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3 Factors to Consider in Your 2018 Budget

Dec 15, 2017 8:41:05 AM / by CSI Accounting Staff posted in small business taxes, small business accounting

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It’s almost the new year. Before the holidays hit, make sure you’re ready for it by setting your budget for 2018.

Wondering where to start? These tips will help you set up a budget that meets your needs and will put you on track towards profit and growth.

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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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Holiday Bonus Guide for Small Business Owners

Nov 30, 2017 7:57:00 AM / by CSI Accounting Staff posted in small business taxes, small business accounting

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Many companies use holiday bonuses to reward high-performing employees, increase morale, and boost retention. However, bonus types and amounts vary across the board. For small business owners, it can be especially challenging to figure out a bonus schedule that accomplishes your goals at a price you can afford.

Wondering how to fit in holiday bonuses this year? Use the guide below to learn more about the different types of bonuses that employers commonly give out, and to find the type that's right for you. If you have more questions, your accounting firm can help you develop a plan that meets your goals for a price you can afford.

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Thinking about filing a tax extension for 2017? Here's what you need to know.

Nov 21, 2017 3:10:24 PM / by CSI Accounting Staff posted in small business taxes, small business accounting

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It’s almost the end of the calendar year, and taxes will be due before you know it.

If you’re considering filing for an extension this year, here are a few things you should consider before April rolls around.

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Has Your Business Had a Good Year?

Nov 10, 2017 8:52:05 AM / by CSI Accounting Staff posted in small business taxes, small business accounting

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Even if December doesn’t signal the end of your fiscal year, the upcoming calendar change is a common time for businesses to stop and ask, “have we had a good year?” Taking stock of your financials now will help you plan accurately for tax filing season. You’ll also get insight that will help you plan for 2018 as you go.

To evaluate your fiscal health, you’ll need to do more than look at just your cash flow or profit margins. Here are a few key performance indicators that will help you get a full picture.

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Make 2017 the Year You Catch Up on Taxes

Nov 2, 2017 2:47:39 PM / by CSI Accounting Staff posted in small business taxes, small business accounting

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If you’re behind on taxes, the last thing you probably want to do is look at your books. At the same time, you know that you won’t be able to rest easy until you do.

So what’s a small business owner to do?

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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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Upcoming Deadlines and Important Dates for the 2017 Tax Year

Oct 19, 2017 8:02:00 AM / by CSI Accounting Staff posted in small business 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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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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