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Salt Lake City Bookkeeping Blog

Year-End Bookkeeping Checklist for the Small Business Owners

Posted by Matt Roberge on Oct 30, 2019 2:15:00 PM

It's that time of year again. Can you sense it? Year-end is just around the corner. The rivers are getting cold, the smell of fall is in the air, snow is starting to show in the mountains and everyone is getting excited for winter (at least our office is).

For many business owners Thanksgiving through Christmas is a time to take a laid back approach to their business. Taking that approach leaves you behind in your business and that is no way to start a new business year. Here is a year-end checklist for the small business owner.

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Topics: Small Business Management, Year End Accounting, Small Business Growth, Year End Bookkeeping

Bookkeeping for Multi-Location Restaurants

Posted by Austin Walker on Oct 17, 2019 8:30:00 AM

Bookkeeping for a restaurant group that has different locations and different restaurants under it can be tricky. There are tight margins to maintain.

In addition, spoilage, theft, and inventory must be controlled to maintain profitability. In order to do this, the books must work like a well-oiled machine.

There can't be any flukes or the whole machine is compromised and margins decrease. Follow this guide to monitor profits and grow your restaurant locations.

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Topics: Small Business Management, Outsourced Bookkeeping, Restaurant Accounting

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

24 Hours To Improving Your Leadership Skills

Posted by Matt Roberge on Nov 23, 2016 9:00:00 AM

For the small business owner, leadership skills are not just a nice-to-have, they’re an integral part of running a successful company - whether you’re responsible for one employee or one hundred. Managing others and actually leading them however, while often confused for the same thing, are two very different talents. We can’t all be natural born leaders, but we can learn to develop the skill set that defines one.

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Topics: Small Business Management, Business Leadership, Growth Coach

5 Surprising Items Required To Run A Small Business

Posted by Matt Roberge on Nov 18, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Do you ever wonder what tips and tricks other successful business owners are using? What are they doing differently?

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Topics: Business Efficiency, Small Business Management, Growth Coach

[Infographic] How to be an Integral Part of Budgeting and Forecasting

Posted by Austin Walker on Dec 2, 2015 8:07:06 AM

For some, it may be difficult to determine where you fit in with budgeting and forecasting for your small business.  Maybe you don't quite understand where exactly you fit in, or maybe the business doesn't even put together projections or a budget for the next fiscal year. 

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Topics: Small Business Owner, Small Business Management, Financial Forecasting, Business Budgeting, Entrepreneurship

How to Source the Best Employees [Slideshare]

Posted by Austin Walker on Sep 23, 2015 7:30:00 AM

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, unemployment in the US in August was a low 5.1%.  Given the fact that at its peak, it was just over 10%, it's difficult to determine where the bottom might be.  As the need for demand for skilled labor increases, but the size of the workforce decreases, it's important for small businesses to attract, interact, and retain great employees.

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Topics: Small Business Management, Small Business Growth

Stop Marketing And Selling? Say It Ain't So

Posted by Matt Roberge on May 21, 2015 7:30:00 AM

As a CEO inevitably you mess up and boy did I ever. In fact I messed up so much that we had to stop selling and marketing (I know the horror!). Our last blog post was almost six weeks ago, but there is a reason for that. Bad CEO's get down on themselves when they screw up or play the blame game. Good CEO's reflect, analyze, pivot and execute. This blog has nothing to do with SEO or attracting new customers; it's simply a business lesson that I hope saves someone some time.

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Topics: Small Business Management, Small Business Growth, Scaling A Service Business, Marketing Small Business, Inbound Marketing

How to be an Amazing Small Business Employee

Posted by Matt Roberge on Apr 2, 2015 7:30:00 AM

I often joke with my operations manager that I would be an amazing small business employee. We do the books for over a hundred small businesses, so we have to perform at a pretty high level and stay incredibly organized. My team and I joke with one another about how dialed in the bookkeeping system would be if we only had one job or one client. I would have the most amazing filing system you have ever seen both in hard copy and digital and both would be triple backed up.  

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Topics: Small Business Management, Small Business Growth, Small Business

Small Business Owners: Don't Let Your Monday Ruin Your Sunday

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

I was coming home from one of many amazing fishing trips of this summer with my wife and my friend Kyle. Kyle is a great friend of mine and a partner in Harvest Solar MT out of Bozeman, Montana. I respect Kyle for many reasons. By choice he lives off the grid, he is an incredibly hard worker, and one funny guy. So we are driving home on a Sunday evening from a four day float out of the wilderness just outside of Glacier Park in northwest Montana. It was getting late in the evening and all three of us had to work on Monday morning. We were all starving but I didn't really want to delay our drive home. I kept asking Kyle if he cared if we stopped or if he wanted to get home. Kyle responded, "Don't let your Monday ruin your Sunday bro." Kyle's statement has stuck with me for the past several weeks and I have found that taking this advice to heart really helps.

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Topics: Small Business Owner, Small Business Management, Small Business Growth