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Salt Lake City Bookkeeping Blog

Still Chained to Your Desktop? 3 Great Reasons to Move Your Books to the Cloud

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

With no software to install, moving your books to a cloud-based accounting program like QuickBooks Online offers a bounty of benefits – including the freedom to manage your finances from anywhere.

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Topics: Cloud-Based Accounting, Cloud Storage, Outsourced Bookkeeping Services, Small Business Bookkeeping

Be Prepared When Opportunity Knocks, With Investor-Ready Financials

Posted by Leanne Armstrong on Feb 7, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Many entrepreneurs are so busy getting their businesses up and running that they give little thought to expanding or selling. But having a viable growth and exit strategy in place should be part of your company’s overall plan. Especially since being prepared when opportunity knocks, is often the best way to profit from your business investment.

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Topics: Investor Bookkeeping, business investment, Growth Coach, Small Business Bookkeeping

What History Can Teach Us About Small Business Bookkeeping

Posted by Leanne Armstrong on Jul 19, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Did you know that the bookkeeping methodology your small business uses every day is based on a practice that was centuries in the making? In fact, it’s probably safe to say that the concepts behind double-entry bookkeeping were a work in progress for thousands of years!

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Topics: Accounting Services, Small Business Bookkeeping, Growth Coach

In the Spotlight: The Secrets of Your Merchant Account Revealed

Posted by Leanne Armstrong on Jul 12, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Chances are, if your small business accepts debit or credit card payments from clients, you’re already familiar with the merchant account. At the most basic level, a merchant account is a special business bank account that allows your company to process electronic payment cards.

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Topics: merchant processing, QuickBooks Bookkeeping, Small Business Bookkeeping

Small Business Time Crunch? Here's Why You Need an Online Bookkeeping Company

Posted by Leanne Armstrong on May 25, 2017 9:00:00 AM

As one of the few business resources that are truly finite, your time is irreplaceable. And while it’s almost an unspoken law that the average entrepreneur will shoulder the brunt of the work that keeps their company running, the wise will take steps to avoid this.

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Topics: Bookkeeping Companies, Small Business Bookkeeping, Bookkeeper

10 Signs You Should Invest in Bookkeeping Services

Posted by Leanne Armstrong on Apr 21, 2017 9:00:00 AM

As an entrepreneur, it only makes sense for you to keep one eye on your business, and the other on situations that could cause trouble for your company. While there are many reasons why small businesses fail - or turn less than the healthy profit they deserve - research suggests that one of the main culprits is poor accounting.

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Topics: Bookkeeping Services, Small Business Bookkeeping, Grow Your Business

How to Get Your Small-Business Marketing Message Across to Customers

Posted by Matt Roberge on Mar 29, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Your marketing message is the way you present your products or services to customers. Getting your marketing message right means communicating your unique offerings in a way that makes customers and clients want to do business with you.

So how can you make your clients and customers want to buy? You can start refining your small-business marketing message if you:

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Topics: small business marketing, Small Business, Small Business Bookkeeping

What Are the Differences Between Bookkeepers, Controllers and CFOs?

Posted by Matt Roberge on Mar 3, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Most small businesses and startups need nothing more than a bookkeeper in their earliest phases — someone to keep the accounting records current and to produce basic financial statements. You will eventually need multiple bookkeepers and maybe a tax accountant to keep your books and tax situation in top shape. If you begin to feel the need to secure more complex financing than you might find in a trip to the bank, it’s time to consider the difference between a bookkeeper, a controller and a chief financial officer (CFO).

In larger or more mature companies, each has a specific role to perform. Determining whether your company needs all three will depend on your assessment of the breadth, depth and complexity of your financial needs.

Let’s take a look at the basic definitions of each role.

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Topics: Bookkeeper, Bookkeeping, Small Business Bookkeeping, CFO Consulting, Outsourced CFO Services

6 Savvy Ways to Keep Bookkeeping Services Affordable

Posted by Leanne Armstrong on Mar 1, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Today’s data-driven marketplace has made it easier than ever to start a business. But low-cost digital exposure hasn’t done away with the need for consistent and adequate funding, particularly in the early stages of establishing a new enterprise. The average startup tends to be overwhelmed with expenses, and often struggles to keep costs from outpacing revenues.

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Topics: Bookkeeping Services, Outsourced Bookkeeping, Outsourced CFO Services, Small Business Bookkeeping

Bookkeeping Services for Small Businesses

Posted by Joe Mazur on Feb 8, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Trying to do your own bookkeeping can be daunting. You have a whole company to run and your area of expertise may simply not be in the financial or business fields. Fortunately, you have many options. So how can you find the right small-business bookkeeping services for your needs?

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Topics: Small Business, Bookkeeping, Small Business Bookkeeping