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Prioritizing Capital Expenditures

Most small businesses own fixed assets, which include items like land, buildings, equipment, and automobiles. The investments of adding, replacing, or improving upon fixed assets is called capital expenditures (capex). It seems like there is never enough money for all...

Five Ways to Welcome in a New Year: 2023

A new year is a perfect time for a fresh start for you and your business. Here are five ways to welcome 2023 and make it your best year ever. Decide on a theme for 2023 Setting a theme for the year can help you remember what you want to focus on. Some examples of...

Are Your Employees “Quiet Quitting?”

“Quiet quitting” is a very new term in 2022 that refers to one or more employees who remain working, but only do the minimum job during regular work hours. They are done going the extra mile, they are done working overtime, they are likely done caring all that much,...

What Is an Audit? 

The word “audit” can be thrown around a lot in casual conversation. When an accounting professional uses it, it means something very specific. We’ll discuss this and other uses of the term “audit” in this article. Financial Audit A financial audit is an official...

The Accounts Payable Process

All businesses, no matter their size, have bills to pay. The larger the business, the more formal the accounts payable process tends to be. That doesn’t mean small business owners can’t benefit from a formal accounts payable process. Too many “fake” bills are being...

Pricing Methods

How do you arrive at a price for the products and services you sell? While it depends on what industry your business is in, there are only a handful of foundational pricing methods that are useful to know. Here are several of them. Time and Materials Pricing Many...

Time Batching

For small business owners, it seems like there is never enough time to get everything accomplished. One tool that will help you get the most out of your time is time batching, also called time blocking. If you haven’t heard of this before, it can revolutionize the way...

Understanding Equity on the Corporate Balance Sheet

Your favorite number on the balance sheet might just be Cash. It’s easy to understand and something every business has. But there is a more meaningful number, at least in the long-term sense, and that’s equity. Let’s dive deeper into that part of the balance sheet....

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