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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.

5 Ways to Make Your Year-End Smoother

The last months of the year is a busy time for most businesses. Not just with the approaching holiday season, but preparing for year end as well. To help you get to the finish line, here are some things you can do now to make the end of the year easier.

Benefits of Budgeting for Your Business

Just as a personal budget can help ensure enough money is saved for retirement, a business budget can help ensure the company can succeed long into the future. Budgets also help start-ups step off on the right foot. Even without historical expenses data, taking the time to forecast income and expenses for the month, quarter and year(s) ahead will help keep your business lean, efficient and open for business.

You're Not Alone

We decided to analyze our client’s financial performance for the last two years. (There's no denying it -- we are a bit nerdy!) Not surprisingly, we found that most small businesses had a difficult 2020 year. We noticed a few things when reviewing the data, such as:

A Guide for Bookkeepers: Closing out 2020

It's time to close the books on 2020, but before you close the year in QuickBooks, you need to ensure a few things are done.

A Match Made in Heaven

We aren’t talking about peanut butter and chocolate (although that is good); we are talking about a part-time bookkeeper and a part-time CFO. That combination lets you do what you do best – create new products and services for your small business.

Using Quickbooks to Track Grant Balances for Nonprofits

Accountants love it when they get a clean set of books. The ultimate prize is when the Net Assets with Donor Restrictions account is up to date. A critical step in getting there is a good grant balance tracking system maintained throughout the year. Here are three ways we track restricted grant balances using QuickBooks Online:

Financial Information Needed for Your Nonprofit Board Members

The Pandemic has brought to light the importance of financial management at nonprofit organizations. Many organizations are overwhelmed with demand and short on resources. A crisis always highlights weaknesses, but it can also identify opportunities. As a board member, what financial information do you need to guide the organization though the ever-changing community the nonprofit serves?

The 1099-NEC and 1099-MISC Explained

For several decades non-employee employee compensation was reported using a 1099-MISC. The IRS has changed that for the 2020 tax filing year and is requiring those wages to be reported on a 1099-NEC.


How Is Your Small Business Adapting?

For most of us, driving to the office has been replaced by remote work environments. Fortunately, at BudgetEase we did a lot of remote work before the pandemic. For many small businesses, however, this has been a challenging adjustment period.