20 January 2017
As a small business owner, you are a very busy running your own company. When a mistake occurs, it can cost you big time. In many cases, small businesses can't afford mistakes—even if they are just small ones. Each and every dollar made needs to go to the growth of the business rather than repairing slip-ups. For that reason, it is important that you avoid costly mistakes that are often made throughout the payroll process.
29 December 2016
Rolling budgets are an interesting option for small businesses to consider. Here are some things to note about this practice. What Is a Rolling Budget? A rolling budget is a continuously evolving budget that changes each month. It always includes the upcoming 12 months, no matter what month you're currently in. Say it's July. Your budget would include the time from this July to next June. Once July is over, you would drop it from your budget and add the following July onto the end of your budget.
18 November 2016
Did you hire someone to handle the accounting for your business and it ended up being a disaster? It is a good idea to leave everything concerning your business finances in the hands of a professional that you can trust. You might want to consider the expertise of a certified public accountant (CPA). Take a look at this article for answers to questions that you might have concerning the services of a CPA.
14 October 2016
If you are not comfortable preparing your own tax return, it is important that you get the proper help for your situation. You may be able to do the taxes with the help of an online tax company for free, or have a friend or family member help with the filing. However, there are also good reasons to pay a professional to complete the job for you, especially if you had new circumstances in your finances during the past year.
14 September 2016
Many college students are eligible for one or more tax benefits based on costs paid for tuition and books. The American opportunity credit is generally acknowledged as the most valuable deduction for undergraduate education costs. Eligible students should be aware of a few legislative changes made to the American opportunity credit that affect tax returns in 2016 and beyond. The most obvious change is that the American opportunity credit (AOC) is now a permanent part of the tax code.
25 July 2016
When you run a small business, the difference between losing money and being profitable can be extremely minor. As such, it's important to hire the right accountant to look after your books instead of attempt to do it on your own with accounting software. The more expenses that the account can write off on your behalf, for example, the more money you'll end up keeping at the each of each business quarter.
6 June 2016
As the owner of your own small business, you may have been able to successfully manage your own money thanks to software programs, such as Quickbooks, even with a lack of financial experience. However, there may come a time when this lack of experience hurts you, such as when your business really starts to grow. When this happens, it may be time to turn to an expert in accounting. Here are five signs that you should consider reaching out to a professional:
29 July 2015
Running a construction business can be a great way to earn a living, but it also requires good accounting skills. If you are having trouble with the bookkeeping and management of the money you earn, it might be time to hire a business consultant that specializes in accounting. Here are three ways this could help you improve the way your bookkeeping is handled. 1. Learn Your Accounting Program If your company has not yet started using a computerized accounting program, an accounting consultant will help you set one up.
17 July 2015
Planning to start a new start-up business? Make things easier on yourself by paying attention to these four vital accounting tips to help grow your business and avoid problems. Open a Bank Account One of the big early mistakes many entrepreneurs make is to mix personal and business expenses. Doing so makes it harder to track the company's real financial progress, reap tax benefits and prepare documents for loans or potential investors.
4 June 2015
Many people dread tax season. This may be for a variety of reasons, they might be worried that they will have to pay in taxes, they might have not kept their records organized, or they are just dreading the amount of work it will take to file their taxes. However, tax season is not something to dread and if you know what you are doing, you can hopefully come out on top.