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The Botkeeper Blog

Bookkeeping, accounting, and business resources to help you become a finance guru. 

Aaron Sullivan

Aaron is a content marketer with a background in writing and editing for social, email, and blogs. His experience is heavily focused on bookkeeping/finance, entertainment, and beer.

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Job Costing Advantages & Disadvantages: Is It Right for Your Construction Company?

By Aaron Sullivan on Jan 23, 2020 2:45:00 PM

Owning a company is like owning anything else: you love some aspects of it, and you despise others. We hear about the best and worst parts of ownership/leadership all the time, and everyone seems to agree that the worst part is managing accounting. (The best parts? Autonomy and office snacks, obviously.)

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Case Study: How the Radical CPA Grew by 7x

By Aaron Sullivan on Jan 22, 2020 2:00:00 PM

Before Jody Padar joined her father’s Chicago-based CPA firm, the bulk of their work and focus was on helping clients with tax prep and filing. There was no innovation, and certainly no time to explore new growth opportunities for a small firm with limited options.

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Should Nonprofits Use Cash or Accrual Accounting?

By Aaron Sullivan on Jan 16, 2020 9:07:00 AM

If you're a nonprofit, you know better than anyone how your requirements and struggles are unique. At any given time, countless tasks demand your time, attention, and money—and that's on top of fundraisers and other charitable and social events. 

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Everything You Need to Know About Recording In-Kind Donations for Nonprofits

By Aaron Sullivan on Jan 9, 2020 2:00:00 PM

As a nonprofit organization, you’re required to record and report not only cash donations but in-kind contributions, too. Sound like a lot? That’s because it is!

In-kind gifts make up a majority of donations to nonprofits, and these charitable contributions no doubt keep a nonprofit functioning. That’s why they’re always welcome! 

But recording them? That’s a different story.

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When Things Don't Add Up: How to Navigate Common SaaS Accounting Challenges

By Aaron Sullivan on Jan 7, 2020 9:05:00 AM

In a world where the average company uses at least five clouds at once to store data and information, SaaS businesses are in high demand.

SaaS—software as a service—companies host an application and then make it available for customers over the internet. Clients remotely access their data and information using the SaaS company's server.

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