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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!

    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...

    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.

    Client Spotlight Interview: Scorpacciata Pasta Co.

    We are pleased to introduce you to Peter Rueter, owner of Scorpacciata Pasta, LLC. and a BudgetEase customer since January 2020. If you are looking for authentic, handmade pasta or pizza look no further! Scorpacciata’s delicious meals are often a topic of conversation within the (virtual) office! Their attention to detail and passion for excellence is apparent in everything they offer.

    Our Favorite E-commerce Tool: Webgility

    Operating an e-commerce business means dealing with a lot of moving parts and invariably bookkeeping problems. The problem we see most often is organizing information stored in a number of different places, then consolidating it in one place to create useful data used to make insightful business decisions.

    Top 10 QuickBooks Mistakes We See Most Often

    Whether using QuickBooks, QuickBooks Online, or a QuickBooks app, people make mistakes all the time. Listed below are the most common mistakes to watch out for. 

    Here are the top 10 QuickBooks mistakes we see most often:

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