For Bookkeepers

What Records Should You Keep for Taxes?

December 30th, 2010 BY Claire Moore

Basic Records for Taxes Basic records are documents that everybody should keep. These are the records that prove your income and expenses. If you own a home or investments, your basic records should contain documents related to those items. Here is a list of documents you should keep as basic records. FOR items concerning your…

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Grow Your Bookkeeping Business

What Products and Services Do You Offer?

December 28th, 2010 BY Claire Moore

Part of marketing is knowing what you are willing and able to provide your clients. Spend some time now thinking about what you can do, what you want to do, and what is marketable, that is, what are businesses willing to pay for. Knowing what services you are willing to offer will help in your…

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Is this a good time to start a business?

December 24th, 2010 BY Claire Moore

Unless you’ve been living in a cave, then you know that the economy has been in the dumps for several years now. In fact, you might be living in a cave, or close to it, because of the economy. When you can’t get a job, then your thoughts might turn toward self-employment and starting your…

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Why you need an engagement letter

December 22nd, 2010 BY Claire Moore

When I was doing research for my book, Jumpstart Your Bookkeeping Business, I spent a lot of time reading blogs frequented by bookkeepers. I’ll never forget the post from a bookkeeper who was seeking help in getting paid from one of her clients. She had been doing the bookkeeping for this person for almost a…

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Small Business Taxes

December 12th, 2010 BY Claire Moore

There’s an old saying that the only sure things are death and taxes. For a business owner taxes certainly present all sorts of challenges. While there are many benefits to be derived from a good bookkeeping system, one of the main reasons why small business owners do their bookkeeping is because they know that they…

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Resources for Bookkeepers

Here are some useful resources for bookkeepers

October 1st, 2010 BY Claire Moore

American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers (AIPB) QuickBooks ProAdvisor Program Buy QuickBooks Checks & Forms and Save 10% + Free Shipping 20% Off QuickBooks Learning Products + Free Shipping Cash Flow Calculator Starting Costs Calculator Business forms—download invoices, purchase orders, check requests, etc.

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