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Why Should I Hire A Bookkeeper?

by Guest Author  |  January 19/2011  |  , , , ,
Why Should I Hire A Bookkeeper?

Guest Blogpost by Eric Mathews, author of thatbookkeeper.com. Why I should hite a bookkeeperDuring the 34 years I’ve been around, I have come to the realization that I am an anomaly. When I was 14, and my friends were sleeping …



Saving for Taxes with FreshBooks

by John Coates  |  January 17/2011  |  , , ,
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saving for estimated taxes with FreshBooksDo you ever get stuck at tax time with not enough cash? FreshBooks CEO and co-founder, Mike McDerment, who was a freelancer, had to take out …



6 Tips to Reduce Your Taxes

by John Coates  |  January 10/2011  |  , , ,
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These tips are based on the United States’ tax system. Please talk to your accountant for specific tax advice. As a small business, nothing is more important than the preservation of Cash. Losing money to worthless expenses can literally sink a new company before it gets off the ground. Unfortunately, business taxes are …



Tax time reports in FreshBooks

by John Coates  |  January 3/2011  |  , ,
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Hooray! It’s New Year! Happy New Year! You know what’s right around the corner? Tax season! Paperwork is so exciting and it just takes minutes to run all your reports. Right? This year, since you used FreshBooks so diligently, you’re going to be done in minutes, assuming all your records are up to date. If …



Part 4: Making FreshBooks work with an Accounting package (like QuickBooks)- Workflow #3 – Cash based entries

by John Coates  |  December 15/2010  |  , ,
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An addition to the original series on FreshBooks and an accounting package. If you’re using FreshBooks to manage your staff’s time sheets and your billing, but use an accounting package (QuickBooks) to run your more complicated back-end bookkeeping, and if you use the cash basis to record your transactions, here are some helpful …



What are your New Year tax resolutions?

by John Coates  |  December 14/2010  |  , ,
What are your New Year tax resolutions?

It’s the New Year and you know what that means! Resolutions for better bookkeeping! Fun right? Unlike the gym, you always need to do a good job on your taxes to save yourself time and save your accountant’s time, which saves you money (more six packs!) But what are you going to do this year …



“Accrual accounting was created to fill textbooks”

by John Coates  |  December 9/2010  |  , , , ,
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“Accrual accounting was created to fill textbooks” said a CPA (Certified Public Accountant) I was chatting with on a recent road trip. Essentially, since accrual accounting is more complicated than cash basis accounting, it fills up more space in textbooks, justifying their …



Guest Post: Do I Really Need an Accounting Package? Part 2 with Jason Blumer, CPA

by Kasey Bayne  |  July 26/2010  |  , , , ,
Guest Post: Do I Really Need an Accounting Package? Part 2 with Jason Blumer, CPA

Special thanks to a great guest poster, Jason Blumer, for this post! Jason is a CPA, Partner, and Head Creative Dude at Blumer & Associates, CPAs, PC. Jason’s an innovative, smart thinker who knows his stuff. Thanks Jason! You can also check out Do I Really Need an Accounting Package (Part 1) …



Making FreshBooks and an Accounting Package (like QuickBooks) Work Together Part 3: Workflow #2 – Entering in Each Transaction

by John Coates  |  July 7/2010  |  , , ,
Making FreshBooks and an Accounting Package (like QuickBooks) Work Together Part 3: Workflow #2 – Entering in Each Transaction

3rd part of a three part series on using FreshBooks with a double ledger accounting program. Check out Part 1: Overview and Rules and Part 2: Workflow #1 -  Using General Account Entries.   This is the second workflow of two. This workflow is good if you want detailed reporting in your …



Making FreshBooks and an Accounting Package (like QuickBooks) Work Together Part 2: Workflow #1 – Using General Account Entries

by John Coates  |  July 2/2010  |  , , ,
Making FreshBooks and an Accounting Package (like QuickBooks) Work Together Part 2: Workflow #1 – Using General Account Entries

2nd part of a three part series on making FreshBooks work with a double entry accounting program. Check out Part 1: Overview and Rules. The second workflow can be found in Part 3: Workflow #2 – Entering in Each Transaction This is the first workflow of two. This workflow is ideal if …




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