Being Grateful

Julie Babcock-HydeSmall Business0 Comments

being grateful

With holidays approaching, this is the perfect time of year to take a moment and reflect on all of the things we are grateful for. Being grateful may sound a bit trite, but it’s also the number one, hands down, fastest way to bring more positivity and less negativity into your work and life. Acts of gratitude are selfless and done … Read More

Should You Have a Financial Dashboard?

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financial dashboard

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

Setting Up Products and Services

Julie Babcock-HydeAccounting Software0 Comments

products and services

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

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fixed assets

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 For Successfully Working From Home

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Working from home

The 21st century has seen a shift in how and where people work compared to the 20th century and that includes more telecommuting and remote solutions. According to the U.S Census more than 5% of employed people (through regular jobs or remote positions) are working from home. Initially, that statistic may look like it’s a low number but that 5% … Read More

Cool Apps: Accounting System Add-ons

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cool apps accounting add-ons

Accounting software continues to evolve decade after decade. It started out as one big massive complicated set of programs that only large companies could afford.  Cloud accounting is the modern solution.  Today’s accounting systems are designed to meet the core requirements for many businesses. Enter apps. Apps are the add-ons to accounting systems that can enhance functionality, and there are … Read More

Boost Your Accounting Know-How with These Terms

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accounting terms know-how

The field of accounting has its own vocabulary, which can sound like a foreign language to some people. Your financial savvy will increase by learning a few new accounting terms. You’ll be “speaking accounting-ese” in no time, and you’ll become a smarter entrepreneur too. Trial balance A trial balance is an accounting report that simply lists the current balances of your accounts … Read More

Five Ways to Reconnect with Your Passion for Your Business

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reconnect with your passion for your business

As business owners, we are a highly self-motivated bunch of people.  We love our businesses, we love helping our customers, and we work very hard at what we do.  Sometimes we work so hard, we get disconnected from our passion.  Occasionally, it’s a good idea to step out of the daily details of business and get ourselves re-energized, reconnected, and … Read More

5 Things You Need to Know About The New Tax Law in 2018

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new tax law

  On Dec 22, 2017, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act was signed into law. There are many provisions that may impact small business owners. Let’s talk about five areas that I feel may have the most impact OR may be the most misunderstood of the new law. Please note, my comments on this are general in nature and not … Read More

Is Your Workplace Female-Friendly?

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women workplace

Attracting and retaining talent in your small business can be a giant step toward growing into a mid-sized business. Beyond attracting new employees with salary and benefits, here are several perks, policies, and benefits to consider when recruiting women, and employees in general, to your workforce. 1. Flex work hours. Everyone likes regaining control over their workday, and offering flex … Read More