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Are robots coming for accountants?

BY Shelly Lingor ON Jun 27, 2019

We spent last week at Xerocon, an annual event that brings together cloud accounting leaders for education, inspiration, networking, and good times (accountant-style). One recurrent theme was automation—perhaps an obvious topic for a cloud accounting conference since we’re all about automating business bookkeeping tasks, but also a prevalent topic in every business field right now.

Five Signs you're outgrowing your accounting processes

BY Shelly Lingor ON May 13, 2019

Like most other aspects of your business, your accounting needs change over time. If you started small, you likely used a basic spreadsheet to keep track of income and expenses before investing in a desktop or cloud-based software tool as things got more complex. For most businesses, doing it all in house (whether by the owner or an employee) eventually becomes unwieldy. Here are 5 signs it's...

Why you should lock down your books every month

BY Shelly Lingor ON May 1, 2019

If closing your books at year-end is key in preparing tax returns, then locking them down at month-end takes them to a whole new level. We all know the importance of having your Balance Sheet tied to the tax return after it’s filed, but do you wait until the end of the year to enter and adjust everything? The bigger question really is: should you?

Cloud Accounting Success Story + St. Pat's Day Fun

BY Shelly Lingor ON Mar 6, 2019

Main and Six is a small, five-barrel brewery based in Jacksonville’s historic Springfield neighborhood, started by home brewer Dennis Espinosa and his business-partner mother Cindy Lasky in 2017. Like many brewery owners, Dennis got his start brewing beer at home, and as his hobby grew, it quickly became a passion. After four years of making beer for friends and family, Dennis was ready to...

Your accounts payable process is slowing you down

BY Shelly Lingor ON Jan 18, 2019

If you're even barely awake in today's world, you've heard the constant admonitions to go paperless. It's better for the environment! You'll be more organized! You can reduce clutter and only keep the things that spark joy! We're pretty sure you don't need to read another post about the benefits of going paperless—you already know you need to do it. So why haven't you done it yet?

We're a Hubdoc Top 50 cloud accountant

BY Shelly Lingor ON Jan 14, 2019

As we work with clients to bring their accounting onto the cloud and provide cutting-edge business advisory services, we're always evaluating our tools, technology, and methodologies to make sure we're recommending the best possible solutions.

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...