Cash vs Accrual Accounting

Cash vs Accrual Accounting You have finally taken the leap and started the business you have always dreamt about. However, now you must make one more tough decision: what accounting method should your business follow? Accounting methods are rules and…

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The Importance of the Income Statement

The Importance of the Income Statement There are four basic financial statements: Balance Sheet, Cash Flow Statement, Income Statement and Statement of Retained Earnings. External users such as investors, creditors, etc. use these statements to gain insight into the financial…

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Current Ratio vs. Quick Ratio

Current Ratio vs. Quick Ratio Liquidity ratios are an important tool used to measure how efficiently a company can pay off its debt.  The most common liquidity ratios used are the current and the quick ratio. These ratios help investors…

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2018 Tax Changes for Small Businesses

2018 Tax Changes for Small Businesses When it comes to taxes, there have been a lot of rumors and speculations in the past year regarding what will change. At the close of the tax year, it is hard to know…

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The Balance Sheet

The Balance Sheet The balance sheet is important because it’s essentially a company’s statement of financial position at a specific date. Investors, creditors, and other businesses use it to: calculate financial ratios, determine how much money the company has and…

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Allowable Travel Costs

Allowable Travel Costs Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) If a government contractor incurs business travel costs, then all the costs should be fully allowable, right? Not necessarily, the Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) provides guidance on allowable travel expenses in the…

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How to Survive an Audit

Just the idea of being audited by the IRS strikes fear into the hearts of most small business owners. Some peace of mind should be found in the fact that audits are pretty rare for one simple reason: money. The…

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