Category Archives: Help

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 […]

When is a purchase a fixed asset or an expense?

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You are thinking about making a major purchase for your business. You do not know if your purchase should be recorded as a fixed asset or an expense. And you are uncertain how to enter the purchase in your books.  Your understanding of the criteria to look at and the potential tax implications will help […]

My QBO bank feed is wrong. How do I fix it?

If you are a QuickBooks Online (QBO) user, then you are most likely familiar with bank feeds. Bank feeds are a great feature, but they can be troublesome at times. If your bank feed is wrong, how can you fix it? We list some common questions that can help you determine the source of the […]

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 […]

Am I ready to hire a bookkeeper?

Steps Am I ready to hire a bookkeeper?

You want to run a successful business but doing your bookkeeping is using up a lot of your valuable time and energy. You have thought about hiring a bookkeeper in the past, but something holds you back. Are you ready to hire a bookkeeper? Is hiring a bookkeeper more effective than doing the books yourself? […]

Four reasons slow and steady growth wins

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You have worked hard, and the results have paid off- your business is showing a modest profit. You know you have the drive and determination to take your company to the next level, but you want more than just immediate results. You want your business and your employees to be happy and successful while also […]

Does closing my books mean that I cannot make any changes?

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You have finalized your bookkeeping and have closed or locked your books for last year. But what needs to be done if you discover that something needs to be changed in your closed books?  Does closing the books mean that you cannot change any of the information from the past? Closing your books protects you […]

Do I need to save bank statements?

house do I need to save bank statements

You receive bank statements every month either electronically or in the mail. Saving all your statements seems unnecessary. Do you really need to save them? Keeping your bank statements is always a good idea. What are the benefits of holding onto your bank statements? Is there any way to make statement storage simpler?  We will […]

Are your accounting reports accurate?

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You know you need accurate information to make good business decisions. You have been using an accounting system and are able to generate reports. Your reports should provide you with the information you need but you are unsure if your numbers are accurate. Two of the most common accounting reports are the balance sheet and the profit […]