Insights

Exciting New Online Training Program Is Coming In 2013!

To extend the reach of our training programs and services, Linda is developing a complete online curriculum in small business accounting for business owners and their staffs. The program will be divided into single topic modules to allow individualized customization. We’ll start with a basic training package and then add special topics like job costing…

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Strength in Numbers

In 2006, your generous referrals to new clients helped us achieve a growth rate of over 250%! We will appreciate your help again in 2011 as we all strive to recover from this economic downturn. Over the past 2 years, many companies have had to downsize their accounting support along with everything else, but as…

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Small Business Loans / SCORE

Fiscal Foundations is pleased to volunteer our staff trainers to deliver QuickBooks workshops for SCORE in Minneapolis and St. Paul. If you’re considering seeking advice on any business topic, SCORE offers free consulting to small businesses. We heartily recommend their services. Money is still tight in this economy, but several Minnesota banks are willing to…

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Year-end Close Checklist for QuickBooks eBook

Tis the Season – Tax Season, that is!  How to close your Books for year-end and be ready for your CPA and taxes. Every year, full knowing all the steps to year-end closing, our staff goes out to clients armed with a 4 page checklist of all the steps that need to be done. The…

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Accounting Cartoon

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Hear Us on the Radio!

Linda Logan and Jennifer Heifort are on the radio! Linda and I were guests of Peter McClellan Show today and broadcast on AM 1570 from 4:00 to 5:00 PM today June, 3rd, and again tomorrow June 4th from 9:00 to 10:00 AM. You can also hear it below. It was a lot of fun to…

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Why Small Businesses Fail

A staggering 95% of small businesses fail within the first five years. Here are the most common reasons why… Poor Financial Management 32% Management Competence or Experience 15% Economic Conditions 12% Poor Books and Records 12% Sales and Marketing Problems 11% Staffing Problems 9% Union Problems 6% Failure to Use External Advice 3% Perhaps knowing…

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Tips to Simplify Your Bookkeeping

ALWAYS back up your accounting data file, daily or weekly. Print your checks. Direct Deposit and email paystubs. Print deposit summaries to attach to bank receipts. Get online access to bank accounts and credit card statements. Pay all payroll taxes online. Use bill pay through bank account. Email invoices/statements to customers. Routinely send out W-9′s…

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