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What Does a Bookkeeper Do? Hint: More Than You’d Expect

What Does a Bookkeeper Do? Hint: More Than You’d Expect

What Does a Bookkeeper Do? Hint: More ...

Almost half of all small business owners say they don’t have a bookkeeper or an accountant. Source: Clutch 2018 Small ...

4 Marketing Agency Pricing Models and Which You Should Choose

4 Marketing Agency Pricing Models and Which You Should Choose

4 Marketing Agency Pricing Models and ...

U.S. Census Bureau data shows that in the last 15 years, revenue generated by marketing agencies hasn’t just grown—it’s ...

Why (and How) to Draft Payments from Your Customers and Improve Cash Flow

Why (and How) to Draft Payments from Your Customers and Improve Cash Flow

Why (and How) to Draft Payments from ...

Think about your back-office finance operation for a moment. If you could eliminate two time-consuming administrative ...

Basic Accounting: The Accounting Cycle Explained

Basic Accounting: The Accounting Cycle Explained

Basic Accounting: The Accounting Cycle ...

This infographic breaks down the steps of the basic accounting cycle. If you feel like your books are broken or your ...

Year End Checklist for Small Business Bookkeeping

Year End Checklist for Small Business Bookkeeping

Year End Checklist for Small Business ...

As the end of the year approaches you might be overwhelmed by the task of getting your books in order. So many business ...

How To Determine Net Profit Margin For A Service-Based Business

How To Determine Net Profit Margin For A Service-Based Business

How To Determine Net Profit Margin For ...

It is the goal of every business - to be profitable.  But, how do you truly know the profitability of your small ...

15 Jokes About Accountants

15 Jokes About Accountants

15 Jokes About Accountants

“If you can't laugh at yourself, life is going to seem a whole lot longer than you'd like.” It’s one of our favorite ...

How to Do Payroll Better to Build Company Wealth

How to Do Payroll Better to Build Company Wealth

How to Do Payroll Better to Build ...

Analysts at CB Insights report that 40% of small businesses are still penalized for their lax or inaccurate approach to ...

How to Get the Most Out of Your Outsourced Accounting Partnership

How to Get the Most Out of Your Outsourced Accounting Partnership

How to Get the Most Out of Your ...

There’s no doubt that a great accountant can save your business time, money, and frustration of dealing with ...

Pros Vs. Cons of Switching to a New Accounting Firm

Pros Vs. Cons of Switching to a New Accounting Firm

Pros Vs. Cons of Switching to a New ...

It goes without saying that your accountant should have a keen understanding of who pays you, who you pay and how to ...