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Salt Lake City Bookkeeping Blog

I Need A Better Bookkeeper

Posted by Matt Roberge on Mar 28, 2018 9:00:00 AM

I hear it all the time from new prospects of our bookkeeping service: "I need a better bookkeeper."

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Topics: Hire A Bookkeeper, Growth Coach

Business Accounting: Hire a Bookkeeper Service or an Individual?

Posted by Matt Roberge on Jul 6, 2016 8:30:00 AM

When you assess your business accounting needs, you have some choices: ignore them, do them yourself, find an outsourced bookkeeping service, or hire an individual. 

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Topics: Hire A Bookkeeper

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

Outsourced Bookkeeping Will Get You Laid In 2015

Posted by Joe Mazur on Jan 27, 2015 7:30:00 AM

At first glance, you might think this title is a joke or a sad attempt to lure you in under the 'sex sells' marketing mantra.  There is actually a lot of truth to this title, especially given some of the bookkeeping scenarios our team has come across the past several months. Now, saying 'laid' might be a bit of a stretch but it can lead to a renewed energy within your relationship, or change the path it is on.

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Topics: Hire A Bookkeeper

SLC Bookkeeping is Hiring; What we Look for from Employees

Posted by Matt Roberge on Nov 10, 2014 7:00:00 AM

SLC Bookkeeping is hiring at all times of the year because we are always looking for top talent. If you are a good cultural fit and have the right skills chances are we have a job for you. In an economy that still seems challenging for many people to find a good job we are thankful to be in a position to hire. We are also proud to offer competitive jobs, employee benefits and perks, and the ability to provide small business jobs in our local community. So what do we at SLC Bookkeeping look for in a new employee?

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Topics: Hire A Bookkeeper

Remote Bookkeeping Made Easy

Posted by Joe Mazur on Jul 8, 2013 7:00:00 AM

Most small business owners wait to hire a bookkeeper until they have enough work to fill a full time 40 hour work week schedule.  This can be a dangerous game since bookkeeping is a very important piece of any small business
trying to get started.  Luckily, for the small business owner, Salt Lake City Bookkeeping has made remote bookkeeping easy.  Understanding how SLC Bookkeeping utilizes technology to make virtual bookkeeping a painless process also explains an answer to a question we get all the time "What kind of businesses do you work with?"  Everyone we work with understands that we are always available remotely.  If something is needed first thing Monday morning and its requested Friday evening, we will get it done.  This is all possible because we are set up to access programs anywhere with internet access.

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Topics: QuickBooks Tips, Grow Your Business, Hire A Bookkeeper

When Is It Time For Bookkeeping Help?

Posted by Joe Mazur on May 20, 2013 7:05:00 AM

As businesses grow this question will eventually get asked; when is it time for bookkeeping help?  What specific events triggered this question and how long the business has been operating prior to asking always results in several long answers.  I'll try and summarize a few of these answers from recent inquiries Salt Lake City Bookkeeping has received.  Ideally, all small business owners would realize that bookkeeping is the first thing you do when you make the decision to be in business and work for yourself.  I once thought bookkeeping would be started once the business bank account gets opened.  However, I've shifted my thought process on this because it should happen even sooner than that since the owner usually is using personal funds to get things started.  Anyways, only a small percentage of our clients have reached out prior to starting their business, so we rarely see this proactive approach.  A majority of small business owners don't realize the importance of bookkeeping until a certain event has happened or they realize wearing too many hats is negatively affecting their business.

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Topics: Accounting Services, Small Business Bookkeeping, Hire A Bookkeeper

QuickBooks Help In Salt Lake City

Posted by Joe Mazur on Feb 8, 2013 7:00:00 AM

As a small business, you may not need a full time bookkeeper.  If you are a very small business owner, you may not even need a bookkeeper at all.  Northern Utah offers a variety of business opportunities and depending on your business' size, the perfect solution could just be QuickBooks help in Salt Lake City.  In the early stages of business growth, most CFOs, sales coaches, investors, etc. would suggest keeping costs as low as possible and work on growth.  Bootstrapping is a term you hear thrown around more and more these days and I couldn't agree more.  Keep costs to a minimum and put your head down and work. There are plenty of ways to do this; read a book, read a blog, or maybe ask for help.  Getting your bookkeeping system set up right the first time is much wiser and cheaper than waiting until it unravels and then working backwards to fix it.  QuickBooks is an easy program to use and usually the best option for the entrepreneur that's just getting started.  It's better than using Excel to track income and expenses and much more analytical than Quicken.


Stress And Time 

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Topics: QuickBooks Tips, Hire A 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, Bookkeeping Services, Cash Flow Management, Sales Advice, Grow Your Business, Hire A Bookkeeper, Outsourced Bookkeeping

Hire A Bookkeeper For Your Small Business And Grow

Posted by Matt Roberge on Oct 5, 2012 7:53:00 AM

Let us face it; you would not want to hire a hairdresser to fix your car or a mechanic to fix your plumbing. On
that note, you would not want to leave the running of your financial records just with anyone. For small businesses, keeping financial records may be quite expensive and even quite confusing especially if the business is still growing. The bookkeeping may be quite hard, and sometimes the owner may make several mistakes meaning that the owner may suffer huge losses. However, if you are seeking the services of a small business bookkeeper, you should ensure that you find a provider that caters well for your needs and requirements.
A bookkeeping service will enable small businesses to be able to grow their business, how does it go about doing that? 

An internal bookkeeper can unfortunately, make more biased decisions and not what is in the best interest of the company. An external bookkeeper has the upper hand in that they can offer crucial insight into the business by analyzing its financial situation.  The insight may be either positive or negative, but either way is probably quite important for the business owner.

Lower operational costs: when you hire a bookkeeper for your small business, your costs will be lowered considerably. Some of the foremost saving would be for payroll taxes, employee vacation as well as plenty of other benefits for employees. The bookkeeping service will offer unbiased opinions on your financial situation. 

Lower turnover: when a business has an internal bookkeeper, the risks of employee turnover are very high.
This is because a small business offers little challenges or they may find better opportunities elsewhere. When the bookkeeper leaves, their absence may create financial upheaval for the business. You may need to invest a lot more in order to get your business back on track. When you outsource your bookkeeping services, you may never have to hire again since they are more interested in long-term clients. 

Industry and business experts: there are two types of bookkeepers, expert and general bookkeepers. You should be able to find a bookkeeping expert that is specialized in your specific type of industry and the size of your business. 

When you hire a bookkeeper for your small business, you will be able to rid yourself of, headaches and heartaches involved with dealing with the inflows and outflows of your business; this will help you achieve greater growth.

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Topics: Small Business Bookkeeping, Hire A Bookkeeper