Category Archives: Bookkeeper

Working from home: Where should you start?

In light of the current COVID-19 situation, many small business owners and their teams’ are working from home, some for the first time. We know that this change can be very challenging for the small business owner.   There are many technologies available that can enable you as the business owner and your team to work […]

In-House Bookkeeper or Bookkeeping Service – Which Should I Hire?

Since we are in the business of providing bookkeeping services, a common question we receive is “Should I hire an in-house bookkeeper or outsource to a bookkeeping service?”  There is no one-size-fits-all answer to this question because there are many variables. We have put together some areas to consider when you need to make this […]

Don’t Fire Your Bookkeeper! Other Ways to Save Cash

When small business owners are struggling with cash flow, often the first inclination is to bring outside services in-house, including their bookkeeping and accounting services. On the surface, this may seem like an effective strategy. But is it? Paying someone internally to manage your books can actually be more costly long term. For example, if […]

Meet With Your Bookkeeper Regularly: Why It’s Important and What We Do

One of the most enjoyable aspects of my job is meeting with our clients.  Even though we might be reviewing our clients’ data on a weekly, monthly, or even quarterly basis, we often discover new things when speaking with them.  It really makes my day when I can share with a client something that is […]

Meals, Travel and Entertainment Expenses, Oh My!

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

Four Signs That You Need to Hire a Bookkeeper

In a survey of over 300 small business owners from Clutch, a leading BRB research, ratings and reviews company, nearly 95% of owners said they were confident in the accuracy of their financial records. While a business owner may think their records are fine, they usually are not aware of a problem until their accountant […]

Xero in on Xero Series – Featured Article on Bank Rules Tips & Tricks

Our founder, Cindy Hovig, has been featured in Insightful Accountant’s latest series about Xero:  Xero in on Xero Series. The latest article was written by Cindy and is talking about Bank Rules, Tips, and Tricks. Read it here.  We love using bank rules in Xero and we hope that you do too. This is a […]

The Modern Contractor’s Toolbox

Every skilled craftsman carries a toolbox. Big or small, a toolbox stores all the tools you need for the project at hand. It protects your tools from damage and keeps them organized, which can save you valuable time. Technology has brought many changes to trade businesses. As a result, the traditional toolbox for contractors has […]

Handy How-To: How To Copy an Invoice

It’s time for a handy how-to. Today we are talking about how to copy an invoice. Have you ever wanted to charge one of your customers for something very similar that you have billed them before? Perhaps you do work for someone once a year, you could just copy the invoice from last year and only edit […]