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The Botkeeper Blog

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

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A Complete Guide to Free Tax Filing for Small Businesses

By Aaron Sullivan on Dec 12, 2019 2:30:00 PM

There are many perks to being a small business owner: you set the dress code and schedule, control the snacks, reward your staff with surprises whenever you please, etc.—basically, you’re the cool kid at the lunch table! But we bet a chocolate pudding cup that filing your taxes isn't among your list of privileges as owner. 

Not only is the tax filing process laborious and time-consuming, but the legal jargon and myriad different forms lead many executives to make costly mistakes (all the mistakes in that list are bad, but we think the last one is the absolute worst).

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Job Costing for Construction: What It Is & How It Helps

By Aaron Sullivan on Nov 6, 2019 2:45:00 PM

There are a lot of responsibilities that come with running a successful construction business, but job costing is one of the most important. It's sort of like planning out your grocery list for Thanksgiving dinner...you want to get just the right amounts of everything without breaking the bank. And like planning the perfect holiday fête, when done correctly, job costing can ensure your construction business is successful while keeping surprises to a minimum.

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Order Up! A Basic Guide to Restaurant Accounting and Bookkeeping

By Aaron Sullivan on Sep 26, 2019 11:16:29 AM

Restaurant owners have one of the most demanding jobs around: pleasing foodies.

Successful restaurants thrive thanks to serving delicious, mouth-watering food, but that’s not all it takes. What about running the business side of things? That’s a different story.

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The Fourth Industrial Revolution

By Aaron Sullivan on Sep 3, 2019 11:15:00 AM

The printing press. The steam engine. The assembly line. These technologies revolutionized the way we work and set humanity on a different course for productivity. And now Jasen Stine, training leader at Intuit, is drawing attention to what he calls the “fourth industrial revolution.”

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Improve Your Accounting Practice With Technology

By Aaron Sullivan on Aug 28, 2019 6:47:11 PM

Adapt or deal with being left behind. There’s no shortage of internet articles about how companies and firms must learn to evolve if they don’t want to get left behind.

Radical CPA Jody Padar covered this exact topic at the AICPA Engage conference in Las Vegas when she sat down with Aaron Berson, the managing director of the Virtual Business Team at Gettry Marcus CPA, P.C. The two also discussed the balance between being a CPA and a technologist, and what the most exciting new technology is.

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