Training Fido to Fetch More than a Bone

Julie Babcock-HydeAccounting, Apps0 Comments

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While “fetching” might be what some trained dogs can do, accounting systems are getting into the act too. This relatively new feature is called “receipt fetching,”. It’s when an app can retrieve documents directly from the vendors that you do business with so you don’t have to spend so much time on paperwork retrieval. Apps that can perform receipt fetching … Read More

The Concept of Internal Control

Julie Babcock-HydeSmall Business0 Comments

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Internal control is a very special phrase in the accounting profession. Tactically, it’s the set of processes that help a company produce accurate data throughout the organization, follow reporting requirements and laws, and maintain consistency and accuracy in its operations. Strategically, it’s an entirely new way of thinking and doing business. Internal control helps to reduce organizational risk. A blunt … Read More

5 Ways to Make Your Business More Efficient

Julie Babcock-HydeProductivity0 Comments

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A great entrepreneur will always be on the lookout for ways to improve their business. Efficiency is a goal everyone wants to achieve when it comes to business.  It can translate into less work and more profits. Here are five ways you and/or your staff can become more efficient in your business. 1-    Get software-savvy. Do you use the same software … Read More

Should You Have a Financial Dashboard?

Julie Babcock-HydeSmall Business0 Comments

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A quick glance at your car’s dashboard is all you need to check your fuel gauge, speed limit, engine temperature, and RPM when you’re driving down the road. Your car’s dashboard is designed to focus on what’s important and what you need to know to have a safe trip. What’s on your financial dashboard? Your car’s dashboard items, if they … Read More

How to Survive a Worker’s Comp Audit

Julie Babcock-HydePayroll0 Comments

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If you have employees, you have the distinct honor once per year of being part of a worker’s compensation audit. You likely receive a form in the mail, an email request, or a phone call that will ask you about your payroll numbers and employees for the prior year. What is Worker’s Compensation? Worker’s compensation is an insurance program that covers … Read More

Setting Up Products and Services

Julie Babcock-HydeAccounting Software0 Comments

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The products and services your business sells make it unique. The same thing is true of how these items are set up in your accounting software. Whether you’re using QuickBooks Online or something else, getting your products and services set up right can impact the quality of the information you can get out of your accounting system. Here are the types … Read More

How to Cut Costs with Fixed Assets Management

Julie Babcock-HydeSmall Business0 Comments

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Fixed assets are special kind of assets in your business. They include land, buildings, equipment, furniture, and vehicles that your company owns. While we frequently look at expenses to cut costs, fixed asset management is another place we can look to find ways to better utilize our resources and, in some cases, improve our profits. Fixed asset management is a … Read More

5 Tips on Bringing Home the Bacon

Julie Babcock-HydeCash Flow0 Comments

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Whether you call it bacon, Benjamins, or big bucks, cash – and having enough of it – is key to running your business. Here are five tips related to managing and getting the most out of your business cash. 1-    All banks are not the same. Choose your bank wisely, and don’t be afraid to switch if you need to. Banks know they … Read More

Three Tips to Maximize Your Social Security

Julie Babcock-HydeRetirement0 Comments

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Social security is one of those topics that seems to be minimized by statements like, “You can’t count on it,” and “By the time you reach retirement age, it won’t matter.” These statements are not only incorrect; they contribute toward a lack of education on what’s possible. Social security is still a large part of how most seniors will be … Read More

Do You Spend Too Much Time On Email?

Julie Babcock-HydeTime Management0 Comments

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If you feel like you spend too much time on email, you’re not alone. Almost everyone feels the same way. That’s why it’s so important to learn how to be as productive as possible when it comes to handling email. Here are five tips to help you do just that. 1-    Automate your emails. If you’re sending a lot of the … Read More