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Brian Paulson

Brian Paulson
Brian received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of North Dakota with a double major in accounting and financial management. He’s a member of both the National Society for Tax Professionals and the National Society for Accountants and serves on the board of directors for the Professional Association of Small Business Accountants.

Recent Posts

Own a Marketing or Ad Agency? Here's Why You Should Outsource Your Accounting

Jan 24, 2017 8:04:00 AM / by Brian Paulson posted in small business accounting

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Marketing and advertising agencies run on all cylinders. Schedules are hectic with client work, and there rarely feels like enough hours in the day to address the internal operations of your business.

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5 Tax Deductions Every Real Estate Agent Should Know

Jan 17, 2017 8:06:00 AM / by Brian Paulson posted in small business accounting

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Working in real estate takes a big investment of time and money. In conducting your business, it’s not always crystal clear whether expenses are deductible, which can lead to an overpayment of taxes.

Understanding your expenses will help you deduct appropriately and avoid overpaying on your quarterly and year-end taxes.

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How to Calculate Costs for Your Trucking Company

Jan 10, 2017 7:48:00 AM / by Brian Paulson

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To remain profitable in the transportation industry is a challenge these days. Without a proper way to track and control operational expenses for your trucking company, you run the risk of going out of business.

One way to gauge profitability is to accurately calculate the cost per mile for each of your trucks. That way, you’ll have a better understanding of your expenses when it comes time to charge your customers.

With strong bookkeeping and accounting practices in place, calculating your cost per mile starts with your company’s expenses. In the transportation industry, expenses typically fall into three categories: fixed costs, variable costs, and payroll.

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Track Profitability at Your Machine Shop

Jan 3, 2017 8:02:00 AM / by Brian Paulson posted in machine shop accounting

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Some machine shop owners assume they know how much it costs to run a job based on gut instinct or because of their experience. Others simply rely on bank balances to measure the success of their business at the end of each month.

To run and grow a thriving machine shop, you should know which jobs are truly profitable, and which jobs didn’t make you money.

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7 Accounting Best Practices for Insurance Agents

Dec 20, 2016 8:04:00 AM / by Brian Paulson posted in insurance accounting

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As an insurance agent, you understand the importance of protecting one’s assets. That’s why your clients rely on your expertise when it comes to covering their vehicles, homes, businesses, and other important aspects of their lives. Why not have the same protection for your agency’s finances? Professional bookkeeping and accounting helps you to avoid financial surprises, and covers you when issues or opportunities do arise.

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