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Salt Lake City Bookkeeping Blog

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: Small Business Bookkeeping, QuickBooks Bookkeeping

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: Small Business Bookkeeping

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 Bookkeeping, Small Business

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: Small Business Bookkeeping, Outsourced CFO Services, CFO Consulting

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, Small Business Bookkeeping, Outsourced CFO Services, Outsourced 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

I Need My Bookkeeping Cleaned Up Now! What Should I Do?

Posted by Matt Roberge on Jan 4, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Do you need your small business bookkeeping cleaned up? Don’t worry I get it, you fell behind on your books. Stuff happens. After all, what is more important in business than making sales, right? However, at some point, you need to just get that bookkeeping mess cleaned up and caught up. And you want to make sure you never face this situation again.

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Topics: Small Business Bookkeeping

Why Does Your Small Business Need a Mentor for Growth and Survival?

Posted by Thomas Liquori on Dec 28, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Mentoring is sometimes seen as a resource for young people just getting started in their careers. However, small businesses can derive huge value from mentors. According to one 2012 study, polled companies that used mentoring increased revenues by 106 percent on average, or about $47,000. Companies that were polled and did not report using mentoring increased revenues by an average of 14 percent or $6,600.

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Topics: Small Business Bookkeeping, Small Business Consulting, Small Business

When and Why Should You Expand Your Small Business

Posted by Thomas Liquori on Dec 2, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Many business owners who launch a new company dream of one day making it big, which usually means growing. Before you decide to take your new venture to the next level and start growing your small business, though, you need to get the timing right. When you time your growth well, the process can run much more smoothly and your chances of success are improved.

How can you know when it is time to start thinking bigger? There are a few indications:

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Topics: Small Business Bookkeeping, Small Business Growth, Small Business