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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This week we sat down with David Valade from Alta Vista Technology. Alta Vista is an award-winning ERP and BI consulting firm who focuses on cloud-based accounting software Sage Intacct and Microsoft Dynamics. They have performed over 500 implementations and have been named one of the top VARs by Accounting Today and have been listed in the…

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National Payroll

September 3 – 7 is National Payroll Week! We know, payroll can be one of the stressful parts of business ownership, but it doesn’t need to be. Outsourcing your payroll to your accounting firm is a great way to take that stress off of your plate. Another benefit of working with your accounting firm is…

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Sales Tips

Business owners wear many hats, and sometimes that hat is “salesman”. When most people think of sales, they think of cars salesmen. You know, those guys that are always just a little over the top or are too pushy. It can also be an intimidating and scary part of the business. Sales doesn’t have to…

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School Supply List vs Business Supply List

August is back to school time and for most parents that means the dreaded school supply list and shopping trip. They need pens, pencils, notebooks, tissues, crayons, markers, new backpack, new clothes and the list goes on and on. The one nice thing that helps in this process is the school provides a list of…

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Two business owners sitting with accounant

You’ve started your own business and guess what, you are successful! Everything is going well, you are growing steadily and have a strong presence in the market. Everything seems strong financially speaking too! Well, you think so anyways. You aren’t 100% sure because you’re not an accountant, and some of this stuff is way over…

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