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Client Spotlight Interview: New Visions Unlimited

This month, we would like to bring awareness to mental health, and a client of ours who is a behavioral health agency. New Visions Unlimited provides high-quality, client-centered treatment to the community. Their team of compassionate professionals creates pathways for positive change.

Client Spotlight Interview: Perla Pierogies

This month's spotlight interview will have you drooling for award-winning pierogies! Perla Pierogies, a client of ours, hand-crafts quality pierogies that are made with the finest ingredients. With vegan options, anyone could indulge in this comfort food!

Client Spotlight Interview: Newbomb Design

Please meet a new client whom we have worked with for years: Newbomb Design, LLC, a creative design firm in Cleveland, Ohio. Newbomb Design loves to create logotypes, creative advertisements, art direction, and interior branding designs for businesses, organizations, products, events, and people. The industries they serve include entrepreneurial, IT/ software, apparel, and so much more! Read about what President, Brian Willse has to say about their amazing company!

Client Spotlight Interview: Esselstyn Foundation

This month's client spotlight is dedicated to the Esselstyn Foundation. They are a nonprofit organization that promotes wellness by sharing the wonders of plant-based nutrition. Here is what Executive Director Brian had to say about the Foundation.

Client Spotlight Interview: Learning Carton

Certainly, our most fun--but also detail oriented--client is Chris Karel and his firm Learning Carton, a content design company. He and his business are passionate about helping people learn new things. Chris has been a teacher for over 14 years!

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.

Client Spotlight Interview: Century Chimney Sweep

Please meet one of our interesting clients, Century Chimney Sweep Inc. They are a member of the National Chimney Sweeps Guild, who provides exceptional chimney sweep and repair services to homes in Cuyahoga, Medina, Lorain, Lake, Geauga, and Summit counties. Owner Gary Spolar believes that the most important aspect of his business is the people. They are widely recognized for their amazing work, and we cannot recommend them enough. 

Client Spotlight Interview: Homewatch CareGivers

We want you to get to know a client of ours, Homewatch CareGivers. They provide kind, compassionate and qualified care to their homebound clients, tailored to their unique needs and in their preferred surroundings. Two of their main objectives are high-quality care and interpersonal relationships. We hear over and over how the team at Homewatch provides the much-needed care for families and friends that can’t take care of themselves. We can’t recommend them highly enough. 

Do You Really Have to Reconcile Your Bank Accounts?

In short, yes. It is recommended that small businesses reconcile their accounts at least monthly, although some small businesses reconcile daily for cash flow reasons. This step-by-step video shows how to reconcile your bank account using QuickBooks.

The process of comparing your balance (known as the book balance) to the bank’s records (bank balance) is important for the following reasons: