A term often tossed around when discussing accounting or bookkeeping is the Chart of Accounts. I want to take some time today to make sure you know what it is and why it is important. But first, let us look at a basic definition… The chart of accounts (COA) is an index of all the…

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What a crazy world we live in. As scary as it sounds, it seems like telling the truth and being honest is an afterthought in today’s culture. I don’t want to get political but let’s just look at this election for example. Every media company is telling a different story, most likely based on their…

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QuickBooks Online (QBO) has been our preferred platform of choice for quite some time now. It is probably the most popular accounting package and it works very well for our clients and their needs. Let me first start by sharing 4 reasons we use QBO. Access Having the ability to have multiple users in the…

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Many people love the idea of delegation but have a hard time putting it into practice. As a business owner, I know how hard it can be to let go of control at times. We want things done a certain way and the only way to truly ensure that is to do it yourself. But…

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Starting a business can be a scary thing. Making the decision to head out on your own carries a lot of risk. Given the current situation of our world and country, I am sure the timing has never felt worse. However, I would argue that the timing is PERFECT to launch a new business. Let…

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My parents have a cabin in northern PA. It’s about 4 hours away from where I live and in the middle of nowhere. Since there is no Wi-Fi or cell service, I always enjoy heading up there to “unplug” for a few days. In the past I haven’t been overly aware of the resource this…

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Starting a business can feel like a very daunting task. It seems like there are endless things to do just to get up and running. We’ve created a list of 10 questions that you must answer before you launch your startup in an effort to help make the process easier. 1. Why are you starting…

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Have you ever seen a hawk flying in the sky with a few crows close on its tail, bothering it? I never really understood this. A hawk is much more fierce predator capable of destroying the crows if he chose to. But for some reason he doesn’t. He just continues flying and focusing on his…

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As a professional, we owe a certain level of service to our clients. To Quantify this, we have developed 10 promises that we make to all of our clients. These promises are the foundation of our business.  Peace of Mind There can be a lot of stress running a business. As a business owner, one…

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As your company begins to grow, one of the first people you look to hire is a bookkeeper. Maintaining strong financial records is crucial on so many levels. However, as your business begins to grow, you will eventually have the need for an accountant the next level up from a bookkeeper. This could be a…

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