5 Tips to Clean Up your Books by the End of Summer

Five tips to brush up your books by the end of summer Email a Friend Your email: *   Friend’s email: *   Use seasonal downtime to improve the way you manage financial data Emily Coltman gives her tips on making managing your accounts easier in the months ahead. The final days of summer are getting closer, which means many business owners may be looking at squeezing in a final break before getting back

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4 Tips for Hiring New Employees

Hiring the right employee(s) can be a difficult task if the right procedures are not followed.  It takes time and money to find good employees and train them. Some old established attitudes can get in the way. The tips in the following article may be of some assistance, Four Tips To Make Your Transition From Solopreneur To … http://proseonfire.com Thu, 25 Jun 2015 07:14:47 -0700 I recently posted about my

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What is a Loyal Friend Worth?

A lot of truth in this statement

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Top Trait of Successful Entrepreneurs

Never Give UP

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On Demand Webinar for QuickBooks Training

SPEARFISH | The South Dakota Center for Enterprise Opportunity (SD CEO) at Black Hills State University has partnered with the CPA firm Casey Peterson & Associates, Ltd., to offer “On-Demand” QuickBooks training webinars. The on-demand webinars provide a new format for QuickBooks training. Users will be able to pick and choose which lessons they want to purchase and access at a time that works best for them. This added convenience

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Trump Leading in Polls

August 14, 2015 Donald Trump has been ahead of other 2016 Republican presidential contenders in virtually every GOP poll for months, and a survey of federal employees has proved to be no exception. The real-estate developer led the crowded pack of contenders seeking the party’s 2016 nomination, with 20 percent of federal employees who identify as Republicans or Republican-leaning independents saying they would support Trump if the primary were held today,

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Small Business Ideas

Great Small Business Ideas can be learned by watching the videos on this page Every buѕіnеѕѕ оwnеr that I know іѕ lооkіng fоr ѕоmе ѕіmрlе wауѕ tо hеlр market аnd аdvеrtіѕе thеіr own buѕіnеѕѕ in оrdеr tо get mоrе customers  now аnу successful buѕіnеѕѕ owner is going to tell you its all about networking 24/7 knоwіng your business what bеnеfіtѕ уоu can оffеr уоur сuѕtоmеrѕ аnd еlеvаtоr ріtсh rеаdу tо gіvеаt

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Easy Business Ideas

Exесutе Yоur Best Small Buѕіnеѕѕ Idеаѕ – Watch Videos Below Iѕ іt possible tо асtіvаtе your bеѕt ѕmаll buѕіnеѕѕ ideas іn nо tіmе аnd tоtаllу еffоrtlеѕѕ? Of соurѕе it’s not! To start and dеvеlор a ѕmаll buѕіnеѕѕ frоm scratch, wіll take tіmе, еffоrt and some of уоur money. There is аn old ѕtоrу that goes: аftеr one оf Ludwіg vаn Bееthоvеn’ѕ performances, mаnу people frоm thе аudіеnсе wеrе paying him

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How to Save on Accounting Fees

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At Home Business Ideas

 

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ROI

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What does Ratio Mean?

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EBITDA

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The Accounting Equation

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How to Write a Book and Sell it on Amazon

Like chess, there is a strategy to selling on kindle. Figure out this strategy, and your Kindle business will be an unstoppable full time writing career. How to Write a Book & Sell it on Amazon by Jenny Loveless, explains exactly how Amazon’s algorithm works which is your key to self-publishing success. This book is your blueprint for learning how this fun but competitive game is played. It is packed full with tips that you won’t find anywhere else – tips

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How to Read Financial Statements for a Small Business

How to Read Financial Statements for the Small Business Person is made easy by John Whiteley, CPA.  Learn basic accounting with the easy to learn follow explanations in this book.  Watch video for more information Find out what the IRS looks for in your financial statements. How would you like to discover the IDEAL solution to understanding Financial Statements ? You are just moments away from doing that. But before we talk

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Top 20 QuickBooks Mistakes

This Book reviews the 20 most common mistakes made in using accounting software including QuickBooks. The topics in this book are applicable to both the QuickBooks Online, QuickBooks Desktop versions as well as any accounting software. Learn the recommended steps to avoid Rejection from Bankers, Buyers and business partners. Keep the IRS and CRA off your back! QuickBooks Online Training is available at the Udemy website as well as smallbusinessnavigator.com where the

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The Right Financial Plan: Managing Your Wealth, Risk, and Investments

The Only Guide You’ll Ever Need for the Right Financial Plan: Managing Your Wealth, Risk, and Investments. This books will add insight into your perspective on personal financial planning. It will provide a blueprint for your investments. It will explain when to begin your Social Security or withdrawing from your IRA. It will improve your portfolio. This book is  available on the Amazon book store; see link below: The Only

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WordPress to Go: How to Build a WordPress Website

WordPress to Go: How to Build a WordPress Website on Your Own Domain, from Scratch, Even If You Are a Complete Beginner. This books takes you step by step through the vital first steps to building your own website or blog using the popular WordPress platform.  The reader learns how to register a domain, install WordPress, designing a site, formatting content, using images and help on using themes and much

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Reading Financial Reports For Dummies

Reading Financial Reports For Dummies teaches the reader how  to understand financial reports. Reference to the SEC and other governmental regulatory sources is included in this publication. Examples that reflect current trends is included plus much more… This book is sold on the Amazon book store at the following link: Reading Financial Reports For Dummies

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Basic Bookkeeping: An Office Simulation

Basic Bookkeeping: An Office Simulation uses a practical applications approach so the reader can get a good understanding of the bookkeeping procedures. The book allows the reader to act as a bookkeeper for a sample company and teaches the bookkeeping fundamental concepts. The book is sold on Amazon book store; see link below: Basic Bookkeeping: An Office Simulation

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Guerrilla Marketing, 4th edition: Easy and Inexpensive Strategies for Making Big Profits from Your SmallBusiness

Guerrilla Marketing, 4th edition provides strategies for the small business owner who want to obtain more customers.  Book’s contents are based on strategies that really work. Topics included internet marketing, podcasting plus more… This book is available on the Amazon Book Store; see link below: Guerrilla Marketing, 4th edition: Easy and Inexpensive Strategies for Making Big Profits from Your SmallBusiness

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Likeable Social Media, Revised and Expanded

Likeable Social Media, Revised and Expanded will explain how facebook, twitter, vine, instagram can boost your sales and brand name. This book includes case studies from today’s emerging social sites and informs you how to harness the power of referrals to promote your business. This book is available on the Amazon book store; see link below:   Likeable Social Media, Revised and Expanded: How to Delight Your Customers, Create an

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Business Plan Writing Guide: How To Write A Successful & Sustainable Business Plan In Under 3 Hours

Business Plan Writing Guide: How To Write A Successful & Sustainable Business Plan In Under 3 Hours. This book will outline the principles of a successful business plan; the tools and techniques that will help build the plan, how to research, mistakes to avoid and more… The book is available on the Amazon book store; see link below: Business Plan Writing Guide: How To Write A Successful & Sustainable Business

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Start Your Own Business

Start Your Own Business, Sixth Edition: The Only Startup Book You’ll Ever Need Paperback – Jan 13 2015 Start your own business is a book created by Entrepreneur Media. This publication takes the reader from opening the door to his or her business and through the first three years of operations. The books reveals the steps needed to choose a business to start up, how to add partners to the

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QuickBooks Desktop 2015 – Practical Applications: QuickBooks Step by Step

QuickBooks Desktop 2015 – Practical Applications is a book which explains the steps in posting your transactions to QuickBooks Pro; you will learn how to set up your data file in QuickBooks, create items for products and services, create your company profile, create sales invoices, create credit memos, how to write checks, how to retrieve reports as well as customize reports and more… This is a great reference when using

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QuickBooks Cloud Practical Applications | QuickBooks Online: Step by Step Guide (updated Dec 8, 2014) [Kindle Edition] John Whiteley CPA (Author)

QuickBooks Online book explains how to use Intuit;s new online version of QuickBooks. This guide is applicable to the different versions of QuickBooks Online, including the essentials, easy and plus. The author, John Whiteley, CPA, has included practical example on how to post various transactions, create reports, adjusting journal entries plus advice on how to prepare for your visit to your accountant for filing your taxes. Amazon carries the kindle

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Accounting Software

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Getting out of Debt

Getting Out Of Debt Getting out of Debt is the dream for all Debtors. The weight of debt can be discouraging for us when we cannot see a light at the end of the tunnel. Living debt free is possible for all of us providing we learn the best strategies which are suited to our income level and behavior patterns. The basic Plan is simple as outlined in most debt

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Bookkeeping

Bookkeeping for a small business can become a nightmare. It is a pain to do bookkeeping after a long day’s work. Business owners are tired and have other family obligations, etc. Contracting out the bookkeeping duties can result in a multitude of errors which end up costing more money to correct. What is the best solution for your bookkeeping requirements? We all know that an accurate set of books is

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Register a Company

Incorporation of a business is a normal process for most business entities. Once the feasibility of the business is realized and the profitability is apparent then incorporation is executed by most entrepreneurs. Incorporation should be completed by all serious business owners before the start of the business operations. There are numerous articles on the internet about the advantages of incorporation as well as the disadvantages of incorporation. My opinion is

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Facebook Advertising May Be A Bad Investment for Small Business

Forbes.com posted a recent article on the high cost of advertising on Facebook. It appears that a limited number of Facebook users actually see the advertising posts, in fact only 1% to 5% of people who like a page will see the posts according to Forbes; article. Read more… In my last four posts I’ve shared some of the lessons that I’ve learned from helping set up lullubee.com, a new

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5 Good Reasons for Small Businesses to use Promotional Products

Promotional products have become a staple in the marketing regimes of small businesses around the world. Why though? Arguably the easiest and most convenient answer is that people like free stuff. Regardless of the overall function of a particular promotional product, there will always be a willing hand ready and willing to accept it. It’s not just the element of “free” that is so enticing though. In fact, here are

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How Much Does It Cost to Go Bankrupt?

How Much Does It Cost to Go Bankrupt? The real cost to going bankrupt will include the Trustee’s Fee, loss of equity in assets, time, reputation, and your credit rating. Plus the stress associated with the whole process. There can be alternative options.   In Canada, the initial fees payable to a Trustee will be a minimum of $1,800 which should include the administration services and filing of bankruptcy forms

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IRS PUBLICATION 4681

IRS PUBLICATION 4681 The IRS Publication 4681 explains the tax consequences of your debt which is reduced or forgiven by the Creditor. The Tax Office considers this reduction a form of income in certain cases. Debt, which is forgiven, can also affect the capital costs of other assets or tax attributes. Tax debt can be overwhelming at the best of times. As an Accountant I strongly advise readers to get

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Windows File Management Software

Windows File Management Software Windows file management software is becoming more important with the evolution of the Paperless Office. Windows file management softwareThere are numerous document management utilities on the market. Each software application has different functionality from the other, thus making it difficult to get the right match to meet the needs of all types of businesses. Windows built-in Explorer still lacks tabbed windows and dual-pane view. Q-Dir is

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The Paperless Office Software

How does a consumer manage a paperless office?  Most responsible minded consumers want to preserve the natural resources and maintain a healthy environment, however, they still need to be able to access and read their documents. Most services providers generate a digital copy of invoices which are emailed to the customer. The problem that remains is one of how to archive all those bills which then can be accessed in a

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Employee Training Manuals

From the Desk of John Whiteley Telephone: 403-800-8709 Email: john@smallbusinessnavigator.com 31st Aug 15 Dear Business Owner: Are Your Costs Soaring from Low Employee Productivity, Employee Turnover and Poor Document Control? Are You too busy running the day to day operations and do not have the time for Employee training and improving document management systems. This is understandable with the multitude of duties and responsibilities you have in managing your business.

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Businesses for Sale

  Searching Businesses for Sale A buyer should apply a checklist when searching Businesses for Sale. Using an organized approach to assessing the merits of a business will greatly minimize the chances of losing money on the eventual purchase of a business.   The asking price of the business for sale should be reasonable  and be supported by a business valuation. The small mom and pop shops can easily be

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Document Management Software for Business & Home Use

Document management is valuable for home use as well as a business. Documents are an important part of our daily lives and can be vital in medical and business situations. Scanning our documents and saving in digital format allows us to maintain a backup of the original documents in case of loss due to fire, etc. Digital files are easily copied and delivered to our advisors and family members.  

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Best Document Management Software for Accountants

Best document management software for accountants The best document management software for accountants depends upon the financial resources of the firm and computer expertise of the practitioners. There is no doubt that elaborate document control systems can be created for the right price and adopting vendor driven procedures. A lot of the small accounting practitioners prefer to maintain as much control over the document management as possible without a lot

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Most Common Accounting Software Used in Canada

There are a few accounting software programs which lead the pack for the most commonly used applications in Canada. QuickBooks Pro 2014 is the clear winner for most business owners. I have used the software for over 10 years and supported hundreds of business clients on QuickBooks in my public accounting practice. Business clients loved the software as it was easy to understand and make any corrections on the fly. Most

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How to get a small business loan for a restaurant

Prepare a business plan that reflects the reality of a restaurant operation if you expect to get a small busness loan for a restaurant. The risk is high for the success of a new restaurant. The startup of a new franchise location can be easier if the branding and systems have been well established such as a Red Lobster or Moxie’s. Lenders are more willing to loan to a new

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Alternative Lending Sources

Every business needs alternative lending sources in the event the traditional commercial lending sources are not available as we have experienced in recent years. The best time to establish new sources of funding is when a business does not need the money. A prudent business person will make contact with various lenders and establish a business relationship before the need to borrow arises. Laying the ground work in advance will

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Small Business Websites Lists

A small business needs a website to get more sales leads and provide information and support to existing customers. The small business website should be easy to navigate and be mobile compatible. Internet viewers will be gone in seconds if the first impression is unfavorable and the site appears disorganized. The site should provide the information to your target market viewer. Read about the small business support offered by Google

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