Archive for the ‘Graphic Design’ Category

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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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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Update on my Xero Accounting software transition from QuickBooks

I am a certified QuickBooks Pro Advisor and have been using QuickBooks Accounting Software for at least 7 years.    I have recently switched over to Xero Accounting System.  It is a cloud product based out of New Zealand.   I have been using this product for

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