Outsourced bookkeeping is high on the list of outsourced services most hired by small business owners. Today’s businesses are still heavily in remote working and often with a reduced staff. The business owner and key management team members are wearing multiple hats, making them a jack of all trades and truly a master of none.
The dangers of not doing bookkeeping stretch far beyond the financial impact on your business. If you don’t do any bookkeeping, or just for the sake of argument, you do some bookkeeping; you are running your business with blinders on. The absence of a clear understanding of your business’s financial health can seriously affect decision-making
Understanding income statements and balance sheets are a necessary function of running a successful small business. Financial statements refer to your income statement (also referred to as your profit and loss or P&L), balance sheet, and cash flow statement. Financial statements provide you with the ability to understand a critical part of your business’s performance.
Tax time is upon us, and with it comes some confusion and a whole lot of questions regarding IRS Form 1040. If you conduct business as an independent contractor, a freelancer, or a DBA, you will be filing this form. We will answer the most common questions and offer support and guidance to get you
Are you thinking about hiring a bookkeeper, an accountant, or both? What is the difference between a bookkeeper and an accountant? We will shed a little light on the roles and responsibilities, highlighting the differences between an accountant and a bookkeeper. In general terms, a bookkeeper is responsible or accountable for processing your business’s day-to-day
It is a new year, and 2021 is an opportunity to clean up from 2020 and set our sights on an organized accounting system for the new year. Small business owners are looking to choose a bookkeeping software for their business. Great idea, but let’s take this a step at a time. Is there a
QuickBooks is by far the dominant provider of accounting software for small businesses in the United States. The product was initially intended to be a DIY application that small businesses could use with little formal finance training. So why do so many business owners use outsourced accounting services? The reason is straightforward. Most small business
Bookkeepers love the term reconcile, and yet it brings about fear in the minds of business owners. Reconcile means to settle a dispute, make things compatible or consistent, to coexist in harmony. Don’t you just love it when your books coexist in harmony? Everything balances out, and the world is right again. But, to the
Online or virtual bookkeeping services are in high demand. According to QuickBooks, nearly 75% of the nation’s small businesses use their services, with another 6% using other accounting software applications. Small businesses are challenged by doing more with less and have embraced virtual services for their companies, such as payroll, technical support, marketing, and accounting.
A bookkeeper’s duties and responsibilities vary depending on the size of the business. In many small and startup companies, it is common practice for bookkeeping duties to be performed by the business owner. The bookkeeping tasks at this point are simple and easy, and the business owner can manage bookkeeping tasks while staffing the business