Archive for the ‘Start Ups’ Category

3 Reasons to love Outright and 1 not so much

Ever since I came upon Outright.  I have been trying to set up clients that are a good fit.    What makes a good candidate. Well, it was designed for e-commerce businesses, but If your accounting isn’t very complicated,  you really just need to categorize your expenses,

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How to keep your bookkeeping costs down

Bookkeeping is a necessary evil and there is nothing sexy about it… (well maybe sometimes). It is a job better left for those of us who do find it sexy.    While you do have to pay for the service, it shouldn’t be a budget buster. Here

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How Expensify brought the fun back to expense reports

I am an accountant and am pretty good with receipts, but even I hate filling out expense reports.   Along comes Expensify onto my iPhone and I was able to hand in my expense report right after my plane landed (well, ok the next day). I was on a

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3 Easy Steps to deal with your receipts

I am often asked “Do I really need to keep the receipts?”    The answer is yes, you should keep the receipts.  You may need that detail in a tax audit.   I know because I speak from personal experience. Despite claims of paperless office, I still

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3 Best Questions to ask before Choosing the Right Accounting Software

Now that cloud computing is available, there is a selection of accounting software to choose from.   Ah… but which one to choose?   Here are a few questions to ask yourself: 1.  What is your end goal?   Are you just looking to get information to

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Xero at year end

Just a quick update. Ok so I’ve been using Xero accounting software for 7 months now for my bookkeeping practice. I’m still liking it. The bank feeds are great. If you set up bank rules, makes it really easy. I don’t think I had to hand enter

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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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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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