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    How To: Organize Financial Information Without QuickBooks

    If you have a very small company with only a couple checking or credit card accounts (designated solely for your business) and don’t want to pay for QuickBooks, how can you keep track of your financial records?

    You can use an excel spreadsheet to record your sales and expenses.  

    Making YOU Profitable: The Importance of a Clean Balance Sheet

    Cash may be King but never underestimate the value of a clean balance sheet. What does clean mean and why is it important?

    1099s - How Do I File With QuickBooks?

    Yes it is 1099 season! If you are a small business and don’t have bookkeeping support, what is the quickest way to get your 1099s out to the correct vendors?

    Businesses are required to send a 1099 to:

    • Service providers that you paid $600 or more
    • Your landlord for the rent you paid
    • All attornies even if they are incorporated

    Who don’t you send a 1099 to?

    • Corporations
    • Suppliers of products like utilities or office supplies

    The two easiest ways to file are:

    Why a CPA Firm Should Not Do Your Bookkeeping

    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:

    7 Reasons to Be Thankful For Your Bookkeeper

    My bookkeeper:

    1. Keeps me organized.
    2. Keeps me accountable on tasks I don’t care for.
    3. Frees me up to do the work that I love.

    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.

    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.

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