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Cloud accounting specialists: Where cloud life meets real life

BY Shelly Lingor ON Jan 11, 2019

 

Have you ever had the experience of struggling to connect with a real, live person in a tech company? Whether you’re lost in a maze of automated phone system recordings or can’t even find a phone number to call, it’s downright frustrating. That desire to not get lost in a sea of technobabble is one of the biggest reasons we hear from business owners who continue to use outdated accounting...

Five questions to ask before you trash another app

BY Shelly Lingor ON Dec 19, 2018

If you've ever purchased a business app, migrated your data, tried to use it, and realized it didn't work—you're not alone. We hear about this a lot. Business owners tell us that they tried to use accounting software or an app to automate a particular process, and it was a big flop.

How accounting helps grow your business

BY Shelly Lingor ON Dec 13, 2018

You might think we spill a lot of virtual ink waxing poetic about bookkeeping because we love accounting so much. Well, you aren't wrong. We're pretty serious numbers people here. You should be a fly on the wall at our office parties. But there's another reason—our other passion is helping businesses grow. Crunching numbers and analyzing data is only as satisfying as the results are useful. 

Four reasons to work with a remote bookkeeper

BY Shelly Lingor ON Dec 12, 2018

The technologies that allow employees to work remotely have also enabled the rise of remote service providers in a wide variety of industries. Just twenty years ago, you probably choose your bookkeeper from a listing of people in your metro area—perhaps even out of the phone book. Today, it doesn't really matter where your provider is physically located, as long as he or she is available to...

A day in the life of a cloud accountant

BY Shelly Lingor ON Dec 6, 2018

It's a bird! It's a plane! It's a...cloud accountant?

What to do with uncleared bank checks at year end

BY Shelly Lingor ON Dec 3, 2018

If your business is involved in transferring money in some way (so, virtually every business out there), chances are you've written a check that the payee never cashed. Did you know that you're responsible for reporting and submitting those funds to your state? That's right—even though your recipient never cashed the check, those funds are still considered the property of that individual. 

How to organize your information to file 1099s on time

BY Shelly Lingor ON Nov 26, 2018

One of the biggest year-end tasks, for many businesses, is sending and filing 1099 forms. Depending on how many contractors your business has used this year, and how organized you've been about keeping good records, 1099s can become a big project that you don't want to leave until the last minute. Start now by organizing all of your information and collecting anything you need from your...

Is your business ready for year-end?

BY Shelly Lingor ON Nov 15, 2018

As the year winds down, your accounting needs ramp up. There are lots of big and little tasks you should complete to make sure your business is ready for a fresh start in the new year. The problem is, the end of the year tends to be the busy season for many businesses, and so all the back-office tasks get pushed aside. 

Do you really need a business plan? + 4 top accounting apps

BY Shelly Lingor ON Nov 2, 2018

Putting together a business plan isn’t something you do overnight, so it can feel unnecessary when you’re trying to get your business off the ground. As you get into the weeds with your business, however, your business plan becomes a compass for growth and sustainability. 

Why the cloud isn’t just for millennials and hipsters

BY Shelly Lingor ON Jul 18, 2018

Listen, we get it. All these crazy new technology fads can feel a little, well, annoying. Can’t I just do things the way I’ve always done them? Why do I need to put everything on the cloud? Isn’t that how hackers found all those embarrassing celebrity photos? My way or the highway and that’s just fine with me, thankyouverymuch.