Accounting for California Buisnesses

How Can Online Bill Pay Help Your Winery?

As a busy winery owner, you have a lot on your plate! Between caring for the vines to being the face of the winery in your tasting rooms you hardly have time to keep your bills in order and to know how and when to pay them on time. This

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Santa Barbara Bookkeeping Business

Tips to Handle a Busy Workday

With the constant pinging of your messaging system internally, client calls, customer emails, and the countless amounts of tasks to divide your attention every day it’s easy to look up at 5 pm on Friday afternoon and ask yourself: “Wait, what did I do this week?!” The bigger tasks, the

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accounting & management services

Can a Business Thrive without a CFO?

If you are like many of our clients you started a business that you are passionate about. And, if you’re turning to us, your business probably isn’t a bookkeeping business. (We can’t all be passionate accountants, we know, we know!) Did you found a bakery to follow your passion for

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5 Problems that Arise if you Let the Bookkeeping Slip

With seemingly everything on your plate as a small business owner, it is easy to let bookkeeping slip. Accounting Bookkeeping The causes for this vary.  For some people, the bookkeeping bores them so it gets eternally put off. Others think it is “simple” and can thus be put off until

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Credit Card Reconciliations

3 Ways to Get Your Life Back as a Business Owner

You’re a business owner.  But you’re probably also a parent, a friend, a sibling, and maybe even a dog owner.  You have interests and hobbies outside of your business.   But, these days, those relationships are getting increasingly neglected and those hobbies are a distant memory. You love your business

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back office support or outsource

How to Save Money by Streamlining Inventory Management

We work with a wide variety of small business models but, maybe because it is because of our location in California, we find that we bring in a lot of food and beverage manufacturers and inventory clients.  Different natural foods businesses, small retailers, and wineries thrive on the lush Central

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What Can CFO Services Do For You?

A Chief Financial Officer is responsible for taking the books and making informed business suggestions based on accurate forecasting and benchmark data.  They ensure that a company is staying compliant with financial laws and want to help the company stay financially strong and grow. In some companies, the position of

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Santa Barbara Bookkeeping

How to Monitor your Cash Flow

One of the primary business metrics we make sure to measure for our clients is cash flow.  This is because cash flow can really make or break a business.   It is the difference between a business growing and a business going out of business. Some 82% of businesses that

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California Bookkeeping

Easy Steps to Staying Sales Tax Compliant

When most people go into business they are aware that they will have to pay corporate tax as well as the individual tax but are often surprised to find out they are on the hook to reliably report sales tax (and pay it!) as well. As a consumer, the sales

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