All businesses are required to keep on top of federal and state tax forms and deadlines. Here’s an overview of federal forms and their due dates.
Every business has them, regardless of what type of business you’re in – they’re Administrative Costs. Also referred to as business costs, general expenses and overhead, they are the Cost of Doing Business. Sometimes it is a big cost! Administrative […]
A mid-year financial review is a great way to check in on the status of your business and books. Get things shipshape before there’s a mess!
It’s very important for small business owners to have great personal and business separation, particularly with regard to finances. Here’s what that means, why to do it, and how.
What can a profit margin show you? Beyond the basic ratios, profit margin can show you how well you’re meeting business goals and priorities. Find out how to calculate these margins, and more about what they can teach you.
Profit isn’t the same as cash flow, but they’re both important to a business’s financial health. It’s pretty common for new business owners to to point to the profit/loss number on the P&L and think that it has something to […]
So you need the help of a finance professional. The question is, what financial professional? This article looks at the most common types of pros and discusses what they do and how they can help you.
Every year you do a lot for your business, and much of it costs money. You can use those expenses to save money on your taxes. The IRS lets you take deductions, which are business expenses that are legally permissible […]
It’s a mobile world out there, and there’s nothing like your phone or tablet for ease of use and quick reference. I find it necessary to have all of the following apps on my phone for different things: bookkeeping, documentation, […]
I like to keep things simple when I can! This series is all about simple expense tracking, business, personal or BOTH. It shows you tricks to find out what you spend, and keep track of it from year to year. […]
What are you doing to protect your accounts online? These five basic tips can help you keep your financial information more secure. As a bookkeeper I deal with security every day, and these are the top things I do for client security.
I’m always interested in hearing people talk about their money in my usual curious, non-judgmental way, because I’m interested in people. However, talking about their money is definitely not something that most people like to do. A lot of mystery […]
This is my review of Art, Inc: The Essential Guide for Building Your Career as an Artist by Lisa Congdon and edited by Meg Mateo Ilasco I finally got around to reading Art, Inc. by Lisa Congdon, a really well-recommended […]
What makes a good remote office? Happy Bookkeeping has always been a virtual office – we talk about what makes it work, why we do it, and what we use.
What is a financial coach? In today’s complex financial world, people are actively seeking advice about money. A financial coach helps you plan, holds you accountable, and contributes to your financial well-being.