Author Archives: Cindy Hovig

Four Steps to Ensure Accurate Year-End Reports

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Financial reports are essential for understanding your business’ financial health. However, verifying their accuracy is critical to make informed decisions. Accurate reports at year end are incredibly useful to your tax accountant as well. Your financials can help them build a basis for an effective tax strategy throughout the year. In this article, we will […]

How can paying taxes be less painful?

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You just received your business tax return. You are distressed because you owe taxes. Every year tax time is stressful because you are scrambling to come up with the money for the taxes owed. You promised yourself this would not happen again, but you do not know how to change things. Let’s discuss the positive […]

How to Set Specific Goals and Achieve Them

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As a business owner, you may feel that your business runs you rather than you run your business. You want to change your approach so that things are different in the future. Setting a specific goal and making a plan to achieve that goal can make it so things will be different in the future. […]

What are the differences between QuickBooks Desktop and Online?

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You have been using QuickBooks Desktop. You feel comfortable with the features and the program has worked well for your needs. But your life has changed and you would like more flexibility with your accounting. Should you switch to QuickBooks Online? Are the two products the same? Are there differences between QuickBooks Desktop and Online? […]

I own multiple companies – what should I know?

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If you own more than one company, you want to keep your accounting records clean. You likely have transactions that affect two or more companies, but you are unsure of how to enter them correctly. Many of our clients run two or more companies. If you are in this situation, what should you know about handling […]

What are Unapplied Cash Payments in QBO?

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You are using QuickBooks Online (QBO) and you have prepared a report in cash basis. You have noticed two strange lines on your Profit & Loss report. These are the Unapplied Cash Payment Income and Unapplied Cash Bill Payment Expense accounts. You may have wondered why Unapplied Cash Payments in QBO appear on your cash […]

How do I customize my invoices in QBO?

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You are ready to create your first invoice for a customer in QuickBooks Online (QBO). But the default invoice doesn’t quite look right. How can you customize invoices in QBO? Are there any tips on what to include so that your invoices will look beyond amazing? We are here to share the basics on customizing your invoice […]

How do I know if my bookkeeping is right?

You started a business. Things are going well and you are actually making some money. You have been doing all of the bookkeeping yourself but you really do not know if things have been done properly. How do you know if your bookkeeping is right? What can you look at to see if your books are done correctly? […]