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When I Retire, I Want To …

January 15, 2012  |   San Diego Bookkeeping   |     |   Comments Off on When I Retire, I Want To …

Just like with your business, if you don't set goals it is very hard to get where you want to go. Retirement is no different. Many entreprenuers I meet have no idea what retirement looks like, only that they want to get there. Many others who have decided to sell their businesses end up going back to work because retirement wasn't what they thought it would be or cost more ...

10 Most Common Small Business Bookkeeping Mistakes- Part 2

January 12, 2012  |   San Diego Bookkeeping   |     |   Comments Off on 10 Most Common Small Business Bookkeeping Mistakes- Part 2

Here is the second part of our article on the most common bookkeeping mistakes small business owners make. If you think you might be making any of these, or just have general questions or happen to be looking for a San Diego bookkeeper to help you with your own business please don't hesitate to give us a call so we can let you know what we can do for you and how we can ...

10 Most Common Small Business Bookkeeping Mistakes- Part 1

January 10, 2012  |   San Diego Bookkeeping   |     |   Comments Off on 10 Most Common Small Business Bookkeeping Mistakes- Part 1

This isn't my article, you can find the original here, but I wish I'd written it. And now I've started giving a copy to all my clients when I meet with them. Not only does this highlight some very common problem areas but it is a good discussion starter on broader topics that may have been a concern but weren't thought about to bring up. It's a long article so I've split it into two parts. ...

4 Small Business Trends to Watch This Year

January 09, 2012  |   San Diego Bookkeeping   |     |   Comments Off on 4 Small Business Trends to Watch This Year

This article offers some ideas on the coming business trends of the year. I don't think all of the original six from the article apply to most small business owners (and these aren't necessarily accounting issues but bigger picture issues) here but I've included the ones (four of the six) that might make a difference to most of you in the next twelve months. See what you think: Winter sales slump? Retail research firm ...

Can Offering Unlimited Vacation Days Boost Employee Productivity?

January 07, 2012  |   San Diego Bookkeeping   |     |   Comments Off on Can Offering Unlimited Vacation Days Boost Employee Productivity?

Everyone is always looking to increase productivity in their business. It just makes sense- if you can get more using fewer resources you can then A) expand and B) make more profit. Our San Diego bookkeeping business is always considering ways we can do more with less. Not by cutting paychecks or hiring less qualified workers at lower pay (which is what many people think of and which usually produces the opposite effect) but by working ...

Time to Incorporate Your San Diego Business?

January 03, 2012  |   San Diego Bookkeeping   |     |   Comments Off on Time to Incorporate Your San Diego Business?

Been thinking about incorporating your business or changing to an LLC? There are lots of good reasons to make the switch and although you can do it at any time of the year doing it at the beginning makes things just a little bit easier. The accounting switch makes for a cleaner break if you do it at the start of the year. And while the bookkeeping for a San Diego corporation isn't that different ...

Great Collection of Small Business Marketing Ideas

January 02, 2012  |   San Diego Bookkeeping   |     |   Comments Off on Great Collection of Small Business Marketing Ideas

Here is a great collection of small business marketing ideas. At the end of the year lots of people start putting together their best of list from the past twelve months and some are better than others. The tips here are ones that will benefit not only San Diego business owners but just about every small business owner everywhere. These are the kinds of ideas we generally look to incorporate into our consulting practice when ...

Seven Tricks to Create Incredible Personal Productivity

January 01, 2012  |   San Diego Bookkeeping   |     |   Comments Off on Seven Tricks to Create Incredible Personal Productivity

Some days getting and staying productive is more challenging than others. There are some days where I come in and am instantly absorbed in meaningful work (usually bookkeeping projects but really it can be almost anything) from the minute I sit down. Other days, however, I can't seem to make anything happen until well after lunch. Everyone has their own work style and tricks to get things done. Here is a list of seven ...

Accountants Should Do a Lot More Than Just the “Numbers”

December 30, 2011  |   Uncategorized   |     |   Comments Off on Accountants Should Do a Lot More Than Just the “Numbers”

An accountant, or a competent bookkeeper for that matter (if you select the right firm :) ) is much more than just someone who helps you with the numbers. They can and should be a critical business advisor, sounding board and resource to help your business grow sales, monitor expenses and maximize profits. They should be able to give you advice ...

Secret to Surviving and Thriving in a Price War

December 29, 2011  |   San Diego Bookkeeping   |     |   Comments Off on Secret to Surviving and Thriving in a Price War

The best way to deal with a price war is to never have to fight in one. The way you do that is to avoid having a product or service that is easily compared by your customers to other similar offerings your competition might have. This is much easier said than done, of course but it is still a worthy goal and many have achieved it in all kinds of industries. Think of Apple. Their tablet, ...