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.”
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 →
One of the best things that any business can do is to generate an Email List, especially, an Email SUBSCRIPTION List. With an email list, bookkeepers can email invoices and sales receipts to customers. Even better, the advertising department (or person) can use an Email Subscription List to send out advertisements to customers and thus generate additional sales. If nothing else, having an email subscription list gives a business an opportunity to remind customers that they exist – that they have products that might interest the customer at … Read More →
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 →
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 →
To kick off a new direction for the OneHourBookkeeper Website (which will be happening this month), I am releasing my first of many mini books to come about all aspects of Business Blogging. “How to Twitter on Auto-Pilot” is the first of this mini-series. The regular price of each book in the series will be $5 each, and $3 for newsletter subscribers.
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.)