Devine Dictionary

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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July is a very festive time of year. There are BBQs, pool parties, family reunions and, of course, fireworks! I don’t know about you, but we here at Devine love fireworks! They are fun, unique and put a smile on everyone’s face. But be cautious, there is also a dangerous side to fireworks. If you…

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Two people discussing line of credit

When you own a business there are a lot of different things you have to make a decision on. One of those decisions can be about borrowing money. This is always a sensitive topic and it can be difficult to know what to do. Two common options for business owners looking to borrow money are…

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Managing your business’s accounting can seem easy, but in fact it is a constant task. Since it’s summertime the one comparison that comes to mind is how accounting management can kind of be like eating an ice cream cone. We know, it sounds a little crazy but bear with us, we will show you what…

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Invoicing is a crucial part of running any business. If you compare your business to the human body, invoices would be the nutrition your body needs to keep running. Your invoicing process is a very important detail that would be a mistake to overlook. Today we are going to review some important factors when you…

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Owning your own business is full of ups and downs, challenges and successes. One of the greatest parts about being a small business owner is being able to follow your passion. That is what National Small Business Week is all about. Recognizing all of the work and pride that goes into small businesses every day.…

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When you start your own business sometimes the accounting functions are the last thing on your mind. So, you start recording everything the only way you know how, in an Excel spreadsheet. But as you grow, this will become more complicated and an inefficient way for your accounting to be run. Today we are going…

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The NCAA’s March Madness is an exciting time for a lot of people. With the best in the NCAA competing for the title of champion, it is easy to get sucked into the development of the bracket and lively game weekends. But for a lot of people in the accounting world, March is a little…

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As a business owner it is very easy to get overwhelmed and stressed. You are responsible for growing and running this business and its success depends on you. Not only do you have a business to focus on, but you also have your family and personal life too. One thing that is helpful to manage…

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houston outsourced accounting

Financial management is already complicated if you don’t have a degree in accounting or haven’t worked in the field for many years. How can you be sure that your business is on the right track? The best way to get a detailed overview of your business is to have accurate financial reporting. Having detailed financial…

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