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Upcoming Deadlines and Important Dates for the 2017 Tax Year

Oct 19, 2017 8:02:00 AM / by Lee Goudzwaard-Vaught posted in taxes, small business accounting

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The end of the calendar year is a busy time for everyone. For many businesses, it’s the time to review profitability and plan for the upcoming year. It’s also time to start thinking about tax season if you are not currently working with a monthly accounting firm that takes a proactive approach to tax planning year-round.

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5-Step Payroll Checklist for Small Business Owners

Oct 12, 2017 10:29:22 AM / by Lee Goudzwaard-Vaught posted in payroll

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For many small business owners, payroll is a headache. According to Score, the majority of small business owners spend up to five hours doing payroll every month. Some owners are spending ten hours or more.

As a small business owner, your time is valuable. Extra time spent on payroll is time you could be spending running your business and driving growth.

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3 Times When You Need to Contact Your Accountant

Oct 5, 2017 8:04:00 AM / by Lee Goudzwaard-Vaught posted in taxes, small business accounting

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Many small business owners hesitate to reach out to their accountants before tax season. But if your accountant does your books and nothing more, you aren’t getting your money’s worth.

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Landscapers, Here's How to Get Ahead on Accounting This Fall

Sep 28, 2017 8:03:00 AM / by Lee Goudzwaard-Vaught posted in landscaping accounting

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It’s the end of September in Minnesota, which means many landscaping businesses are winding down for the season. Whether your company transitions into snow removal for the winter, or simply goes into hibernation mode, the fall is a good time to take stock of your books. By taking care of some basic accounting now, you’ll be better able to plan for the season ahead, and have more time to prospect new clients.

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Keep Your Childcare Center Profitable with These Accounting Tips

Sep 21, 2017 8:19:00 AM / by Lee Goudzwaard-Vaught posted in childcare accounting

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Owning a small daycare or childcare center can be chaotic. Between planning activities, making sure your kids are safe, and keeping up with Department of Human Services Regulations, it can often feel like the work never stops. Add bookkeeping to the mix, and it may often feel impossible to stop work at a reasonable time at the end of the day.

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