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Common Tax Deductions for Small Business Owners

They say that knowledge is power, but in the world of taxes, it’s more like knowledge is money!  Take it from us. As professional accountants, we’ve seen small business owners lose out on thousands of dollars in tax breaks because they didn’t know they could deduct certain expenses. We don’t want to see that happen…

Bookkeeping Checklist for Small Businesses

As a small business owner, you have a lot on your plate. Not only are you the CEO, you’re also the head of marketing, finance, sales, customer service, and human resources. With so many responsibilities to juggle, it’s easy to let bookkeeping fall to the wayside.  And that’s understandable—to an extent. After all, there are…

10 Best States for Starting a Small Business in 2021

This is the year. This is the year you’ll stop talking about starting a business and actually launch one. And to that we say, congratulations! You’ve made the first step towards turning your dream into a reality.   If you’re like most first-time entrepreneurs, you’re probably terrified right now. Terrified of failure. Terrified of losing all…

A Case for Keeping Your Small Business Small

As Americans, we tend to favor large sizes—whether that be houses, meals, or vehicles. But when it comes to running a business, there’s actually a pretty compelling case for keeping your operations small. Now don’t go thinking that a small business equates to small earnings. No, no, no. Get that association out of your head…

Tips to Make Small Business Bookkeeping Easier

Nobody enjoys bookkeeping any more than they enjoy doing laundry. Nevertheless, it has to be done. But what if we told you there’s an easier way? One that would significantly reduce the amount of time and effort you spend on this tedious task? Well you’re in luck, because in this article we offer accounting advice…

What Is Bookkeeping? A Step-by-Step Guide to Bookkeeping

Confused about what bookkeeping is and what exactly it entails? You’re not alone. Every year, hundreds of entrepreneurs come to us with little to no knowledge of bookkeeping—and that doesn’t make them any less intelligent or capable of running a business.  So don’t feel stupid for asking questions like, “What is bookkeeping?” and “Should I…

8 Bookkeeping Mistakes That Can Cripple Small Businesses

Many small business owners view bookkeeping as a necessary evil. But the truth is, bookkeeping can either be your greatest friend or your biggest foe. When done correctly, accurate financial records can be used to measure success and guide future business decisions. When done incorrectly, however, the consequences can be severe, with penalties that may…