Ask a Houston Bookkeeper: Can I Write Off Hurricane Harvey Damage?

Follow Us!We at B&J Bookkeeping are looking forward to bringing you real answers to real questions. Our Ask a Houston Bookkeeper series is intended for those who live in the Houston or surrounding areas but others are welcome to read. In the aftermath of one of the worst hurricanes in Houston’s history, we will answer […]

Houston Bookkeeping Tip: Are Free Trials Worth It For Small Business?

Follow Us!We at B&J Bookkeeping love free stuff. If you feel the same, you probably already know a few tricks yourself. Who doesn’t enjoy taking a free sample at the grocery store, especially sushi? After the bite, the makers of the product want you to buy what they’re selling in the end. Yes, you enjoyed […]

Houston Bookkeeping Basics: 6 Key Financial Terms Everyone Should Know

Follow Us!As we’ve previously stated, just because you aren’t an expert bookkeeper doesn’t mean you should be in the dark when it comes to your finances. Even those who know nothing about bookkeeping, finances, or investing can learn the basics. Sadly, too many clients are too busy to learn even tthat. Now they can learn […]

Houston Bookkeeping Tip: 5 Fastest Ways to Lose Clients

Follow Us!No one wants to lose a new or reoccurring client. Sometimes it is easier than you might think. One of the worst parts is you may not even know if or how you are doing it. Your greatest assets are your clients. Clients give you regular business and can recommend you to others. Many of […]

Houston Bookkeeping Basics: Can You Deduct Phone Expenses For Your Small Business?

Follow Us!Did you know that in 2016 over half of American households had cellphones as there only phone service? This was the first year cellphones overtook landlines. So you have the new iPhone, Samsung, or whatever new device works best for you. Whether on occasion or on a regular basis, you may have used it […]

Houston Bookkeeping Tip: 6 Ways to Manage a Small Business When it’s Low on Cash

Follow Us!We have recently discussed a bookkeeping tip on an interesting money study. However, the study only looked at individuals. We see small to mid-sized business all the time for their bookkeeping. A common problem they seem to have is ready availability of cash. Said cash can be used for payroll, materials, and other common […]

Houston Bookkeeping Tip: 5 Interesting Findings from Money Study

Follow Us!We at B&J are all about sharing bookkeeping and tax tips, both of which boil down to money. But did you know there may be a science to the need and want for money versus the actual outcome? We did a little digging and found an interesting study conducted April 2017 from the University […]

5 Bookkeeping Skills Everyone Should Have

Follow Us!We at B&J have a diverse list of clients from the self employed to full sized businesses. While we pride our selves on doing a great job, there are certain bookkeeping skills that you should have on your own. Skills range from the simple to the less often thought of. Share Away!

Houston Bookkeeping Basics: 5 Strategies for Cutting Expenses

Follow Us!We at B&J in Houston love to discuss expert bookkeeping tips. In addition to these expert tips, we also like to get back to bookkeeping basics. Today’s entry discusses expenses that are draining your wallet along with strategies to find and eliminate them. This includes costs that are no longer needed and are without a purpose. […]

Houston Bookkeeper Tip: 7 401(k) Mistakes That Can Cost You Thousands

Follow Us!We at B&J love to share tips from our Houston Bookkeeper including lots of investment tips. While we won’t tell you what to buy, when to sell, or any of that other jargon, we can tell you the essentials. One of the most common ways our bookkeeping clients invest is through their 401(k). This […]