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Salt Lake City Bookkeeping Blog

Open for Business: Everything You Need to Know About Preparing Your Books Pre-Revenue

Posted by Leanne Armstrong on Apr 4, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Launching a new business? Great! Books prepared and ready to go? If your answer to that is any version of “not so much”, you should probably delay the impulse to throw open your doors.

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Topics: Start A Business, Startup, small business startup, QuickBooks Setup

Tips for Your New Business Start Up

Posted by Matt Roberge on Jun 2, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Starting a new business can be an exciting time, but it’s also a little scary. There are no guarantees your business will be successful. If you get a solid start and work hard, though, you might build a great enterprise. Here are some tips to get you going in your new start-up:

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Topics: Small Business, small business startup, Startup

Tips for Growing Your Small Business

Posted by Matt Roberge on Apr 28, 2017 9:00:00 AM

If you have a small business, you may not want to stay small forever. But how can you grow your small business? Some entrepreneurs think it's a natural process that will take care of itself. In reality, growth is like anything else in your business: it’s something you need to plan for.

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Topics: Small Business, small business startup, Startup

Should You Consider Crowdfunding for Your Small Business Startup?

Posted by Matt Roberge on Apr 14, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Crowdfunding is a very popular way to raise money for a new business. Crowdfunding essentially means asking multiple people to contribute to your business project. In return, investors may get a specific perk or may simply be asked to donate with no strings attached. There are even many online platforms where business leaders can set up crowdfunding campaigns to gather more money for their new ventures.

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Topics: small buisnesses, Startup, small business startup

Why You Should Raise Seed Money Through Sales

Posted by Matt Roberge on Dec 21, 2016 9:00:00 AM

I've been meeting with a lot of startup companies lately and many of them are trying to raise a seed round of funding. When I talk with the founders, I get curious and ask a lot of questions. I've drawn one key conclusion about something that I typically find all of them have in common.

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Topics: lean startup, Startup, Investing, Business Sales

Starting a Small Business the Right Way

Posted by Matt Roberge on Feb 9, 2016 8:00:00 AM

If I ever start a business again, I will do so many things differently. You learn a lot when you start a small business from scratch; both what to do and what not to do. A lot of what you learn about starting and running a small business comes from the school of hard knocks. In hindsight, the act of starting a business is a much easier task than moving forward when you are in the weeds of actually starting up. Here is my advice on how to start a business the right way.

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Topics: Starting A Business, Exit Planning, Startup, Growth Coach

How To Solve A Startup's Toughest Challenge

Posted by Matt Roberge on Dec 22, 2015 7:00:00 AM

Do you think that the number one problem that startups face is lack of money? I think you could also make a case that the biggest problem for startups is lack of time. Startups often have a great idea and a top notch team, but will hit the common roadblocks of finding time and money.

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Topics: Entrepreneurship, Business Start Up, Start A Business, Startup, Raising Business Capital

How To Generate And Implement A Great Business Idea

Posted by Matt Roberge on Aug 13, 2015 7:30:00 AM

I love enthusiastic entrepreneurs who come up with business ideas. I have patiently listened to many, many different business ideas from entrepreneurs full of hope and energy. Yet many of these great ideas fail to come to fruition. Why is that? I really don’t believe that most are bad ideas; I think that most people don’t know how to properly execute their ideas. Here are my thoughts on how to generate and implement a great business idea.

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Topics: Starting A Business, Business Ideas, Scaling A Business, Business Start Up, Start A Business, Startup