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Salt Lake City Bookkeeping Blog

How Can the U.S. Government Help Your Small Business?

Posted by Matt Roberge on Feb 24, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Small businesses are a big part of the U.S. economy, collectively representing one of the biggest employers and job creators. The government recognizes that and as a result there are many places you can turn to find the government helping small businesses.

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Topics: Small Business Consulting, small businesses

4 Reasons Why You Need a Small Business Consultant

Posted by Thomas Liquori on Feb 10, 2017 9:00:00 AM

You may be running a business with great skill, but the services of a business consultant can still give you a powerful advantage. No matter how efficient and effective you are at running your company, there are four excellent reasons to hire a service offering business consulting for small businesses:

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

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