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
Understanding business spending, specifically business expenses, can help the business owner monitor and predict costs looming in the near future. Business expenses should be tracked through your financial accounting system and reviewed monthly as part of your income statement. Creating the habit of tracking your expenses makes for a clear understanding of your business spending,
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
We’ve all read about improving processes and how running an efficient business is important to become more profitable. But as small business owners, we are often caught up in the issue of knowing that we have a small staff and no matter how efficient we are, we will always need the same number of employees.
Simply stated, we learn from each other. Open and honest discussion between business owners provides real life tales of running a small business. At Expex, we work within the small to medium sized business communities. Bookkeeping is such a critical function for a business, yet it is so often overlooked and under reviewed. Our story
Bookkeeping has traditionally been a task-oriented process that require an understanding of how and when each task needs to be completed. This culminates in the completion of financial statements that can be reviewed for performance, risk, trends, and a host of decisions such as Do we need to hire? Can we buy more equipment? Can
If you are like most small business owners, you may not know, or realize how much time you are spending on accounting and bookkeeping tasks. When we onboard a new client, we unpack their bookkeeping norms and tasks to determine how Expex will afford them more time to grow their business. How much is too
If you are like most business owners, you are barraged with social media ads, email campaigns, and invitations to webinars telling you the next greatest thing you need for your business. You stop and think about some, and totally pass on the others. How do you know what to believe? We’d like you to take