In BOOKKEEPING MONEY-SAVING TIP #4: Analyze Your Business Location, I discussed the fact that many businesses make the mistake of choosing a bad retail location because they don’t analyze the location in relationship to their competitors. In actuality, proximity to competitors is merely one reason why a business location can fail. Another common reason is failure to identify the customers in that location’s area. If you don’t know who your customers are and where they are located, your business can go down in flames at … Read More →
Let me just say – Whew! What a relief. Tax time is over and I got off scott-free.
You see, I was very concerned that when I handed over the business books to the accountant this year, I would be busted – caught – nailed to the wall. I was sure I’d be in Shawshank before long, and I was almost tempted to clean up my act – almost. I was sure I was cooked when the accountant called me a couple … Read More →
Let me just premise this entry by saying — crap crap crap crap crap.
I got a phone call from the accountant today. It’s tax time, and the accountant wants to meet with me to go over the books. Since I’ve never worked with this accountant before, I have no idea how closely they are going to want to look at the books. I can’t help but fear that the accountant is going to figure out what I’ve been doing if he looks too closely at the books. So I was in … Read More →
Today, I was bored at work. Really bored. I mean – surf-the-internet-looking-for-designer-handbags bored. (And I don’t even like designer handbags…although I wouldn’t mind a Brighton.)
Anyway…it was Payroll Day, which usually I’m happy about. When payroll comes around, I take my sweet time entering all the timecards and wages. I tell the boss it’s an all-day project, but in actuality, I’m done before lunchtime. I usually bring the checks into his office around 4PM, thus I get the rest of the … Read More →
In my experience (at least with the small businesses I’ve worked with), a business plan is often considered an “unimportant” waste of time, and many small business owners forego creating one. The truth, however, is that a Business Plan can be incredibly beneficial for a business. Not only can a business plan create a “Guide” for a company and its employees, but a good plan can also be taken to the bank in order to try and raise funding for a small business. It can attract investors as well, and it … Read More →
WARNING: This is not your typical bookkeeping book. You will not find a lot of “Industry Jargon” in this book, nor will you find your usual “do it this way because it’s always been done this way” kind of advice. The authors of this book have a twisted sense of humor and it shows. (Their defense – staring at computer screens everyday has finally made them go batty.) This book was written only for the bookkeepers who are dying to try something new, easy and simple, and who don’t want to do things “the same old way.” If that’s you, … Read More →
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 →