With the recent change of the work environment due to the coronavirus, it makes you really look at how you are running your business. Even here at Devine Consulting we have had to make changes to how we function as an office and a team. We are fortunate to be able to have our staff…

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It has been a stressful couple of weeks, we know. We all have felt that. Now you are wanting to keep your employees engaged. Whether you are working remotely or are back in the office, it can be tough to create a positive environment for your employees among the negativity and worry that is happening…

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During uncertain times it is extra stressful being a business owner. Whether it is a natural disaster or a world-wide health concern like the Coronavirus (COVID-19), it can be easy to get overwhelmed. You have family to think about, not to mention clients, employees and keeping your business afloat. This can make uncertain times feel…

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Today in the Devine Dictionary we are going to review accounts payable and accounts receivable. While this may seem like an obvious one to some, it is easy to confuse them if you do not have an accounting background. So, let’s dive in. Both terms are important to understand because they have to deal with…

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Spring is the season of freshening up and that can only mean one thing, spring cleaning. Spring cleaning involves a lot of different to-dos; organizing closets, purging the attic, cleaning the walls and base boards around your home. But have you ever thought of what needs cleaned up in your business? Maybe your accounting software…

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Every business owner knows the importance of good accounting in their business. However, it is easy to not love your accounting, accountant or any other part of that side of the business. Do you ever feel that way? Confused and frustrated every time you have to deal with your business’s accounting. Here at Devine, we…

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This week is International Networking Week! At Devine, we understand the importance of networking and thought this would be a great time to talk about some of the benefits of setting time aside to meet other professionals. Gain beneficial relationships by joining a networking group that meets regularly: There are many different types of networking.…

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Having accounting software that works for your business and not against it is crucial to ensure the productivity of your accounting department. But when was the last time you sat down and really evaluated if your current software was meeting your needs? Our guess is probably not in a while. There are several signs to…

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Happy New Year! The new year is a great time to reflect on what you would like to do to improve moving forward. For a lot of people that includes New Year’s Resolutions. One resolution that many think of is to be less stressed in the coming year. As a business owner there are a…

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Now is the time to get those W-9s together and prepare for 1099s. We know it may seem silly to start collecting this already but trust us, it will make your life so much easier if you just work ahead on this. The steps are simple and if you aren’t rushing to get this completed,…

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It is officially December which means the holiday spirit is in full swing. Here at Devine we love the holidays! We enjoy spending time with our family and friends, the festive spirit that seems to be everywhere and most definitely the food. We all love the treats that come along with this time of year.…

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This time of year is always extra busy and stressful. Between your business owner schedule and the personal commitments the holiday season brings, it can be difficult to find a good balance. Today we explore some tips that can help make this holiday season a little less stressful. Schedule your time. Everyone needs time during…

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It’s time for another post in Devine Dictionary. Today’s word is journal entry. Think of a journal entry as an actual journal entry! We all see it in our head, a 13-year-old sitting in their room writing down what happened to them that day. In the accounting world a journal entry is very similar, it…

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It’s October which means cooler weather, scary movies and Halloween is right around the corner. This is such a fun time of year and it can even get a little spooky! Between ghosts on TV and ghosts trick-or-treating, you can see ghosts everywhere this month. The one place you don’t want to see any spooky…

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We wanted to start a new series of blogs called, Devine Dictionary. It is exactly what it sounds like too, a review of accounting terminology for non-accountants. Periodically we will review some accounting language in hopes that you get a better understanding of the accounting you need to run your business and make accounting a…

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