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    When is it Time to Bid Farewell to a Customer?

    There will likely be a time when you are dealing with clients that may be negatively affecting your business. These are some of the red flags you should look out for:

    Procedure for Charities to Accept Stock Donations

    Even small and medium-sized organizations can accept donations of stock. Here’s how: 

    One Quarter Down, Three To Grow!

    How are you doing now that spring has sprung? Feeling lighter, brighter and refreshed? We hope both you and your business are bouncing along nicely into Spring. How do you know if this year will blossom, or if parts of the business are late bloomers and dragging you down?

    The Unfairness Surrounding PPP Second Draw Loans

    The second draw of PPP funds is a life raft for many small businesses. There are a lot of great changes to the eligibility rules and uses of PPP-2 funds. Unfortunately, there are a few changes that many deem unfair. 

    Year-End Checklist: Bookkeeping for Small Businesses

    When it comes to bookkeeping for small businesses it is important to have a year-end checklist to make sure everything is in order. Here is our year-end checklist:

    • Backup of data made before correcting transactions

    • Review Trail Balance

    • Balance changed? Review Audit Trail, Voided/Deleted and Retained Earnings QuickReport for prior year. 

    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 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.

    How Do I Love Thee? Appreciation for Your Bookkeeper

    As Valentine's Day approaches, we think of those we love. We buy them chocolates -- or diamonds! -- and maybe go on a date (or get takeout during the pandemic). This year, how about showing some love for your bookkeeper? Since you're a small business owner, you need to be smart about your expenses, and your bookkeeper understands that. So, profess your appreciation in words. So, how do you love thee, bookkeeper? Here we count the ways:

    Our Top 10 Blogs from 2020

    Throughout the year, we publish weekly blogs loaded with tips, tricks, and valuable information about QuickBooks and all things bookkeeping. We all know 2020 was an unprecedented year, with information regarding relief programs and other solutions for businesses affected by COVID-19. We've compiled our most popular and significant blog posts from 2020 here to be sure you don't miss out on them!

    Twenty-five: The Percentage to Know for PPP-2

    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.



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