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Salt Lake City Bookkeeping Blog

Asking For More From Your Small Business Bookkeeper

Posted by Matt Roberge on Jul 3, 2013 7:00:00 AM

I feel that many small businesses don't get as much out of their bookkeeper as they should.  Often it can be the fault of the bookkeeper.  It could be a lack of skill, determination or motivation on the bookkeeper's behalf.  Other times it may be the fault of the small business owner.  Maybe the owner is not clearly communicating their expectations or doesn't know the right things to ask for from their bookkeeper.   Here are a few things I would ask of your bookkeeper to get the most of out of your small business bookkeeper.  

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Topics: Small Business Bookkeeper, Business Bookkeeper, Cash Flow, Small Business Bookkeeping, Financial Reporting

11 Signs Your Bookkeeper Might Suck

Posted by Matt Roberge on Feb 1, 2013 7:28:00 AM

My Bookkeeper Sucks There are a lot of bad bookkeepers out there, no doubt about it. We often get calls from distressed business owners who just lost their bookkeeper and they are worried. Once we get involved with the bookkeeping, we often find that the bookkeeper leaving (voluntarily or not) is the best thing that ever happened to the business. Here are a few signs that your bookkeeper might just plain suck at their job.  

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Topics: Small Business Bookkeeper, Bookkeeping Tips, Bookkeeping Training, Bookkeeping Help, Business Bookkeeper, Bookkeeper

5 Benefits Of A Dialed Bookkeeping System

Posted by Matt Roberge on Dec 17, 2012 7:08:00 AM

A dialed bookkeeping system can really be beneficial to a business.  Having an updated and accurate bookkeeping system can help you make crucial business decisions.  While I feel there are many benefits to having a bookkeeping system that works, I wanted to give you what I feel are the five biggest benefits of an updated and accurate bookkeeping system.  

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Topics: Efficient Bookkeeping, Outsourced Bookkeeping, Sales Advice, Business Sales, Small Business Bookkeeper, Bookkeeping Services, Business Bookkeeper, Hire A Bookkeeper, Grow Your Business, Part Time Bookkeeper, Cash Flow Management

5 Financial Obsessions That Are Actually Healthy

Posted by Matt Roberge on Dec 14, 2012 8:18:00 AM

Typically in life obsessing about anything is bad.  However, I do believe that there are some financial obsessions that are healthy both for you personally and your small business.  Many individuals, families and small businesses are just plain bad at managing their finances.  Some people just don't understand accounting or bookkeeping so their finances tend to get the back burner.  Avoiding managing your finances is a huge mistake and will always come back to haunt you.  Here are five financial obsessions that you really should keep in mind and try to follow.

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Topics: Year End Bookkeeping, Do It Yourself Bookkeeping, Personal Bookkeeping, Bookkeeping Errors, Outsourced Bookkeeping, QuickBooks Reconciliation, Bookkeeping Services, Bookkeeping Help, Business Bookkeeper, Family Bookkeeping, Financial Forecasting

A Part Time Bookkeeper For Long Term Solutions

Posted by Matt Roberge on Oct 19, 2012 6:38:00 AM

For many small businesses a part time bookkeeper can be the solution to your company's accounting
problems. A qualified bookkeeper can make your business run much more smoothly and take the burden off the owner or the office manager trying to do it all.

For many small businesses hiring a full time bookkeeper just does not make sense. There is not enough work to justify the cost and expense of hiring a full time bookkeeper. Yet at the same time someone has to take care of the books. When a small business relies on the business owner it takes time away from time-spent running the business and from time needed to grow the business. Owners of small businesses have other things to worry about and devote their time to than bookkeeping. After all you did not go into business to do accounting.

In many small businesses there is one employee who seems to be handling it all. This is never a good plan for a small business. The person wearing all the hats does not have the time and most likely not the training to handle the bookkeeping efficiently. Bookkeeping is not something to be handled when everything else is taken care of. 

A part time bookkeeper can be the solution to the problem. Most likely neither the owner nor the office manager has the training and expertise to do the bookkeeping correctly. It is crucial to the business that the owner can make decisions based on accurate figures and can have confidence in those numbers when making plans for the future. When you have someone handling the books that is unsure or simply does not
know how to do it you have nothing reliable to base decision-making on. 

Part time employees can be a valuable addition to your business. A small business bookkeeper can take the burden off not only the office manager but the business owner as well. There are many qualified people who are looking for part time work that could be a huge help to your business.  

In the long term many small businesses can continue with a part time bookkeeper for years. A qualified and experienced bookkeeper can handle a lot of work in a part time position. How could a qualified part time bookkeeper help your business grow?   

 

 

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Topics: Small Business Accounting, Business Bookkeeping, Small Business Bookkeeper, Business Bookkeeper, Part Time Bookkeeper

Your Business Bookkeeper Can Take Your Financial Blindfold Off

Posted by Matt Roberge on Aug 27, 2012 12:45:00 PM

If your business bookkeeping system is not up to date then you are running your business blind.  However, your business bookkeeper can take your blindfold off and open your eyes to the financial state of your business.  How can you make decisions without accurate financial information?  How can you even begin to plan how to grow your business without current income and expense figures?  In my eyes you can't.  Here is what is going on beyond that financial blindfold:

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Topics: Outsourced Bookkeeping, bookkeeping needs, Small Business Bookkeeper, Small Business Bookkeeping, Bookkeeping Services, Business Bookkeeping, Bookkeeping Help, Business Bookkeeper