Bookkeeping Help – How to reduce your time spent Bookkeeping

Most small businesses are looking for some kind of bookkeeping help.

Old Bookkeeping Systems

It is perhaps not so surprising that so many people are still using old styles of bookkeeping to keep up with their books.

Bookkeeping Help

Factually, a lot of businesses just put off any and all bookkeeping until the end of the year.

They concern themselves just before taxes are due.

And that is not surprising as well.

People who run small businesses are dedicating their time towards sales, growing their business and just trying to keep their head above water.

If that describes you then you have come to the right place!

Modern Systems

Today there are many solutions available. These systems don’t just keep your books up to date. These systems actually help you cut costs and increase profits now rather than have a bunch of receipts in a drawer waiting until tax time.

They allow you to constantly monitor your expenditures and make better decisions.

Bookkeeping has been going on for millennia. And the reason is that the heart of a business is its finances.

Most small businesses fail because they fail to keep control of that “heart” and have a business “heart attack”.

But modern bookkeeping systems do more than keep track of your taxes. Modern systems provide you the tools you need to analyse what can be done to improve sales, cut costs, etc.

In other words, you can easily see at a click of a button exactly where your money is going, and what percentage is going there.

But more importantly, you can do that from anywhere. This allows you to keep track of your business even when you are on holiday.

Other Benefits of Modern Systems

Modern Accounting/Bookkeeping software allows you to create a quote in the field right from your smart phone. 

Look up all the items in inventory, provide a quote, email it, even have the customer sign it right on your smart phone!

You can even accept a credit card payment right from your phone. Your customer can easily question an invoice and you can easily respond keeping customer questions and answers all in the same place.

It would take more than a simple essay here to tell you all the benefits of modern accounting systems.

But suffice it to say that if you haven’t looked into them, it is time to do so.

Studies show that companies on proper financial software are far less likely to fail.

Bookkeeping Help

So if you are looking for Bookkeeping help, it is time to call and have someone explain all the advantages of accounting software to you. And if you have desktop accounting software, you need to look at the cloud based software so that you can see all the benefits today.

Call us for some free bookkeeping help.

How Google hurts Small Business – How to beat Google

Yes – Google hurts Small Business.

Google hurts Small Business – there. I have said it!

Google hurts Small Business
Google Hurts Small Business – Staying ahead is Critical

B.G. – BEFORE GOOGLE

In the days before Google, if someone wanted to open a small business, they went ahead and registered their business, called the phone company and ordered phone lines, and then they would get a phone call from Yellow Pages and place an ad.

Other advertising was placed in local papers and quite simply, they were in business. They didn’t have to be tech savvy, nor did they have to live in fear that their advertising source would be cut off.

A typical ad in the Yellow Pages was not that expensive and it lasted an entire year.

A.G. – After Google

Now that we are in the era After Google, the small business owner HAS to have a website. Now that website needs to be able to be read on all mobile phones, tablets and desktop computers.

If your website cannot be easily read on any internet/computer platform, Google punishes you.

A small business is hoping against hope these days that he can get on the front page of a search. If he cannot, his business could fail.

If Google changes the algorithm awarding front page status, and he doesn’t find out, his business could dry up overnight. He is at the mercy of Google.

Google is definitely the Gorilla in the business and anyone that has any familiarity with the internet knows that they are the King. Sure, there are other search engines such as Yahoo, and Bing. But they constitute a small minority of the searches.

The problem is that Google, being run by a bunch of Techies, think that anyone who is not a techie is of no consequence, apparently.

Read any of their advice pages about how to do something to improve your search status and you will quickly fall asleep if you are a small businessman.

Now somehow, aside from running your small business, you are required to be a guru in coding and high tech so you can stay on the front page of search engines.

Google plays God

Google even threatens to punish you if you get too smart!

If you figure a way around their intentions for their algorithms and they discover that you did so, they can decide to just relegate your entire business to the back of the queue. And there you go – instant death!

Honestly, that kind of thing ought to be legislated against. Because Google has far too much power there.

Now, let’s be fair. Google has provided a lot of tools for small business to level the playing field with big business.

However,  you cannot stay in business if you cannot market and sell.  All the tools in the world are of little help if you are dead because you cannot get noticed by your clients.

Google hurts Small Business!