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Starting Off on the Right Foot: Accounting for Start-Ups

When you’re first launching your business and on a tight budget, it’s tempting to choose a cheaper accounting solution such as Excel spreadsheets. However, when you try to work with something that doesn’t meet your needs, can’t prevent human error, and costs many unnecessary man-hours, that “cheap” solution often turns out to be more expensive. […]

Worth a Thousand Words: 6 Tips for Success on Instagram

With millions of people checking out Instagram every day, this image-dedicated social media site is an ideal platform for businesses who want to get noticed, attract new customers, and do it without spending a lot of time or money. Done right, an Instagram campaign can deliver a higher ROI than just about any other marketing […]

Burning It Out: 5 Ways for Food Trucks to Improve Productivity

Operating a food truck, you’re crazy busy. You’re probably thinking it’s impossible to do more than you already are, yet you know that if you don’t do more, you won’t make more. The secret is to put your time and energy where it will bring the greatest rewards, and reduce or eliminate the activities that […]

What Every Business Owner Needs to Know About Work-Life Balance

As a business owner, you work long and hard to make it a success. But, like anything else, too much is not a good thing. Numerous studies have shown that overwork causes physical and mental health problems, decreases productivity, increases the likelihood of mistakes and accidents, lowers team morale and motivation, and damages personal relationships. […]

How to Set Up your Online Storefront in 4 Easy Steps

If you’re a small business owner with physical products for sale, an online storefront is a great, low-cost way to get started. And if you already have a brick-and-mortar store, expanding online might be just what you need to sell more products without the limitation of only reaching customers in your area. Setting up an […]

10 Small Business Payroll Trends You Need to Know

If your business employs anyone who receives a regular salary, then you’ve encountered payroll and some of the challenges that come along with it. Fortunately, we’re seeing more and more trends towards making payroll processes smoother and easier to understand for you and your employees. Here are 10 payroll trends for small business owners that […]

4 Ways a Bookkeeper Can Make Your Life Easier

Whether you’re a lawyer, restaurant owner, or tech founder — as a small business owner, tracking your company’s finances is an important part of your job. Unfortunately, it usually lands at the bottom of the to-do list, far from “revenue-generating” activities like sales and servicing clients. But the truth is that accurately maintaining your company’s […]

Crowdfunding 101: How to Crowdfund Your Next Business Idea

Entrepreneurs looking to start their own businesses now have more options than ever before when it comes to financing their ventures. A traditional loan (from a bank or family and friends) or bootstrapping the business yourself are still viable ways to get started. But there’s also a new kid on the block who goes by […]

Transitioning your small business to cloud accounting

What it Means to Work in the Cloud and Why Your Business Can’t Do Without It When you’re looking for ways to take your small business to the next level, taking a deep dive into the financials is an excellent place to start. Business owners who understand, or have someone who can help them understand, […]