The Concept of Independence in Accounting

Independence is a key concept in accounting, especially in the assurance or auditing area of accounting. Assurance services are services where a licensed CPA reviews an organization’s financial statements and accounting records and provides an opinion about them. This opinion takes the form of a report that

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30 Reasons Why It’s Better to Have Professional Help with Your QuickBooks® Software

If you own a small business, you probably chose QuickBooks® as your company’s accounting software. After all, it’s the market leader in small business accounting software. While it’s intuitive in some places, there is a learning curve that everyone must go through in order to use the

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PPP January 2021 Update

Qualifying small businesses can now apply for Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans through certain lenders. The Small Business Administration (SBA) reopened its PPP portal on January 11, 2021 after Congress passed and the President signed legislation in December 2020, authorizing the continuation of the program and an

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Wrapping Up 2020

Year-end is the perfect time to reflect on accomplishments achieved since January. It’s also an important time to put things into perspective as we turn the page and start a new year. What We Learned With so much change in 2020, the opportunities to learn have been

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The Power of Listening

Now, more than ever before, the act of listening is important. Not only is it important to listen to someone, but to effectively listen to them. Sure, we all know that in order to understand individuals, to connect with them and understand their wants and needs, we

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The Importance of Customer Communication

Regardless of the type of relationship—personal, professional, or even acquaintance—communication is key. Specifically, if you want to have a healthy relationship with any individual, then it’s important to communicate clearly and fully. Communication is particularly necessary when it comes to customers and building a successful business. It’s

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