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The Benefits of Having Accounting & Payroll Services Under One Roof

Mar 15, 2021 3:04:54 PM / by CSI Accounting Staff posted in small business taxes, small business payroll, small business accounting

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While there are people who use different providers for different services, CSI Accounting & Payroll offers the best of both worlds when it comes to financial services. Having accounting and payroll under one roof has lots of benefits under normal circumstances.

This post touches on those normal circumstances, as well as how bundling accounting and payroll can help a struggling small business owner with navigating COVID wages, loans and credits, and forgiveness.

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Small Business COVID Relief Packages: What to Do and What to Expect

Mar 11, 2021 9:37:52 AM / by CSI Accounting Staff posted in small business taxes, small business payroll, small business accounting

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The COVID-19 pandemic proved to be devastating to many small businesses. 163,735 U.S. small businesses closed their doors between March 1st, 2020 and August 31st, 2020. This resulted in the government setting aside some crucial relief efforts.

Whether you participated in the first round of PPP loans last year or not, there's still a good variety of relief packages available. The two most popular relief efforts are the PPP (Paycheck Protection Program) loans and the ERC (Employee Retention Credit), which will be discussed in this post.

NOTE: This information was up-to-date at the time that this post was written, but COVID relief laws are constantly being updated and changed. Please conduct your own research with reliable sources or contact us directly for updated information.

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What Makes CSI Different?

Mar 3, 2021 11:43:30 AM / by CSI Accounting Staff posted in small business taxes, small business payroll, small business bookkeeping, small business accounting, small business operations

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Any reasonable small business owner would ask themselves, "What makes CSI Accounting & Payroll so special? What do they do that my current bookkeeper and annual tax accountant don't? What about my payroll provider?"

You're here for a reason, and that reason is because all professional services are not made equal.You may have a need that is not being met with your current services. Let's see if we can be a good match for each other!

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Why Does Your Home Healthcare Service Need Monthly Accounting?

Feb 24, 2021 9:36:01 AM / by CSI Accounting Staff posted in small business bookkeeping, small business accounting, healthcare services

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Do you own a home healthcare practice, such as senior care or disability care? Your PCAs, RNs, physical therapists, assisted transportation drivers, or guardians of at-risk or vulnerable patients are incredible at what they do, and that's why they're a major part of keeping your business going.

Want to add another competitive advantage for your business? Consider monthly accounting.

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What a New Presidential Administration Means For Your Small Business

Feb 16, 2021 4:32:30 PM / by CSI Accounting Staff posted in small business taxes, small business operations

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It's official: Joe Biden has been sworn in as the new president. Regardless of which party you associate with, you're probably wondering what this means for your small business.

New tax policies will likely be at the front of every small business owner's mind. Now that democrats control the House, Senate, and presidency, it will be easier for them to implement tax reform.

The following article contains an overview of what previous administrations did for small businesses, as well as what the Biden administration is expected to have in store.

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How eBooks, Pricing Guides, and Other Templates Can Help Your Business

Feb 8, 2021 3:34:30 PM / by CSI Accounting Staff posted in restaurants, small business bookkeeping, small business accounting, automotive repair shops, small business operations

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You likely started your business because your entrepreneurial mindset was driven by your passion, not because you like performing financial tasks.

How can you reduce your time spent on financial tasks while maximizing your profits? Take advantage of the free resources available to you online, especially if they have been crafted by an accountant or payroll professional.

Luckily, CSI Accounting & Payroll offers a variety of free resources for small businesses. Let us help - your nightmare is our passion!

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Can You Require Your Employees to Get a COVID Vaccine?

Feb 4, 2021 10:13:47 AM / by CSI Accounting Staff posted in small business operations

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The COVID vaccine is finally here! For many, this symbolizes a new start and a chance at herd immunity. Others may feel differently and plan to refuse the vaccine. 

From a business owner's standpoint, being able to ensure your customers that your entire staff has been vaccinated may bring in more traffic from those who are taking COVID precautions seriously. In turn, you could also see an increase in profits. Plus, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has hinted that they expect many employers to require a vaccine.

That brings us to the questions: can you require your employees to get the vaccine, and if you do so, could it be considered employment discrimination? Recent state bills argue that it could be.

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Thinking of Bringing on Temporary Employees?

Jan 27, 2021 11:10:04 AM / by CSI Accounting Staff posted in small business operations

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Many businesses took the step to hire temporary employees in 2020 due to industry changes and COVID. Spanning across all business sizes and all industries, temporary employees can provide valuable work with little commitment on behalf of either party.

Do you know what temporary employees can provide your business? If you decide to hire one, do you know how to determine your terms of employment? This blog post discusses the nitty gritty when it comes to looking into temporary help.

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Why It's Difficult to Find a New Accountant During Tax Season

Jan 21, 2021 12:25:02 PM / by CSI Accounting Staff posted in small business taxes, small business bookkeeping, small business accounting

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Did you know that many accounting firms do not accept new clients during tax season? This can place small business owners in a difficult situation if they want to switch accountants or find their first business accounting service between the beginning of the year and April.

This blog is for you if:

  • You've been performing your taxes internally and are looking to save time.
  • You need guidance with your accounting software, such as QuickBooks or Xero.
  • You are just starting your business and do not have an accountant.
  • You've had an issue arise, such as falling behind on tax prep or being audited.
  • You don’t want to use the same accounting service from last tax season.
  • You want to look into different accounting methods, such as monthly accounting.

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30 Documents You Need Before You Die

Jan 14, 2021 1:15:00 PM / by CSI Accounting Staff posted in small business operations

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It's not your time to go yet, but it's still important to have these documents in order! Without your help, some of your hard earned assets and life insurance may go unclaimed. Save your heirs the frustration, and get your paperwork completed today.

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