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How the Government Shut Down Affects Tax Season For You

Jan 9, 2019 10:28:32 AM / by Lee Goudzwaard-Vaught posted in taxes, small business advice, small business resources, small business, accounting

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The current government shutdown is affecting all kinds of nationally funded programs, but nowhere is it more evident than how it has shaped tax season this year. Already different because of the passage of the Tax Cut and Jobs Act, the real monkey wrench comes from the fact that 800,000 federal workers in nine different departments aren’t able to work. These departments include Agriculture, Commerce, Justice, Homeland Security, Housing and Urban Development, Interior, State, Transportation, and Treasury .

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How Too Much Profitability Can Hurt Your Business

Oct 30, 2018 11:12:00 AM / by Lee Goudzwaard-Vaught posted in accounting, small business, bookkeeping, taxes, monthly accounting, small business accounting, small business advice

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You’ve grown your business, take pride in a satisfied customer base, and have increased profitability year after year -- what’s the problem with that? As the poet Biggie Smalls once so eloquently rapped, “Mo money, mo problems.” While it’s obviously the goal to succeed as a business - and profitability is part of that equation - here’s how too much profitability can hurt your business -- and where you can get the help you need.

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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 payroll, outsource accounting, small business resources, small business advice, small business

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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.

Payroll Software is Subscription-Based, Meaning You Keep Paying for the Same Thing Year After Year. Paying for payroll software isn’t usually a one-time fee. Every year you’re paying for a “newer” version of the same old software with a bunch of “new” features that don’t really feel all that different.

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CSI Accounting & Payroll Wins National Award

May 23, 2018 11:21:55 AM / by Brian Paulson posted in small business accounting, accounting, small business, payroll

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It has been a privilege to help many wonderful Minnesota small businesses reach their goals and grow their companies. Your success has given CSI owner, Brian Paulson the platform to help other accounting and payroll firms come up with better ways to serve their clients through his work with the Professional Association of Small Business Accountants (PASBA).

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5 Bookkeeping Tips For Small Businesses

Aug 25, 2016 8:23:02 AM / by Brian Paulson posted in bookkeeping, small business

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Accounting can be one of the toughest activities for small business owners, especially for those who don’t have a background in bookkeeping. Following a few simple bookkeeping tips throughout the year, however, can make it much easier to track expenses and file taxes when the time comes.

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