Bare-Bones Bookkeeping: What Is the Bare Minimum I Need to Do for My Books?

Bare-Bones Bookkeeping: What Is the Bare Minimum I Need to Do for My Books?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_RQTcYIN4P0 “Do I have to?” If you have a child at home, remember being a child yourself, or if you are a child right now, you’re probably familiar with these four words. (For any children reading this: congrats on developing an interest in bookkeeping at such a young age!) Bookkeeping isn’t for everybody, which is why hiring a bookkeeper is such an important early step for many business owners. But if you aren’t ready to hire someone else to do your books, then somebody’s gotta do it (which probably means you!). The purpose of this post isn’t to nag you…
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How to Find the Right Accountant for You!

How to Find the Right Accountant for You!

https://youtu.be/6lMn2lGiaK0 Finding someone you trust with your books is, in a way, like finding the right doctor for you. You want someone who is going to make decisions you can trust even though you might not completely understand these decisions. That said, this person should be able to explain the choices they’re making to you in a language you can understand, so that you can make a competent evaluation of their performance and, if needed, choose someone else. So you might be asking yourself, who is this trusted accountant? The answer is: one of us at TL;DR Accounting! But seriously...while…
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When Excel is not Enough

When Excel is not Enough

https://youtu.be/5uVRP-z33CA After month-end, do you look forward to lighting up the 80’s hair metal, cracking your knuckles, and loading up Excel so that you can rock those financials? Well, maybe you’re not as excited about rocking the financials as we are here at TL;DR Accounting, and that’s okay. But perhaps you’re wondering if Excel is still enough for you. Is it time to fly the Excel nest and look for a different or more robust piece of software that’s custom-made for bookkeeping? When It’s Time for Reinforcements We’re not saying that you should uninstall Excel — not at all. However,…
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