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    Kathy Dise

    Kathy has over 30 years experience helping small businesses succeed. As a commercial lender, commercialization expert and now as a QuickBooks diamond level advisor, Kathy understands the challenges small business owners face. Her experience helps business owners quickly accomplish their financial goals. As the owner of BudgetEase, Kathy works with clients to develop a plan to efficiently process 1,000s of small transactions so owners can make informed decisions. She lives in Shaker Heights, OH with her husband Ralph and enjoys golf, curling and walking in Cleveland’s fabulous Metro Parks.

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    Will Hiring More Employees Increase Bookkeeping Service Costs?

    When hiring new employees, it is important to consider all the steps and pieces of your business that will be impacted by the human resource investment. Not only are you paying the hourly wage or salary, but also potentially:

    The 4th Quarter Stretch: How to Finish the Year Strong

    It’s that time of year, rounding out the fall season and sliding into the last few months of the year. We get lost in the day to day work and those unexpected events. Take a moment to take stock in what you and your business have right now and see where you are compared to where you started the year.

    5 Questions to Ask Yourself When Reviewing Your Company Budget

    As last year winded down and you looked toward this year, you probably had goals and dreams of where you would like your business to go and how to make it grow. You prepared what you thought to be a realistic budget. Preparing the budget is the first step; reviewing it at least monthly is as important to the success of your company. Don’t let your budget gather dust and never look at it again.

    6 Reasons Why You Should Consider Outsourcing Your Payroll

    Many small business owners advocate doing payroll in-house as it’s considered easy and keeps them involved. The truth is, doing your own payroll can be a time drain and is costly. While you’re not paying the nominal fee for a payroll service, you’re spending your valuable time on a task that is likely below your pay grade.

    Below are a few reasons why you should consider outsourcing your payroll.

    Why Start a Mid-Year Budget?

    When is it too late to start a budget? Some business owners don’t use a budget, and as a result, aren’t sure where money is being spent. Maybe you created some projections at the beginning of the year but are missing the mark on the sales side. Even though half the year is over, you can gain some valuable insights by assessing your first-half actual results to create a new budget.

    Keeping Track of Travel Mileage as a Small Business

    Do you struggle with keeping track of your Travel Mileage at your small business or startup? Do you find keeping track of your mileage to be a tedious task? I do. At the end of every year, I go through my calendar, note all the business events that I drove to, calculate the mileage using Google Maps, add up the miles on an excel spreadsheet (and I don’t drive nearly as much as many of you), and after multiplying by the allotted mileage reimbursement, I have entered a tidy business expense.  

    Pitfalls to Avoid When Setting up QuickBooks Online

     The selection process for deciding which bookkeeping tool is best for your business can be tedious and challenging to decipher in terms of features and benefits. If you've landed on QuickBooks®, congratulations! You've chosen what we at BudgetEase consider a necessary and highly effective tool to help make YOU more profitable!

    How Vacations Make YOU Profitable

    It is known that most Americans leave several days of vacation on the table each year, but what about the business owners? We rarely break away from our beloved business for evenings and weekends, let alone a few days or a week away. Pride and passion drive our vision, mission and ideally a strong bottom line.

    Here are few reasons why you should give yourself permission to vacation:

    Happy Endings to Three Scenes from an Accountant’s Life

    It’s not just the busy tax season when accountants have more work than time. Clients facing new credit requirements, unanticipated employee departures and the need to learn how to clean up messy bookkeeping can keep accountants’ phones ringing. Even when accountants are neck-deep in filings, forms and statements, clients still need help with a myriad of tasks tied to the numbers of the business. When there is not one more minute in the day or night and the phone rings with a request for help, thinking of BudgetEase as a solution for your clients just makes sense.

    What To Do When Opening Balance Doesn’t Match the Bank Statement

    Have no fear! When the opening balance does not match the bank statement there are two common reasons:

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