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Client Spotlight Interview: One Health Organization

Let me introduce, Dr. Anna Van Heeckeren. Dr. Anna is the President and CEO of One Health Organization. She is also a veterinarian who saw the need for affordable care for pets whose owners are unable to take them to the vet. One Health keeps pets and people healthy at home! With more people sheltering at home, One Health’s service is essential.

Bad Bookkeeping Comes at a Cost

Many small businesses choose to do their own bookkeeping for a variety of reasons, including perceived cost savings. Others hire a cheap bookkeeper or inexperienced staff to cut costs. The truth is, bad bookkeeping can be costly, and here is why:

E-Commerce and Sales Tax

If you’re an e-commerce business, you know the pain and suffering involved in managing sales tax. Each state, and in some cases different counties within a state, have differing tax laws. Taxes can vary depending on the county in which  you are selling!

Seven Bookkeeping Processes to Propel Your Business

If you reflect on your bookkeeping processes, you will likely arrive at a few areas that need improvement. There are things you can do now to make bookkeeping easier. Things to consider are:

There May Be Additional COVID-19 Economic Relief in Sight

As COVID-19 rages on, there are additional relief packages being considered in the Senate. Among them are The Health, Economic Assistance, Liability Protection and Schools (“HEALS”) Act and the “HEROES ACT,” short for the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions Act.

Easy Does It -- Bookkeeping Catch-up One Month at a Time

We are approaching the time of the year when small businesses look at their books and realize they are behind, and in some cases, really behind. The knee-jerk reaction is to start adding and reconciling transactions all at once. Best practice indicates otherwise. We recommend you take a step back and do one month at a time.

Client Spotlight Interview: Canalway Partners

As an outdoor enthusiast, this Client Spotlight is near and dear to my heart. I am delighted to introduce to you Mera Cardenas of Canalway Partners. If you’ve ever had the pleasure of biking or walking the Towpath Trail that weaves throughout Cleveland, you can thank Canalway Partners as they are the chief fundraiser for the Towpath Trail in Cleveland and Cuyahoga County. They take the lead in strategic decision making, grant writing, and community outreach. Canalway Partners also hosts many events throughout the year that encourage people to spend time outdoors exploring our great city. The board and staff of Canalway Partners recently celebrated the opening of a new section of the Towpath Trail in the Tremont neighborhood. (See photo below.)

The Second Step to Starting a Small Business or Startup

The first step to starting a small business or startup can be found here.

As a bookkeeper, I am sharing some insights to maintain sound financial records. These are steps to put you on strong financial footing. Having a product or service that is demanded, building the right team, and finding customers are all very important – possibly more important is...

The First Step to Starting a Small Business or Startup

Step 1: Set up a Business Checking Account

You have a wonderful idea for a new business. You have tested your idea and it is going to work. You have even roughed out a budget and the idea is financially viable.

New business owners forget one crucial step – setting up a checking account for their business. Even if you do not yet have an Employer Identification Number (EIN) you can set up a separate account under your Social Security number. 

Setting up an eCommerce Business: Start with the End in Mind

There are many moving parts in an eCommerce business. As if monitoring sales on several different platforms isn’t confusing enough, add managing inventory, taxes, payroll, and marketing. All of this can be overwhelming if you don’t have processes in place to manage your eCommerce business.

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