How to Read Your Income Statement

Julie Babcock-HydeSmall Business0 Comments

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The income statement of any business is probably the most important report of all. It is a snapshot of the financial performance of your business over a period of time, such as a month or year. You might also hear it called the Profit and Loss Statement, or P&L. The income statement can give you all kinds of insights as to whether … Read More

Five Tips to Make Tax Time Painless

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Tax time is probably not your favorite time of year, especially if you have to pay the government your hard-earned dollars. Here are five tips on how we can make it just a bit less painful.   1. Have patience.   Practicing patience will go a long way when you’re dealing with taxes. Keep in mind that for tax professionals, … Read More

How to Write Your Mission Statement

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A mission statement isn’t just for a large corporation. As an owner of a small business, you can benefit from going through the exercise of writing your mission statement. This exercise can re-connect you with your “why”.  As a result ,  it can also communicate an important part of your business to all of your stakeholders. What Is a Mission Statement? … Read More

The Perfect Chart of Accounts for Your Business

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Your “Chart of Accounts” is the list of accounts in your accounting software.  The accounts are listed in your reports, and the totals allow you to determine how much you’ve spent, made, own, or owe depending on the type of account. It’s essential to create a list of accounts that you need in order to make better business decisions.  Your … Read More

What Is Reasonable Compensation?

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For small businesses formed as an S Corporation and with plenty of profits, reasonable compensation is a term you may want to be familiar with. Many small businesses have organized as an S Corporation form of entity.  In many cases, the S Corp election allows a business owner to save money on self-employment taxes, especially if they are operating as … Read More

When Do You Need an Accountant for Small Business?

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    When should you involve an accountant in your small business? Simply put, all business owners should consider getting an accountant involved before they even launch their business.   Having an accountant involved from the beginning will help alleviate, or avoid, headaches and make sure you start off on the right foot. How An Accountant Helps Before You Start … Read More

Five Ways to Streamline Your Payroll Process

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For business owners with employers, payroll is a necessary task that can slow your day and tie you down if you let it.  If you’re looking for a way to make payroll less time-consuming, here are five ideas you can put to good use: Employee Onboarding If you hire a lot, empower your new hires by letting them do their … Read More

Eight Ways to Increase Your Profits

Julie Babcock-HydeProfitability, Small Business0 Comments

Increasing your profits might sound like it’s an unattainable dream just out of your reach. But there are a finite number of ways that profits can be increased. Once you understand what they are, you’ll have clarity on how to best reach your goals. There are two primary ways to increase profits: Raise revenue Lower expenses That’s not particularly enlightening … Read More

Five Ways to Add Pizzazz to Your Customer Service

Julie Babcock-HydeCustomer Service, Small Business0 Comments

It’s the little things that add up to make an exceptional experience for your customers. Here are five “little things” you can add to your services to create an exponentially memorable connection with your customers. Generosity   Add a little extra something to the products or services you offer. It could be a piece of chocolate like Hershey’s® Kisses®. It … Read More