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Salt Lake City Bookkeeping Blog

3 Unexpected Ways Outsourcing Your Bookkeeping Will Grow Your Business

Posted by Matt Roberge on Oct 23, 2019 8:30:00 AM

As a small business owner, you hear this question all the time: "How's business?"

A very typical response is: "Great, but I'm just so busy."

Most business owners are just busy being busy, but I wonder:

How many of them know how their business is actually doing?

Being busy and being profitable don't necessarily go hand-in-hand. Do you know if your business is growing? Do you have a financial plan in place to accommodate for that growth? Do you spend too much time on payroll and balancing your finances each month? Does year end tax planning give you heartburn? I will explain how an outsourced bookkeeping service can actually help you understand how your business is doing, reduce stress, and plan for growth.

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Topics: Financial Forecasting, Grow Your Business, Exit Planning, Strategic Planning

Is Your Bookkeeping Holding You Back?

Posted by Leanne Armstrong on Jun 5, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Following best practices for bookkeeping is critical for your company’s long-term success. But with many newer ventures choosing to handle their own record-keeping activities, business owners who find themselves increasingly caught up in the day-to-day needs of their organizations often fail to recognize when they’ve outgrown their accounting approach.

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Topics: Financial Forecasting, Small Business Bookkeeping, Growth Coach

Three Necessities For Small Business Growth

Posted by Matt Roberge on Feb 6, 2019 9:00:00 AM

It seems to me that most small business owners number one priority and goal is growth. Everyone wants to grow their small business.

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Topics: Financial Forecasting, Small Business Consulting, Scaling A Business, Growth Coach

Break Even and Beyond – Why You Need a Cash Flow Forecast

Posted by Leanne Armstrong on Jan 30, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Young and growing businesses rarely turn a profit – let alone manage to break even – right out of the gate. In fact, when we look beyond the estimated 50% failure rate for small businesses in their first five years, we find that it can still take the average surviving business several years to become profitable.

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Topics: Financial Forecasting, Growth Coach

How to Leverage Product and Service Life Cycles to Predict Revenue Growth

Posted by Matt Roberge on Jan 9, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Did you know that almost every business follows a typical life cycle with regard to what it chooses to sell? The life cycles of products and services illustrate their growing or shrinking market positions, and are usually determined by how long they remain in demand.

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Topics: Financial Forecasting, Small Business Growth, Growth Coach

How to Use Divestment to Downsize Business Interests or Assets

Posted by Leanne Armstrong on Oct 31, 2018 9:00:00 AM

The process of reducing business assets or selling off all or part of your company is known as divestment or divestiture. Business divestment effectively downsizes or eliminates your interest in your company and the property it owns.

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Topics: Cash Flow Management, Financial Forecasting, Exit Planning, Growth Coach

How the “Rule of 78” Could Help You Reach Your Revenue Goals

Posted by Leanne Armstrong on Sep 12, 2018 9:00:00 AM

From yoga studios to hospitality services, many small businesses rely on multiple income streams to support their revenue goals. If your business activity lends itself to recurring sales, the Rule of 78 could be just the tool you need to take your company to the next level.  

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Topics: Financial Forecasting, Business Budgeting, Small Business Sales

What Every Business Owner Should Know About Forecasting Revenue

Posted by Leanne Armstrong on Aug 22, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Every business owner needs a budget to help keep their spending on track. Forecasting revenue is the ideal way to get an educated estimate of how much money your company is likely to earn, versus how much you can reasonably expect to spend over the coming year.

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Topics: Financial Forecasting, Business Budgeting, Growth Coach

Financial Statements are Vital. Do You Know How to Read Them?

Posted by Leanne Armstrong on Jun 27, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Your business’s financial statements are vital for a number of reasons. Not only do they form the basis of accurate tax reporting, they make it possible to get approval for loans, attract business investors, and even sell your company when the time is right. But your financial reports are also an important diagnostic tool that can give you the power to measure and influence your organization’s performance. Isn’t it time you learned how to read them?

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Topics: Financial Forecasting, Financial Reporting, Growth Coach

Small Business Expense Checkup: Are Your Costs Too High?

Posted by Leanne Armstrong on May 9, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Whether you’re budgeting for a new business or you’ve been operating for a while, performing regular expense checkups can help keep costs down and profits up.

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Topics: Financial Forecasting