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Salt Lake City Bookkeeping Blog

5 Inspiring Home Business Ideas for the Stay at Home Mom

Posted by Thomas Liquori on Jan 13, 2017 9:00:00 AM

If you’re a stay at home mom who wants to bring in extra income for your family, you’ll be excited to learn that there are plenty of opportunities out there! In fact, all you have to do is a little digging to uncover really inspiring business ideas for stay at home moms.

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Topics: Small Business Consulting, small businesses

Why Owning a Franchise Is a Huge Growth Potential

Posted by Thomas Liquori on Jan 6, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Are you someone who has an entrepreneurial spirit? You may want to make owning your own business a life goal — and with franchising, it can be easier than you might suspect.

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Topics: Small Business Consulting, Business Mentoring, Franchise Business

Keep Your Business Safe: The Warning Signs of a B2B Scam

Posted by Thomas Liquori on Dec 30, 2016 9:00:00 AM

B2B scams target businesses in an effort to draw money into fraudsters’ pockets. Fraudsters rely on the fact that companies and nonprofit organizations are busy, have multiple staff members and often order many products and services. Common B2B scams include sending invoices for products a company did not order or delivering products a business did not order, along with an invoice.

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Topics: Small Business Management, Small Business Consulting, Small Business Mentor, business scams, small businesses

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

5 Smart Ways to Reinvest Your Small Business Profits

Posted by Austin Walker on Jun 8, 2016 8:30:00 AM

It doesn’t get any better than this: you’ve worked hard – really hard, you’ve made some smart business decisions along the way, and you’re finally beginning to see a profit at the end of your business year. Congratulations! What now?

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Topics: Bookkeeping, Small Business Growth, Small Business Consulting

Business Advice To My 20-Something-Year-Old Self

Posted by Matt Roberge on Dec 29, 2015 7:00:00 AM

It's really easy to look back at  mistakes you've made in the past and give advice. It's the classic scenario of, "If I only knew then what I know now." I think that what makes a great business consultant is the ability to learn from mistakes and help others through their own experiences. It's also probably the reason you don't see a lot of business consultants who are in their 20s, because you need to have some experiences with varying degrees of success and failure in order to help others. Here are four pieces of business advice I would give to my 20-something-year-old self. 

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Topics: Small Business Consulting, Financial Advice, College Grad, CFO Consulting, Growth Coach

Monetizing Your Website - Advice From A Non-marketer's Experience

Posted by Matt Roberge on Nov 12, 2015 7:00:00 AM

A businesses website is so important. Every business owner wants to know how to monetize their business website. A really well-designed and functional website can be very expensive and an owner wants to see a good return on their investment. In today’s business world, your website can be one of the first things a prospect sees. Even if you get a referral or meet a prospect via networking, there is a strong chance they will check out your website before they contact you. Therefore, your website is incredibly important. Here are four tips for monetizing your website from a non-marketer's real world experience.

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Topics: Small Business Consulting, Marketing Small Business, Inbound Marketing, Business Blogging, business

5 Reasons Why Bookkeepers Are Great Small Business Consultants

Posted by Matt Roberge on Nov 5, 2015 7:00:00 AM

Your bookkeeper might be your best business consultant. While some associate the work of "bookkeeping" with low-level data entry, bookkeepers and accountants may be among the best undiscovered secret weapons in your business arsenal. Below are 5 reasons why bookkeepers are excellent small business consultants.

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Topics: Small Business Bookkeeper, Small Business Consulting, CFO Consulting, Growth Coach

Why Every Small Business Owner Needs a Mentor

Posted by Matt Roberge on Feb 17, 2015 7:30:00 AM

I am a firm believer that every small business owner needs a mentor. Even the best business owners have questions and need support at some point. Let's take a look at professional athletes for a second to get a different perspective.

Have you ever noticed how many coaches and mentors professional athletes have? The best athletes in the world, the ones at the top of their game have a plethora of coaches. A typical professional athlete has an entire coaching staff to rely on. Additionally many of them have an individual trainer or coach. They have someone to rely on when they go into a slump and someone to give them a different perspective. A good coach will pass on their years of knowledge that they have learned from their own career and experience in coaching. So if the best athletes in the world need a coach or group of coaches, why don't you as a small business owner?

What can a good coach do for your small business?

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Topics: Small Business Growth, Small Business Consulting, Business Mentoring, Small Business Coach, Small Business Mentor

3 Key Advisors for Every Small Business Owner

Posted by Matt Roberge on Feb 12, 2015 7:30:00 AM

Every small business owner is going to need some help along the way. There are going to be key advisors you will need in order to succeed in the small business world. Even the advisors need advisors. Do you think your financial advisor doesn't have help in other areas? I know that all good advisors also need help to become successful. Although there are a lot of people that you will need help from along the way I think there are three key people that every small business owner needs. Every small business owner needs a good accountant, a lawyer, and an insurance agent.

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Topics: Small Business Growth, Small Business Consulting, Small Business, Scaling A Business