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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

3 Accounting End-of-Year Checkups for Your Dental Practice

Nov 15, 2016 9:08:15 AM / by Brian Paulson posted in dental accounting

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How healthy is your dental practice?

Just as you advise patients to schedule regular checkups to maintain a healthy smile, you should also schedule financial checkups for your business, especially during end-of-year preparations and plannings. Run through this easy checklist with your accountant to find out where your business is heading.

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5 Cost Saving Tips for Distributors

Nov 8, 2016 8:14:00 AM / by Brian Paulson posted in distribution accounting

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The distribution industry has changed dramatically over the last decade. New technologies, changes in the economy, and labor challenges have some small distributors scratching their heads, looking for solutions to save money and increase revenues. One area small distributors can improve cost savings is in their supply chain.

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4 Advantages of a Good Retail Inventory System

Nov 1, 2016 7:53:31 AM / by Brian Paulson posted in retail accounting

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Small Retail Challenges

Running a retail business is challenging  there are a lot of plates to spin. A systematic retail accounting process to manage inventory, financial statements, payroll, and tax payments can really make life easier for owners and operators.

Small retail businesses have unique hurdles in today’s world; competition from superstores and online shopping has forced traditional brick-and-mortar retailers to modify their strategies. Rather than being reactive to these changes, successful retail business owners stay profitable and proactive using the help of accounting professionals.

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Steps for Choosing an Accrual Method of Construction Accounting

Oct 25, 2016 8:58:21 AM / by Brian Paulson posted in accounting methods, construction accounting

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Accrual Methods of Construction Accounting

Choosing a permissible method of accounting for tax purposes for your construction business involves classifying your contracts and business. As your construction business grows and changes, you may benefit from using a different method of accounting. You should review the following three steps every year to ensure that you are using the right method of accounting for your construction contracts.

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Landscapers: Are You Getting Hosed by Your Current Accountant? [Checklist]

Oct 18, 2016 8:17:00 AM / by Brian Paulson posted in landscaping accounting

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We all know how short the fall season is around here in Minnesota. For landscaping businesses, that means you’re especially busy right now, wrapping up complicated projects before the temperatures drop and the white stuff accumulates.

But that doesn’t mean you should wait until the down season to organize your books for the upcoming year.

Now is a great time to gather important documents, evaluate your current financial situation, and determine if a new accounting service will help you save money and grow your business in the new year.

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