Use your Accounting Software to Boost Sales

If you think accounting software is just for tracking expenses and generating financial reports, you’re losing out on an opportunity to improve your bottom line. By taking advantage of insights provided by your software solution, you’ll benefit from a more informed approach to marketing and customer service – and by making the most of all the ways your software can improve productivity you can take meaningful action to increase profits.…  Read more

Business Update – September 15 2021

The business community is sharply split by the announcement by the Biden administration of a plan that mandates COVID vaccinations or weekly testing. Some business leaders applaud the plan to keep the surge in COVID cases from hurting the economy, although smaller employers may find the mandate difficult to mandate. However, expanding testing may not be possible unless capacity is also significantly increased. Some business leaders disagree with the mandate…  Read more

3 Consequences of Avoiding Your Bookkeeping

If you ask 100 business owners what they like least about running a business, chances are good that bookkeeping will rank high on the list. It’s an annoying and frustrating chore that takes up a lot of time and is easy to put off until tomorrow. Avoiding your bookkeeping is dangerous, however. Not knowing your company’s financial situation can result in a series of missteps that could ultimately cost you…  Read more

Business Update – September 9 2021

Thanks to tight supply chains and logistics in the developed world, many people have grown accustomed to receiving whatever they ordered promptly and predictably. That era may be over, as shortages are likely to continue. Toyota will be slashing production of cars by 40% in the face of a continuing chip shortage. It may be another year – or two – before shortages in sectors from construction to medical testing…  Read more

Avoid These 5 Costly Accounting Mistakes

A Canadian bank recently surveyed over 500 small business owners about what they love and hate most about owning their own business. Unsurprisingly, flexibility and feeling in control ranked first in the “love” category. Meanwhile, almost 60% said bookkeeping was hands-down their most hated task. Most business owners understand that effective financial management is key to their success. But lack of knowledge, frustration, and even avoidance can add up to…  Read more

Business Update – September 1 2021

While businesses have been mandating vaccines for employees for some time now, they are now beginning to take a harder line. Some, like Delta, are charging unvaccinated employees an extra $200 per month for health insurance, and some are firing unvaccinated employees. Companies that require employees to be vaccinated face several risks. First, the divisive nature of the covid vaccine may lead to workplace bullying or retaliation of unvaccinated employees…  Read more

8 things your invoice needs in order to get paid faster

So you’ve set up your business and sold some products and services. Now, you have to send an invoice to collect your payment. But what should you include on your invoices in order to get paid faster? Even if you’ve been running your business for a while, you might be missing other information that you should include. So here is a step-by-step guide on what to include on your invoices.…  Read more

Business Update – August 25 2021

The FDA has now granted Pfizer and BioNTech full approval of their COVID-19 vaccine for persons aged 16 and up. This means this vaccine has met the agency’s standards for safety, effectiveness, and manufacturing quality. This approval was based on close examination of six-months of follow-up which revealed no additional long-term safety concerns. This approval may now spur major companies to require employees to be vaccinated. Based on clinical studies,…  Read more

5 Most Common Accounting Mistakes That Could Hurt Your Business

Many small business owners tend to handle their own accounting and bookkeeping, especially when they’ve just started out. However, keeping track of the finance-side of the business– everything from income to expenses to tax compliance– can be overwhelming. Mistakes can happen quite easily and can have costly consequences to your business. Below are five of the most common DIY accounting errors that you should avoid. Unorganized Records It takes excellent…  Read more

“We have a new website!”

Exciting News! Bookkeeper Buddy has a new website! Welcome to our new website! We’re really excited to launch this site and we hope you like the fresh look. After a few months of planning and editing, we are very proud to reveal the results. The site features a crisp, new look, striking images and a stunning color palette… so it’s safe to say we’ve improved the design all round. This…  Read more

Welcome Aboard Stephen Sill!

Hey Everyone! We are proud to say that Stephen Sill has joined our Bookkeeper Buddy Team! We are thrilled to announce that Stephen Sill has joined the Bookkeeper Buddy team serving as a Client Service Specialist. Stephen has his Masters in English Literature from Hofstra University and over 13 years solid experience in the accounting field. This enables Stephen to bring a wealth of knowledge to the table as he…  Read more

Organizational Saturday for an Inspirational Monday

Planning to Prosper Today is my organizational Saturday so I can have an inspirational Monday I’ve worked from a home office for years now and love it. I love the flexibility and how I can create my own space to work in. Maybe you are just now finding yourself working from home and it seems a bit overwhelming. I totally get that. It can take a bit of adjustment time…  Read more

3 Top Bookkeeping Tools to Help You Get Your Life Back

Does this sound familiar? You work hard. Real hard. As a service contractor, you pour hours every weekday into your business plus far too many nights and weekends. Is free time something you only dream about? Can you even remember your last real vacation? Is it hard to make and keep plans with family and friends? Hopefully, that’s not you. But if it hits home here’s a good question… is…  Read more

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