The end of the year can be quite a daunting time that may overwhelm many small business owners. Taxes can be scary because, if not done properly, they can bring unwanted attention from the IRS. And, truly, ain’t nobody got time for that. In this case, an ounce of... read more
Closing Out 2017 As 2017 comes to an end, accountants across the United States will work diligently to close out their clients’ books, so that tax returns can be filed on time. As work stacks up, it is easy to miss a step in the closing process, which... read more
We give you pragmatic tips and resources how to create a new habit and really make it stick. With a new year, comes a fresh start and a surge of motivation; take advantage of it!
Making your payments on time (especially for taxes) is very important for any small business owner. It’s easy to stay on top of when you have a clear picture what’s due and when! This way, you can set your business up for success and avoid any late fees. We gathered all of the due dates you’ll need in January, 2018.
1099 season is finally here, whether you’re ready or not! Use our handy guide to help you figure out who you need to issue 1099s to, before the tax deadline.
In 2018, minimum wage will go up in 18 states and 20 cities and counties around the country. Find out what changes may affect you and your small business.
Laurel Roach, the owner of TriFIT Wellness has built an amazing community within her business. She’s spent the past eleven months focusing on reorganizing, marketing, and turning her space into a place for everyone to feel welcome. TriFIT is a place where members truly enjoy spending their free time, thanks to her. She loves being a business owner for many different reasons and we’re lucky enough to be part of it by having her and TriFIT as a bookkeeping client!
It’s National Crossword Puzzle Day and we’re having a contest! Download, fill out, and send in this Accounting Crossword. Feeling lucky? You may win a $25 Amazon Gift Card!
Kristie is one of our amazing Small Business Superheroes! Her number crunching and payroll wizardry are top notch which is why we (and our clients) love having her on our team. She loves us too, being her dream job and all! She lives and works from sunny Tampa, FL where she gained her accounting knowledge and a rescue pup named Oliver.
Accountingprose handles bookkeeping for small businesses. Symbiance HR handles human resources for the same type of businesses. Warren and Tina bonded over their love for helping small businesses and quickly knew that they had to team up to help their clients feel even stronger. This makes them a great team when businesses use them together! If you have both of them on your side, your small business woes will be gone!
Making your payments on time (especially taxes) is very important for any small business owner. It’s easy to stay on top of when you have a clear picture what’s due and when! This way, you can set your bank account up for success and avoid any late fees. We gathered all of the due dates you’ll need in December.
Tax time is stressful enough. We’ve gathered all the dates you need to know going into tax season for 2017. Find the dates that apply to you, mark them on your calendar, and bookmark this page so you can come back to it if you need to. We’ve also included links to the filing forms and a link to file an extension if you need one. Happy tax season!
We love bookkeeping for creative agencies. It’s our jam! Find out why the owner of Shop Marketing loves having us handle the bookkeeping and payroll for his creative agency.
Xerocon is only a week away… Are you ready for it? Tina here! Brace yourself for some unbridled enthusiasm, because it’s the most wonderful time of the year and I am genuinely excited. If you were among the lucky few to snag a ticket to this year’s... read more
What is Bench Bookkeeping? Bench is a popular online bookkeeping service that works with clients around the U.S., just like us. We often have potential clients call us and ask, “What is the difference between Bench and Accountingprose?” or “Why should I choose... read more
Mindbody + Xero+ <3 Accountingprose details how these systems work together to give you a better understanding of the current state of your business, and how to use customizable reports to increase profits.
Check payees and memo lines – Accountingprose dives into why you should always fill in contact names and why the memo line is you and your bookkeeper’s best friend.
Origin Story We started working with Design Pickle in October of 2016 and I remember the day as if it were yesterday…. I was sitting in my favorite coffee shop in Denver, when Russ Perry, founder of Design Pickle, gave me a call. During our call he explained what... read more
Are you lost when trying to set up and adjusting your Xero Chart of Accounts? Do you need to analyze your small business but don’t have enough detail? Help is here!
What is a Journal Entry? What features does the Xero Manual Journal module offer? What should I include in my entry before hitting “Post”? Accountingprose delves into everything you need to know about making easily searchable, well-documented journal entries.
Receipt Management is Hard…. Everywhere you turn, there is a business receipt – stuffed into your car cup holders, wallet, desk, and anywhere else within arm’s reach. You know it’s important to keep receipts, but if you ever needed to locate one in particular,... read more
As you may know I have been on a crazy journey with Xero for the last four years. In 2013, I got a call from Justin Hobbs who implored me to try out Xero, a plea that I ignored (boo!). At the time I was using Quickbooks Desktop, hosted with Right Networks, and was... read more
What happens when your accountant delivers your Balance Sheet? After working with small business clients over the last seven years, we find that small business owners fall into one of three camps: They set the Balance Sheet aside and try to make time to review... read more
Are you looking at your bank balance or Income Statement to determine the profitability of your business? Find out why looking at the bank balance isn’t enough!
Arizona has updated their laws regarding employee sick time via Proposition 206, the Fair Wages and Healthy Families Act. This change goes into effect July 1, 2017, and employers must comply regardless of size or business structure. While there is a lot of information... read more
We get questions all of the time asking about how to handle a new team member. Typically, when you are first starting out as a business it may seem like hiring contractors is the way go to; there are no payroll taxes to pay, no workman’s comp policies to... read more
Just a few years ago I got a call asking me to join XPAC (The Xero Partner Advisory Council). My first thought was… “What the heck is XPAC?”… Boy was I happy when I realized that XPAC is filled with the greatest accountants and industry leaders... read more
Last night I hosted Xero hour at Xero Denver HQ. In a word, it was tremendous. I saw lots of new faces which excites me because that means more people are interested in changing how they work. I remember when tax season used to make me question why I am an accountant.... read more
I have just returned from Xerocon, an annual gathering of accounting nerds, held in beautiful San Francisco. I am always so excited to hang out with people who are stoked to sit and chat over coffee and dish about what is working/not working in their practice and what... read more
Special thanks to Going Concern for publishing my article on how to adapt agile to your firm http://goingconcern.com/post/adapting-agile-project-management-your-accounting-firm One of the most difficult problems to solve in client services is how to scope and estimate... read more
As seen on Going Concern: http://goingconcern.com/post/how-small-accounting-firms-can-stay-relevant Ed. note: We’re pleased to welcome Cristina Garza, Owner and Chief Number Cruncher ofAccountingprose, as a contributor to Going Concern. As a firm owner my... read more
Special thanks to Seth Fineberg of AccountingWeb for the great interview about Xero Add-Ons and my role at Xerocon. http://www.accountingweb.com/technology/accounting-software/xerocon-how-to-navigate-the-app-ecosystem If you are working in any accounting system,... read more
Have you heard of Xero Search? OMG, it is awesome! Xero released this nifty new feature that will allow you to find information, as quickly as you can type. With Xero Search you can easily access transactions, payables, contacts and more from any screen. Here’s... read more
My friend Barrett over at The Green Abacus is an amazing CPA and business owner. He has worked with some amazing tech startup companies, has coached clients through crowdfunded campaigns, and prides himself in being a superhero for his clients, just like us!... read more
I had the pleasure of meeting Ryan Weidenmiller, CEO of Karmic Labs at Xerocon in Denver this year. He and his awesome team at Karmic Labs developed Dash, and I was blown away. Once upon a time, one of the biggest headaches I had to deal with was expense reporting. I... read more
One of the great things about being a part of the Xero community is being able to share knowledge with other super star accountants. This Summer, Xerocon was hosted in Denver and I got to hang out with so many super fun, accounting nerds and learned so much! I felt... read more
When is the last time you had a really good haircut? Holy heck, it feels great. When Josh called me up to tell me about his concept of subscription based salon services, I knew he had a winning concept. What greater feeling than to walk in to your neighborhood salon... read more
Accountingprose, is growing and beginning to enter new markets; we have expanded into Denver, Co and are super excited to get to know the city. This week we invaded coworking spaces, were introduced to so many wonderful people, and traveled by bike throughout the... read more
Tina, our Chief Number Cruncher, was asked to take part in the Dreambuilder program, sponsored by Freeport McMoran and filmed at Thunderbird School of Global Management, that helps women achieve the dream of small business ownership. Dreambuilder connects women with a... read more