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Should I Use QuickBooks?

One of the hazards of being an accountant is the QuickBooks question. Wherever I go, the grocery store, the bookstore, the farmer’s market, as soon as word gets out, the question pops up. It’s understandable what with QuickBooks being the elephant in the small business accounting industry. Too bad the answer isn’t as easy to […]

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How to Make Recordkeeping Sexy (or at least Easy) Part 2

photo credit: mcfarlandmo In the first part we went over what records are and who they’re really for (hint: it’s not the IRS). Now, we’ll talk about the ONE thing you must have to substantiate your business figures. What’s The Bare Minimum? These items are the absolute least you can do to keep your financial […]

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How to Make Recordkeeping Sexy (or at least Easy)

photo credit: billaday So many new, and not so new, business owners are confused about keeping records sometimes to the point of being paralyzed into inaction. This two part post will answer your questions and give you the confidence to get going on your business. After all, what’s sexier than someone doing something that they […]

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When is Paper an Immoveable Object?

photo credit: me and the sysop When it keeps you from your goals. So many people I work with are waiting – on hold. They say “I’ll be ready to go when my business cards are finished,” or “I’ve got to get my brochures ready before I can start.” The paper, or lack of it, […]