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.
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.
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.
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.
- 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.
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.
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:
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.
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?