BudgetEase Blog - Making YOU Profitable™

    Client Spotlight Interview: PDL Cosmetics

    This month, we would like to highlight an awesome client of ours, PDL Cosmetics. Founded by Patricia de Leon and Steve Chester, they are a makeup company serving vibrant shades of lip-wear that does not bleed onto masks--a Covid must--to individuals globally. PDL Cosmetics, Patricia, and Steve are dedicated to igniting confidence in women everywhere!

    Is My Dog Deductible? What Small Business Expenses Are Deductible?

    We receive a lot of interesting questions about deductions. Recently, the deductibility of a pet was a topic of conversation. The scenario is a dog who “works” alongside his person who happens to be a truck driver. The dog (named Clutch) is outfitted in company gear and takes his job of protecting the driver very seriously. Clutch is also in charge of client relations and makes sure to woo all customers with his adorable demeanor. Despite his clear value in company operations, Clutch’s expenses are unfortunately not considered deducible by the IRS.

    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: 

    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.

    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.

    Subscribe to Email Updates

    New call-to-action

    Recent Posts

    Small Business Bookkeeping