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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,...

Why Does a Small Business Need a Bookkeeper?

Why Does a Small Business Need a Bookkeeper?

Until your small business grows to match your dreams, you’ll multitask your way through each workday. That’s what small business owners do, but you still need a bookkeeper. Running a small business is hard. You went into it expecting to work long hours. You knew you'd...

3 Elements to Small Business Growth

3 Elements to Small Business Growth

Business growth doesn’t happen by accident. You must put in the time. Also, you must execute the right strategies. There's a long list of factors to consider in growing a small business. Here are three basic elements that can make a critical difference when you're...

Are You Too Tired to Run Your Payroll?

Are You Too Tired to Run Your Payroll?

If you’re like many small business owners, you perform a lot of tasks to keep your business going. You run payroll, track inventory, and make marketing calls. You work long hours to get it all done but that's just part of the small business owner dynamic. Of course,...

You’ll Love Cloud-Based Services

You’ll Love Cloud-Based Services

If you’re searching for the best bookkeeping software for your small business, it’s time to consider a cloud-based service. Businesses that rely on cloud computing understand its power. Cloud services give you options for tracking and syncing your small business...

Outsourced in America

Outsourced in America

If you want to outsource your accounting, it’s as easy as Googling “accountant near me." Why is that a good thing? Until recently your accountant search might have generated a list of online companies located in Texas or Los Angeles. Considering our global online...

You Don’t Know QuickBooks Like We Do

You Don’t Know QuickBooks Like We Do

Of course, you love Quickbooks. It stores your important financial data and tracks your cash flow. It syncs to your bank and generates efficient financial reports whenever you need them. Quickbooks has all the bookkeeping features you need or want. If only you knew...

Sometimes You Just Want to Go Home Early

Sometimes You Just Want to Go Home Early

Whether you’re a millennial, a Boomer or something in between, your mom and dad probably taught you to work hard. It’s an admirable trait, especially if you run a small business. Besides, if you can’t afford an assistant, a secretary or a bookkeeper, you must do it...

The Genuine Pros Behind Your Virtual Bookkeeper

The Genuine Pros Behind Your Virtual Bookkeeper

Technology is great. All you have to do is figure out how to operate a program or an app and you can get your computer or smartphone to be your virtual bank, your virtual go-to lady (because virtual assistants always have lady’s voices), or your virtual bookkeeper. In...

What Will You Do With Your Extra Time?

What Will You Do With Your Extra Time?

The Best Bookkeeping Services Pros in Glastonbury and all of Connecticut. You’re the only one who knows how many hours you spend filling the role of small business bookkeeper. We understand that you put in the late night hours. You want to give your company the best...

It’s Okay to Delegate your Accounting Services

It’s Okay to Delegate your Accounting Services

The Harvard Business Review first published the article, Who’s Got The Monkey, in 1974. It’s still on the HBR website after all these decades because the topic remains relevant? The article talks about monkeys, but what it’s really discussing is delegation. For most...

What do You Mean You Don’t Accept Credit Cards?

What do You Mean You Don’t Accept Credit Cards?

Credit Card Processing Offers Small Business Benefits Glen’s Dinette is the dining venue of choice for residents of Babylon Village in Long Island, New York. Glen’s doesn’t take credit or debit cards but the restaurant is always crowded. In fact, it’s been that way...

5 Reasons Why You’re Not a Bookkeeping Pro

5 Reasons Why You’re Not a Bookkeeping Pro

As you sit alone at night, running the day's numbers and contemplating the road to success, have you ever decided that you’d rather be a bookkeeping professional? Of course not! Even if you go off track every once in a while, you’re building your dream each day. When...

Can you afford DIY bookkeeping?

Can you afford DIY bookkeeping?

Can you afford DIY bookkeeping? Bookkeeping Services DIY is often a business owner’s go-to option. It helps you stretch your cash when there’s not enough in your budget to go around. DIY for many business owners means literally doing it yourself. It means you're...

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