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Salt Lake City Bookkeeping Blog

How Does The New Small Business Differ From The Old?

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

There is no doubt that the "new" small business differs from the old way a small business operated in the past. The internet and new technologies have changed a lot of things for the small business owner. Some would say that these changes are for the better and others would argue the changes have made things worse. 

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Topics: Small Business Owner, Remote Work, Small Business Vacation, Self Employment

Business Lessons from a Vacation to Mexico

Posted by Matt Roberge on Mar 26, 2015 7:30:00 AM

So last week I did something unheard of; I went on vacation during tax season. It was the first time in 13 years that I have taken any sort of time off during the January to April period. Although I was away from work I still had a productive week because I got to reflect on the business. I got a lot of big picture thinking done and came back refreshed with more direction in our business than I had before.

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Topics: Small Business Growth, Grow Your Business, Strategic Planning, Small Business Vacation

Don't Let Budget Season Ruin Your Holiday Season

Posted by Joe Mazur on Dec 12, 2014 7:00:00 AM

It’s budgeting and forecasting season.  Hopefully most small business owners are in the right mindset to set aside some of their valuable time to make sure they properly build out the next year’s goals and expectations before the year wraps up. Start 2015 with a bang and get it done now so you aren't dissapointed later. Knowing your short term financial trajectory is an important asset. Not knowing your 12 month budget or even 3-5 year budget is an unfortunate spot to be in. Utilize your books, your bookkeeper, management team, etc. in order to build out  realistic goals that you can hold yourself accountable to. Sure your budget will have variances and will need to be adapted along the way, but that’s to be expected.

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Topics: Consulting, Small Business Vacation, Building a budget, forecasting

Vacation For The Small Business Owner

Posted by Matt Roberge on Jun 28, 2013 7:00:00 AM

Vacation for a small business owner rarely results in an actual vacation.  Many small business owners feel that they can't totally check out from their business or it will crumble.  On a typical vacation I'm sure many small business owners check their email and cell phone at a bare minimum.  I know that I typically do.  However, on a recent vacation cell and internet access was not available.  Did the business crumble and fail?  No, quite the opposite it thrived.

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Topics: Small Business Bookkeeper, Small Business, Entrepreneurship, Small Business Sales, Small Business Vacation