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Hiring experts, professionals, to help your business run profitably

Hiring experts may be a smart financial move for your business, even if the action simply looks like an expense on your books. Hiring an accountant like me can relieve the small business owner of handling the financial burden that comes with juggling books and productivity. The

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December Tax Time Tips (or DT3)

This is a round up of posts that can help you during December tax time organizing. My goal as an accountant working from La Canada to Glendale and Pasadena to downtown Los Angeles is to help small businesses get on the road to profitability. Click here to

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Why transaction-based accounting is good for your business’ budget

Your Back Office (YBO) provides transaction-based accounting for clients and that allows the client to accurately budget each month for our accounting and bookkeeping services. Traditionally, accountants and bookkeepers bill hourly for their services. However, YBO looks at your bank statement and then charges per each transaction

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Make back-up plans for your business and business finances

Recent weather around La Canada Flintridge, Pasadena and other foothill cities reminds us that businesses and residents need to have back-up plans for their finances and other mission-critical aspects of their operations. High winds knocked out small businesses like the Coffee Gallery on Lake Avenue in Altadena

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5 Steps to a tax return

It’s that time of year again but I’m not talking about the holidays. I’m talking about tax season.  I know, who wants to think about that. Besides taxes aren’t due until April. Here are my tips that I share with my accounting clients around La Canada, Glendale,

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Your genuine business niche and profitability

Running a business well within a genuine niche leads to business profitability. Recently, CBS News Money Watch posted a well-written article online about finding a business niche and sticking with it. My business niche as an accountant/bookkeeper is working primarily with web design companies, advertising agencies, and

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Setting Customer Expectations

I do the accounting and bookkeeping for creative companies around Pasadena, California like web designers and small advertising agencies. The profit challenge facing these companies is to stay focused on projects to prevent wasted time just like a company handling products doesn’t want wasted inventory. Setting client

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Handle your finances like following a diet

If your business finances need organizing, be sure to handle them like someone going on a diet. Little decisions help us lose or manage our weight and the same principle applies to getting your bookkeeping in order. Step 1 Create folders Separate receipts in the current month

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Helping small businesses with bookkeeping and accounting around Pasadena and Glendale

I meet new and established small business owners with a variety of financial needs. One need may be obtaining business loans for expansion. A good place to start for businesses around Pasadena and Glendale seeking help with finances is the SBA (Small Business Administration) or SCORE (Service

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5 basic tips for organizing your office

An organized office is a profitable office. Filing and organizing reduces wasted time hunting for essential tools and wasted time equals wasted money. Organizing an office requires self-discipline, a vision for categorizing information specific items, and the courage to throw away pieces of paper or magazines that

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