Setting business financial goals for 2023

Companies tend to progress more consistently if the owner sets business financial goals and makes a plan to achieve them. The new year is a natural time to decide what you want to achieve and how. With that in mind, read on to learn the steps for setting financial goals for your business for 2023. Read more about Setting business financial goals for 2023[…]

Bookkeeping & Accounting Tips for Small Business: 5 Things to Avoid

TD Bank surveyed small business owners about what they love and hate most about owning their own business. Unsurprisingly, flexibility and feeling in control ranked first in the “love” category. Meanwhile, almost 60% said bookkeeping was hands-down their most hated task. Most business owners understand that effective financial management is key to their success. However, Read more about Bookkeeping & Accounting Tips for Small Business: 5 Things to Avoid[…]

3 Reasons to Prioritize Bookkeeping

If you ask 100 business owners what they like least about running a business, chances are good that bookkeeping will rank high on the list. It’s a frustrating chore that takes up a lot of time and is easy to put off until tomorrow. However, avoiding your bookkeeping is dangerous. Not knowing your company’s financial Read more about 3 Reasons to Prioritize Bookkeeping[…]

How “Virtual CFO” Services Can Help You Grow Your Business

Every small business can benefit from the dedicated financial management expertise that comes with having a CFO. However, very few small businesses have the means to hire someone full time for this role, particularly in the lean early years. Often, it’s the first few years when a company is starting up that establishing good habits Read more about How “Virtual CFO” Services Can Help You Grow Your Business[…]

Your Small Business Tax Preparation Checklist for 2022

Business owners, tax season is right around the corner and although you may be dreading it, there are things you can do to feel better prepared. Here is your small business tax preparation checklist for 2022. Don’t stress, prepare! Your books Your structure Your due date Your income Your deductions Your home office expenses Your Read more about Your Small Business Tax Preparation Checklist for 2022[…]

5 Signs You Need an Outsourced CFO

The 5 signs you need an outsourced CFO. When you start a small business, it’s usually only you behind the whole operation. You wear many hats, from CEO to clean-up crew. As you pour your heart and soul into your business and it begins to grow, the amount of work involved grows with it. As Read more about 5 Signs You Need an Outsourced CFO[…]

Small Business Audit: What to do if you get audited?

There are often negative emotions involved when you think of a small business audit, and rightly so. No business owner looks forward to a letter from the taxman requesting a closer look at the books. If you’ve received an audit letter, don’t panic. Prepare. These four steps will help you get through the process with Read more about Small Business Audit: What to do if you get audited?[…]

Small Business Cash Management Insights

Your business needs cash. Cash is what keeps your company in operation and enables it to grow. Therefore, it is important to know how much cash your business needs to survive. Although many people think the answer is linked solely to operating expenses, this isn’t the case. That’s why I thought it might be helpful Read more about Small Business Cash Management Insights[…]

Four Questions to Ask the Accountant

Ideally, you and your accountant are more than just “adviser” and “client”. With your combined skills, expertise, and shared mission to support a thriving business, you’re more like strategic partners. The key to achieving success in any partnership is, of course, strong communication. At your next meeting, be sure to ask the accountant these four Read more about Four Questions to Ask the Accountant[…]

What’s the difference between a bookkeeper and an accountant?

A popular question we get is, what’s the difference between a bookkeeper and an accountant? A good question! They both work with financial data and they’re both essential for managing a successful business. Yet the roles and duties of a bookkeeper and accountant are different. You may not be exactly sure of the differences between Read more about What’s the difference between a bookkeeper and an accountant?[…]