At this time of year, your taxes are hopefully done, and you are probably not thinking of taxes at all. That’s all well and good, but have you begun planning for next year? Because whether your business is brand new, has never had a “regular bookkeeper”, or has been doing bookkeeping the same old ways for numerous years, it never hurts to consider if this year is the time to update your bookkeeping programs or stick … Read More →
The following is another excerpt from our newest eBook,“How To Start A Lucrative Virtual Bookkeeping Business,” which will be officially launched tomorrow – June 30th, 2010. I realized that although the book is largely about starting a bookkeeping business, I’ve actually put some of my best business advice in the book as well. Today is the last day to get it for 50% off, and be entered to win the 8GB iPod Touch, because once it’s launched the price will be $29.90.
Okay, I have a confession to make: I am a Mom. Even worse, I am a Mom with a Toddler. What that means is that as a “Mom with a Toddler,” I know all the words to “Elmo’s World.” I also know how to “Do the Pigeon” and that “C is for Cookie” (which is good enough for me). I know how to read Dora’s map, and I know Hannah Montana’s true identity.
What’s more… I know “who lives in a Pineapple under the sea.”
One of the things I see a lot of when it comes to bookkeeping is laptops…lots of laptops. Some work incredibly well (whether for bookkeeping or anything else) while others work horribly. Thus, I have compiled a list of features to consider when shopping for any laptop, whether for bookkeeping alone, or for business in general.
(If you have any further recommendations, please leave them in the comments so that other readers will know what to consider.)
Okay, let me first start by saying this: If you are not using WordPress for your website/blog, then this post is NOT for you. If you do have WordPress or if you are thinking about switching to WordPress, then YOU MUST READ THIS POST.
Many times, when businesses try to send out multiple emails at once, they end up getting put into the receiver’s Spam box. It isn’t because the receiver doesn’t know the sender. It’s usually because the sender has chosen more then 5 people (or some number just as disturbingly small). It can be really frustrating when you have to send out an email blast to a multitude of people, and then never hear from them because the message ended up in their Spam folder, and they never check their Spam folder. To bypass this, you simply need to send out an … Read More →
You may be wondering, “E.T. Barton is a bookkeeper and a researcher. What the heck could she possibly know about customer service? What qualifies her to teach a lesson like this one? She’s ‘Back Office’ – NOT Retail.”
To be quite honest…I rock at customer service. I mean, I seriously kick butt. But that is not actually what qualifies me as a customer service expert. What qualifies me is the fact that one of my very first jobs – back when I was in … Read More →
Believe it or not, when I first decided to start my own business seven years ago, I did not want to do bookkeeping. I may be good at it, but I’ve never LOVED it (not like my Mom does). Instead, I wanted to make “just enough money” so that I could stay home with my newborn daughter, and maybe do a bit of romance-writing on the side. If that meant busting my behind and selling Mary Kay products to support my family, I was going … Read More →
Are you a published writer or a writer in limbo “waiting for the call”? Whether you are a writer that has a book in hand or a book on your computer, you need to start thinking about optimizing your writer’s blog at once. The unspoken truth behind publishing is that most writers don’t make a lot of money on their first book or their first few books. They’re lucky if they get $1,000 as an advance. For the writer in limbo, or the writer that’s hoping to make a career of their writing, $1,000 is NOT enough to live on. … Read More →