There’s nothing quite like the end of the year to help remind you about how busy you’ve been for the past 11 and a half months.
So, to put a bow on our 2018, we’ve got a short list of our best bookkeeping blogs and our guide on how to pay yourself.
If you’re spending a lot of time with us, there’s a decent chance that you’re in the northern hemisphere, and that means it’s winter! Here’s my favorite warm drink recipe, a mexican mocha, as a little treat from me to you this season!
Inside Out Mexican Mocha Recipe
This can be used with a regular 8 ounce cup of coffee or with a double espresso shot :)
Why do we need to reconcile our bank & credit card accounts?
To keep it simple... Because we want to make sure the transactions reflected in your business records match the transactions recorded by your bank.
We use bank (and credit card) statements to double check that the accounts in our bookkeeping system, accurately reflect the transactions in the physical account they represent.
The use of systems like double-entry bookkeeping help ensure that you enter the correct numbers in the right places; bank reconciliations is the "bow" you tie on your account that lets you know that all of your transactions were recorded correctly, then they match the actual transactions and balances in your bank accounts to make sure you didn't make any mistakes.
Now you might be wondering, do ALL of my accounts need to be reconciled? The simple answer is no. But to help you know which accounts do need to reconciled, here's a quick refresher about how your accounts...
Quickbooks Online, or QBO, is a convenient cloud-based software that helps with your bookkeeping, financial health, and planning for your small business. It’s adored by both accountants and businesses alike!
Its simple-to-use features help save you time and money while it goes to work helping you manage the finances of your business. Leaving you with the flexibility to work wherever you have internet access.
QBO is the bookkeeping software that we use with ALL of our hundreds of clients, and we’re going to go over a lot of the features that will be helpful to you here!
QBO has a lot of features. Frankly, it can be a little overwhelming if you’ve never used any financial software before. We don’t want you to feel out of your element though, so we’re going to walk you through the most useful features that QBO has to offer so you can confidently start managing the finances for your small business!
In our last blog we went over the best bookkeeping software available to you as a small business owner. Now we’re going to break down the two most popular and widely used programs, Quickbooks Online and Quickbooks Desktop. We use Quickbooks Online, or QBO because, for us it is the best option, but we’ll go over both programs with you here!
Both versions of Quickbooks offer you solid bookkeeping abilities, complete with double-entry for added accuracy. They each include features like invoicing, estimates, built-in reports, and the ever important ability to track expenses and income.
Desktop allows you to recalculate and rebill for job costs, where QBO doesn’t. Desktop also lets you include discounts by customer.
Meanwhile QBO doesn't required software to be installed on a machine, and sharing your data with your accountant and staff is both instant and secure. Quickbooks Online offers scheduled invoices...
If you’ve ever done a Google search for “Bookkeeping software”, you already understand just how saturated the market is with options. In fact, there are so many options that it can be hard to tell which best fits your business and personal needs. Some software is great for contractors or really small businesses, other bookkeeping software scales up with growing small businesses. We know your business is unique, so we want to show you the different options available so you can make the most informed decision for your business!
Never fear! This blog is going to show you the best of the best out there, and why it is just so good that we think you should consider them first!
We’ve picked out the four best options on the market below: Quickbooks, Quicken, Xero, and Wave Financial. Only the last of the four (Wave) is free, but each program can be extremely useful to you as a small...
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