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The Best Defense is a Good Offense: Getting the Jump on Next Year's Taxes

Jul 9, 2019 10:11:00 AM / by CSI Accounting Staff posted in small business taxes, small business accounting, small business operations

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Taxes are an ever-changing landscape, and with the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act finally taking effect this year, there’s actually never been a better time to find an accountant that you can trust.

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The Truth About Tax Prep Software and Your Business

May 7, 2019 10:45:00 AM / by CSI Accounting Staff posted in small business taxes, small business bookkeeping, small business accounting

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Every year, as business owners enter into the final stretch of tax season, tons of people and small businesses scramble to make sense of their financial statements, figuring out their own deductions, and struggling with some “free” tax prep software. Maybe you have just gone through that this year. 

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Tax Planning Vs Tax Reacting: How to Save Money by Taking Action Now

Dec 20, 2018 2:12:00 PM / by CSI Accounting Staff posted in small business taxes, small business accounting

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We know nobody really likes tax season. However, the work you do now could be the difference between saving money or spending money in March and April. It helps to have a good accountant, but if you wait until the last minute, a tax accountant can only fill out your tax filings according to what’s already happened.

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Why Doing Your Own Payroll is a Huge Mistake

Oct 24, 2018 7:02:00 AM / by Bret Asmussen posted in small business payroll, small business accounting, small business operations

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When you own a small business, it is imperative that you find ways to save money wherever you can. It’s not a matter of want; it’s a matter of need. You take pride in doing your own sales, your own customer service... heck, you might even shovel your own driveway. That’s why it makes perfect sense to do your own payroll, right?

Maybe not. Here’s why it’s a waste of time to sit in front of a blank spreadsheet with your head in your hands. 

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5 New Year's Resolutions for Your Small Business

Dec 28, 2017 8:48:00 AM / by CSI Accounting Staff posted in small business taxes, small business accounting

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2018 is almost here, and it’s time to make New Year’s resolutions. In addition to your personal resolutions, it’s a great time to set smart goals for your professional life too.

Looking for inspiration? Here are five of our favorite small business resolutions for 2018.

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How to Close Your Books (the Right Way)

Dec 7, 2017 8:31:46 AM / by CSI Accounting Staff posted in small business taxes, small business accounting

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At minimum, you’re probably closing out your books once a year. This is a necessary part of preparing to file your taxes, and it’s important to make sure that transactions are recorded in the right place at the end of each year.

However, most businesses close out their books every month. If you’re thinking about making the switch, here are three advantages of a monthly routine.

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3 Scary Things Small Business Owners Do With Their Accounting

Oct 27, 2017 10:04:48 AM / by CSI Accounting Staff posted in small business taxes, small business accounting

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It’s almost Halloween. If you run a small business, there’s nothing spookier than the feeling that you don’t know where your money is going.

Getting your accounting in order is a crucial step to stay profitable and grow your business.

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3 Times When You Need to Contact Your Accountant

Oct 5, 2017 8:04:00 AM / by CSI Accounting Staff posted in small business 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, then you aren’t getting your money’s worth.

Reaching out for help prior to a business decision – even a small one – can result in tax savings, cost cutting, or increased profitability. Here are 3 times to reach out to your accountant, or invest in a new one who will help grow your business.

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4 Key Accounting Tips for Dentists

Sep 14, 2017 7:53:00 AM / by CSI Accounting Staff posted in small business accounting

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You probably didn’t choose dentistry because you love accounting. However, you know that simply putting in time at your office isn’t enough to keep your practice afloat, much less growing.

So what should you keep in mind when evaluating the financial health of your dental practice? Here are 4 key tips that will help you stay profitable and efficient.

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In­-house Accountant vs. Annual Accounting Services vs. Monthly Accounting Firm

Aug 17, 2017 9:00:05 AM / by CSI Accounting Staff posted in small business accounting

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You're either starting a small business and want to set yourself up for success, or you're ready to take existing accounting and payroll responsibilities off of your plate. Either way, should you hire an accountant for your business, take on an annual tax preparer, or outsource your accounting to a monthly service provider?

To help your business increase profits, cash flow, and growth, select an accounting option that is best suited to meet your business needs and help you achieve your goals.

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