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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

Why Should You Protect Your Business Name Nationally and Internationally?

Posted by Matt Roberge on Feb 22, 2017 9:00:00 AM

You may dream of one day growing your business larger, but right now you might be focused on making your business name recognizable locally.

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Topics: trademarks, small businesses

What is Cash Flow From Operations

Posted by Joe Mazur on Feb 1, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Cash flow refers to the money coming into a business. There are many ways money can enter a business and many ways for companies to add to their profits and revenues. However, understanding cash flow from operations is an important part of making decisions. If your business is creating a cash flow statement for an annual or quarterly report, cash flow from operations will play a key role.

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Topics: cash flow from operations, small businesses

How to Manage Your Cost of Goods Sold (COGS): Tips for Small Businesses

Posted by Joe Mazur on Jan 25, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Whether your business sells products or services, it’s important to know “what is the cost of goods sold?” for each item or service you sell. This number provides the basic information you need to build traffic and to grow your company.

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Topics: Small Business, cost of goods sold, small businesses

Should My Small Business Have a Business Continuity Plan?

Posted by Thomas Liquori on Jan 18, 2017 9:00:00 AM

You already have a business plan, but do you have a business continuity plan? The former is a guideline for your entire company’s processes, but the latter is specific to a disaster or emergency incident. Ironically, most small businesses never even consider the importance of a business continuity plan, often because they mistakenly assume that they can rebound after an event such as a weather-related shutdown, fire, terrorist event, technological disaster or others.

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Topics: small businesses, business plan, small business plan

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 Your Small Business Should Have a Business Plan

Posted by Thomas Liquori on Jan 11, 2017 9:00:00 AM

You’re all ready to start a small business. You have the passion. You have the funding. You even have a few key team players in mind. But before you make it official, you definitely need something else: a business plan.

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Topics: Small Business Mentor, small businesses, business plan

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