Salt Lake City Bookkeeping Blog

Handling An Unlimited Workload - Getting Stuff Done In A Small Business

Posted by Matt Roberge on Sep 3, 2015 7:30:00 AM

If you are a successful small business owner, you are most likely handling an unlimited workload. What I mean is that the to-do list for most small business owners is never ending. You check one thing off and add five more. But it is important to note that there is a huge difference between working and getting stuff done. Many small business owners just tackle whatever tasks are in front of them rather than focusing on what actually matters in business. If you are handling an unlimited workload, here is how to manage it and actually get stuff done. 

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Topics: Small Business Owner, Business Efficiency, Small Business Growth, Grow Your Business, CEO Advice

5 Common Small Business Growth Mistakes And Their Solutions

Posted by Matt Roberge on Aug 27, 2015 7:30:00 AM

Many small business owners make the same mistakes when they are growing. I know that I made a ton of mistakes when I was growing my own small business. However, all good entrepreneurs learn from their mistakes and use their failures as lessons to help them grow the business in the future. In working with so many different small businesses, I feel as though our team has earned an MBA in small business growth. We learn from our clients' successes and failures and we apply that knowledge to our own business in order to make good decisions. We have had our own successes and failures and we use all the knowledge we have gained in our career to move our business and our clients' businesses forward. Below are five common small business mistakes and their solutions.

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Topics: Small Business Growth, Grow Your Business, Scaling A Business, Business Mistakes

Real Estate Bookkeeping For Dummies

Posted by Christina Whalen on Aug 25, 2015 7:30:00 AM


I am a nerd and I love puzzles. That's why I love handling real estate bookkeeping, because there are so many moving parts that you have to figure it out, like a puzzle. If you are a real estate agent, you know that the bookkeeping can be complicated and has stringent state regulations. Because of all of these regulations, the accounting can get technical and sometimes tedious, but it doesn't have to be if you have the right systems in place. 

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Topics: Real Estate Bookkeeping, Small Business Bookkeeping, Grow Your Business, Bookkeeping For Realtor, Bookkeeping Real Estate Agent

More Advice for Growing a Service Business

Posted by Matt Roberge on Aug 20, 2015 7:30:00 AM

In today's article, I want to revisit a subject I have thought about and written about many times over the course of my career. I've written about growing a service-based business in the past; that includes my article titled: "Why Is Scaling a Service-Based Business So Difficult?" Some of my thoughts on the subject remain the same, while others have changed. Here are some thoughts on how to grow a service business.

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Topics: Small Business Growth, Grow Your Business, Scaling A Service Business, Service Business, CEO Advice

Is Your Small Business Making Expensive Mistakes?

Posted by Matt Roberge on Aug 18, 2015 7:30:00 AM

Have you ever made a big mistake? If not congratulations! You are the first person ever. Big mistakes often equal expensive mistakes. A small business cannot afford to make expensive mistakes. Here are some common small business mistakes and what you can do to avoid making them.

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Topics: Bookkeeping mistakes, Financial Forecasting, Business Budgeting, Small Business Growth, Scaling A Business, Business Failure, Business Pivots

How To Generate And Implement A Great Business Idea

Posted by Matt Roberge on Aug 13, 2015 7:30:00 AM

I love enthusiastic entrepreneurs who come up with business ideas. I have patiently listened to many, many different business ideas from entrepreneurs full of hope and energy. Yet many of these great ideas fail to come to fruition. Why is that? I really don’t believe that most are bad ideas; I think that most people don’t know how to properly execute their ideas. Here are my thoughts on how to generate and implement a great business idea.

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Topics: Starting A Business, Business Ideas, Scaling A Business, Business Start Up, Start A Business, Startup

Become The Master Of Your Small Business Bookkeeping

Posted by Matt Roberge on Aug 11, 2015 7:30:00 AM

Many business owners don’t see the value in their bookkeeping, so they tend to ignore it. However, once you have been shown the value of the financial aspects of a business, you will then quickly want to master your small business bookkeeping. The following three steps will turn your bookkeeping system from a hindrance into a valuable tool that you can use to grow your business.

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Topics: Financial Forecasting, Financial Reporting, Business Budgeting, Small Business Bookkeeping, Bookkeeping System, Daily Bookkeeping,

Why Working For A Small Business Is Better Than Corporate America

Posted by Christina Whalen on Aug 6, 2015 7:30:00 AM

Moving to Utah from Vermont was an opportunity for me to launch my career as a young professional. With an Accounting Degree in my back pocket, I came to a crossroads that I think many people have encountered before. In front of me were two offers: one from SLC Bookkeeping, a small but growing company, and another from Goldman Sachs, one of the giants of the investment banking world and the epitome of Corporate America. After putting a lot of thought into it, I passed up a hefty paycheck and being able to put the Goldman Sachs experience on my resume. And let me tell you, after that I have never looked back, because working for a growing small business rules. 

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Topics: Small Business, Self Employment, Small Business Jobs, SLC Bookkeeping, Corporate America

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