Category Archives: Business Finance

Are Your Workers Contractor or Employees

If you have workers in your business, you likely made a decision when you hired them as to whether they should be an employee or a contractor. If all you hire is employees, then you have nothing to worry about. But if you hire contractors, there may be some financial risk you may be taking that you may not know about. Continue reading

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More Tools for Your Cash Flow Arsenal

While there is so much you can do with QuickBooks, there are still times when an add-on product offers features not found in QuickBooks – or with the same level of functionality. I will put these in 3 “buckets” – invoicing, collections and cash flow. Continue reading

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5 Ways to Monitor Receivables to Get Paid Faster

These reports and features in QuickBooks can you get paid faster. Continue reading

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5 Ways to Get Paid Faster

Who doesn’t want to have money coming in sooner? While there are some general practices that come with an industry, maybe it’s time to make a few changes so you can get paid faster. Here are a few ideas. Continue reading

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Working with Customer Deposits (Or Prepayments)

Do you take payment up front from customers when starting a job? Whether you’re in the construction industry, landscaping, trades or some other type of business, deposits up front help cash flow and enable you to pay employees and purchase materials for the job. While there are different ways to handle this scenario, not all of them are correct from an accounting perspective. The results can be misleading information or confusion for the bookkeeper or customer. Here’s the method I recommend for handling prepayments in QuickBooks. Continue reading

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New and Improved Intuit Payroll Products

Have you looked at your payroll options recently? Although changing your payroll option can be a pain to change, it is worth evaluating from time to time to make sure you’re getting the payroll option best suited to your business needs. And since Intuit recently released some new offerings late 2019, this might be the perfect time to start evaluating! Continue reading

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Profit Planning for 2020

It’s time to plan for your new year and profitability. Many of you may have already worked on a business budget for 2020. If you haven’t, I encourage you to do so – no matter what size your business is. If it helps, think of your sales, gross profit and net profit as goals you want to achieve. And I think you’ll agree that it’s much easier to hit a target you can see ;-). Once your budget is in QuickBooks, it’s easy to monitor how you’re doing during the year, so you don’t have to do updating in spreadsheet or just wonder. Continue reading

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Profit Planning with QuickBooks Budgeting Tools

You’re ready to use create your budget in QuickBooks – great! Start by clicking on Company > Planning & Budgeting> Set Up Budgets. Continue reading

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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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Year End Review and Planning

By now you probably have a 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 2019 so you can plan for 2020. Continue reading

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