6 Key Small Business Bookkeeping Takeaways From the 2017 State of Small Business Report

We at B&J Bookkeeping are experts in small business bookkeeping. Every year a report entitled “The State of Small Business” comes out with some interesting facts, finds, stats, etc. We’ll save you the trouble of reading it all for yourself by sharing these 6 key small business bookkeeping takeaways that range from the semi-obvious to […]

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Ask a Houston Bookkeeper: 5 Must Read Tips Now That the Dow is at 23,000

It’s time for another of our Ask a Houston Bookkeeper series. The Dow Jones industrial average grew to a historic 23,000 today. It is the first time the index closed below a 1,000 point milestone it hit on the same day since it was at 16,000. With all this capital being created with more on […]

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Bookkeeping For General Contractors

You’re a general contractor, not a bookkeeper. Is it really in the best interest of your business’s finances to handle your own numbers? Even if someone on your crew or family member offers, what is the slightest slip up going to cost? Below, we will give you some invaluable tips for why and how to […]

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Ask a Houston Bookkeeper: Beware These 4 Hurricane Harvey Scams

In continuing with our Ask a Houston Bookkeeper series, we have become aware of a few Hurricane Harvey scams that are alarming. With over 195,000 people affected by the hurricane, they can be easy prey. Please be aware of these scams if you have been affected by the hurricane.

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

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 the […]

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6 Essentials When Choosing Payroll Services for Small Business

We at B&J Bookkeeping are experts in performing bookkeeping and payroll services for small business. While an owner’s time should be focused on running the business, payroll is also a vital part of it. Payroll must be completed both on time and accurately to satisfy the needs of its workers. It is also vital for […]

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

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 the […]

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Houston Bookkeeping Basics: 6 Key Financial Terms Everyone Should Know

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 or […]

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Houston Bookkeeping Tip: 5 Fastest Ways to Lose Clients

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 the […]

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

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 to […]

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