Theft, fraud, embezzlement, thieving, larceny, appropriation, swindling—have you been hearing a lot of these terms lately? Sadly, a quick glance at any major news outlet will show you that bookkeeper theft has been rampant this past year, resulting in dozens of cases of fraud. The idea of a bookkeeper stealing money from you is almost inconceivable for many business owners. After all, you probably have a personal relationship with this person. You've trusted them to watch over the single most important part of your business. If money is going ‘out the back door’ due to bookkeeper theft, you will have very little chance of success in the long term. Unfortunately, this kind of theft is something that happens from time to time, so you need to pay close attention to make sure you don’t become a victim. Do you know what to look for? Here are 4 signs that can help you determine if your bookkeeper is stealing from you...
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You have a lot going on when operating a small business—and handling your bookkeeping generally isn't the sexiest on the list. Why should you be concerned with mastering even the most basic accounting principles when you have sales to close, a website to market, and customers to please?
Well, in theory, sure. But having an understanding of basic accounting principles—or at least the big ones—will ensure you don't jeopardize your business. Although the future of accounting appears to include a lot of machine learning and automation, some of the fundamentals should still be something you aim to understand.
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Our friends at Deep Core Data are definitely not the expected IT experts. They differentiate and pride themselves on being "human-focused IT experts" by approaching companies from a person-first, technology-second mindset instead of the common reverse path. Rhiannon Chiacchiaro, Director of Technical Business Development, gave us the scoop. Read on to learn more!
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If you’ve ever paid a bill by visiting your account on the website of the service (such as paying your Netflix bill on the Netflix website), then you may be annoyed by bills that don’t have a website or app where you can quickly pay as you go. Businesses often acquire bills that can’t be paid over the Internet or via phone, and that means that you’ll have to spend some time filling out and mailing checks at least occasionally.
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Featured in this week’s startup spotlight is SoFriendly, a group of entrepreneurs that build one-of-a-kind apps. Justin Mitchell (Creative Director and Product Maker) and Jordan Walker (Marketing Director) have become close friends of botkeeper and shared the story of SoFriendly. Check it out in the below Q&A with Justin.