Category Archives: General Business

Creating a Budget During A Crisis

During these challenging times, why even try to tackle a budget? It may sound strange but having a budget contributes to your peace of mind. With so many unknowns, creating a budget can help you feel more grounded and aware of what your financial situation actually is. Essentially when you create a budget you are […]

Prepare for Year End: Have Accurate Records

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The beginning of the year is a busy time for business owners.  It’s also the most stressful. Most business owners want to ensure their records are accurate before they provide them to their tax professional. But where to start?  We’ve provided a handy checklist to help you. This checklist should give you a basic outline […]

New Year – New You: Setting Goals in 2020

It is hard to believe that we have just embarked on a brand new decade. I don’t know about you but I cannot say or think about the year 2020 without thinking about vision. Seeing clearly is, of course, very important to our day to day life. It is also essential that you have a […]

Prepare for Year-End: Know Your Deadlines

Updated April 27, 2020 “I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.”  – Douglas Adams I have to agree with my good pal Doug here – keeping track of deadlines is hard! For some business owners, it’s a full-time job. You have project deadlines for customers, payroll deadlines for […]

Tools of the Trade

Most professions have “tools of the trade” that they use, and bookkeeping is no exception.  I was recently reminded of how I love talking about and using such tools while attending the QuickBooks Connect accounting technology conference in San Jose in November.   One of my favorite things to do at such conferences is to find […]

Don’t Fire Your Bookkeeper! Options When Cash is Tight

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. When cash is tight, 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, […]

Should I Hire a Professional to file my 1099s?

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Each year we prepare hundreds of 1099s for our clients. As we’ve discussed in previous blog posts, the IRS requires businesses to file 1099s each year for specific vendors and payments.  Many of our clients have filed 1099s for themselves at one point or another.  Often they are very surprised when we go to prepare […]

What Can I Do to Prepare for Year End?

It’s time to begin thinking about year-end! Can you believe it? Looking back, the Beyond Team accomplished a lot this year. We attended several accounting training events, had a successful team retreat in the Spring, implemented several new apps within the firm, and even participated in a Jam Off! What do you see as your […]