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If you run a small business, chances are you’re spending the majority of your time running your business – and thinking like – a business owner, and not like a CEO. If your business is thriving, but not growing, this may be the reason why. There is always a tipping point in growth, where business operations begin to be stretched by the demands of the increasing complexity in a business. When

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Do you feel like you’re the jack of all trades and master of none? Small business owners can often feel the pressure to do it all in their business to minimize unnecessary spending by trying to maximize their workload. But, unless you’re an accountant by trade, or really love numbers, you’re going to find it challenging to manage your books. How can you effectively analyze your business financials to grow your

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As a small business owner, it’s easy to become your own bottleneck when you try to do it all yourself. But if your bookkeeping is all in your head, you’re more likely to make costly mistakes down the road when details are missed or paperwork is forgotten. Here are three bookkeeping tips for small business: Stay on top of your invoices. You can harm your cash flow with late and unpaid

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Traditionally,. bookkeeping is not accounting. Although they go hand-in-hand, bookkeeping is the process of preparing the information that the accountant will use to put together financial statements and interpret them. Understanding the difference between bookkeeping and accounting can help you understand why both are necessary for an effective financial strategy. Bookkeeping The administrative aspects of recording your business financials generally fall under the bookkeeping umbrella. One of the main components of bookkeeping

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Time is Running Out for Your Federal Tax Preparation

Thanks once again to the relatively unknown Emancipation Day federal holiday on April 16, we again get extra time for federal tax preparation, but April 17 is still fast approaching. Here are a few thoughts to get you through what could be an anxiety-ridden couple of weeks. 1. Avoid foolish mistakes. Sometimes waiting until the last minute can result in making some mistakes you never would have made otherwise. For example,

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Little Known Tax Deductions to Consider Before Tax Filing

As March comes in like a lamb and may go out as a lion, that leaves plenty of days in between for getting your paperwork to do your tax filing this month. There isn’t much you can do about what the income is. That is a given. But a bit of extra effort to learn about allowable tax deductions and credits can make a big difference on your tax return.

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The Benefits of Using a Professional Tax Preparer

February is one of the busiest months for filing income taxes. Most people have already received all their tax documents, and those anticipating a refund are especially hard at work to get their taxes filed. It can be tempting to rush through doing your own taxes quickly so you can get that refund. However, there are some very good reasons why you should use a professional tax preparer instead. It

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Payroll Service

Crunching the numbers during payroll time can be a big headache and take up a lot of time. Wouldn’t it be easier if there was some way to manage your payroll more easily, so you could focus on running your business instead? One option that many businesses find beneficial is hiring a payroll service that helps them manage employee funds and ensure that everyone is paid accurately and on time.

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Bookkeeping & Tax Service

When you think of bookkeeping and you think of your taxes, it’s easy to see why they seem like separate issues. However, you may find it beneficial to think of bookkeeping & tax services as a unit that help you manage your budget and make sure your taxes are paid on time each year. Here are a few of the ways having a comprehensive bookkeeping & tax service work together

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Accounting Services

Whether you own a business or you are looking for ways to better manage your personal income, knowing where to go for accounting services can make a big difference in your confidence and your management of your funds. At Cathy E. Parker, E.A. Bookkeeping & Tax Service, our accounting services are ideal for a variety of individuals and businesses that are looking for solutions to better money management. Here

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