Small businesses, start-ups, and entrepreneurs face many challenges, and one of the most significant challenges is managing finances. Preparing financial statements, managing bank account operations, analyzing financial data, and preparing outgoing invoices are crucial tasks that need to be done at an affordable rate. Here's where outsourcing accounting and bookkeeping services comes into the picture. [...]
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Have you considered hiring an Orlando CPA or any other type of small business consultant? If you have, you may be wondering if taking such a step is necessary for your company. Here are seven reasons your small business might need a consultant at some point. Marketing and Sales Many consultants specialize in [...]
Operating your own business has many advantages but also brings unique stresses and challenges, especially at tax time. Unfortunately, while wealthy corporations know how to seize every tax advantage, small companies and independent contractors often end up paying more taxes than necessary. Small businesses are vital to the economy, which is why the government provides [...]
Business improvements, expansions, and maintenance all stem from financial success and discipline. It is crucial to ensure that your cash flow remains positive and your budget remains flexible. This will allow you to responsibly and safely grow your business, support your employees, and secure your business's future. Whether you need to become more financially disciplined [...]
As a small business owner, you probably want to minimize costs wherever you can. Other people might have advised you to save your money when it comes to using accounting software and do all of your recordkeeping manually. If you have a background in accounting and lots of spare time on your hands, that's not [...]
Monitoring business performance means taking time to analyze financial components through a series of accounting reports. This analysis supports accurate budget and forecast creation. There are a few fundamental reports that every small business owner should understand and generate regularly. Building accounting reports on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis makes it easier to identify [...]
Tax time is often stressful and you want to take all of the deductions to which you are entitled. Many of these are connected to work. For example, if you use your car for work, gas, oil, and mileage can be deducted. People who work from home and have a room dedicated as an office [...]
If you own a small business, it is a good idea to have a certified public accountant file your taxes rather than attempting to do it yourself. Your financial situation may be complex, and having a professional prepare your taxes helps prevent any mistakes. However, a CPA needs your help to file successfully. Here are [...]
Taxes can be confusing, even for entrepreneurs and seasoned businesspeople. One question that appears often for married couples who share a business is whether they can file as a qualified joint venture. The IRS lists three elements when defining this type of venture. If a married couple satisfies all three elements, then filing as a [...]
Accounting is an integral element of any business whether it is small or large. You need to know what your company’s financial health is at all times to make informed decisions at every level of the organization. This is essential for a multitude of reasons. Here are the main questions to ask yourself to get [...]