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Is Your Tax Workflow Impaired?

November 28, 2017 by Ed Becker

Accounting Today shares 8 most common problems that throw a wrench into a smoother tax workflow.  If you sense that you might have any of these problems, smooth them out now, and possibly sculpt your way into an uneventful tax season.  Work out ways to ensure that you: Manage your missing information to ensure that […]

Are Your Employees Reading Your Newsletter?

November 22, 2017 by Ed Becker

Most companies have internal newsletters and unfortunately some of them are hitting the circular file instead of being read by your employees.  Time and resources are spent on creating and distributing a newsletter, so how can you make your newsletter appealing?  Small Business Profit Explosion shares some tips on how you can increase reader interest […]

How Do You View Office Time?

November 20, 2017 by Ed Becker

Business trends reveal that many of the top firms understand that an employee’s time is precious to them and that the amount of time spent in the office is not the best measure of an employee’s contribution to the firm’s goals.  Some companies have initiated shorter work days to 7.5 hours and others have shortened […]

Stay on Top of Your Customers’ Concerns

November 15, 2017 by Ed Becker

Poor customer service often leads to lost customers.   One would think that businesses would work on problems as they arise, unfortunately that is not always the norm.  Sometimes, problems are handled on a case by case basis and businesses forget to look at the root cause of problems that reoccur.  Reoccurring problems are often indicative […]

Do You Know About the Changes on IRS’s 2017 Draft Form 1040?

October 31, 2017 by Ed Becker

Accounting Today shares some of the changes on the IRS’s 2017 draft form 1040.   Here are a sampling of the changes on the draft form: Form 1040’s due date is Apr. 17, 2018  There are new mailing addressing for returns, if you are a  resident of Connecticut, the District of Columbia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island […]

Is Your Financial Plan Up-to-Date?

October 19, 2017 by Ed Becker

Fall is here, and all around there is a bustle as nature prepares for the winter.  Perhaps this is a good time of year too, for you to meet with your accountant, and make sure that you have enough squirreled away for your future.  It is a good idea to scrutinize your financial plan at […]

Freelancers, Could You Use More Work?

October 17, 2017 by Ed Becker

Being your own boss, setting your own hours and pay scale, and possibly working from home are but some of the positives of being a freelancer.  As attractive as all the benefits may seem, according to the 2017 State of Free Lance Writing survey the number one concern for freelancers was “finding enough work”. Intuit […]

Is Excel the Best Inventory Tracking Tool for You?

October 13, 2017 by Ed Becker

Are you still using Excel to track your inventory?  Even though it is tried and true and has never failed you in the past – your inventory tool may no longer be the best available way to optimize your small business’s profit margins. Some of you may have been using Excel since it first came […]