Category Archives: Outsourcing

How do I find the bookkeeper that’s right for me?

Puzzle choosing a bookkeeper

When finding the right bookkeeper, it’s important to look for someone whose values match your own. Just like in any relationship, if you share the same values, your professional partnership with them will be healthy. Which values are important in a bookkeeper? Here are some of the core values we share with our best clients.  […]

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! 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, […]

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? Would you like to have more time? Would you like your records to always be current?  Would you like your records to be accurate? And is […]

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 small business owner, your business is like a craft project: an idea that was brought to life through hard work and creativity. So it’s common that when business owners contact us, they have […]

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

teamwork user roles in xero

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 […]