Tips to Organization for Business Owners

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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Financial Reporting: Why Detailed Reporting is Key to Business Success

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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3 Reasons Your Accounting Software Should be Cloud-Based

1. You can access your information from anywhere, even your phone. Sometimes change can be difficult. One topic that most business owners ask us is about the cloud and how it can benefit their business’s accounting. Jennifer Devine, CEO of Devine Consulting, broke down three major benefits to moving your accounting software to the cloud! Your accounting software should work with you, not against you.…

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4 Tips to Prep for Out of Office Time

With the holiday season in full swing it can be difficult to feel completely prepared to leave the office. As a business owner it is difficult sometimes to find the right balance for work and family time. How can you make sure you are prepared for that holiday time off? Whether you are leaving the…

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Preparing for 1099

With tax season approaching, it is time to start thinking about 1099s. Today we are exploring some helpful tips to prepare yourself for 1099s this year and in the future. It is always best practice to get W-9s from all your vendors before you make the first payment to them. Whether they are returning or…

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Earth Day: Easy Ways Business Owners Can Help Make a Change

Happy Earth Day! This is a day when we all take a moment to think about what we can do better for our planet. This is a heavy notion to consider, but as business owners there are some simple things that you can do that will not only make your life easier, but also help…

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Should I Outsource My Accounting Services?

Are your accounting services giving you a headache each month? Finding yourself strapped for time and money because invoices keep getting put in the wrong pile? Does your bookkeeping need more analysis? If any of these scenarios are true, you should consider outsourcing your accounting processes. There are plenty of good reasons to do so,…

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1099 Organization Tips

Another 1099 season has come and gone, can you believe it? Although this season is finished, I wanted to chat about some ideas to help make 1099s easier in the future. I thought it especially fitting as many of us have set resolutions to be more organized in the work place for this coming year,…

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Setting Your Business Apart from Your Competitors

Building a bookkeeping firm, or any firm for that matter, is a long and bumpy road, to say the least. There will be roadblocks along the way that are meant to slow you down, but finding your way around them will show your drive and passion as a business owner. It’s taken us a long…

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The QuickBooks Online Experience

As one of the newest employees at Devine Consulting, I took my very first QuickBooks Online certification class in Downtown Houston led by MB Raimondi from Trubull, CT, and Michelle Long from Kansas City, Missouri. This is the first class of many I will have to complete to become a QuickBooks ProAdvisor alongside several other…

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Keeping Business and Personal Finances Separate

You’ve taken the leap of faith and finally decided to turn your passion into profit. You’ve spent countless hours creating your brand that sets you apart from your competitors and met with your trusted team of professionals to help your startup business hit the ground running. You’re ready for that cash to start flowing! Wait,…

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Tips to Improve Cash Flow

Cash flow is the life source of any business and, unfortunately, is one of the main reasons small businesses tend to fail. The goal is to have more money flowing into your business than there is flowing out. If the majority of your cash is going out to vendors, payroll, and other expenses without any…

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Which Accounting Software is Best for Your Business?

When starting up a business, there are a plethora of tasks to complete before one even thinks about flipping on the “open” sign in the window and anxiously awaiting the first customer or client to stroll through the door. The never-ending list includes, but is not limited to, creating a business plan, figuring out financials,…

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Benefits of Outsourcing your Bookkeeper

Every business owner knows bookkeeping is a tedious, yet crucial part to a successful business. Bookkeeping records and sorts the company’s financial transactions through several accounts including various expense accounts, accounts payable, accounts receivable, etc. These amounts are then shown on the company’s financial statements and other reports necessary to the business. Most entrepreneurs have…

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Are you ready for the end of 2016?

This year is quickly coming to a close with major holidays shoved into the mix of things.  Will your company be ready to file taxes for 2016 or will there be an extension filed? Bank, credit card, loan and line of credit accounts should all be reconciled throughout the whole year to ensure that all…

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