bookkeepers answer the phone when you call

If you’re a small business owner who doesn’t delegate, you probably have a few good reasons for that. It could be that you’re simply great at multitasking. Perhaps it’s because you’re a hands-on kind of boss. Maybe you do everything yourself because you understand...

5 good reasons to outsource your bookkeeping

5 good reasons to outsource your bookkeeping

Working at your personal capacity. A blessing? Or a curse? If you’re working hard to make your business successful, you don’t have time to do every task that needs to be done. But sometimes you do it anyway. However, that’s the small business owner’s curse. In...

How credit card capability can help your business

How credit card capability can help your business

When your customers make a purchase, do they pay with cash or plastic? But when they're buying an inexpensive item, many of your customers probably use cash. When they decide to buy something a bit pricier, they probably expect to pay with a credit card. What does...

Why Bookkeeping Experience Matters

Why Bookkeeping Experience Matters

When you run a small business, you might not intend to do everything yourself. Sometimes it just works out that way. To maintain your cash flow, you cut back on the professional services you consider nonessential. You do your own marketing calls, product development,...

The Bookkeeper Behind Your QuickBooks App

The Bookkeeper Behind Your QuickBooks App

Goode Bookkeeping & Consulting professionally manages your QuickBooks account. If you’re already our client, you understand what that means for you and your business. We set up your QuickBooks app. We customize it to your operation, and we make it perform the way...

Four Important Financial Reports and Why You Need Them

Four Important Financial Reports and Why You Need Them

How much can you handle? If you run a body shop or a hair salon or you own any other small business, you probably don’t know much about financial reports. If you’re like most small to medium-sized business owners, you spend so much time growing your business, you...

Outsourcing vs Hiring a Bookkeeper

Outsourcing vs Hiring a Bookkeeper

As a small business owner, you probably have plenty of reasons why you've never considered the outsourcing vs hiring question. Perhaps you believe your operation is too small. Maybe you think of outsourcing as sending work overseas to get a cheaper labor rate. Could...

What’s Wrong With Using Free Accounting Templates?

What’s Wrong With Using Free Accounting Templates?

If you’re trying to cut your business expenses, you might be tempted to try DIY bookkeeping with free accounting templates. The idea behind free accounting templates is that they'll make bookkeeping easier and cheaper. Although that sounds like a winning idea, when it...

Last Minute Bookkeeping Tax Tips

Last Minute Bookkeeping Tax Tips

If you’re reading about tax tips mere days away from your filing deadline, you’re probably in the middle of a low-grade panic right now. Don’t get too stressed. Lots of people wait until the last minute and it usually turns out just fine. As a small business owner,...

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