Category Archives: Help

Should I use Amazon Business?

Should I use Amazon Business?

You make dozens of purchases from Amazon for your business. But tracking and organizing those purchases is often a challenge. After all, you can purchase almost anything from Amazon! You know there must be a better way to manage your Amazon purchases. Amazon offers a Business Edition. What is Amazon Business? Is it a better […]

What is a suspense account?

What is a suspense account

Have you ever noticed that some transactions in your books are being categorized to a suspense account? Suspense accounts can be confusing. You may have questions such as: What is the purpose of this account? When do you use it? Why does it have a balance?  We will discuss each of these questions one at […]

What are journal entries?

What are journal entries

Understanding journal entries can be confusing. Your accountant or bookkeeper has probably let you know that these are essential for your accounting. Why do you need journal entries? What are the components of a journal entry? When would you use a journal entry? We will discuss these questions and provide examples of when journal entries […]

Which accounting terms do I need to know?

accounting terms

If you own a business, understanding accounting terms is not likely at the top of your list. It’s understandable; you may be juggling several responsibilities at once or simply do not have the time. Besides, if you pay an accountant or bookkeeper to manage your books, why do you need to know this stuff?  A […]

Why do I need to start a new file?

new file accounting is like starting a garden

Having accurate accounting data is absolutely crucial to the long-term success of your business. Especially in the construction business, accurate accounting is the key to growing your profitability, preventing fraud, monitoring costs, and keeping your clients happy throughout the course of a project. Bad or inaccurate data, on the other hand, could lead to disaster.  […]

How do I track my business vehicle expenses?

orange car Business vehicle expenses

You know that tracking your business vehicle expenses is important. But you have questions. Can I use my personal vehicle for business? What types of vehicle expenses should I track? Should I track mileage or actual expenses? We hear these types of questions often. In this article, we provide some answers and discuss some tips […]

How to Set Specific Goals and Achieve Them

girl on path specific goal

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. […]

App Spotlight: Dext

Gears Dext

You have lots of receipts and you want a digital solution that allows you to track all of your expenses in one place. You also want the solution to communicate with your accounting software. In this App Spotlight, we discuss why Dext is the expense management solution for you! What is Dext? Dext (formerly known […]

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 […]