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Best Business Apps for 2017

May 15, 2017 by Ed Becker

We live in a digital era that keeps us constantly connected. It’s the same way in our business lives, as it is in our personal lives, and maybe even more so. Your business no longer clocks in and out from 9-5, and neither do you. But you also don’t want to be tied to the […]

The Best Personal Finance Apps

August 28, 2014 by Ed Becker

We tend to be addicted to our smartphones. There is an app for nearly everything you could possibly think of, and then some that you’d never think about. We have calorie counting apps, exercise apps, games and social media apps. But what about budgeting or finance apps to help you see what you are spending? […]

Mobile Accounting Apps- Which Ones are Really as Good as They Say?

August 4, 2014 by Ed Becker

There are many mobile apps for accounting, bookkeeping, expense recording, and even invoicing and banking. In this day and age of mobile everything and with the busyness of small business owners, essentially everyone depends on mobile devices for most everything. But we have all tried apps that sounded amazing but turned out to be less […]

A Review of the Top Three Mobile Credit Card Readers

February 10, 2014 by Ed Becker

Square Reader started it all in 2010 to enable anyone to be able to accept a credit card anywhere in person. These tiny devices connect to your smartphone or tablet through the headphone jack and allow you to swipe a credit card on the spot. It has revolutionized options for small business owners and opened […]

Managing Company Credit Cards in QuickBooks – The Easy Way

June 12, 2013 by Ed Becker

Company credit cards are a handy financial tool, and frankly you’ll probably find it hard to do business without them. However, proper bookkeeping that’s well-organized from the start will keep them from becoming a headache. If your business has even a few company cards floating around, you can very quickly have a bookkeeping nightmare on […]

How to Maintain Flawless Wage and Hour Compliance

June 10, 2013 by Ed Becker

Wage and hour compliance is becoming an increasingly important concern for business owners. Whether you run a small café with 5 employees or a manufacturing operation with hundreds of workers, it’s important to protect your business from unnecessary litigation. The Federal Labor Standards Act is notoriously confusing and failure to comply adequately could be extremely […]

Using Classes Effectively in QuickBooks

June 5, 2013 by Ed Becker

Accounting is all about information for effective business management. Classes are one way to get the answers you need quickly and easily. It’s easy to forget sometimes in the hustle and bustle of keeping track of bills and invoices and customer payments and tax time and everything else that accounting isn’t just about numbers. Properly […]

Battle of the Credit Card Readers: Square vs PayPal vs QuickBooks

May 29, 2013 by Ed Becker

Swiping credit cards has never been easier. Each service listed below offers a free card reader that can be hooked up to your desktop computer, iPhone, iPad, and other mobile devices. All you need to do is link your bank account and you are ready to start accepting credit card payments from customers. What was […]