Salt Lake City Bookkeeping Blog

Small Business Bookkeeping Is Not A Drag

Posted by Matt Roberge on Aug 4, 2015 7:30:00 AM

Small business bookkeeping should not be a drag, but for many business owners that is what it is. Go and mention the word bookkeeping to any small business owner to see what reaction you get. Typically it will be some sort of grunting sound effect and some head shaking from side to side. Many small business owners struggle with bookkeeping for one reason or another. Some people don't have the time or don't see the value in making time for bookkeeping. Others just don't understand bookkeeping or just really don't enjoy it. Here are a few ways to turn your bookkeeping from a burden into a pleasure. 

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Topics: Do It Yourself Bookkeeping, Small Business Bookkeeping, Small Business Growth, Grow Your Business, Outsourced Bookkeeping

Three Ways SLC Bookkeeping Can Help Your Small Business Grow

Posted by Matt Roberge on Jul 30, 2015 7:30:00 AM

At SLC Bookkeeping, we do so much more than just bookkeeping; we help small businesses grow. Some bookkeepers understand QuickBooks, some understand accounting, and some understand good core business principles. If you find a bookkeeper who understands all of those aspects, turn them into a trusted advisor for your business because they can help you grow. We pride ourselves in understanding QuickBooks and core accounting principles. We also have a good understanding of what the financial reports of your business actually mean. Lastly, we have great knowledge about what makes a small business successful. Through growing our own business and helping hundreds of clients grow theirs, we understand what it takes to make it as a small business. The three ways SLC Bookkeeping can help your small business grow is through outsourced QuickBooks bookkeeping services, financial reporting, and business mentoring/coaching.

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Topics: Financial Forecasting, Financial Reporting, Grow Your Business, QuickBooks Bookkeeping, Business Mentoring, Small Business Coach, SLC Bookkeeping

9 Action Items For Your Small Business Bookkeeping That Promote Growth

Posted by Matt Roberge on Jul 28, 2015 7:30:00 AM

If your small business bookkeeping is not providing you with valuable information, you are missing out on a key business tool. Bookkeeping should not be a drag or a chore; it should be a business tool that promotes growth. Here are 9 things you can do for your small business bookkeeping that promote growth.

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Topics: Financial Forecasting, Financial Reporting, Reconciling QuickBooks, Grow Your Business, Scaling A Business, Bookkeeping System

5 Reasons You Need A Great CPA For Your Small Business

Posted by Matt Roberge on Jul 23, 2015 7:30:00 AM

If you don't currently have a rock star CPA, you need one right away. When we are dealing with a new SLC bookkeeping client, one of the first things we ask them is whether they have a CPA. If they do, we get their contact info and if they don't, we ask them if they want a referral to one of our trusted CPA contacts. I have learned through my own experience and in working with our clients that a solid CPA is critical to the success of your business. Here are five reasons you need a great CPA.

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Topics: Starting A Business, Tax Preparation For Year End, Tax Tips, Tax Compliance, CPA

Use Your Bookkeeping To Stop Making Stupid Financial Decisions

Posted by Matt Roberge on Jul 21, 2015 7:30:00 AM

Have you ever made a stupid financial decision? Sure, we all have. Remember that ridiculous impulse buy that you made and regretted just a few days later? Those stupid financial decisions really set you back in life as well as in your small business. Here is how to use your small business bookkeeping as a tool to help you to stop making stupid financial decisions. 

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Topics: Financial Forecasting, Financial Reporting, Business Budgeting, QuickBooks Budget, Small Business Bookkeeping, Financial Advice

Small Business and Fly Fishing Lessons of 2015

Posted by Matt Roberge on Jul 16, 2015 7:30:00 AM

Wow, I have gone fly fishing a lot this year already. My typical day has been: get up at 6am or earlier, crank emails and important action items, then fish from 8-11, and finally back to work until 6. It's been busy, but very refreshing. Lots of people came up to fish this year, including a few employees and even a client. It's been a blast. Here are the business lessons I have learned from the river this year.

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Topics: Small Business Growth, Small Business Sales, Fishing and Business, Business Mentoring, Business And Outdoors

Is Your Small Business Ready For An Industry Disruption?

Posted by Matt Roberge on Jul 14, 2015 7:30:00 AM

Do you think your small business can withstand an industry disruption? These days, technology seems to be replacing and automating more and more jobs. Is your industry susceptible to a major disruption? Will you survive an industry disruption?

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Topics: QuickBooks, Inbound Marketing, Industry Bookkeeping Salt Lake City, Industry Trends, Thought Leadership

Get Out Of Your Own Way In Your Small Business

Posted by Matt Roberge on Jul 9, 2015 7:30:00 AM

Are you in the way of your small business growing? Let me phrase it another way: are you in your own way in your small business? If you answered: no I am the best at everything and therefore I do everything... then yes you are in your own way. All too often a small business hits a growth plateau and they don't understand why. Quite often the owner is in the way of the business taking off and growing.

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Topics: Outsourced Accounting And Bookkeeping, Small Business Growth, Grow Your Business, Delegating, Outsourced Bookkeeping

How Does The New Small Business Differ From The Old?

Posted by Matt Roberge on Jul 7, 2015 7:30:00 AM

There is no doubt that the "new" small business differs from the old way a small business operated in the past. The internet and new technologies have changed a lot of things for the small business owner. Some would say that these changes are for the better and others would argue the changes have made things worse. 

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Topics: Small Business Owner, Remote Work, Small Business Vacation, Self Employment

The Dog Days Of Summer Bookkeeping Tune Up

Posted by Matt Roberge on Jul 2, 2015 7:30:00 AM

Sitting in Montana looking at weekend temps in the triple digits I felt it was appropriate to write this post. Thankfully over the next two weeks I will be surrounded by cold water; first at the in-laws lake cabin and then on a five day river trip on the legendary Smith river. Early July is a time to kick back for the holidays and stay cool. However, the dog days of summer is also a great time for a bookkeeping tune up (I know fun huh?). The year is half over and it's a good time to see where you are at financially, make key decisions and business pivots, and finish the year strong. Here is what I recommend for a mid-summer bookkeeping tune up. 

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Topics: Financial Forecasting, Financial Reporting, Small Business Bookkeeping, QuickBooks Assets, Reconciling QuickBooks, CPA, SLC Bookkeeping