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Salt Lake City Bookkeeping Blog

Get Your Bookkeeping Ducks In A Row From The Get Go

Posted by Matt Roberge on Jun 25, 2014 7:00:00 AM

Every once in a while we will get a new prospect that wants to get a handle on the bookkeeping for their business before they even begin operating.  More often than not we see business owners try do it yourself bookkeeping and make a mess out of things.  Typically a business owner will by some version of QuickBooks without considering their actual needs.  Then they just start messing around with the program and don't get the books done accurately.  A few months later if the business takes off they realize they need help.  It is usually much more expensive to fix a bookkeeping mess than to just do it correctly from the very beginning.  Here is how to get your bookkeeping ducks in a row from the beginning.  

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Topics: QuickBooks consulting, Small Business Bookkeeper, Small Business Bookkeeping, Bookkeeping Blog, Bookkeeping Professional, QuickBooks Customization

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

Personal Bookkeeping: An Insider's Guide

Posted by Joe Mazur on Apr 7, 2012 9:25:00 AM

If you're running your own business, you should have an organized way of keeping track of your income and expenses.  So, let's talk about personal bookkeeping from an  insider's view.  More and more people are starting their own businesses and simply can't afford to hire an accountant, so they are deciding to do their own bookkeeping.  There are a number of financial software programs on the market that are geared towards this niche market of individuals and are user friendly.

How can personal bookkeeping help you?  Doing your own bookkeeping affords you the opportunity to have first hand knowledge as to what is going on with your financial affairs, whether this be of a personal nature, or of a business nature. Some ways that personal bookkeeping can help you are as follows:
  • Saves you money;
  • Easily keeps track of your income and expenses;
  • Customizes various types of financial reports;
  • Keeps track of the financial health of your business or personal matters; 
  • Allows you to access your personal or business financial information easily; and
  • Makes tax preparation easier
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Topics: Personal Bookkeeping, QuickBooks, QuickBooks consulting, Business Bookkeeping, QuickBooks advice, Current Quickbooks editions

QuickBooks Restaurant Specific Bookkeeper

Posted by Matt Roberge on Apr 5, 2012 9:00:00 AM

If you are a restaurant owner you may want to consider a QuickBooks restaurant specific bookkeeper to handle your accounting.  QuickBooks Restaurant works really well for handling the bookkeeping for a restaurant but only if set up properly.

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Topics: QuickBooks Tips, Restaurant Bookkeeping, QuickBooks POS, QuickBooks consulting, QuickBooks advice, Small Business Accounting, QuickBooks Restaurant, Restaurant Bookkeeper

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

When is the best time to hire a bookkeeper

Posted by Joe Mazur on Jun 14, 2011 10:36:00 AM

Many owners decide to hire a bookkeeper at some point during the growth stages of their business.  Sometimes it's due to pressure from an accountant because taxes are due and the books are a disaster, sometimes it's when an owner gets spread too thin to handle all aspects of the business, or it may even be when an owner tries to get a line of credit and they don't have any sort of financial reporting to submit to the bank.  Either way, it's usually reactive as opposed to proactive.  How can this be avoided?  That's easy, be proactive and hire a bookkeeper well in advance of any issues arising, which would be at the initial steps of setting up your business.  I know, that is pretty unrealistic since most business owners are usually focused on getting their brand out there, creating a name for themselves, and getting established as quickly as possible.  Usually bookkeeping doesn't come to mind until it's too late.   If the owner is being proactive then I would think the best time of year to hire a bookkeeper would be during the late spring months through the end of the summer.

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Topics: QuickBooks consulting, Year End Bookkeeping, Tax Preparation For Year End, Business Efficiency, Outsourced Bookkeeping, Business Ideas