Category Archives: Outsourcing

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 […]

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! 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 […]

Should I Hire a Professional for my 1099s?

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 […]

Accounting DIY: Why Hire a Bookkeeper?

You have done it!  You started a business and now you are considering hiring a bookkeeper.   You might be asking:  What benefits are there if I hire a bookkeeper? There are many such as:  Would you like to have more time? Would you like your records to always be current?  Would you like your records […]

Accounting DIY: Can I Do My Books Myself?

As a person who enjoys crafts, there is a particular pleasure in being able to make something yourself. If you are a parent, you’ve likely received any number of handicrafts from your children. If you are a small business owner, your business is like a craft project: an idea that was brought to life through […]

We Love Working With Contractors

We love working with contractors. In fact we would say that we specialize in working with contractors. Why?  My husband is a landscape contractor. This makes it easy for me to relate on a personal level to contractors. Doing the day to day bookkeeping of my husband’s business for more than three decades has given […]

The power of collaboration – free up your time and energy

The age of the small business, of the self-employed consultant and the contractor is here. But success for these types of business cannot come to fruition without some sensible decision-making around growth and retention. By outsourcing some of the ‘engine room’ work ever company is required to conduct, you assure yourself of eliminating the risk […]