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Salt Lake City Bookkeeping Blog

Creating a Growth Culture? Here’s What You Need to Consider

Posted by Leanne Armstrong on Sep 11, 2019 9:00:00 AM

According to organizations like Gallup, employee engagement is a key driver of business growth. There’s a well-established connection, in fact, between employee motivation and better performance outcomes in productivity, customer ratings, and profitability.

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Topics: Business Culture, Growth Coach

Developing Great Leaders: The Human Workplace Perspective

Posted by Matt Roberge on Jul 9, 2019 7:33:08 AM

What does it mean to have a “human” workplace? In the past, it wasn’t uncommon for employees to feel like just a cog in the wheel of the company. They were just numbers, and their performance didn’t matter beyond just getting the job done on time. Today, times are changing faster than we would have thought possible in the past. 

In a world where it’s increasingly challenging to find top talent, it’s time for a shift in culture. Now, instead of just creating great workers who get the job done, it’s about creating great leaders. Leaders in the workplace come in all shapes and sizes. They take the initiative on projects both large and small, and they’re an asset to any company.

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Topics: Business Leadership, Business Culture, Growth Coach

Want a Great Company Culture? Avoid These Hiring Mistakes

Posted by Matt Roberge on Oct 18, 2018 11:52:14 AM

A great company culture can resonate through many areas of the organization, creating a collaborative and supportive community that ultimately bolsters the bottom line. A great company culture is what creates words like “synergy” that everyone strives for, but no one truly understands until they’ve seen it in action.

So what’s the secret sauce for creating a great company culture? Getting the right people in the right role within your company and avoiding these common hiring mistakes.

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Topics: Scaling A Business, Business Culture

How Does Our Culture Harness High Productivity?

Posted by Matt Roberge on May 4, 2016 8:30:00 AM

When I started Salt Lake City Bookkeeping one of the things I underestimated was the importance of culture in a small business. In this short video I explain why the culture of SLC Bookkeeping is so important to our clients' success and how it helps us remain productive and efficient.

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Topics: Business Culture, Growth Coach

Did Last Year's Tax Prep Hurt This Year's Bookkeeping?

Posted by Joe Mazur on Apr 4, 2014 6:30:00 AM

Depending on how your small business's bookkeeping system is set up, you may be extremely stressed as April 15th approaches if your books are a mess or you may not even blink an eye since your bookkeeper handled the books properly throughout the year.  As the old saying goes, nothing can be certain but death and taxes.  Since taxes have to be paid each year, why avoid it until the last minute?  Why push it off and have a negative impact on your business?  If the proper procedures and systems are put in to place then there really is no need to worry or stress as the deadline approaches.  One of our many mantras at Salt Lake City Bookkeeping is that year-end bookkeeping shouldn't exist.

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Topics: Year End Accounting, Financial Advice, Business Culture, Year End Bookkeeping

The Keys To Scaling A Small Business

Posted by Matt Roberge on Jan 22, 2014 7:00:00 AM

When you decide to scale your small business you immediately realize that scaling a business is difficult.  Then you start to ask yourself and your business network why is scaling a business so difficult? The main reason is that there is no magic formula; no one correct answer in this instance.  While I continue to struggle with this question myself I have come up with a few keys to scaling a small business.

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Topics: Small Business Growth, Business Process, Scaling A Service Business, Scaling A Business, Business Culture