Using Software to Save Time and Increase Profitability

Are you using software in your business to save time?  If you aren’t yet, now is a good time to start.  Lots of different software programs exist that help businesses save time and organize their important business documents.  Take advantage! is one type of software that can help you in a particular time-sucking activity – bill-paying.  Businesses regularly receive invoices and bills from vendors on a monthly, weekly or…  Read more

How to create good habits in business

If you’re like most small business owners, there are never enough hours in the day to complete every task on your list. Often you’re faced with prioritizing what you need to do right now – deal with a customer, meet a deadline, attend an event – and the things you know you should do for the ongoing growth of your business. Scheduling time to attend to these business activities on…  Read more

It’s Tax Time!

  Happy New Year!  The beginning of the year brings about many things – new beginnings, clean slates and tax time!  Get your taxes in on time to avoid late filing penalties and interest.  Here are the dates to keep in mind: Due March 15: Form 1065, US Return of Partnership Income Form 1120s, US Income Tax Return for S Corporation Due April 18 (no this isn’t a typo – the April…  Read more

Quickbooks got a major facelift!

We’re taking a little detour from our “normal” QBO Challenge to bring exciting news: Quickbooks got a major facelift!  If you haven’t used it already, you’ll notice a new, cleaner interface, invoice set-up changes and even more integrations!  You can read all about the specific changes straight from the Quickbooks source by clicking here. Our favorite changes?  The integration with Apple Pay (pay invoices with a single touch – yes, please.)…  Read more

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

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