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Aqua Salon: A Business that takes Service Seriously

The door jingles as you walk into Aqua Skin and Nail Bar on Upper State Street in Santa Barbara, California. Without missing a beat, the exuberant manager of Aqua, Winston, sings out a welcome greeting. He knows the name and the desired service for every person who walks in the

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Support for Business Owners

Your Business Is Ready to Outsource Bookkeeping

Business owners, especially for new businesses and start-ups, have more going on than one human can handle. They also usually have a tight budget with minimal cash flow – for that reason business owners can be reluctant to take on new expenses (like bookkeepers or accountants). They think they aren’t

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Virtual Accountant

How to (Successfully) Work Remote

Remote work is quickly taking over as a norm in most office-job industries.  A recent Gallup poll found that 37% of respondents already work remote and that the numbers are rising every year.  Indeed, remote work seems to offer increased flexibility with the added benefit of increased productivity.

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End of Year Preparation

How to Count End of Year Inventory

We’re counting down to the holiday season and the excitement of New Year’s Eve.  For most of us, this means a chance to celebrate with friends and family!  For some of us, this also means its time to account for the end of year inventory.  This doesn’t sound as fun

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Marketing Firm Accounting

Branded Innovation: People-First Marketing

Doug Holt, the gregarious owner of Branded Innovation, came to his interview in the same way as he interacts with the majority of his employees and clients: through a video call from his home in the beautiful city of Bend, Oregon.

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outsourced bookkeeping

What is an Income Statement?

We’re continuing our series “unpacking accounting” with this quick and easy rundown of what an Income Statement (or Profit and Loss statement) is and what it means for your business.

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Small Business Accountant

Recipes Organic Bakery is your Santa Barbara Home Away From Home

While walking through the well-kept streets of sunny downtown Santa Barbara one is sure to stumble across Recipes Bakery.  The quaint structure with bright pink shutters stands out among the swaths of white stucco buildings and wafts of inviting scents emanate out of the building, drawing people towards the bakery

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