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 →
Another day, another dollar…or at least, another stolen dollar.
Well – I’ve had my own company for about two weeks now and I’ve made a couple thousand dollars skimming off the deposits. The boss hasn’t noticed. As far as he’s concerned, all of the invoices are paid, and I’m doing my job incredibly well. In fact, I just passed the three month trial period, and the boss gave me a $0.50 an hour raise. When he told me that, I felt like saying, “Really? A … Read More →
Today I became a business owner. That’s right, I’ve opened my own business and am about to make a million dollars the easy way – with little or no money down. Okay – I spent a little money. But technically, it wasn’t my money. It was my boss’s money – or maybe I should call him my “investor” – not that he knows he’s an investor.
If only all those companies touting their “make a million dollars without doing any … Read More →
Well, it’s been a little over a week, and I would say I’ve got “the lay of the land.” Apparently, the Owner wasn’t kidding when he said he’d be out of the office a lot. I have yet to actually see him in the office for more than an hour a day. He comes into the office in the morning to give his field guys their daily assignments, then he talks to me for about 10 minutes before he too heads … 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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →