Author Archives: Cindy Hovig

Meals, Travel and Entertainment Expenses, Oh My!

One of the most misunderstood business expenses are those related to travel, meals, and entertainment. It can be hard to know how to classify these types of expenses because often the line can be a little blurry on what type of expense it actually is. Understanding these types of expenses is even more important now, […]

Words of Wisdom from the BBB Team- A Team Retreat Activity

In early May the Beyond Team had our second annual team retreat!  Since we all work remotely, it is nice to be able to get together.  For the retreat, everyone had a topic assigned to present to the rest of the team.  Our topics ranged from marketing, workflow, working with apps and even a team […]

Challenge Accepted: Where to Find Good Advice For Your Business [Part Six]

Coffee shop September challenge

This is the sixth part of our Challenge Accepted series. Today we are talking about how to find good advice for your business. It can seem simple these days to get a plethora of advice. All you have to do is type your question into Google and it pulls up tons of advice!  Challenge There […]

Challenge Accepted:  Am I Profitable? How Much Can I Pay Myself? [Part Five]

For the fifth part of our Challenge Accepted series, we will be talking about how to know if your business is profitable and how to determine how much to pay yourself as the business owner. Challenge A business needs to be profitable in order to be sustainable.  In addition, business owners need to pay themselves […]

Challenge Accepted: Setting Priorities to Focus On [Part Four]

Beyond Balanced Books

This is the fourth part of our Challenge Accepted series (be sure to read the earlier blogs of the series Bring Order to My Messy Books,  How to Set Up Your Business Properly, and Compliance Issues – What Are They and How Can I Avoid Them). Successful business owners need to be good at setting priorities.   According to […]

App Spotlight: Bill.com

logo add-on bill.com

We enjoy talking about the add-ons that we love and that we use regularly. Today we are featuring the payment app Bill.com. Read along and find out why we love Bill.com and why we recommend it to our clients.  The challenge that many business owners face is that bill paying can be painful! Writing checks or […]

Challenge Accepted: How To Set Up Your Business Properly [Part Two]

This is the second part of a six-part series discussing some of the challenges that affect almost all business owners at one point or another.  The first part of the series was on Bringing Order to My Messy Books.  Today’s topic is talking about how to set up your business properly. Challenge It is a […]

Tips to Help you with Your Business Budget

Piggy bank tips for budget

Oftentimes this is the time of year that businesses are working on their budget and planning and forecasting for the year. We work with many small businesses that use budgets and would like to share with you three tips that can help you with your budget. These are: Pay attention to your sales cycle Leave […]