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QuickBooks Online for the Small Business Owner

August 28, 2017 by Ed Becker

With QuickBooks Online, all you need is a laptop or desktop with an internet connection to gain access to your records at any time and from anyplace. This is a great advantage to you as a busy small businessperson on the go, especially if you prefer to do your books at home, away from the […]

An Overview of QuickBooks Desktop

August 24, 2017 by Ed Becker

As a small business owner, your first step is to determine if QuickBooks is right for you, based on the size and needs of your business. Then you must decide which specific product and edition best solves those needs. When QuickBooks may not be the right Accounting Software for your Small or Mid-Sized Business QuickBooks […]

QuickBooks Starter Tips

July 31, 2017 by Ed Becker

If you are new to QuickBooks or new to bookkeeping, there are some things you should know before getting started. Hopefully, you have some bookkeeping background because taking on this task can be overwhelming. QuickBooks is quite user friendly and has many tutorials and courses that you can easily access. But without a basic understanding […]

Putting Ourselves First

June 19, 2017 by Ed Becker

As business owners and entrepreneurs, we usually are last in line for attending to ourselves. We work very long, exhausting hours trying to get ‘everything’ done. Which is an oxymoron, because everything is never done.  Burn out rates and business failure stats are high because the candle gets burned at both ends. We don’t make […]

Alternative Streams of Income Part 2

June 12, 2017 by Ed Becker

In part 1 of this topic, we explored why alternate streams of income are so important. We also defined the 5 types of income and how a stream could change from one type to another over time. In Part 2, we will discuss the actual streams you can add to your financial arsenal. These will […]

Energy Tax Savings- Get Rewarded for Being Green

May 22, 2017 by Ed Becker

Many Americans are concerned about saving energy and money, being more green or eco conscious is a perfect combination. Making green choices saves you money as you can claim energy tax credits. If you have made improvements to your home or purchased certain appliances that are energy star rated, you may have been able to […]

Tax Deadline 2017- Late Filing or Late Payment

March 13, 2017 by Ed Becker

If you have never been down to the wire of the tax filing deadline (usually April 15th), you may not understand the anxiety. Tax season is either a great time of year, for those getting a refund; or a major stressor for those who owe taxes. The IRS has more power to instill fear or […]

QuickBooks Online vs. QuickBooks Desktop (Updated)

January 30, 2017 by Ed Becker

What works best for QuickBooks may not work best for You! With an ever-expanding collection of features and options, businesses are left with a difficult choice between QuickBooks Online and QuickBooks Desktop. It is important to analyze your business strategy and choose a platform that will be most beneficial to your unique business. QuickBooks wants […]

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