Category Archives: Technology

Should I switch to a new accounting platform?

Online accounting platforms are meant to relieve some of the anxiety of running a business. But often using the wrong platform means you’re left pulling your hair out in frustration or plagued with uncertainty about the future. At Beyond, we want all our clients to feel the ease and assurance that good accounting provides. That’s […]

How do I track my business vehicle expenses?

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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 […]

What are the differences between QuickBooks Desktop and Online?

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You have been using QuickBooks Desktop. You feel comfortable with the features and the program has worked well for your needs. But your life has changed and you would like more flexibility with your accounting. Should you switch to QuickBooks Online? Are the two products the same? Are there differences between QuickBooks Desktop and Online? […]

Six Benefits to Working from Home

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Over the past few months, many people who have never worked from home before are now being asked to do so for the foreseeable future. Here at Beyond, working from home has been our normal for quite some time. If you are struggling with the change in your work situation, here are six benefits to […]

Working from home: How will it all work?

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This is the third part of our Working from home series.  In Where should you start?, we discussed how to quickly form a plan to transition your team to remote work, focusing on the needs that have the highest priority. In Which apps should you use?, we provided you with a shortlist of tools that […]

Working from home: Which apps should you use?

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In our previous blog, we discussed how transitioning your team to working from home can be a challenge. Be sure to check out the suggestions on how to get started.  So let’s say that you have drafted your list of priorities and have identified your team’s MOST pressing need for working remotely. Is your greatest […]

Working from home: Where should you start?

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In light of the current COVID-19 situation, many small business owners and their teams’ are working from home, some for the first time. We know that this change can be very challenging for small business owners.  There are many technologies available that can enable you and your team to work successfully from home. But where should […]

Xero in on Xero: Using GoCardless with Xero

Our founder, Cindy Hovig, recently contributed to Insightful Accountant’s Xero in on Xero Series. The latest article written by Cindy discusses using the payment service GoCardless with Xero. We are big fans of using payment services like GoCardless with Xero to get paid faster. A sample portion of the article can be found below: “Not […]

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 […]

App Spotlight: Bill.com

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We enjoy talking about the add-ons that we love and that we use regularly. Today we are featuring the payment app Bill.com. Read along and find out why we love Bill.com and why we recommend it to our clients.  The challenge that many business owners face is that bill paying can be painful! Writing checks or […]