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Hiring an Accountant for Your Growing Business

Even if you use accounting software, you still need to consider hiring an accountant. While your bookkeeper can do your taxes and even prepare financial statements, accountants can provide valuable … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Set Up the Books
Freshbooks Invoicing Software

Which Businesses Are FreshBooks Best For?

FreshBooks is a popular tool that bills itself as accounting software for small businesses. While it has many devoted users, we wondered for which businesses it’s the best fit. Should … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Set Up the Books
Small Business Tax Preparation

How Your Small Business Can Better Prepare for Next Year’s Taxes

The second half of April marks a major milestone for most small businesses. You’ve filed your taxes, and you can get back performing the countless other tasks needed to run … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Set Up the Books / Small Business Tax Tips
LLC S Corp Tax Election

LLCs Might Reap Financial Savings by Filing Taxes as S-Corporations

You may have already formed your business as an LLC. Or, you might be considering forming an LLC because it helps you and any partners avoid potential personal legal liability … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Form an LLC / Get an EIN / Set Up the Books / Small Business Tax Tips
Business Tech 2017

Top 12 Business Tech Tools for 2017

We all know, in a general sense, that technology is playing a larger role than ever in the way small businesses run their operations. From AI to the Internet of … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Get Basic Business Software / Management / Set Up the Books / Set Up Your Business Mailing Address
2017 Tax Calendar with Extensions

Complete 2017 Tax Calendar With Extension Dates & Changes From 2016

If you’re a business owner, it’s time to start thinking ahead to the tax filing deadlines in 2017. There are a few changes to be aware of in 2017, thanks … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Set Up the Books / Small Business Tax Tips
Tax Extenders

Things Are Looking Up For a Tax Extenders Deal

Back in November we wrote about what small businesses should be keeping an eye on as tax season nears. Each year, tax extenders – temporary tax breaks that Congress can … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Set Up the Books

What’s New For QuickBooks’ 2014 Small Business Products

Tax season is upon us, and most small businesses are in the process of preparing their taxes. If you’re a QuickBooks user, there are some changes to its Small Business … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Set Up the Books
bookkeeping

QuickBooks Alternatives: Peachtree, AccountEdge, FreshBooks, and Harvest

Although QuickBooks is the leading bookkeeping software on the market and we highly recommend it to business owners who need to set up their books, there are other bookkeeping services … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Set Up the Books
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Intuit Anywhere: Leveraging “The Cloud” to Enhance Your QuickBooks Software

Some have predicted that the days of on-premise, desktop software are numbered as buzz about “The Cloud” and web-based applications gets louder throughout the business world. Intuit, a leader in … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Set Up the Books

Doing the Books: To QuickBooks or Not?

Like it or not, if you’ve started a business then you’re probably going to be doing the books on your own until you’re making enough to hire someone to handle … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Set Up the Books

5 Steps for Getting People to Pay What They Owe You

Because of the current economic recession, it’s getting increasingly difficult to get people to pay invoices on time.  But, getting clients or business affiliates to pay what they owe you … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Set Up the Books