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Salt Lake City Bookkeeping Blog

Cut Costs and Boost Efficiency with a Paperless Business Platform

Posted by Leanne Armstrong on Nov 29, 2017 9:00:00 AM

From ATMs to mobile apps, sophisticated digital technologies and internet services allow us to live virtually paper-free! Happily, it’s possible to introduce that same level of paperless convenience into your own business platform. Manual transactions and documentation are inefficient and costly. But cloud computing, digital document management, and other forms of office automation are making it relatively easy for companies to benefit from a paperless workplace.

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Topics: Business Efficiency, QuickBooks efficiency, Growth Coach

5 Surprising Items Required To Run A Small Business

Posted by Matt Roberge on Nov 18, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Do you ever wonder what tips and tricks other successful business owners are using? What are they doing differently?

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Topics: Small Business Management, CEO Advice, Business Efficiency, Growth Coach

Are You Killing Yourself With Long Hours? Focus On Working Effectively

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

Are you working really long hours in your small business? Do you have a long to-do list that just keeps getting longer? Does 5pm come you find yourself thinking, "Where did the day go? What did I even accomplish today?"

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Topics: Business Efficiency, Grow Your Business, CEO Advice, Growth Coach

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

4 Dream Jobs I Will Never Have

Posted by Matt Roberge on Mar 24, 2015 7:30:00 AM

At this point in my career I have come to terms with the fact that there are some dream jobs that I will just never have. I consider myself to be a pretty hard worker and if I’m good at what I’m doing that means I’m a productive employee. I was talking to an employee last week and I said, “Do you know what my favorite things to do are? Get up early, go to work, and coffee." Those three traits typically lead me to have productive days. For various reasons I feel that the list of jobs below is what I would love to do but probably never will.

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Topics: Business Efficiency, Hire A Bookkeeper, The Best Job, Hiring

How Small Business Owners Who Own 2006 Tundras Can Save Money

Posted by Matt Roberge on Jan 5, 2015 7:00:00 AM

Today's post is a guest post from Jerry "Fishfull" Smalley. Jerry is an Iowa native that moved to the Flathead Valley in Montana over 30 years go. He is a retired science teacher, fly tying and casting instructor and an avid fly fisherman. He has written a weekly fishing column for over 30 years in the Hungry Horse News called "Fishfull Thinking." When not fishing you can find Jerry fixing things that he breaks like his truck. 

Short Answer: By Saving Time

And How Can They Save Time?

Long Answer: The FIRST time your TPS light blinks, take your rig to the tire company who charges the least to install Toyota EOM sensors and request all 4 grounded tire sensors be replaced at the same time. Get it done ONCE, then go back to work, doing what you do best. Remember the sensors operate on batteries with an 8-10 year life span. Fishfull recommends Tire-Rama, but be sure they use Toyota EOM sensors, not NAPA. Got 3 done for $102 each; last one cost $86. Toyota dealer wanted $160-$190 depending on who wrote the service work order.

Save Time. Save Money. Increase Productivity. Take Fishfull Fishing!

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Topics: Efficient Bookkeeping, Business Efficiency, Fishing and Business, Fishfull

To Achieve Consistent Quality Bookkeeping, Use Checklists

Posted by Marti Major on Nov 24, 2014 7:00:00 AM

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Topics: Efficient Bookkeeping, Business Efficiency, Bookkeeping Processes, Small Business Bookkeeping, Bookkeeping Checklists

4 Great Last Minute Gifts For A Bookkeeping Geek

Posted by Joe Mazur on Dec 20, 2013 6:40:00 AM

With the holidays fast approaching there tends to be a last minute scramble to find gifts that your friends or loved ones might really enjoy.  Nothing is worse than getting a pair of socks or
something else that easily could have been regifted.  Getting a well thought out gift is the best, it shows the person you gave the holidays some serious thought and planned ahead (even if you waited to the 11th hour).  Here are 4 last minute gifts for that geeky friend of yours that might be a bookkeeper, accountant, or a number loving workaholic in general.  Be prepared to be met with total elation when these gifts are given.  We geeky types get excited pretty easily when something new helps improve efficiency and save time.  

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Topics: Efficient Bookkeeping, Business Efficiency, Bookkeeping Help

Year End Bookkeeping For Law Firms

Posted by Joe Mazur on Nov 29, 2013 7:00:00 AM

Bookkeeping, in general, for law firms can be trickier than it sounds, let alone trying to tackle it all at year end.  Nothing is worse than spending time during the holidays trying to figure out a year's worth of financials in order to get them to your CPA before the filing deadline.  This is true for all small business owners, but especially true for lawyers and attorneys.  Law firms, and ultimately the owners, are held to strict compliance standards by state regulatory boards and if anything is out of order during an audit, the law
firm's license could be revoked and the doors forced closed.  Some small firms may risk it and go this route, but it's not the least bit healthy for many reasons.  Keeping track of the transactions within the Interest On Lawyers Trust Account (IOLTA for short and also called Client Trust Account by some) does require some extra attention since it's not as straight forward as one may think.   The last thing a law firm should be doing this time of year is having one of the partners sitting down and trying to make sense of the bookkeeping system instead of going out there and getting new business.  The costs of this outweigh the reward.

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Topics: Year End Bookkeeping, Efficient Bookkeeping, Business Efficiency, Law Firm Bookkeeping, Attorney Bookkeeping, QuickBooks For Law Firm

7 Eye-Opening Questions You Should Ask Your Bookkeeper

Posted by Matt Roberge on Aug 7, 2013 7:00:00 AM

Questions To Ask Your Bookkeeper As a small business owner, you need to ask for more from your bookkeeper. If your typical banter with your bookkeeper is about their weekend plans, you may be missing out on some crucial information. A good small business bookkeeper can be a wealth of information. Here are 7 eye-opening questions to ask your bookkeeper.  

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Topics: Small Business Bookkeeper, QuickBooks consulting, Bookkeeping Salt Lake City, Business Efficiency, Bookkeeper, Outsourced Bookkeeping, Outsourced Bookkeeping Services