Tips To Keep Your Business Finances In Order

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Keeping your business finances in order is a challenge that most companies face. Fortunately, there are a few essential steps that you can follow to make things a bit less confusing at the end of the year. Don’t wait until it’s too late to get started with organizing the financial health of your business. Take a few of these proactive … Read More

Costly & Common Bookkeeping Mistakes

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  Every business owner knows that keeping up with their books is essential to maintaining an accurate financial picture of their company. Unfortunately, bookkeeping can sometimes be a tedious process that gets pushed to the wayside. Many people encounter issues with their books, and these errors can cost you a lot if you aren’t careful. These five common mistakes can … Read More

What types of small businesses should use PADs?

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Does your business involve collecting recurring payments from customers, clients, or tenants? Do you have a payroll? Do you sell big ticket items and give customers the option of making several payments? Do you make large or recurring purchases for your business? If you answered yes to any of the above questions, there’s a great way to automate transactions, cut … Read More

A Beginner’s Guide To Cash Flow Forecasting

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  Do you know how much money enters and leaves your business in a given period? Many business owners struggle to maintain a grip on their finances. They need a tool to help them better predict what they will need to spend and what they will bring in over the course of several months or even years. This is where … Read More

The Importance Of Tax Planning

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The idea of paying taxes makes some people cringe. Many have no idea how to calculate what they will owe at the end of the year or how to make the most of tax deductions. Tax planning is something that may never cross their minds, even though it could save them some serious cash. Tax planning is an essential part … Read More

Accrual Accounting VS. Cash Basis Accounting

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  Accounting methods can be extremely tricky for business owners who are new to keeping their records. Cash basis accounting and accrual accounting are both very common practices, but which one is right for your business? You need to know the ins and outs of both types of accounting to determine what the right move is for your business finances. … Read More

What Does It Mean To “Close The Books”?

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  It’s becoming more and more rare to use actual books for your accounting – almost everyone has gone digital (it’s a lot easier that way). Nonetheless, the phrase “close the books” remains – in the same way, we say “hang up our phones” or “dial a number”, though places to hang your receiver and phone dials are both long … Read More

Statement Of Retained Earnings

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  How much money does your business have? Business finances are inordinately complex, and there’s no one simple way of evaluating what a business is worth. So, when trying to determine what a business is worth, and how healthy the business is, it’s useful to look at a number of different metrics. One such metric is the retained earnings of … Read More

How Long Can You Claim EI in 2021

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  Before we delve into this article, readers should note that timing is of the essence for all things EI. EI (Employment Insurance) benefits change regularly. This is particularly true right now. This article is being written in June, 2021. At this time, there are several COVID-19-related EI measures in place. These measures are temporary – they are in effect … Read More

Cloud Accounting Tips In 2021

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  With the rise of remote work, the cloud has been essential to how businesses function. Remote work of all kinds is going to continue into the future (even if it might be to a lesser degree). Cloud accounting had already been an invaluable service since before the increase in remote work – and it’s even more important now. To … Read More