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Does Your Business Have a Safety Net?

Posted by Rayanne Buchianico on  September 12, 2019

Category: Business Tips
One of the most important parts of managing a business is making sure there is enough cash to keep the business going. As a business owner, you probably have a very good idea how much cash you have in the bank at any time. The smaller your business is, the more likely you are to keep a close eye on cash. Checking your cash balance is a daily function you should be on top of.

Why Having a Budget Is Important

Posted by Rayanne Buchianico on  August 29, 2019

Category: Business Tips
As an entrepreneur, you likely place a high value on freedom. When the word “budget” is mentioned, you might cringe and feel like it hampers your freedom. But it’s really the opposite. Here’s why. According to a 2019 article in Small Business Trends, “Startup Statistics – The Numbers You Need to Know,” 82 percent of businesses that fail do so because of cash flow problems. Even if your business is no longer a startup, the

Cool Tech Tools: Zoom

Posted by Rayanne Buchianico on  August 15, 2019

Category: Cool Tech Tools
More and more small businesses are finding virtual meetings useful. Virtual meetings have many advantages: No travel time is needed for participants, so you’ll save on gas and auto maintenance. They create an ability to visually connect with remote employees, customers, vendors, partners, job candidates, and other stakeholders. They are better than a phone call because of the visual element. Before you climb into the car or book a flight, think about whether a virtual
Each month, your accounting system yields actionable information for you to run your business better. Here are some key reports that all business owners should review every month. Balance Sheet A quick review of the balance sheet can tell you the balances of your current assets and current liabilities. Current assets should always be larger than current liabilities; if it’s not, you may have liquidity issues. You can also take a look at these accounts:

Understanding Cost of Goods Sold

Posted by Rayanne Buchianico on  July 18, 2019

Category: Accounting
The account on your income statement called Cost of Goods Sold can be confusing to non-accountants. In this article, we’ll attempt to de-mystify it and explain how it works. Cost of Goods Sold is an account in your Chart of Accounts that is a very special type of expense. It is the amount of direct costs of items that were sold by the company. It is related to inventory, and it helps to see the