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.
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...
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?
How to Get Paid Faster
BY Barbara Jenkins ON Aug 22, 2017
Research suggests more than one-fourth of start-ups fail due to a cash crisis. While profits look appealing on an income statement, cash pays the bills. If you’re struggling to convert your sales into cash fast enough, consider the following ways to get your business paid faster.
Xero Named the Most-loved Accounting Software for the 3rd Year in a Row
BY Barbara Jenkins ON Aug 18, 2017
Xero, the accounting software that allows GCT clients to understand and grow their business every day, exists to empower small businesses. Which is why there’s no greater reward than to receive positive praise from small businesses owners and key decision makers themselves.