All tagged bookkeeping

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...

"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...

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...

My Career in Numbers - from NC to Tennessee (Our Interview with Lynn Talbott)

When we interview clients for our blogs, there are a few things we ask them: What prompted you to start your own company? What do you like best about doing business in Chattanooga? What piece of advice would you like to share with other entrepreneurs or start-ups? How has our company helped you in your success?

Well, today we're interviewing ourselves!

For those of you who don't know us yet, here's a bit of background on HRBiz owner, Lynn Talbott:   I grew up in North Carolina with 2 sisters. Father was an engineer and entrepreneur and his father before him was an entrepreneur as well.   We are a math family...