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    What Does a Bookkeeper Do?

    Bookkeepers are an integral part of your financial process. They do the heaving lifting to keep your financial information up to date and correct.

    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 you're also potentially paying:

    7 Things for Small Business to Include in Expense Reports

    To fully understand where your business stands financially, it's important to fill out expense reports. It will provide insight into your business' spending and cash flow, as well as can help you calculate profits, expenses and reimbursements. But to figure this out, what do you actually need in an expense report? To save you and your bookkeeper time, incorporate the following seven features into your expense report.

    Do I Need an Accountant, Bookkeeper, Controller, or Fractional CFO?

    It can be confusing for small business owners to determine what professional service is needed. Typically, more than one service is necessary. Below are the differences in professional services available for you to determine which ones are best for your business.

    Why a Bank Reconciliation Makes YOU More Profitable

    It is crucial to for business owners to enter all of their transactions into their accounting system. The process of reconciling is important to ensure you have enough cash available to cover costs and are able to fund continued growth. However, business owners often determine their cash balance by checking what the bank shows online in the accounts at a point in time. However, you cannot accurately forecast cash flow unless you match and verify activity in the bank statement to QuickBooks or whichever accounting system you use.  

    The Classic Nonprofit Challenge: Too Much Information & Too Many Classes

    We often help nonprofits simplify their bookkeeping records that are overwhelming because the financial statements have too much detail. Often, more is NOT better. Too much information can be confusing and doesn’t paint a clean picture of how the organization is doing.

    When You Hire the First Employee at Your Small Business

    One of the most exciting things a small business owner will do is hire their first employee. Though it make take some time to find the right person, after you're through the interview and references check process, and you're ready to say, "You're hired!", there are a few things you need to plan for on your end. We have some tips to help you get started.

    Year-end is Around the Corner: 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.

    Sales Tax Struggles

    When we do catch-up work, sales tax issues are a constant challenge. Many business owners struggle to figure out their sales tax, but we have four steps to make things easier and help keep your sales tax payments accurate.

    Client Spotlight Interview: Tree Frog Canopy Tours

    Please meet Anna Lee Christiansen, the owner of Tree Frog Canopy Tours, a zipline company located in the heart of Loudonville, Ohio. What began as a family’s small business venture is now a successful company offering a variety of recreational packages to its customers. An adventure for the whole family, Tree Frog Canopy Tours is Northern Ohio's only dual-cable zipline canopy tour. It's a great way to explore the natural beauty of the area, all while having a challenging and thrilling experience and creating memories. We asked Anna more about her family’s journey and how bookkeeping has played a role in their business.

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