Posts Tagged ‘bookkeeper’

Develop Good Bookkeeping Habits in the New Year

It’s not easy growing a small business, so pat yourself on the back as you wrap up 2013 and reflect on your business’ successes.  Of course, 2014 is only days away and as a dynamic small business owner it’s important for you to examine and fine-tune your daily operations to make sure you’re delivering your products and services in the best possible way. Keeping good books is one of the most important “behind the scenes” operations you can hone.  ProLedge would like to encourage you to start the year off with these good bookkeeping habits: Record your receipts and invoices […]

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Give Thanks for Small Business Success

The Thanksgiving holiday is a wonderful opportunity to reflect on the things in your life that you’re grateful for.  There are many blessings that come from expressing thanks for the people in your life – those that offer ease, inspiration, guidance, assistance, and, overall, make your life one of happiness and abundance. As your trusty bookkeeping firm, ProLedge hopes you’ll take time to give thanks for the behind-the-scenes people in your organization that help make your small business a success.   Top 5 reasons to appreciate your bookkeeper this Thanksgiving season: 1. Bookkeepers keep your tax information accurate and current […]

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End of Year Record Keeping: Let It Be Easy

We’re not wishing away time by telling you this, but the end of the year is near.  How are those books coming along?  I’d bet many of you are behind on your bookkeeping – but that’s okay!  The good news is there’s still time to catch up on your record keeping so you can sail into the holidays with visions of sugar plums (not 1099’s and W2’s) dancing in your heads.  Here are a few quick tips to help you dial back in and set yourself up for an easy end of year: ·      Document availability – Downloaded statements for […]

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DEADLINES.

DEADLINE.  It’s a loaded word with an ominous connotation.  In the world of bookkeeping, the only thing that can make the word any more threatening is to throw “IRS” in front of it. Another critical IRS deadline is fast approaching for those that requested a 6-month extension and many small business owners continue to wait until the last minute to get their books in order to file taxes by the October 15 deadline. This habit of procrastinating is equally demanding and stressful for not only the business owner, but also the company’s bookkeeper. Save this government link for important tax […]

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Client Involvement for Balanced Books and Peace of Mind

We recently discussed knowing when it’s time to turn over your bookkeeping services to an in-house or outsourced bookkeeping expert and the ways to keep costs low and processes efficient.  It’s now important to discuss what your role as a small business owner should be in the same light – after all, keeping costs down and processes efficient is a two-way street. As a small business owner you’ve likely outsourced your bookkeeping for one of the following reasons: You’re too busy. You need QuickBooks help. You don’t know enough about accounting. You’re a start-up that can’t afford mistakes as you […]

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ProLedge Bookkeepers – Tailor Made For Your Business

As a financially responsible business owner there’s a lot to keep track of: taxes, cash flow, expenses, profitability, growth.  Of course, that’s in addition to daily operations, inventory management, employee management, sales and marketing.  You’ve got a lot of important responsibilities on your plate. They’re all important, but the one thing that could send the whole operation rolling down hill fast is bad bookkeeping – poor knowledge and documentation of your revenue and outgoings.  Many businesses who were otherwise very successful have collapsed from mismanagement of financial records. Many seemingly profitable (and growing) companies have folded quickly due to unexpected […]

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Bookkeeper Breakdown: What Does Your Growing Business Need?

As a growing small business owner, you might find the bookkeeping portion of running your business becoming more and more important… and complicated.  You know it’s time to bring in a professional, but you aren’t sure which direction to turn. You could hire a full-time bookkeeper.  And pay them a full-time salary with benefits to sit in your office everyday, get the work done, and then chat it up in the break room, IM with cohorts and play Candy Crush Saga on Facebook when there’s nothing left to do.  You could definitely do that.  Or, you could consider remote bookkeeping […]

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QuickBooks Money Saving Tip

During these hot summer months the idea of turning off the computer, silencing the cell phone and escaping to somewhere cooler or tropical sounds appealing.  But, we live in an automated world, reachable 24/7 virtually anywhere.  As a small business owner on holiday, do you find that you’re never really “off work”? Sometimes us bookkeepers gaze out the window and remember a simpler time; reminiscing about what it truly meant to be off the grid.  *sigh*  It was the good ol’ days.   But then we turn our attention back to the business at hand and realize the beauty of automation […]

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Two Sets of Eyes – Looking Out For Your Business

Two Sets of Eyes – Looking Out For Your Business

ProLedge proudly offers professional and affordable bookkeeping services and Quickbooks help to small businesses across Texas with offices in Austin, Dallas, Houston and San Antonio.  We understand the importance and difficulty in finding a competent set of eyes to successfully manage Quickbooks.  So, at ProLedge, we decided to give our clients two sets of eyes, you know, for peace of mind. We structure our client bookkeeping support system with an Account Manager and a Staff Bookkeeper.  This double-check system keeps things from slipping through the cracks.  Your books are primarily worked on by the Staff Bookkeeper to keep your cost […]

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ProLedge MVP Spotlight: Your Books Are In Good Hands

ProLedge MVP Spotlight: Your Books Are In Good Hands

At ProLedge, it is our promise to focus on the books so you can focus on the business.  This spring we’re pulling the curtain back and introducing you to some of our MVP’s.  Your business is in good hands! Meet Jill Carpenter, Staff Bookkeeper with ProLedge since January 2011. She’s been crunching numbers professionally since her first job out of high school.  For ProLedge, Jill interfaces with account managers to perform the daily bookkeeping tasks for clients. Q: Jill, you say you were born a bookkeeper? A: I have worked as a bookkeeper in some form or fashion for almost […]

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