Category Archives: Business Finance

QuickBooks Setup for Success

It’s the start of a new year and for many, this is the time to make changes to your QuickBooks before your season gets busy. Here are 4 major areas I consider when working with contractor clients: Continue reading

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Get A Jumpstart on 1099’s for Contractors

Now is a good time to get a jumpstart on 1099’s for contractors. Here are some tips to help make that year-end process go smoother Continue reading

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It’s Bonus Time!

Year-end is a great time to think about rewarding your staff for a job well done in 2018. Here are a few quick tips to help you make the most of bonuses while protecting your business and cash flow. Continue reading

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Is It Time For a Change

Is it time to make a change with your bookkeeping and accounting products? As you get near the end of 2018, it’s a good time to evaluate whether or not you need to make some changes. Here are some questions to help you decide if you need to make some changes regarding the Intuit products: Continue reading

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Optimize Your Revenue Mix for More Profitability in 2019

Many small business owners focus on generating more revenue every year, and that’s a great objective. But not all income is created equally. If you have more than one type of division/service and/or service/product, then it’s worthwhile taking a closer look at the profitability of each. Continue reading

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Year-End Review and Planning

While you still have 2 more months to generate income (and expenses), you probably have a somewhat good idea of your year-end numbers. As you look back over your year, take the time to list what worked – and what didn’t. Here are a few recommendations to help you review 2017 so you can plan for 2018 Continue reading

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Determining Your Most Profitable Sales

It’s time to review your sales to see where you were most profitable in 2018 and see what changes, if any, you’ll make for 2019. When looking at profitability, there are a few different factors you can review using QuickBooks. So here are 5 areas to consider. Continue reading

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What’s In Your Top 20?

You’re probably familiar with the Pareto Principle, which states that 80% of your results come from 20% of your work. Have you ever stopped to look at the Top 20 in your business? You can identify the top 20% of your customers, types of customers, products/services, sales reps, expenses, etc. in QuickBooks. While it won’t always be an 80/20, you can still see what floats to the top and bottom. Take a look! Continue reading

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Using QuickBooks to Find Your Niche

Did you know that QuickBooks can help you refine your niche? You’ll be surprised at just how much. Here are some ideas to get you started. Continue reading

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Are There Riches In Niches

In the beginning, we all take whatever business we can get. But after a while, you can start to identify who you like working with, the types of work you do, where you’re more profitable, your ideal customer, ideal division, ideal service… Many worry that if they niche, they will lose out on business because they won’t reach as many people. But actually it’s often just the opposite. When you take the time to niche, you’ll find that it simplifies your business and increases your profitability. Here’s why: Continue reading

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