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Salt Lake City Bookkeeping Blog

Pain Points Our Bookkeeping Services Can Resolve

Posted by Matt Roberge on Oct 15, 2014 7:00:00 AM

Is your bookkeeping a pain for you to accomplish each month? For many small business owners handling their bookkeeping is the most painful part of the month. It is really important to keep up on your bookkeeping so that you can keep your business on track towards its goals. If you are feeling any of the following bookkeeping pains you need to make some changes to your current system.

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Topics: Bookkeeping Services in Utah, Bookkeeping Services, Financial Forecasting, Business Budgeting, Small Business Bookkeeping, Financial Reporting, Bookkeeping Pains

3 Steps To Stop Doing Bookkeeping But Remain In Control

Posted by Matt Roberge on Jan 7, 2013 7:20:00 AM

Many business owners have the mindset that they don't want anything to do with the bookkeeping process of their business.  They find it to be a nuisance and a waste of time.  However, ignoring your business bookkeeping altogether is the equivalent of running your business blind.  Neglecting your bookkeeping leaves your business vulnerable to theft and fraud as well as possibly exposing you and your business to tax related problems down the road.  I understand why many business owners dislike bookkeeping.  Many owners hate the task of bookkeeping, while others see it as time they could spend growing their business.  However, if you set up your bookkeeping processes correctly you can stop handling your day to day bookkeeping but still remain in control of your business finances.   

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Topics: Business Efficiency, Bookkeeping Theft, Bookkeeper dishonesty, Bookkeeping Salt Lake City, Bookkeeping Services in Utah, Bookkeeping Tips, Bookkeeping Services, Bookkeeping Help, Bookkeeping

Finding Accounting Services That Are A Good Fit

Posted by Matt Roberge on Nov 19, 2012 6:45:00 AM

Finding the right accounting service that really fits with your business is of paramount importance.  The right fit is a firm that offers your business accounting services that can give you individualized services. This service allows you to manage your business for expansion and growth with all the accounting information you need available when you need it.

When looking for an accounting service it is important to really understand what you need from them. Good accounting services can do as little or as much as you need. They can handle the every day accounting to taxes. 

Once you decide what you need from an accounting service it is a good idea to set up a meeting where you can meet not just the accountant but the staff that will be doing the work. Business owners need to feel comfortable with the credentials of the people doing the work. But it is not just their experience and degrees but the whole atmosphere of the office. The question is do you feel like you can work with this group of people. A business owner should never feel uncomfortable calling the accountant doing work for him or her.  

Another thing to check out is the other clients that use the accounting service. If they have a lot of small business clients it is a good indication that they know exactly what needs to be done for your business and already have the trained people in place to do it.

The comfort level that a business owner has with an accountant or service will directly effect business decisions. Based on the information that the accountant provides the owner knows of potential problems that are developing or even a market niche the business might need to take advantage.

When you have a great fit with your accounting service you do not need to worry or fret about the payroll taxes, sales taxes or income taxes. This is a huge relief to anyone who is trying to run a business. No one wants to be faced with penalties and interest due to late filing or incorrect calculations. Accounting services make sure that is done so the business owner never has to worry about it.

There are exceptional accounting services available for your small business. The benefit to your company in using an accountant that understands your business is invaluable.  

 

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Topics: Bookkeeping Services in Utah, Accounting Services Provider, Accounting Services, Bookkeeping Services, Business Accounting Services, Bookkeeping Help

Evaluating Bookkeeping Services In Utah

Posted by Matt Roberge on Oct 29, 2012 7:33:00 AM

When evaluating bookkeeping services in Utah there are a number of factors to take into account. Bookkeeping services need to be tailor made to your small business. Every business is somewhat different and needs individualized attention to their needs. Bookkeeping services have the ability to give that attention to a small business.

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Topics: bookkeeping needs, Bookkeeping Salt Lake City Service, Bookkeeping Salt Lake City, Bookkeeping Services in Utah, Bookkeeping Services, Bookkeeping Business

Why Bookkeeping Training Is Worth Every Penny

Posted by Matt Roberge on Aug 9, 2012 7:59:00 AM

Running a small business is a 24/7 job and if you’re like most small business owners, or faithful employees, you run on a pretty tight schedule. There isn’t much time for things like long breaks and small talk, much less financial mistakes. In order for a business to continue to grow and become more successful, every dime must be accounted for each and every day. However, finding time to sit down and keep up with the books is about as realistic as finding time for a month long trip to the Caribbean.

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Topics: Efficient Bookkeeping, Bookkeeping Salt Lake City, Salt Lake City Bookkeeping, Bookkeeping Services in Utah, Bookkeeping Training, Business Bookkeeping

Personal Bookkeeping; Why You Need It.

Posted by Matt Roberge on Jul 2, 2012 2:03:00 PM

Unless you live on an isolated Pacific island where you’ve established a system of bartering for basic necessities with local natives, chances are you need personal bookkeeping services. Regardless of how large or small your income may be, the size of your household or the number of bills you must pay each month, there is a certain amount of numerical savvy required to calculate and categorize your expenditures – and that’s just bookkeeping on the most basic level. Some people assume they have their personal finances under control, but there are many benefits to bookkeeping services that you may not have previously considered.

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Topics: Personal Bookkeeping, bookkeeping needs, Small Business Bookkeeping, Bookkeeping Services in Utah, Bookkeeping Services

Our Bookkeeping Services Will Allow Your Business To Grow

Posted by Matt Roberge on Jun 28, 2012 7:08:00 AM

Organization is probably the key to any healthy work environment--and hour-long lunches, but that is a different discussion. Keeping everything where it needs to be, and not having to ask "Where did that file go?" is probably one of the most important things when bookkeeping, but sometimes the amount of files, reports, and everything else an office accumulates is just too much to handle. So, when you're starting to feel the pressure from the mountain of paperwork that needs to be categorized, ask for some help from the pros here at Salt Lake City Bookkeeping.

Why should you care?

Did you know bookkeeping services can actually help your business grow? If you think that's just advertising speak, think again. When you're not worried about bookkeeping, and possibly losing something important, there's more time to focus on running a successful business. When you can safely say you know exactly where something is, then that's really a feat to celebrate over (with an hour-long lunch, right?). So, to keep everything in check, most businesses seek out a bookkeeping company to do all of that heavy work for them. Simple economics, right there.

In particular, Salt Lake City Bookkeeping can really help your business--especially small businesses who might need that extra push to help them really succeed. While it might seem normal to wear all sorts of hats while at work to cut corners, it's not exactly helpful in the long run. Think of bookkeeping services like that little magical office fairy that just makes everything work.

Why else should you invest in bookkeeping? Here's a list to look over:

  • SLC can help from simple bookkeeping to working with QuickBooks and making sure your financial records are all up to date, organized, and not lost in a completely different file.

  • If you're losing business and feel the pressure of keeping up with bookkeeping, it's probably time for a bookkeeper.

  • Already got one? Well, are they doing their job or wasting your time? Perhaps it's time for an upgrade.

There's no need to try and keep up with everything in the bookkeeping department when someone else can do the work for you. Focus on your business today and start making more money!
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Topics: Small Business Accounting, Bookkeeping Salt Lake City Service, Salt Lake City Bookkeeping, Small Business Bookkeeping, Bookkeeping Services in Utah, Bookkeeping Services

Does Your Office Manager Need Bookkeeping Training?

Posted by Matt Roberge on Jun 26, 2012 8:06:00 AM

You've got yourself a savvy office manager who keeps everything running smoothly. Work gets done and your business is doing very well, but, there is one hang-up with the office manager: he or she isn't trained as well in bookkeeping as you'd like them to be. No worries, bookkeeping isn't exactly something dedicated to be taught and it only takes practice and experience in training courses to get better. So, if your office manager needs some bookkeeping training, don't fret, Salt Lake City Bookkeeping has got you covered.

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Topics: bookkeeping challenges, Bookkeeping Salt Lake City, Salt Lake City Bookkeeping, Bookkeeping Services in Utah, Bookkeeping Services, Bookkeeping Training, QuickBooks Tips Blog

1 Month Of Free Bookkeeping...For Reals!

Posted by Matt Roberge on Jun 12, 2012 8:25:00 AM

We are offering a one month trial of our bookkeeping services for free.  That is right absolutely free.  No gimmicks, no commitment, no hidden fees, and no strings attached.  But why are we offering free bookkeeping services?

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Topics: Business Bookkeeping, Salt Lake City Bookkeeping, Small Business Bookkeeper, Bookkeeping Services in Utah, Free Bookkeeping, Free Bookkeeping Trial, Discounted Bookkeeping

Bookkeeping In Salt Lake City That Fits Your Needs

Posted by Matt Roberge on Jun 7, 2012 8:37:00 AM

We know, there's probably nothing that gets your blood pumping faster than shopping around for bookkeeping services. I mean, who wouldn't get excited at the prospect of interviewing real, live professionals to handle bookkeeping in Salt Lake City to try to find the best possible fit for the financial needs of their business?

...Or is that just us?

Well, even if you're one of those unfortunates who look on this sort of thing as a chore, it's important to find a Salt Lake City bookkeeping service that fits your needs. You need someone you can trust, and who will work with you to the best of their ability.

So, here are a few tips to help you in your happy search!

  • Look at their testimonials. Any bookkeeper worth their red pen is going to have a page with testimonials from their satisfied clients. Your time is probably better spent perusing those pages, rather than their own lists of accreditations and accomplishments. Anyone can brag themselves up, but the proof is in the proverbial pudding, as they say.  Consider looking at their Google Places reviews or LinkedIn Recommendations.  

  • Are they targeting your sort of business? If you're a small business, you might want to be careful about doing business with a firm that caters towards larger enterprises. You could easily be lost in the shuffle and not get the sort of personalized attention you need. You want to find a small business bookkeeper that will be eager to spend as much time working with you as is necessary.

  • Will they go above and beyond? The services that really rock at bookkeeping in Salt Lake City are the ones who will do more than punch numbers into QuickBooks. Will they help you track your unpaid bills and contact clients to get them resolved? Will they proactively watch out for problems, rather than waiting for them to become problems? These are the sorts of traits you should look for.

  • Look for good communication and people skills. Your bookkeeper is not just a contractor; they're more like partners in your business. Personality matters in this biz. You want someone you'll enjoy working with and who will be able to communicate effectively with other team members like your CPA.

Finally, keep shopping around!  Nothing's stopping you from hiring a new bookkeeping Salt Lake City service if you aren't happy with your current one.  And besides, you'll get to meet so many more awesome bookkeepers that way!   

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Topics: bookkeeping needs, Bookkeeping Salt Lake City, Restaurant Bookkeeping, Small Business Bookkeeper, Small Business Bookkeeping, Utah Bookkeeping Services, Bookkeeping Services in Utah