Tag Archives: accounting

How should I pay myself as an owner?

How should I pay myself?

When you work as an employee, things are simple; receive a paycheck and file your taxes at the end of the year. When you own a business, compensation becomes more complicated. How should you pay yourself as an owner? Let’s discuss four important questions to help you decide.   What is your business type? Depending on […]

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 […]

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 […]

What are the challenges when you outsource your accounting?

It’s not possible to give every element of your construction business the time and attention it deserves. You’ve been trying to handle your finances on your own but it’s become overwhelming and you’re not even sure you’re doing everything right.  Wouldn’t you rather devote all your energy to things you excel at and actually enjoy?  […]

What are adjusting entries and why do they matter?

what are adjusting entries

Adjusting journal entries, or AJEs, is an  accounting term you might have heard thrown around before and never quite understood. You may have even received AJEs from your tax accountant in the past, had no idea what to do with them, and ended up shoving them in a desk drawer or filing them away somewhere.  […]