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Client Spotlight Interview: Century Chimney Sweep

Please meet one of our interesting clients, Century Chimney Sweep Inc. They are a member of the National Chimney Sweeps Guild, who provides exceptional chimney sweep and repair services to homes in Cuyahoga, Medina, Lorain, Lake, Geauga, and Summit counties. Owner Gary Spolar believes that the most important aspect of his business is the people. They are widely recognized for their amazing work, and we cannot recommend them enough. 

Do You Love or Hate Your Bookkeeper?

Sometimes bookkeeping for small businesses can be frustrating--both for you as an entrepreneur and for your bookkeeper. They slow you down by asking questions about things that you would rather not deal with, like: 

Client Spotlight Interview: Homewatch CareGivers

We want you to get to know a client of ours, Homewatch CareGivers. They provide kind, compassionate and qualified care to their homebound clients, tailored to their unique needs and in their preferred surroundings. Two of their main objectives are high-quality care and interpersonal relationships. We hear over and over how the team at Homewatch provides the much-needed care for families and friends that can’t take care of themselves. We can’t recommend them highly enough. 

Getting to Know QBO Management Reports

Need polished reports for your banker, directors, or investors? The Management Reports feature is a simple, yet powerful feature in QuickBooks Online (QBO).

Do You Really Have to Reconcile Your Bank Accounts?

In short, yes. It is recommended that small businesses reconcile their accounts at least monthly, although some small businesses reconcile daily for cash flow reasons. This step-by-step video shows how to reconcile your bank account using QuickBooks.

The process of comparing your balance (known as the book balance) to the bank’s records (bank balance) is important for the following reasons: 

Company Spotlight Interview: Maximum Value Partners

Meet Maximum Value Partners, LLC, a company dedicated to helping small businesses grow. As a dynamic duo, Adam Sonnhalter and Jack Mencini work together to provide high-value coaching to business owners. At BudgetEase, we have seen their coaching in action with our clients. Their results are impressive.

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.