The Benefits of a Business Accountant, and How to Choose One

Not hiring an accountant can often be an expensive mistake. A good accountant can provide expert advice and information, help you to grow your business, prevent your from running afoul of the IRS, and save you thousands of dollars in taxes.

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Free Invoice Templates You Can Use Right Now

If you’re a freelancer or independent contractor, chances are you’re familiar with how time-consuming the invoicing process can be. If you want to get paid, invoicing is not something you can set aside. The real question is, how can you do it faster? And, how can you do it more affordably, without having to turn to...

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When and How to Outsource Your Payroll

One of the most important aspects of running a business is managing payroll—from the minute your first employee (even you!) starts working, you need a payroll system. But small businesses often lack the adequate resources, time, and money to handle payroll in-house. You need to spend all your time doing what you do best and...

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The Entrepreneur’s Accounting Cheat Sheet

According to a study undertaken by the Small Business Administration, 28 percent of companies go bankrupt due to problems with the financial structure of the company. Many of these problems could be avoided by following good accounting practices. Keeping a record of your financial details IS important to the livelihood of your business. Not only will the correct...

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How to Anticipate Cash Flow Problems

Why don’t all business owners watch cash flow constantly? I recently caught up with a 2007 survey of business owners showing that only about one-half said they track cash flow regularly. Business experts constantly warn about cash flow. So why did so many business owners say they didn’t watch cash flow? Many business owners are...

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Your Small Business Accountant: Your Small Business Consultant

Here’s what you know: your accountant can do your taxes. But here’s what you might not know: your accountant can also help you accomplish your business goals. Accountants build up both financial and business acumen throughout their careers, and they’re often willing to share their knowledge with clients. San Francisco-based financial systems advisor Danetha Doe...

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7 Bookkeeping Habits Every Entrepreneur Should Adopt

Badly tracked finances can cause your business a world of problems—from poor cash flow to improper tax filings and beyond. These kinds of problems can put a young business at serious risk. Good bookkeeping habits, on the other hand, can help a business thrive—and not just survive. Dallas-based financial writer and founder of Careful Cents, Carrie...

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What Is a Balance Sheet?

This article is part of our “Business Startup Guide” – a curated list of our articles that will get you up and running in no time! If you’re in the process of starting a business or writing a business plan document, you’ll have heard the phrase “balance sheet” mentioned, or maybe you’ve seen one in a...

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