Category Archives: investment

Find the best employees to contribute to your company

Turnover is an often overlooked cost of doing business. Sometimes it can run as high as 25% of salary and benefits. One way to reduce this cost is to hire wisely. It’s an oft-quoted cliché that employees are a company’s … Continue reading

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Creating Reports in QuickBooks, Part 2

Last month, we discussed QuickBooks’ report Preferences and The Report Center. We’ll look at report customization this month. QuickBooks makes your bookkeeping faster, safer, and more accurate than what you could do using a manual system. Still, you may occasionally … Continue reading

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Track Use of your Vacation Home to Maximize Tax Breaks

If you own a vacation home (some boats and recreational vehicles also qualify) that you also rent out to others, keep track of who uses it during the year to maximize your tax breaks. * Meet the rules and receive … Continue reading

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Accurate Inventory Numbers are Crucial for Your Business

     For many companies, inventory is a significant dollar amount on the company’s financial statements. So it’s crucial that recorded inventory balances reflect actual values. When such accounts aren’t properly stated, the cost of goods sold and current ratios … Continue reading

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Get Ready for 2016: QuickBooks Can Help

We’ll be ringing in the New Year soon. Will you have wrapped up your 2015 finances by then? There’s something very satisfying about turning our calendars to January. It always feels like a fresh start. We resolve to develop new, … Continue reading

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Take Control of Holiday Spending

Exchanging gifts, entertaining family and friends, and extending goodwill to others are the activities that make holidays joyful. But sometimes the enjoyment is followed by financial headaches. January’s bank statements and credit card bills bring the unhappy realization that you … Continue reading

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Get a Head Start on your Form 1099 Reporting

No matter what type of business you operate, January is busy. You’re trying to get your business off to a good start in the new year, you’re closing the books on last year, and you have to complete payroll and … Continue reading

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