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The Delivery App Conundrum: Does it Cost My Restaurant Money to Go Online?

Apr 23, 2019 11:08:00 AM / by Lee Goudzwaard-Vaught posted in restaurant accounting, small business, small business advice

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We increasingly live in an age that is centered on convenience. Streaming services mean that fewer people go out to the movies, car apps like Lyft and Uber mean that fewer people own vehicles. One space that has seen an online surge are food delivery apps. DoorDash, Uber Eats, and Postmates all advertise that they can get your favorite restaurant’s food right to your door, without you ever getting out of your pajamas.

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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, accounting, small business advice, small business resources

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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 monthly accounting, taxes, small business, bookkeeping, accounting, small business advice, small business accounting

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

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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 payroll, small business, accounting, small business accounting

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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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