Accounting/bookkeeping

Accounting 101: A guide for Amazon merchants

Organizing your finances for your Amazon business might seem intimidating at first, but if you set up the proper bank accounts, bookkeeping software, and ongoing systems, it’ll make your life easier in the long run (especially at tax time!)

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How to track business expenses (and why it’s important)

Tracking and categorizing your expenses as you go throughout the year is also one of the best things you can do to make tax time more manageable. You’ll save yourself time and headaches, and cut down on work and potential cost for your accountant. Let’s look at how to do it.

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When to raise your price point (and how to calculate your rate increase)

Times are a changin’, and so is the cost of business. These tactics can help you determine what your rates could be, and how to get your customers on board.

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Why it’s important for small businesses to keep accurate books

Those who are only staying on top of their books for the sake of Uncle Sam might be missing out on some significant perks.

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A quick glossary of key accounting terms for non-finance folk

Getting familiar with common accounting terms can make it easier to get ahead of business finances, and get you back to business faster.

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Your taxes are done…now how do you file them?

Once your taxes are completed, what’s the best way to file them? Both the CRA and IRS websites are notoriously hard to navigate so we’ve simplified the journey for you.

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5 steps to help you prepare your freelance taxes for the first time

Filing your freelance taxes for the first time? Follow these steps to get yourself prepped and ready for your first filing.

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Upgrading your skills: How business owners can keep their expertise sharp

Whether that’s taking a digital marketing workshop, an online course on Facebook ads, or a coding bootcamp, you have a multitude of ways to add to your list of skills that help you run your business better.

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Should you hire a bookkeeper or do it yourself?

Spending time yourself or spending money on an expert—see which makes most sense for your business with these points to consider.

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Learning from five common bookkeeping mistakes

Small business owners wear many hats and bookkeeper is one of the most important. See where others have gone wrong and what you can do to stay on top of this important task.

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The complete guide to small business tax season

Take the fear and stress out of tax season with this comprehensive guide to confidently managing your books, audit-proofing your business, and getting your taxes done right.

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What is cash flow? A guide to keeping money moving in your business

Having a healthy cash flow is one of the most important factors affecting the long-term sustainability of any small business. This article explains cash flow in a simple way with strategies to managing it successfully.

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Ebbing and flowing: Five ways to manage small business finances

If you want to keep your business running, you’re going to need to learn how to navigate the financial volatility of entrepreneurship. We spoke with four small business owners and asked them how they learned to manage their finances: here are five of their tips.

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Five tips to get your books under control fast

Our latest update to Wave’s accounting features makes it even easier to build proper bookkeeping into your routine. Lower your stress, build your confidence, and set yourself up for tax time with these five tips.

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Five ways to be smart with your money while starting a business

When starting a new business, money can be one of the biggest concerns or determining factors for success. Here are five of the best ways to use the capital you have, to help you be smarter with your money when starting a business.