Archive for October, 2010

Breakthrough Austin and ProLedge Partner to Support Education in Austin

The following press release was issued on October 27, 2010 ProLedge, the leading bookkeeping services firm in Austin, TX and Breakthrough Austin, the award winning education nonprofit have launched a joint program to support low-income students to build a path to college. Breakthrough is a nonprofit organization that helps low-income students become first generation college graduates. Each year Breakthrough admits a new class of 6th grade students from some of Austin’s lowest performing middle schools. Breakthrough’s six year program combines academic preparation, a college-going culture, family engagement and college preparation activities. More than 90% of Breakthrough students graduate from high […]

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Bookkeeping Fraud – Simply Don’t Ask for It!

Horror stories of bookkeepers who defrauded their employers or clients abound, but when you look at what happened, in almost all the cases, you can see that the business owner simply got massively sloppy and begged for trouble. You can’t insure yourself 100% against fraud, but you can make it extremely unlikely. Delegating or outsourcing bookkeeping is often the right thing to do… if you do it right.

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Budgeting – The Minimalist Approach. 30 Minutes In and Out.

The principal reason many businesses don’t have a budget is that it sounds like a daunting task to setup and to keep up with. They feel like it is an “all or nothing” type of approach and they pick the “nothing” route. There are actually many shades of grey in budgeting and you can easily pick the one that fits your needs. Let’s look at a minimalist approach. It should take you less than one hour and it yields great results.

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