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  • Meet the bookkeeper SPOTLIGHT: Jody lozano
    Welcome to the first edition of our Meet the Bookkeeper series. In this series, we highlight members of our bookkeeping team, so you can get an idea of the expertise and knowledge that's available to serve you and your business, day in and day out.  Our 100% U.S.-based team is made up of experienced and passionate accounting experts. They help our clients grow their businesses by pr...
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  • Business Owners' Guide to Understanding Income Statements
    An income statement (also commonly known as a profit and loss [P&L] or earnings statement), answers a very important question: Is your company profitable? The accuracy of your P&L is critical to ensuring your business is running as efficiently as it could be and to identify opportunities for increasing revenue and/or decreasing costs.
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  • Better Accounts Receivable in 3 Simple Steps
    Business owners know steady cash flow is critical to long-term survival. When owners struggle to collect payments, they have less cash on hand to manage operations, pay employees, or take care of other incurred expenses. While collection problems are common for small businesses, employing some simple strategies to strengthen accounts receivable policies, practices, and technologies ca...
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  • How To Determine If You Need Professional Accounting Help For Your Business
    There are few things in this life that are more exciting than seeing your startup business get off the ground. It’s exhilarating to see your vision ripen to fruition. But as the volume of business increases, it becomes something of a juggling act, doesn’t it? I mean, you’re probably already pushing your resources (both capital and human) as far as you can, and feeling stretched out rat...
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  • I Own an Online Business. Is Virtual Accounting a Good Fit?
    Technology has changed some many things when it comes to owning and operating a business. Not only is technology now a part of most types of businesses there are some business that operate completely online. The model of starting and operating an online business is different than owning a more traditional ‘brick and mortar’ business in many ways. You may not get up and go to an office ...
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  • Can a Virtual Accounting Firm Help with Payroll?
    In the early days of your small business payroll was probably pretty simple, especially if you were the only employee. But as your business grows the job of payroll becomes more and more time-consuming. Accuracy and timeliness are both crucial to getting payroll out to your employees so there is never a time when you can slack off on this duty. If the task of payroll has become so larg...
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  • I Own a Service Based Business. Is Virtual Accounting a Good Fit?
    Owning a service based business gives you the opportunity to serve more and more of your community as your company grows. A growing business is a wonderful thing but it can come along with complications. One of the complications that come with business growth is more time consuming and complex accounting responsibilities. If you are looking into options for accounting help you may wond...
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  • Three Changes You Can Make to Streamline the Accounting Responsibilities of Your Business
    Accounting is an important aspect of every business, no matter the size. Up-to-date financial information about your company can help you gauge how the business is currently doing, forecast how it will do in the future, and make plans that can increase success. Despite all the benefits of accurate accounting, many small business owners view it as a necessary evil. That is because the b...
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  • How Do I Safely Get My Financial Information To A Virtual Accountant?
    If you’ve been reading this blog, I hope we’ve given you some idea of the value of outsourcing your bookkeeping and other financial tasks to a virtual accountant. It’s one of the most effective ways that a small or growing business can save both time and money, freeing up resources so that you can focus your energies on more crucial activities. This being said, we understand that you m...
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  • How Often Will My Virtual Accountant Produce Financial Reports For My Business?
    We’re living in an age where outsourcing has become a common practice for almost any business. To outsource all non-core functions, and focus your energies on the core activities seems to be the watchword of the day. Not surprisingly, accounting and bookkeeping are among the services that are commonly outsourced, and if you spend any time on this blog, you’ll know that there are a lot ...
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  • I Own A Retail Business. Is Virtual Accounting A Good Fit?
    Thanks for taking the time to read this blog, brought to you by the pros at Keeping Your Balance, a virtual accounting firm. A lot of what we discuss here are the various advantages to using a virtual accountant, in contrast with managing your books on your own, or hiring in-house accountants and bookkeepers.
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  • Professional Services That Can Help Your Business Run More Smoothly
    As a business owner you have likely worked in a variety of capacities in your business. Limited resources during the early stages of a business often make it necessary for an entrepreneur to fulfill many, if not all, of the roles related to running the company. But as your business grows it will become necessary to bring in the help of certain professional services in order to get ever...
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  • Your Business Is Growing; Is It Time To Outsource Your Bookkeeping?
    Are you the owner of a small, growing business? If so, can I ask you a question? Did you start out as a one-person shop? I’m going to take a guess that you probably answered yes to that question. If not, I’d wager that you started with just a few people, maybe some family members or close friends who helped you in their spare time. I don’t know too many small business owners who didn’t...
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  • What Accounting Services Can Be Outsourced?
    It wasn’t too long ago that the media was abuzz with stories about “outsourcing”, and the loss of jobs that were being shipped overseas. Actually, what we were all so concerned about was really more accurately termed “offshoring”. In the past few years, however, business blogs and websites have been talking much more about another use of the term: the practice of delegating work that f...
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  • 4 Tips to Determine if Your Profit & Loss Statement is Accurate
    The primary function of profit and loss (P&L) statements is to show the profitability of your company. If your business hasn’t been making profits, you can use your P&L to understand why by looking at the revenue coming in and expenses being spent. In short, the P&L takes all the income and subtracts all expenses.
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  • 5 Smart Ways You Can Reduce Your Overhead Costs
    If you own your own business, you’re well aware there are no shortages to overhead costs. Staying in business will require overhead costs, but in today’s digital world, there are many ways to reduce those overhead costs.
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  • How Do I Know If I Am Paying My Accountant Too Much?
    Part of running a successful business is keeping your expenses as low as possible. However, you do not want to cut expenses so much in certain areas that it impacts the quality of the services you receive. Accounting is one area where you may be concerned that paying less means you are getting a lower quality of service. Thankfully, you do have options for high quality accounting help ...
  • How Do I know if My Bookkeeper is doing a Good Job?
    There are some situations in which it is easy to determine if someone you have hired is doing a good job. If your car stops working you can conclude that the mechanic did a good job once the car is up and running again. When a dentist fixes a tooth that was causing you pain, relief from that pain is likely the only evidence you need to feel like it was a job well done. But, sometimes i...
  • I Want to Know How My Business is Doing Financially
    Knowing how your business is doing financially is essential to its’ long term success. You can look at your finances and see what things are making you money and what things are costing you money. You can use the financial information from your business to help you make decisions about the future. In addition, staying on top of the financial details of your business will ensure that no...
  • How Do I Get My Business Accounting Off My Plate?
    As a business owner, you likely have a number of different roles within your company. It is common for entrepreneurs to wear multiple hats within the company until it grows to a place where it is necessary to add on more employees. There are some responsibilities that are easy to hand over to a contractor or employee because you realize that your time can be better spent elsewhere. The...
  • Can A Virtual Accountant Manage Employment Taxes for My Small Business?
    Yes, a virtual accountant can manage employment taxes for your small business, but they can do much more than that. A virtual accountant can provide you with a full range of accounting services. You can verify the credentials of any virtual accountant or firm you are thinking of using just like you would if you were going to hire an in-house accountant. As you look into different virtu...
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  • Outsourced Bookkeeping: Do You Have Immediate Access to all of your Financial Data?
    If you are considering switching from in-house accounting to an outsourced virtual model, you probably have a lot of questions. Accurate accounting is essential to the financial wellbeing of your business and switching to a new method of bookkeeping should only be done after careful consideration. Access to your information is likely a major concern as you consider outsourced bookkeepi...
  • Are Virtual Accounting Services a Smart Investment for B2B Businesses?
    There are some major differences between companies that sell directly to consumers (B2C) and those that work exclusively with other businesses (B2B). The sales and marketing strategies look drastically different because of the difference in the intended audiences. When and how payment is received also varies between B2C and B2B-in B2C payment is expected when the product or service is ...
  • Moving from an In-house Bookkeeper to Outsourced/Cloud Bookkeeping Services
    Improvements in technology have drastically changed the options you have for your business accounting needs. If you have always worked with an in-house bookkeeper, there is another option available that may provide you with a more cost and time efficient way to take care of your accounting needs. Below are some of the advantages and adjustments you can expect to experience when you mov...
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  • Three Things You Should Know About Managing Your Cash Flow
    As a business owner, there are several financial concepts that you need to understand and effectively manage for the well-being of your company. The cash flow of your business is one of those concepts. When you have cash on hand it can allow you to put money into the growth of your business and provide a buffer against unexpected expenses. If you are intentional about managing your cas...
  • Why Adjusting Entries are Needed
    When you work under the accrual method of accounting, you have to do more than simply keep track of the money as it comes in and goes out. There are some situations where money has been earned but not received and vice versa. Under the accrual method, you must record these transactions during the accounting period in which they occur. It may seem like extra work, but the accrual method...
  • What Should I Do If I Am Not Ready to File My Taxes By the Deadline?
    Tax season is a stressful time for many business owners. There is pressure to make sure you have all of the necessary information to accurately report the income and expenses of your business. If you have not been diligent with your accounting duties you could spend a large amount of time catching up in order to file. If you are unable to get everything together by the filing deadline,...
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  • Employee Fraud: The Harsh Reality of Owning Your Own Business
    No one cares about your business more than you. Of course, that will not stop you from trying to find employees that care just as much as you. It is possible to find high quality employees who will serve your business with integrity. But, the harsh reality is that you will likely end up with an employee who takes advantage of you and your business. Unfortunately, if you stay in busines...
  • Outsourcing is Not Offshoring: An inside Look at Cloud Accounting
    In many industries, the word ‘outsourcing’ has become synonymous with the term ‘offshoring’. It brings to mind an image of companies moving jobs outside the United States to save on labor and production costs. The practice of offshoring can have a negative impact on the economy because jobs get moved away from the US to other countries. While outsourcing and offshoring may be synonymou...

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