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Salt Lake City Bookkeeping Blog

Streamlined QuickBooks Online Bookkeeping

Posted by Matt Roberge on Oct 30, 2018 9:00:00 AM

I was recently approached by a business about setting up an automated bookkeeping system before they had even started the business.

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Topics: Efficiently Using QuickBooks, Bookkeeping System, Growth Coach, Automated Bookkeeping, Accounting Automation

How an Efficient Bookkeeper Travels

Posted by Matt Roberge on Dec 23, 2014 7:00:00 AM

I consider myself an excellent traveler. However, my wife says I'm the most annoying person to travel with. When I'm travelling somewhere and the airport is involved everything needs to be just so. My bookkeeper instincts kick in and there is only one way to travel; that is the right way. Here is how an efficient bookkeeper hits the road.

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Topics: Efficient Bookkeeping, Efficiently Using QuickBooks, Business Process, Scaling A Business

Why Is Year End Bookkeeping So Important?

Posted by Joe Mazur on Mar 29, 2012 5:00:00 AM

Most business owners cringe when they think of year end bookkeeping.  Maybe they had a rough time closing their books in years past and maybe they feel it's the only way.  Well, they shouldn't.  Year end bookkeeping should be a breeze, especially if your books are handled in a timely manner throughout the year.  Do you want to not worry about the year as it closes and focus on what's in store for your upcoming business year?  Do you want to spend the holidays celebrating with your family and not stress about your business?  Here's how:

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Topics: Efficiently Using QuickBooks, Business Efficiency, bank reconciliation, bookkeeping challenges, Year End Accounting, Year End Bookkeeping

4 Simple Steps To Clean Up Your Business Bookkeeping Mess

Posted by Matt Roberge on Mar 17, 2012 9:13:00 AM

We are often contacted by businesses that are in need of a massive business bookkeeping clean up.  Most prospects will tell us that their bookkeeping product is up to date and very clean. However, that is rarely the case.  If you have found yourself in the middle of a bookkeeping nightmare take these four simple steps to clean up your mess.  

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Topics: QuickBooks consulting, Efficiently Using QuickBooks, Business Bookkeeping, bookkeeping products, bookkeeping challenges

Cut Your Bookkeeping Bill In Half....Or More!

Posted by Matt Roberge on Mar 24, 2011 10:13:00 AM

Many small business owners pay for a full time bookkeeper even though they may not need one.  I think that many business owners feel that they need a full time bookkeeper.  I think some of the reason may be a power trip and others honestly think that a full time person is necessary to keep up on the bookkeeping.  In my experience many small businesses can keep up on their bookkeeping in less than 8 hours per week.  In many cases the job will only take 10-15 hours per month.  I feel that a good full time bookkeeper will cost a business $30,000 - $50,000 per year depending on a number of factors.  What if I told you that you can get an excellent part-time bookkeeper for $5,000 - $15,000 per year just by outsourcing your bookkeeping?  Would you be interested?  If so then read on and I will tell you how.

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Topics: Efficient Bookkeeping, QuickBooks efficiency, Efficiently Using QuickBooks, Outsourced Bookkeeping

Do It Yourself Bookkeeping Guide

Posted by Matt Roberge on Feb 12, 2011 10:16:00 AM

As a small business bookkeeper I deal with all sorts of businesses and different types of business owners.  That is what makes my job interesting and fun.  Typically when a new business owner starts out they either can’t afford a bookkeeper or think they can do the bookkeeping on their own.  I DO think that it is a good idea for a business owner to do the bookkeeping in the early stages of the business so that they understand the financial aspect of their business.  This will prove invaluable when analyzing your financial reports later on in the life of the business.  Usually once a business owner gets overwhelmed by their bookkeeping I get a call; and more often than not the books are a mess.  So to help out these owners and hopefully help myself I would like to offer six simple steps to keep your business financials organized. 

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Topics: Efficient Bookkeeping, Do It Yourself Bookkeeping, Efficiently Using QuickBooks, learn QuickBooks