Answers to the 5 Top Money Questions of Small Business Owners

I’ve answered hundreds of small business accounting questions this year from clients, consults, and through this blog. Instead of responding to a finance query from an entrepreneur this week, I wanted to address some of the biggest issues I’m asked.

Being a business owner is one of the most rewarding jobs in the world, but it’s not for the faint of heart. There is no instruction manual to run your company. It requires research, stamina, support, and confidence.

4 Easy Steps to Manage Your Recurring Expenses Like A Pro

4 Easy Steps to Manage Your Recurring Expenses Like A Pro

Part of the beauty of creating a budget is that it requires you to take a look at all of the financial aspects of your company. Those expenses that you say surprised you? Be sure to track the item, amount, and vendor. Having this data will arm you for the future.

5 Steps to Holiday Health for Your Wellness Business

5 Steps to Holiday Health for Your Wellness Business

Stephanie leaped at the opportunity to become a spa owner. In her excitement, in getting up and running, she never opened a business checking account and used her personal checking account to operate her massage spa.

It wasn’t intentional, she was going to do it, but one day lend into weeks, which lend into months, which lend into the end of the year.

When tax time approached, Stephanie needed to get financial statements and financial documents to her tax accountant, she couldn’t remember who the purchases belonged to. Were these purchases and deposits personal or were they for the spa?

10 Ways To Get A Holiday Break For Your Business

10 Ways To Get A Holiday Break For Your Business

There is so much going on at all times in our lives, and that intensifies at the holidays. We never have enough time for family. There’s rarely the opportunity to take care of ourselves. If you don’t make the time, it will never appear.

Sure, as business owners we rarely truly get time 100% off. There are always small things to attend to, or ideas that come to mind. But if your business slows down over the holidays, then so should you.

In order to make this possible, but start making your plan now and expect to have several longer days than usual to ensure that you’ve attended to the necessary details.

How and Why KPIs are Critical to Your Business’ Success

How and Why KPIs are Critical to Your Business' Success

We can’t be afraid of numbers. They’re all around us and the key to staying and growing iyour organization. Data equals facts, and knowing the truth about our business’ performance is the only way to get ahead.

We are a goal-oriented society, but I want to spend time talking about the part that is often skipped over: the unglamorous details of how you actually hit your financial goals.

The Money Conversation Every Entrepreneur Needs to Have in Their Marriage

The Money Conversation Every Entrepreneur Needs to Have in Their Marriage

Too many people don’t understand the sacrifices, responsibilities, and risks they’re making when they take on a side hustle. It could be a financial disaster very, very fast. Just because it’s a side gig doesn’t mean that you don’t still have to do a lot of the same structure as a real business.

Extra income very literally comes at a cost. That’s not to say that you’re doing anything wrong, but there are tax considerations that you should know about sooner rather than later.

How to Create Your Business’ Financial Goals in 3 Simple Steps

How to Create Your Business' Financial Goals in 3 Simple Steps

We live in an age of online gurus telling us at every turn how simple it is to make six or seven figures. I’m here to tell you that if you’re looking for easy, then business ownership is not for you. That said, having a good grasp of your numbers will help you immensely.

It’s not glamorous, but you need to create a budget. There is a difference between setting a target and creating a plan to achieve it.

You’re in luck, my friend: Here are three steps to get you there.