Balancing Act - Is Your Balance Sheet Confusing? We Can Help!

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Balancing Act - Is Your Balance Sheet Confusing? We Can Help!

No matter what goal you’re pursuing, maintaining balance in life is important. And if you’re a business owner, maintaining an accurate balance sheet is important! But sometimes it can feel like you’re doing mathematical gymnastics to get everything in place. This is when having a bookkeeping coach comes in handy.

To understand your balance sheet better, let’s define terms...

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Don't Checkmate Your Best Mate! Financial Peacekeeping When Your Marriage Partner is Your Business Partner

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Don't Checkmate Your Best Mate! Financial Peacekeeping When Your Marriage Partner is Your Business Partner

Summer months are popular for wedding bells, but are you wringing your hands when it comes to running a business with your spouse?

Some tips to keep the peace:

1. Set clear boundaries about switching hats. Are you wearing the “I love you forever” hat? Or the “we need an income” hat? Is it OK to discuss work during meals and on weekends? Or is there a “no-go” space on your daily calendar where work is off-limits?  It also helps to write them down so both husband and wife are clear about the expectations. 

2. Set aside time regularly...

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"If It's Not Fun, Why Do It?" Ice Cream & Bookkeeping

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"If It's Not Fun, Why Do It?" Ice Cream & Bookkeeping

Did you know July is National Ice Cream month? Have your kids required an ice cream stop when you finish at your favorite swimming destination?  Keeping kids happy can be a challenge, but sometimes ice cream helps. (Or it at least keeps the van quiet for 10 minutes.) I recently saw a Ben & Jerry’s bumper sticker with their tagline “If it’s not fun, why do it?” and had to weigh in on the subject. Ice cream is one reason for screaming – frustration over bookkeeping is another. Completely different emotions between the two, but the same result!

Here are 5 quick reasons why doing the “not fun” work of bookkeeping is important...

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Everything but the Kitchen - Synced! A Perfect Trio - Your Bank, Your QB, & HRBiz

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Everything but the Kitchen - Synced! A Perfect Trio - Your Bank, Your QB, & HRBiz

Do you find yourself dreading the end of the month? Are statements coming in fast and furious and you're feeling overwhelmed? Is your banker unsure about what's needed to make your bookkeeping and bank accounts talk to each other?

Did you know that syncing with your bank is possible regardless of whether you have QuickBooks Desktop, QuickBooks Online or XERO?

We can help! We know how to...

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A "Moving" Experience - Our Client Interview with Office Furniture Warehouse

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A "Moving" Experience - Our Client Interview with Office Furniture Warehouse

Have you tried TSheets yet? At Office Furniture Warehouse (OFW), they love TSheets! TSheets makes it easy to produce project reports so they can track which clients are in which stage of their relocation/upgrade process. They also use TSheets to keep overtime down and to maintain compliance with regulations. When we spoke to Marley in their marketing department, he told us TSheets is much simpler than the coding in and out procedures he used at his previous job. It’s a lot less taxing on his memory!

We'd like to introduce you to JJ Jerman of Office Furniture Warehouse, who streamlines logistics for companies seeking to use their office space more efficiently or to move to a new location...

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The Chef & His Wife - Homemade Meals at Your Convenience! (Our Client Interview)

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The Chef & His Wife - Homemade Meals at Your Convenience! (Our Client Interview)

Would you like a homemade meal without the fuss? Let The Chef & His Wife be your new go-to for meals with ingredients you'd use yourself. You can choose ready-to-heat items from their refrigerator cases, pick up an order you already placed, schedule a Saturday delivery for a pre-ordered meal, or have a relaxing meal in their dining room.

And did you know you can save money on their delivery fee? You can pre-order online and pick it up at your nearest farmers' market. The Chef & His Wife is at Red Bank on Mondays, Collegedale on Wednesdays, Signal Mountain on Thursdays, and the downtown Chattanooga Market on Sundays.

We stopped by to interview Chef and Owner Tim Mulderink to get a behind-the-scenes look at what they do and why.

What prompted you to start your own company?

Friends of mine who were entrepreneurs asked me...

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