Archive for April, 2010

Accounts Receivable: when your bookkeeper can help… and when he shouldn’t.

Accounts Receivable is usually the “happy place” in bookkeeping. That’s where the money is coming in. That beats Account Payable any day, doesn’t it? However, Accounts Receivable can be a major headache as well because it can get complicated very quickly and it can create embarrassing situations with your customers.

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Thank you and Welcome to the ProLedge experience!

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Accounts Payable Best Practices: How Can Your Bookkeeper Help?

In very small businesses, accounts payable (paying bills) can be fully managed by the business owner. Once the company grows, you need to get help for that. If you decide to bring in a bookkeeper, what components of the accounts payable process does it make sense to delegate to the bookkeper and how do you go about it?

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Accounts Payable Best Practices: When to Cut Corners

QuickBooks has a very robust Accounts Payable built-in application, however, depending on the needs and size of the small business, this feature might be overkill or insufficient. When does it make sense to use the QuickBooks built-in feature for Accounts Payable and what are the alternatives?

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Saving bookkeeping costs. Tip #2: Identify your proper level of involvement

By Patrick Bonnaure, ProLedge founder. If you want to outsource your bookkeeping function, don’t fall into the temptation of delegating the whole thing to your bookkeeper and turn it into a black box. That’s the best way to let bookkeeping services costs creep up. It has nothing to do with your bookkeeper taking advantage of you. It’s just that bookkeeping services can’t be performed efficiently without some form of proactive involvement form the business owner. Small business owners decide to outsource their bookkeeping for many different reasons ranging from “I’m too busy to manage the books” to “I need QuickBooks […]

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Saving bookkeeping costs. Tip #1: Avoid Stop-and-Go

By Patrick Bonnaure, ProLedge founder. The responsibility of being efficient with bookkeeping doesn’t always fall 100% on the shoulders of your bookkeeper. The way you manage your bookkeeper has a lot to do with it as well. If you outsource your bookkeeping services to an independent bookkeeper or to a bookkeeping firm like ProLedge, there are a few tricks to know to get the best out of your bookkeeper. In this post, I’ll focus on the #1 recommendation that we give to all our clients: avoid Stop-and-Go. It will save you a lot of money. Each time that you ask […]

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