Small business owners wear many hats, and it's easy to let things slip through cracks (like that great marketing campaign you were going to do for the holidays). It's nothing to feel bad about... when priorities shift, your attention and time needs to as well. There are plenty of tasks that can be tabled, but there are some that border on dangerous when delayed, and bookkeeping is one of them when you get too far behind. When you let it pile up, the details start to slip and are harder to reconstruct. So, we thought we'd share a few of our sagely tips that seem to be useful in keeping the time spent tracking your finances as efficient and effective as possible.
With the holidays behind you and the beginning of a new year, your small business has an important deadline approaching. If you have paid $600.00 or more to individuals in the form of non-employee compensation you are required to provide a Form 1099 to those by individuals by January 31, 2020.
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There are many tasks involved with small business bookkeeping. These tasks often take much longer than we expect because concepts are easier to understand than to implement.
Here are some simple solutions to your bookkeeping problems:
Accounts receivable is difficult in most industries, particularly for small businesses. Dental practices are not exempt from the struggle of collecting payments. The challenge for many dentists is that payments are received in a multitude of ways, most commonly via insurance and direct customer payments.
What improves your cash flow, saves you time, and reduces the number of days to get paid by your customers? QuickBooks Payments! With a QuickBooks payments account, you can securely email an invoice and add a “Pay Now” button. You can allow your customer to pay with a credit or debit card, ACH or bank transfer, or even Apple Pay. You eliminate processing the payment in QuickBooks, and as a result, you save money.
It‘s the season of giving thanks. A time of year when we think about family and friends, delicious food, and cozy fires. As bookkeepers, there are other things we are thankful for. These are the things that make our work quicker and abundantly more efficient. They may seem like small things, but we are grateful for them.
Before you know it, the holidays will be here, filling up the calendar with more to-dos and festivities. Don’t put off the year-end planning details of bank reconciliations and estimated tax payments until the last minute. We advise all business owners to provide a clean version of your financial records to your accountant on or before November 15. Save yourself the stress and start the cleanup now!
Capitalizing versus expensing purchases is a common question for small business owners. The way purchases are accounted for can sometimes make the difference between a year-end income statement that shows a profit and one that shows a loss. Having a Capitalization Policy will help your bookkeeper easily enter transactions into your QuickBooks or other financial software.