Estimated Taxes

The IRS requires that taxes be paid as income is earned or received.  Payments can be made through regular withholding or by way of estimated tax payments.  If you don’t pay enough tax through withholding and estimated tax payments throughout the year, the IRS may charge you a penalty come tax time. Who has to pay? Generally, individuals have to make estimated tax payments if they expect to owe tax of…  Read more

Quickbooks Online Challenge – Number 2!

  Okay folks, it’s time for the second installment of our Quickbooks Online Challenge.  The intent here is to familiarize yourself with the features Quickbooks has to offer in an effort to save you time when it comes to doing those everyday accounting tasks.   Today we’re learning about writing checks using the software.  I recognize that most people pay a majority of their bills electronically, however, there are occasions where writing…  Read more

Cash Flow

The number one issue with running a small business is cash flow. How do I mange the cash flow of the business? Many business owners take as much cash out of the business as they can. Although we might like to do this, SMART business owners operate with a cushion of cash in their business. I usually suggest at least one months worth of expenses be retained in the business.…  Read more

Quickbooks Online Challenge

Welcome to the QBO challenge!  Are you a small business owner working in Quickbooks Online?  Do you know there are features you aren’t using, but wish you were?  Do you want to learn more about how Quickbooks Online can increase your productivity and help you streamline your bookkeeping? You’ve come to the right place!  Join the challenge to learn new tips and tricks that will help you work with the…  Read more

Let’s get started!

So you want to start a business?  The freedom of being your own boss, the excitement of creating ideas and meeting new people; all great aspects of owning a company that is all yours.  But owning something big doesn’t come with its fair share of stress and demands.  With careful planning and the help of these tips, you’ll be on the right track. Let’s make business happen! Write a business…  Read more

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