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Critical business information in real time

Every successful business has its finger on the pulse. You need to know the key numbers.  Not the numbers in last year’s accounts; they’re out of date.  Redundant. You need today’s numbers. And that’s where your cloud accounting system comes in.  If you don’t have a cloud accounting system this […]

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Bookkeeping for Startups

Starting a new company, particularly if you are a principal in it, can be an exciting and overwhelming task. In addition to focusing on your business’s area of expertise, you also need to identify and staff the operational roles responsible for keeping the business running. For most startups, the hardest […]

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How to get started with job costing

Job costing is a valuable way for business owners to track income against expenses to determine the profit margin on any project or contract. The benefits of using this method become very clear when you are able to provide more accurate pricing to clients and prevent expenses exceeding income. Now […]

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How job costing can help you increase profits

Do you know whether you’re actually making money on the work you’re doing? If you don’t know, you could be losing money without realizing it. You need to know what expenses your business is incurring against every project. Ideally, the income exceeds expenses or there’s a problem. But what do […]

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3 Common Mistakes Startups Make And How To Avoid Them

Starting a business is extremely exciting, and more than a little nerve racking. There are so many details to attend to and sometimes even important tasks don’t get done. The problem is, eventually, those tasks are going to begin to haunt you, and you’ll have no choice but to tackle […]

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What should a bookkeeper be doing for you?

In our last post about why you need a bookkeeper and an accountant, we promised to share the key tasks you can expect your bookkeeper to handle. This list will give you more clarity around how you’ll benefit from the work your bookkeeper does for you. The following list includes […]

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Got an accountant? Get a bookkeeper, too!

Have you ever wondered why your business needs a bookkeeper when you already have an accountant? I get this question regularly and I think it’s important to see the benefits of both.  I have always equated bookkeepers and accounts to that of nurses and doctors.  Bookkeepers are the nurses of […]

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Budgeting Mistakes Small Business Owners Often Make

For many people, one of the most difficult aspects of running a small business involves budgeting. There are a few common mistakes many small business owners make when starting their companies that could prove detrimental in the long run. Not Having A Nest Egg The concept of having enough cash saved up […]

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