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    The 4th Quarter Stretch

    It’s that time of year, rounding out the fall season and sliding into the last few months of the year. With the daily unexpected events, now is as good a time as any to take stock in what you and your business have…at this very moment.

    5 Questions to Ask Yourself When Reviewing Your Company Budget

    As last year winded down and you looked toward this year, you probably had goals and dreams of where you would like your business to go and how to make it grow. You prepared what you thought to be a realistic budget. Preparing the budget is the first step; reviewing it at least monthly is as important to the success of your company. Don’t let your budget gather dust and never look at it again.

    The Top Outsourced Bookkeeping Services in Cleveland

    As the CEO and founder of BudgetEase, an outsourced bookkeeping service in Cleveland, Ohio, I meet with hundreds of small businesses each year. As prospective clients weigh their options when choosing a partner for their bookkeeping, I often get asked who do I respect in the region.

    How Your Bookkeeper Should Treat You, the Business Owner

    Our small business clients have varied relationships with their respective bookkeepers. Some are a part of the team on a full-time basis, while others have the bookkeeper in part-time or as needed, either weekly or even monthly.

    When the Unexpected Hits, Take Time to Reflect

    2017 has been flying by for us and many of our clients find themselves in full swing, performing and thriving. At BudgetEase, we occasionally see the unexpected hit – illnesses of key people or unexpected changes in a client’s market.

    10 Small Business Bookkeeping Tips for New Businesses

    1. Determine the best type of business entity to conduct your business. The major choices include sole proprietorship, partnership, limited liability company LLC, corporation, and non profit.

    How Vacations Make YOU Profitable

    It is known that most Americans leave several days of vacation on the table each year, but what about the business owners? We rarely break away from our beloved business for evenings and weekends, let alone a few days or a week away. Pride and passion drive our vision, mission and ideally a strong bottom line.

    Here are few reasons why you should give yourself permission to vacation:

    Video: Borrowing Funds for a Small Business

    Many of our clients agonize over starting a conversation with a lender to obtain a loan to grow their business. They don’t know where to start. Here are 3 places for small businesses to look to borrow funds.

    Steer Your Business Forward With a Collaborative Crew

    We see the many ways the triangle of bookkeeper, business owner and accountant can truly work to everyone’s advantage! Here are a few tips for creating that unique collaboration that steers your business forward:

    Simplify Your Business with QuickBooks

    We see so many small business owners stockpiling receipts, using Excel spreadsheets or even pen and paper to track their sales and expenses. They’re comfortable with their system because there are few transactions, they get the information they need and they think they don’t have the time to do more.