The fact is, business owners should know a little about accounting. And yes, hiring an accounting professional is a tremendous help. But, what about the day-to-day cash flow of your business? What about invoicing, bill payments, data entry, and other accounting tasks? That’s where accounting software can help. So, how does accounting software work?Read More Let’s Get Down to Brass Tacks. How Does Accounting Software Work?
When it comes to accounting, you must follow certain rules for recordkeeping or tax reporting. Otherwise, you may wind up making mistakes and costing your company money—and nobody wants that. Many businesses must follow a set of accounting guidelines called GAAP. But, what is GAAP exactly? And, how do you know if you have to […]Read More Your Guide to GAAP: Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
At some point or another, an employee may need to use company funds to make a business-related purchase. When this happens, expense management comes into play. Learn all about small business expense management and how to streamline your process to ensure you reimburse employees in a timely manner.Read More Improving Your Business Expense Management 101 [With 4 Tips]
The idea of money laundering can be scary to employers. Illegal transfers of funds can harm businesses, after all. So, be on guard and aware of different protections meant to prevent money laundering. One of those protections is anti-money laundering.Read More Anti-money Laundering: How it Can Protect You and Your Business
At some point or another, you may need to know your gross receipts for certain situations, like taking out a loan. But, what are gross receipts exactly? And, how do you calculate them? Let’s get into the nitty gritty of gross receipts.Read More What Are Gross Receipts, and What Do You Need to Know Them For?
Business owners have a lot of decisions to make, especially in the beginning. One of the most important decisions is how to handle bookkeeping for your business. There are three methods of accounting to choose from: Cash-basis, modified cash-basis, and accrual accounting.Read More A Comparison of Accrual vs. Cash-basis Accounting
Do you receive most of your business income in cash? If so, you’re probably a cash-intensive business, which can put you under greater IRS scrutiny. Why? Because cash transactions do not leave a paper trail. So if you run a cash-intensive business, you need to keep detailed records.Read More Do You Have a Cash-intensive Business? [Definition, Audit Process, & More]
Businesses that contract out work in New York have a new law to put on their radar: The New York independent contractor law. But, what is the new law? What businesses are impacted by the new law, and how? Keep reading to get the scoop on the New York independent contractor law.Read More New York Independent Contractor Law Gets a Big Update
Over 75% of consumers use payment service apps. And if you’re part of the growing percentage of small businesses (23% in 2019, to be exact) that accept peer-to-peer (P2P) payments, you should know about the new IRS cash app reporting rules.Read More New IRS Cash App Reporting Rules Take Effect January 2022: What to Know
The end of the year is a busy, if not the busiest, time of year for small business owners. You’re gearing up for the start of a new year and trying to wrap things up before the year comes to a close. One thing that should be on your mind during this time of year—aside […]Read More Get a Head Start for 2022 With These 9 Year-end Tax Planning Strategies