Five Simple Steps for Accounting Success

When you decided to start your own company, you likely focused on the products or services you were selling, along with your amazing customer service and marketing skills. While running your own small business offers plenty of upsides, it also means you’re responsible for every aspect of operations, including the parts you think are beyond […]

Independent contractor vs employee (CA Law)

A big part of running a business is working with independent contractors. These are self employed professionals you hire to support a specific aspect of your business. These are different than working with employees because they usually bring in their expertise to solve a specific business problem you’re dealing with. However, in September of 2019, […]

The Ins and Outs of Bookkeeping

All the Best Practices to Get the Best Financial Outcome From Your Organization If you had to make a list of some of the most critical elements of running a business that most new entrepreneurs don’t think enough about until it’s far too late, bookkeeping would undoubtedly be right at the top. On a surface […]

8 QuickBooks Online Tips

There are always more things to learn about the applications we use every day. Here are some tips for expanding your use of QuickBooks Online. We tend to fall into the same old patterns once we’ve learned how to make a computer application work for us. We learn the features we need and rarely venture […]

Restaurant-Specific Accounting Challenges

There are unique challenges when running a restaurant business. They are: 1. Accounting for Tips Patrons will include tips in their payments. Is that considered restaurant income? How about paying out those tips to your employees, are those counted as wages? Restaurants can have different methods of tip handling. Whether it’s pooling, mandatory or not, […]

Are you ready for your CPA?

Tax planning season is coming up very soon. It’s critical for you to sit down with a competent CPA and review your business’s numbers for tax planning purposes. You don’t want to get hit with surprises when you file your taxes next year. However, are your numbers in good shape so your CPA can review […]

What is Restaurant Accounting?

Restaurant accounting is defined as the process of recording, analyzing, and interpreting financial data for a restaurant. These include booking financial transactions such as supplier invoices, payroll, POS sales, sales taxes, and accounting for overhead expenses such as rent, insurance, maintenance, and any other cost necessary and as an ordinary part of running your restaurant […]

Navigating the CDTFA

Do you know what the CDTFA is? If you don’t and you sell products in CA, you better learn fast! The CDTFA stand for the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration and they are the tax authority that your report and send sales tax payment to. Registering with the CDTFA is simple but not […]

Oatly: A Shining Example of What an Entrepreneur Can Accomplish

According to one recent study, plant-based foods are now available in about 53% of households in the United States.Roughly 35% of Americans say that they’ve consumed some type of plant-based food in the last year, and of that number, 90% say that would happily do so in the future. All told, searches on engines like […]

Here’s What Happened in the World of Small Business in July 2021

1) The US recession actually lasted only two months. While difficult times for many individuals and small businesses lasted much longer (and for some are still continuing), “the U.S. recession touched off by the coronavirus lasted only two months, ending with a low point reached in April 2020 after the start of a sharp drop […]

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