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Salt Lake City Bookkeeping Blog

Stop Trying To Be An Expert In Everything And Scale Your Small Business

Posted by Matt Roberge on Jun 22, 2017 9:00:00 AM

I want to share one of my favorite exercises that I do when I start consulting with a small business. The exercise is pretty simple: Write down all of the tasks you do on a weekly basis. I typically drop this on them at the end of a session and make it a homework assignment.

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Topics: Scaling A Business, Business Vision, CEO Advice, Growth Coach

5 Win-Win Benefits of Making Your Small Business Greener

Posted by Leanne Armstrong on Jun 20, 2017 9:00:00 AM

If you’re looking for the green light to make your business more sustainable, consider this win-win scenario: not only is the adoption of green practices in the workplace better for the environment, it can ultimately improve your company’s profitability.

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Topics: Small Business Consulting, Small Business

The Customer Buying Process: Journey to a Better Bottom Line

Posted by Leanne Armstrong on Jun 15, 2017 9:00:00 AM

When a customer decides to buy what your business is selling, it’s usually the final leg of what amounts to a well-documented journey. The buyer’s journey describes the various stages a typical client passes through on their way to a purchasing decision. The better you understand how to engage potential customers throughout the buying process, the more likely you are to generate more leads, convert more prospects, and ramp up the level of your profits.

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Topics: Customer Success, Customer Relationship Management, Buyer Persona

8 Qualities to Look for When Choosing Your Small Business Bookkeeper

Posted by Leanne Armstrong on Jun 13, 2017 9:15:00 AM

Choosing a professional bookkeeping service is one of the easiest ways to help your small business grow! Every company, regardless of size, must accurately track and report the money flowing in and out of its accounts by way of sales, expenses, and salaries, but many entrepreneurs lack the knowledge and experience necessary to make this happen.

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Topics: Small Business Bookkeeper, Outsourced Bookkeeping, Bookkeeping Service

Why Bookkeeping Services Are Essential for Risk Management

Posted by Leanne Armstrong on Jun 8, 2017 8:00:00 AM

It’s in the nature of the game that you’ll be forced to deal with some level of risk in operating your small business. While some commercial pitfalls can be avoided, many are inescapable and require careful management to keep them at bay.

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Topics: Small Business Growth, Outsourced Bookkeeping, Risk Management

We Stopped Looking For Customers And Grew Our Business

Posted by Matt Roberge on Jun 6, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Several months ago, we stopped looking for new customers. Gasp! I know a complete sin, right? I mean honestly, I was embarrassed. But I had no choice. Here's how it went down.

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Topics: Inbound Marketing, Accounting Firm Growth, Business Sales, Growth Coach

Tips for Your New Business Start Up

Posted by Matt Roberge on Jun 2, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Starting a new business can be an exciting time, but it’s also a little scary. There are no guarantees your business will be successful. If you get a solid start and work hard, though, you might build a great enterprise. Here are some tips to get you going in your new start-up:

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Topics: Small Business, Startup, small business startup

What You Should Know About Dissolving a Business

Posted by Matt Roberge on May 31, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Making the decision to close a business can be difficult, especially if you have partners or a board of directors to consult with. When the decision to dissolve the business is final, there are some important steps to take to protect your reputation and financial status:

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Topics: Bookkeeping Business, Small Business Consulting, dissolving a business

Small Business Time Crunch? Here's Why You Need an Online Bookkeeping Company

Posted by Leanne Armstrong on May 25, 2017 9:00:00 AM

As one of the few business resources that are truly finite, your time is irreplaceable. And while it’s almost an unspoken law that the average entrepreneur will shoulder the brunt of the work that keeps their company running, the wise will take steps to avoid this.

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Topics: Small Business Bookkeeping, Bookkeeping Companies, Bookkeeper

Why Should Your Business Apply for a Credit Card

Posted by Matt Roberge on May 23, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Credit sometimes gets a bad rap in the world of business because it’s associated with debt. Even novice business owners know you want to keep your debt low and your revenue high. Limiting overhead and other discretionary expenditures is important for balancing your bottom line, but a credit card for your business may actually be of some help.

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Topics: business credit card, business credit