Archive for August, 2010

Mr. Bookkeeper, I’m your CFO for the next 5 minutes.

You’re the business owner, but unless you company is large enough, you’re the CFO too. You might be the bookkeeper as well, but first and foremost, you’re the CFO. You might wear your CFO hat 5 minutes per month and your bookkeeper hat 5 hours per month, but those 5 CFO minutes are crucial. How can you make these 5 minutes count?

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QuickBooks Backups? Of Course! But When?

Doing QuickBooks backups is like brushing teeth. It’s a drag. You know you should do it, but it feels harmless to skip it some times. “Come on! I won’t get a cavity just because I don’t brush tonight?” “QuickBooks won’t crash today, right?” And you’re absolutely correct. You don’t need to be obsessive about it. You just need to understand the risk/reward tradeoffs… at least when it comes to QuickBooks. I’ll let your dentist tell you about your teeth.

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