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As we enjoy the last days of autumn before a Chicago winter moves in upon us, I think of sitting by the fire over some cocoa and contemplating how the year has evolved.  This is such a great time of...
Business is going so good, I’m bursting at the seams!  This article is part two of a three-part series of how to plan for and manage the expenses that come with a growing business. Our first article in this series...
I have a new client today! What an exciting statement for the small business owner, one which makes me happy every time I hear it. This article is part one of a three-part series of how to plan for and manage the...
I’m doing a happy dance in my business these days as I recently became a Profit First Professional. After 11 years of working with small business owners to help them optimize their QuickBooks files and structure their back office to support...
I spent the weekend reviewing and revising our family’s budget.  It was a much-needed exercise in consciousness.  I noticed how quickly our family’s expenses had crept up on us, namely due to the busy-ness of our lives.  People often think...
What keeps you from sleep at night? Things that keep me up at night include wondering if I am a good mother/wife/daughter/sister/friend, my insurmountable to-do list, ISIS, client and employee concerns, bad choices I have made in the past, why...
I started thinking recently about how lovely it has been to enjoy the lower price at the pump over these past few months as fuel prices are currently hovering around the same we enjoyed in 2005 and earlier. It certainly...
Top 8 Ways to Determine Independent Contractor or Employee Status Small businesses looking for fast growth have often chosen to hire independent contractors over employees for many compelling reasons. There’s not as much paperwork. If things don’t work out, not...
The buzz in the accounting industry right now is all about having the right suite of technology to optimize your business properly. We certainly are trying to answer that question everyday at Reconciled Solutions. What is the best, most efficient,...
In our time-starved rush/rush environment today, all of us, business owners, executives and individuals and families alike are trying to get more done in less time. Many of us realize the key to running a decidedly busy life is to...