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G&N Insurance Saves 50+ Hours Each Month With Botkeeper

By Kierstyn Kalman on Mar 24, 2020 10:30:00 AM

Zack Gould, co-founder of G&N Insurance, a home, auto, and commercial insurance provider, was spending 10+ hours per week completing the bookkeeping tasks for his growing company. Zack knew that he wanted to spend more of his time focusing on his relationships with mortgage lenders and referral partners and less of his time focusing on the books. He decided to hire Botkeeper.

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10 min read

Why You Should Practice Accounting Advisory With Emotion

By Aaron Sullivan on Mar 18, 2020 8:58:00 AM


If there are specific people that business owners trust, their accountant is very high up on the list. Accountants watch over their clients’ finances, make recommendations for cost-saving and growth opportunities, and they ultimately provide their clients with advisory services on how their businesses can and should grow in the future.

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5 min read

Tm2 Saves 30 Hours A Week with Botkeeper’s Accounting Partner Program

By Kierstyn Kalman on Mar 3, 2020 10:30:00 AM

Tm2 Accounting Solutions in Nashville, Tenn., was developed out of the idea that there’s a better way to serve and meet clients’ financial and tax needs. It started as merely a side gig for business and real-life partners Tiffany and Kristopher Miller, but it quickly grew into a flourishing boutique accounting firm.

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9 min read

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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7 min read

What Percentage of Construction Costs Is Labor? Pricing Your Bids Correctly

By Aaron Sullivan on Dec 17, 2019 12:10:16 PM

Sometimes there’s truth to the old adage that if you want something done right, you do it yourself. And usually that’s when you’re working on a passion project that requires your own individual creativity. But smart business owners with growth mindsets know that delegating is actually one of the most important skills they could have.

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7 min read

How Accounts Payable Outsourcing Works and Why Your Business Needs It

By Aaron Sullivan on Nov 26, 2019 10:31:37 AM

Managing the relationships that your company has with suppliers and vendors is challenging. And the more vendors you have, the more at-risk you are for costly errors in your accounts payable process.

As your business grows, the complications that come with managing your accounts payable process in-house can slow down the growth of your business. If your company handles sensitive financial information, an accounts payable process that isn't high-functioning can even turn into a liability for your business to handle. It can become a bottleneck and slow everything down!

Topics: automated accounting accounts payable accounts payable outsourcing listen on the go
11 min read

Tax Education: Everything You Need to Know about the Federal Tax Deadline

By Aaron Sullivan on Nov 19, 2019 10:30:00 AM

Any American with a pulse knows that individuals and businesses pay a plethora of taxes. But it wasn't always that way. Even though taxes have been around since before the inauguration of the United States, they used to be much simpler.

Plus, there wasn't always a federal tax deadline. Crazy, right?!

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7 min read

Botlife: Why We Value Flexibility in the Workplace

By Aaron Sullivan on Nov 12, 2019 2:16:42 PM

“Bot” may be in our name, but robots aren’t necessarily our premium priority at Botkeeper. In fact, we have a whole team of humans behind the bots, and we put their happiness and quality of life right up there with creating and maintaining the revolutionary tech that is automated bookkeeping with a human touch.

Topics: Botlife workplace flexibility work-life balance working at botkeeper listen on the go
6 min read

How to Plan and Create a Construction Budgeting Analysis In 4 Steps

By Jess King on Oct 24, 2019 2:57:49 PM

Lincoln Logs, Legos, K'Nex, Erector Sets—remember how fun it was to create the structure of your dreams with any one of these building toys? As long as you had enough pieces, the possibilities seemed endless. And the best part was that you didn't need to create a construction budget or put anything down in order to bring your dream to life...just a vivid imagination!

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7 min read

Construction Accounting Basics for Contractors

By Aaron Sullivan on Oct 10, 2019 2:28:07 PM

A day in the life of a contractor is a busy one. You’re up early to answer emails and sort through paperwork before heading to a jobsite. From there your day is full of meetings with subcontractors, reviewing the progress they’ve made, and making sure your project is on track and, more importantly, on budget.

Topics: construction accounting construction bookkeeping listen on the go
7 min read

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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11 min read

How to Hire a Bookkeeper

By Aaron Sullivan on Aug 29, 2019 5:34:15 PM

So, your business has grown, and you’re finding it difficult to stay on top of your bills, taxes, customer payments, and a ton of other bookkeeping tasks. Sound familiar?

Many businesses wait too long to hire a bookkeeper until the signs are glaringly obvious—or worse—until a huge financial mess demands one. 

This accounting nightmare is all too common and often occurs because small businesses and entrepreneurs believe they don’t need a bookkeeper. But bookkeeping is a vital business function that goes beyond recording financial transactions. It also includes balancing your books, ensuring customer payment collections, paying bills on time to avoid late fees, recording and maintaining important financial information, generating financial statements, and much more. 

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