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Top 5 YouTube QuickBooks Tips & Tricks

Top 5 YouTube QuickBooks Tips & Tricks
The easiest way for a beginner to learn QuickBooks desktop is tips and tricks on YouTube. There are 1000’s of videos and we picked out the top 5 that we like. The basics of accounting by Lynda.com is a great primer for the small business owner who is not a trained...

4 Ways to Keep Organized Using Google Apps

4 Ways to Keep Organized Using Google Apps
Have a Gmail account? As a business owner, keeping everything organized can be challenging. Thankfully Google has dozens of options to help make staying organized much easier. Here are a few different tools that I find very helpful. Google Drive – Did you know...

Is this a Business Travel Expense?

Is this a Business Travel Expense?
Gas for my daily car trips to work?  Parking ticket? A taxi to grandma’s house? Many small business owners do not realize that sometimes what they think is a business expense, is not.  The mileage or gas cost of commuting to and from work is not, unless you make...

Easy QuickBooks Payroll Tax Prep

Easy QuickBooks Payroll Tax Prep
Many bookkeepers don’t realize they don’t have to hand write their payroll tax forms. Quickbooks does it for you- IRS 940’s, IRS 941’s if you have at least the Quickbooks Payroll Standard version, and  state returns like CA EDD’s , WA Employment Security if you have...

Body Language: 3 Mistakes that Cost You Clients

Body Language: 3 Mistakes that Cost You Clients
The woman above is making the three mistakes. Can you guess what they are? If you cannot guess all three you are not alone. Many business professionals look at the woman and only notice her harsh facial features as a potential mistake. Yet, she is make three big...

3 Simple Rules to Make Virtual Collaboration Work

3 Simple Rules to Make Virtual Collaboration Work
I recently read an article on Huffington Post titled 7 Deadly Sins of Entrepreneurs by Haley Lynn Gray. The piece explained seven areas where entrepreneurs make mistakes. I have made a few of them myself when starting new businesses. I tend to be overly generous in...

Top 4 Reasons Small Businesses Need a Website

Top 4 Reasons Small Businesses Need a Website
Would you believe that a lot of businesses don’t have a website? Here are 4 top reasons to consider a website for your small business.    Credibility Building a website for your business makes you seem credible and helps build customer trust. Nowadays, most people go...

Employees get a Snow Day?

Employees get a Snow Day?
Our business closed our doors for part of a day due to a snowstorm. There were 2 employees that came to work and one who didn’t show up at all. One who showed up was hourly and one was salaried, exempt. Who do I have to pay?  Check out this ADP article to find out the...