Now that specifics are out for the second Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) round, there are some important things you need to know. One is the 25% loss in receipts rule.
Despite the time of year, I chose to head to Aurora Outlets to pick up a few holiday gifts this week. I recall saying last year that I would spare myself the misery of trying to find a parking spot and waiting in line. Knowing the annoyance lying ahead, I went anyway.
It’s not too late to get organized for year-end. A lot of small business owners wait too long to get their financials in order. Closing the books for the year doesn’t have to be a race to the finish; it can be a jog. Below are a few things you can do now.
Imagine how nice it would be not to have to hire a bookkeeper ever again. In addition to saving you time, an outsourced bookkeeping team will also save you money. Below are a few of the benefits of having an expert perform your bookkeeping.
This has been a challenging year. The knee jerk reaction is to think about the difficulties (and there have been many) that this year has brought us. It is also time to consider the things we are thankful for.
Many small business owners start out doing their own bookkeeping. As business grows, there is often little time to manage the books and the search for an internal bookkeeper begins. While QuickBooks is user-friendly, it’s important to hire a candidate that knows their way around the software.
Our clients often ask us to help prepare their taxes in addition to the small business bookkeeping assistance we provide. Instead, we refer our clients to a CPA firm to provide tax preparation assistance. Why? Let’s look at the primary purpose of a CPA and a bookkeeping firm:
A law firm has a responsibility to not only represent their clients in a just way, but also to manage their clients’ advances/deposits for court fees, fines and other potential payments. Interest on Lawyers Trust Account (IOLTA) is an account in which lawyers hold funds that do not belong to the lawyer right now or are disputed. Without taxing the public, and at no cost to lawyers or their clients, interest from IOLTA is pooled to provide civil legal aid to the poor and support improvements to the justice system. Due to the timing and sensitivity of lawsuits, a client’s funds are held in escrow by their attorney and are protected in a special type of bank account, called an IOLTA.
Many businesses think that hiring an internal bookkeeper will save them money. But, sometimes paying for a full-time bookkeeper with little expertise isn't the best option. That's where BudgetEase comes in. For one Cleveland-based Branding Agency, hiring BudgetEase as their part-time, expert bookkeeper was the right solution because it saved them not only money, but time.