Posts Tagged ‘small business’

Tax Day Is Almost Here. Are You Ready?

Tax Day is sneaking up on us and, per usual, people are procrastinating.  It’s estimated that almost one-third of Americans wait until the last minute to file their annual tax return for one reason or another.  With two weeks to the dreaded day, your trusty bookkeeping service provider wants to share a few tax-time tips with our favorite small business owners. Helping your small business better prepare for Tax Day is a win-win.  Your financials will stay in tip-top shape and keep Uncle Sam off your back.  And, us bookkeepers won’t have to sleep at our desks and develop those […]

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Happy birthday, WWW!

This month we’re celebrating the 25th birthday of the World Wide Web.  The birth of this visual layer of the Internet fundamentally changed the way we communicate, learn, organize, and connect with our community, run our businesses and waste time on a rainy day.  Before the end of the year, it is predicted the number of registered websites will tip the 1 billion marker. Holy, WOW!  No matter who you are or what you’re searching for, that’s a lot of noise to sift through. So, as an SMB (small to mid-size business) what are you doing to ensure your customers […]

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Customers Are Doing Their Homework

As a small business owner I’m sure you spend quite a bit of time pondering your customers’ purchase-research and buying habits.  After all, knowing what makes your phone ring and what factors play a role in making the sell are worth their weight in gold. As a professional service provider, ProLedge is continuously evaluating our digital assets, processes and employee-client relationships to make sure we’re providing exceptional bookkeeping services.  We want to share some recent findings with our fellow professional services organizations (i.e accounting, marketing, legal, consulting, construction, architectural and tech firms). Hinge Marketing conducted a study of over 1,000 […]

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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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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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MVP Spotlight: Worry-Free Bookkeeping

MVP Spotlight: Worry-Free Bookkeeping

Carol Ezell joined the ProLedge family less than two years ago.  With over 20 years of accounting experience, Carol is a strong weapon in the ProLedge arsenal providing confident experience, sincerity and know-how to our client base.  We asked Carol to share some of her knowledge of the business and spotlight what makes ProLedge a unique and effective bookkeeping solution for the small business community. Q: Give a brief description of the day-to-day responsibilities of an Account Manager at ProLedge. A: As an Account Manager I am responsible for all aspects of the client relationship.  I am available to serve […]

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ProLedge MVP: Customer Service

Cristina Fitzgerald, a relatively new addition to the ProLedge family, serves our clients as a Back Office Bookkeeper.  In just over a year, Cristina has become one of our ProLedge MVP’s.  We asked Cristina to evaluate ProLedge and help educate small business owners on what makes the ProLedge team so powerful. Q: Why should a small business owner choose to do business with ProLedge? A: The business owner can focus on their business, which is their area of expertise and let Proledge do the behind the scenes work. If a business owner spends all of his/her time doing the books […]

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Social Discussion for Small Business

Social Discussion for Small Business

According to a recent small business study conducted by Manta, more than half of the 1,200 small business owners surveyed boasted of a fruitful Q1 and 79% are optimistic about Q2.  The optimism isn’t translating into new hires, but rather an increase in social media efforts, online advertising and marketing. The number one goal of the small business owners in this study (in regards to social media) was to acquire and engage new customers.  Other important factors were gaining lead generations/referrals, as well as, driving awareness and marketing their business. If any of these goals sound familiar, maybe it’s time […]

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Happy Employees Are the Secret to Success.

The jobs site CareerBliss.com analyzes 50,000 company reviews and evaluations it receives each year from employees.  The most content workers in the U.S. credit their happiness to first-rate employee incentives, ample benefits, career advancement programs, and great work-life balance. Happy employees save companies money, provide excellent customer service, make fewer mistakes and work more efficiently. What are you doing to create a happy work environment for your employees? Here are a few ideas to keep your team in high spirits and your profit margins growing: 1. Pay your employees accurately and on-time.  Every time. Create staffing worksheets to inform full […]

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