Archives for August 2013

5 REASONS NOT TO FIRE YOUR ACCOUNTANT – Cloud Accounting

Cloud accounting is getting more popular, especially with small businesses. A variety of services are available online, including monthly accounting, payroll, and invoicing. With all these choices, a business can be tempted to think they can replace their accountant with cloud accounting. In a recent blog post on Huffington Post, Kirk Simpson, the CEO and co-founder of … [Read more...]

HOW LONG DO I HAVE TO KEEP THIS STUFF? Part 2

Record Retention Guidelines for Individuals Record keeping is vital to keeping a household running smoothly. Between house records and tax returns and monthly bills, it is easy to get overwhelmed by paper. Knowing how long to store documents can save a lot of space and headaches. Carpenter, Evert and Associates has compiled a list of important household documents … [Read more...]

Unhappy Employees Can Cost Your Business Big Bucks

It is easy to look at employee turnover as a regular part of doing business. While a certain amount of turnover is inevitable, it is worth doing whatever you can to keep your employees happy, healthy and satisfied in their positions. According to the US Department of Labor, 20% of workers voluntarily leave their jobs, while another 15% are fired. If you take into … [Read more...]

THE INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE CAN BE YOUR FRIEND!

We often view the IRS as the bad guy, lurking in the shadows and waiting to jump out and spring a tax audit on us. Actually, the IRS can be quite helpful to businesses and individuals when it comes to tax information.  Their website, www.irs.gov, has a huge amount of information that can answer our tax questions in simple terms that we can understand.  All the information … [Read more...]