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Chart of Accounts: Best Practices

Chart of Accounts: Best Practices There are several key principles that all accountants should always keep in mind. No matter what kind of business you may be bookkeeping for, your books should be consistent, easy to understand, easy to read, and objectively useful.   These principles are...

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...

Is Your Payroll Service a Loss Leader or a Profit Center?

Is Your Payroll Service a Loss Leader or a Profit Center? Payroll services are often one of those things we find ourselves providing not because we want to, but because our clients need it. I’ve seen this scenario often: Get them in with the payroll, then add on the services that are profitable. And this can work as a loss...