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Three Reasons To Call Your Tax Accountant Today

Oct 31, 2012
1. The Tax Code is constantly changing. Credits expire, deductions shrink and rates can fluctuate from year to year. For planning purposes, it’s best to know what to expect ahead of time. If you’re trying…

It's National Women's Business Month!

Oct 31, 2012
To honor National Women's Business Month, SBA officials will host a series of weekly web chats, aimed at helping aspiring and established women business owners learn more about starting or expanding small…

QuickBooks Add-Ons: OneWay Commerce

Oct 31, 2012
As part of our ongoing series about QuickBooks Add-Ons, this week we will be focusing on OneWay Commerce.  Provided by Propelware, this application allows you to set up an e-commerce storefront directly…

QuickBooks Add-Ons: Full Slate

Oct 31, 2012
As part of our ongoing series about QuickBooks Add-Ons, this week we will be focusing on OneWay Commerce.  Provided by Propelware, this application allows you to set up an e-commerce storefront directly…

$1.25 million for renewable energy projects made available to home and businesses owners

Oct 31, 2012
The Clean Energy Development Fund (CEDF) announced today that the Clean Energy Development Fund Board has approved the allocation of an additional $1.25 million to support the installation of solar photovoltaic,…

QuickBooks Add-Ons: Corelytics Financial Dashboard

Oct 31, 2012
As part of our ongoing series about QuickBooks Add-Ons, this week we will be focusing on Corelytics Financial Dashboard.  Provided by CoreConnex, this application can help you to set & track goals for…

Productivity in the Construction and Manufacturing Industries: Part II

Oct 31, 2012
Ineffective management has been named as the major cause of poor productivity in the construction and manufacturing industries. Strong management is a big key to success and this series of tips can help…

QuickBooks Add-Ons: eBillity Time Tracker & Billing Manager

Oct 31, 2012
To assist specific industry needs, software companies have developed applications that can be integrated with current QuickBooks software.  In this 5-part series, we will cover some of the more useful…

Productivity in the Construction and Manufacturing Industries: Part I

Oct 31, 2012
Workplace productivity in construction and manufacturing businesses continues to be one of the least understood factors in the American economy.  One thing is for sure - management is a big key to success. …

Financial Statements: The Statement of Cash Flows

Oct 31, 2012
In regards to financial statements, the statement of cash flows is especially useful.  It basically consists of three parts: Operating activities - cash inflows and outflows from operating the business. Investing…

Charitable Contributions and Single Member LLCs

Oct 31, 2012
A recent article by the Journal of Accountancy reported on the Internal Revenue Service decision regarding charitable contributions made to a single member LLC (SMLLC) wholly owned by a US charity. The…

ACCRUAL-BASED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS: CONSIDERATIONS OF THE BALANCE SHEET

Oct 31, 2012
Within a financial statement, the balance sheet should be classified, separating current assets and liabilities from long-term assets and liabilities.  Current amounts include anything that is expected…

ACCRUAL-BASED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS: CONSIDERATIONS OF THE BALANCE SHEET

Oct 24, 2012
Within a financial statement, the balance sheet should be classified, separating current assets and liabilities from long-term assets and liabilities.  Current amounts include anything that is expected…

KEEPING THE FAMILY BUSINESS FRIENDLY

Aug 17, 2012
Even the happiest and most successful family business can benefit by planning for the possibility of conflict.  Following are some tips that may help ensure everyone remains on speaking terms. Communication. Every…

QUESTIONS TO HELP WITH RISK ASSESSMENT

Aug 17, 2012
Internal control has come to be viewed as an important component of governance, and as such, evaluating a business' risks should be viewed in an all-inclusive manner. The following is a list of questions that are recommended to be asked in a comprehensive...

TEACHING CHILDREN ABOUT MONEY

Aug 17, 2012
You've taught them good manners, good eating habits, the dangers of drugs and alcohol, but a new survey is showing that children aren t learning much about money from their parents.

ACCRUAL-BASIS FINANCIAL STATEMENTS NECESSARY FOR "BIG PICTURE"

Aug 17, 2012
At a minimum, the two basic accrual-basis financial statements that should be reviewed monthly are the balance sheet and the income statement.

THE FAMILY BUSINESS AND ESTATE PLANNING

Aug 17, 2012
It has been said that there are two certainties in life: death and taxes. Estate planning combines both of these issues, making it a sensitive exercise to undertake. The difficulties arise from both practical considerations and emotional issues. Addressing both..

HOW TO PLAN AND SAVE FOR COLLEGE

Aug 17, 2012
With college costs increasing faster than inflation, it can take many years to save for a portion of the total cost. However, planning ahead and saving specifically for college and other education expenses ...

THE IRS WANTS A CANCELLED CHECK?

Aug 17, 2012
In the current banking environment of the Check Clearing for the 21st Century Actand Automated Clearing House (ACH) transactions...