3 Bookkeeping Organization Systems Every Business Owner Needs

Do you dread doing your bookkeeping? Do you feel like you’re starting from scratch every month because you only do your bookkeeping once a month … if that? It’s ok if you do! We know that bookkeeping isn’t a favorite task for everyone.  You spend so much time running your business that we know the last thing you want to do is sit down at your

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3 Questions To Ask When Hiring A Bookkeeper

Do you know the right questions to ask when hiring a Bookkeeper? Is this you? You’ve spent countless hours, days, and maybe years building your business to get to the point where you need to hire a Bookkeeper.  Congrats! That’s an amazing accomplishment and one you should celebrate! However, instead of celebrating you feel overwhelmed and confused about the hiring process. Worried you won’t choose the

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5 Signs You Need To Hire A Bookkeeper

Can I afford to hire a bookkeeper? Do I really need a bookkeeper?  Are these questions you’re asking yourself about your business right now? If you are, please believe me when I say I get it!  As the CEO of Balanced Ledger, I talk to business owners like you every day. It’s hard to know what to hire out and when. One of the first objections

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QuickBooks Online is Our Exclusive Software

CEOs have a lot of decisions to make every day but for Esme, Balanced Ledger’s CEO, choosing QuickBooks online as the exclusive software was easy We all know that it’s vital in business to have the right tools for the job. You wouldn’t want to have a slow computer when trying to design websites, dull scissors as a barber, or bad lighting as a photographer, would

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3 Bookkeeping Myths BUSTED

Myth #1: I only need to review my Financial Reports once a year, when I file my taxes. The Truth: You need to be reviewing your Financial Reports monthly to make sure you’re staying profitable! There are several reasons to review your financial reports on a monthly basis! You want to ensure you are staying on budget, to ensure you are on track to meeting your

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Small Business Tax Preparation Checklist

What do I need to give my accountant for tax season? This is a question my team and I get a lot so we compiled this blog post to act as a checklist for you. First, before you even think about handing over your QuickBooks file to your accountant you need to take the following steps.  You need to make sure that all of your transactions

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How much will an IRA reduce my taxes?

How much will a traditional IRA reduce your taxes? Tax planning is a hot topic right now given the recent reveal of tax payments made by President Trump, however, tax planning should always be a hot topic if you are a business owner. One avenue of tax planning that is often ignored is the benefits of a traditional IRA. Let’s dive into this topic. There are

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9 Bookkeeping Terms Every Business Owner Must Know

Starting a business is not only exciting and rewarding but it also comes with a learning curve if you’ve never been on the financial side of business operations. To help you with this learning curve, my team and I have compiled 9 bookkeeping terms that every business owner must know. We consider these must-know terms since they are the most used terms in accounting systems and

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3 Signs You Need To Hire A Bookkeeper ASAP

As a business owner, you wear many hats when it comes to day to day management. Bookkeeping should not be one of those “tasks” that land on your to-do list. If you are a business owner doing your own books, here are 3 signs that you need to start outsourcing now. 3 Signs You Need To Outsource Your Bookkeeping Now 1. You don’t have a budget

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Tax Planning and Tax Prep: 3 Major Differences

Tax planning and tax prep are two services that are often confused, used interchangeably, and not services that every bookkeeper provides.  This blog post is going to dive into the 3 main differences between the two so you can focus on the exact services your business needs. The first major difference is this: Planning is just as it sounds – planning your business expenses and investments

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