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Are You Using Apps in Your Accounting Procedures?

September 20, 2018 by OSYB Staff

“According to research from Intuit, nearly 70% of small businesses realize the value of using apps to streamline business functions, but 41% say they are unsure which apps would be most useful to their business.” Here are three accounting related processes that can benefit from integrating apps: Eliminate data entry – use a time tracking […]

Thinking of Starting Anew Professionally?

September 18, 2018 by OSYB Staff

Are you getting a career itch?  You might be suprised but a lot of people change careers for a variety of reasons.  So don’t be daunted.  However, it is a good idea to have a solid plan in place and judiciously follow some steps.  See what TechPluto has to say to help you get your […]

Is Your Social Media Marketing Effective?

September 13, 2018 by OSYB Staff

So, you know you have an established client base, but this does not preclude you from requiring a strong social media presence.  Effective social media marketing will help you to acquire new clients and increase your profit margins.  If you wait too long, other businesses may surpass you with their connections to potential clients.  Check […]

Coming to QuickBooks 2019

September 11, 2018 by OSYB Staff

Carrie Kahn of AccountEx Report shares some of the enhancements and features of QuickBooks 2019.  “For 2019, the QuickBooks Desktop product team focused on overhauling the current features to improve the functionality and workflow.”  Here are some of the new features to look forward to: Tracking vacation and sick time will be more accurate as […]

September Heralds the 3rd Tax Quarter

September 6, 2018 by OSYB Staff

Don’t Mess with Taxes shares 5 tax goals to accomplish in the month of September:  File your 2017 taxes as soon as possible, there is no need to wait for the October 15th deadline.  Adjust your withholding based on what happened last year, whether you owed a lot or received a large refund, either instance […]

Talk to Your Tax Practitioner About Tax Reform Opportunities

September 4, 2018 by OSYB Staff

Accounting Today shares 5 top tax reform planning opportunities to consider for your small business:   Should you structure or restructure your business to a C corporation as they are taxed at a flat 21%?   Should you acquire assets because you can expense as much as $1 million which is up from $510,000 in […]

In construction?

August 30, 2018 by OSYB Staff

If you are either a construction worker or a contractor, Intuit Small Business shares a list of common expenses and tax deductions that construction workers or contractors should be aware of: Transportation expenses Advertising Business insurance Contract labor Health Insurance deductions Legal/professional services Meals for travel and entertainment Self-Employed Contributions Act (SECA) Tax Deduction Supplies […]

6 Must Do’s After Incorporating

August 28, 2018 by OSYB Staff

Accounting Today shares 6 things that you should help your client with after they have successfully incorporated their small business.  As you know, there are quite a few differences that your client may not be aware that they have to do once they changed from a sole proprietorship to a Limited Liability Corporation (LLC). Getting […]