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Admit it, when you look at your bank balance online or on an ATM receipt, you assume that’s how much money you have to spend. Well, I have news for you, your bank account is lying to you. The days of keeping a ledger at the back of our checkbook are gone (I know who...read more
Once upon a time running a business meant record keeping by hand and eventually hiring a staff bookkeeper to keep track of that. As technology has grown over the years the amount of time and effort needed to keep an accurate set of books has slowly diminished. Now...read more
These microchip enabled cards have been the standard in other parts of the world for quite a while, but the US was slow to catch on. Now the major credit card issuers are putting new rules into effect that require merchants (that’s you business owners) to upgrade to chip card terminals. Thursday October 1st is when these new rules officially go into effect.read more
It is very important to track your business finances and know where you stand. But how many of your put the same effort into tracking your personal finances?read more
Today I'm going to give you my honest review of Freshbooks Cloud Accounting. Freshbooks is cool because it combines the power of project management (including time tracking), invoicing, and expense tracking.read more
Often in life, and especially in business, we have to learn to delegate. We shouldn't have to do it all! This has nothing to do with not being capable, you are very capable. This is about setting your priorities to focus on the things you love doing and delegating the things you don't.read more
My world has been forever changed! Ok I may be a little dramatic, but seriously I love this program. It is more than just a CRM, it's a complete business management app for solopreneurs.read more
I received an email last night from an Etsy seller who had an interesting problem regarding a pre-paid debit card. Pre-paid cards can be very useful for a variety of things, especially budgeting (we'll save that for another blog post). In this case, she has a special...read more
Now that I run Whaley Bookkeeping & Tax I have a dedicated business bank account, and have had it since the beginning (give or take a month). It has been such an asset to my business and I'm very glad I did it early!
But the big question is why? Well, there are a few reasons why you should have a separate business bank account.
Here is an easy to follow demo of how to set up your Wave Accounting to work with Etsy Shop Selling.read more
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Melissa is a Virtual Tax Advisor for creative business owners. She helps demystify taxes for people who light up over their work and freak out over their numbers. She is a California native, married to her college sweetheart for 11 years and they have 4 awesome kids together. You can find her chugging iced coffee while geeking out over all things tax.