Donna Reade

Specializing in Consulting, Training, E-Commerce Solutions & Bookkeeping for QuickBooks Online

Good Bookkeeping and How to Recognize It

Whether you’re looking for a new bookkeeper or reevaluating your existing one, you need to know what characteristics to look for to determine the quality and longevity of the potential partnership. What constitutes good bookkeeping? Is it defined by the number of years of experience, or saying “yes” to everything you ask? Or is it more than that? Knowing how to recognize good bookkeeping allows you to set certain expectations and hold your bookkeeper accountable. It also prepares you to make better decisions when choosing what kind of bookkeeper you want to partner with.

Here are five essential qualities to look for in a good bookkeeper:

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How to Set a Budget for Your Small Business

budgeting-money-goingYou’d be hard pressed to find a profitable business owner who doesn’t set a budget for their business. It’s a vital part of creating a road map for success and an easy way to stay on track financially throughout the year.

Learning how to set a budget for your small business early on can align financial expectations with outcomes, which leaves you in a more confident state to run your business. You can learn how to operate leaner by understanding where excessive or unnecessary spending can be reduced, and start profiting faster.

What is a small business budget?

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The Lighter Side of Bookkeeping: 5 Fun Facts You Probably Never Knew

just-the-fun-factsThink bookkeeping is all work and no play? It’s true that accounting doesn’t always make the biggest splash when it comes to exciting careers, but you might just find yourself delightfully surprised by the rather unexpected side of this industry.

Here are 5 fun facts to keep you entertained the next time you sit down to tackle your own small business bookkeeping.

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State Your Intentions to Drive Your Actions

Intentions are defined as: “to have in mind a purpose or plan, to direct the mind, to aim.” Lacking intention, we sometimes stray without meaning or direction. But with it, all the forces of the universe can align to make even the most impossible, possible.  Your intentions will assist you in taking greater control of your life.
 
State your intentions
When you have a vague idea about what you’d maybe like to accomplish, then the best you can hope for is to maybe move in the same general direction that you think you want to go. Instead of being tentative and vague, be confident and clear. It is amazing how much power and strength you can give to your efforts just by making it clear what results you intend to accomplish. You can literally feel that power the moment you confidently and positively state your intentions.
 

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