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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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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 marketing experts to help you boost your social media in 2019

It takes a village to raise a child, and can take a coordinated team to raise the profile of your business on social media. Make sure you’ve got all the experts you need to succeed.

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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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Content marketing reporting: Key metrics to examine

Content marketing is a great way to engage with yours customers and leads. But how do you know what success looks like? Track these key metrics to make sure you’re investing in the right creative content.

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2019 trends business owners should pay attention to

Regardless of your industry, there are some key trends and predictions from experts that will shape businesses in 2019. Read about the top four that are industry-agnostic, covering such topics as customer experience to remote employees.

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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.

Eight entrepreneurs share their biggest 2018 takeaways

Celebrating your wins and acknowledging your losses can help you avoid making the same mistakes twice, and build for a better 2019.

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Instagram small business audit: Four Moons Spa

Having a social media presence that boosts your business doesn’t have to be tough. Social media coach Jessica Thiefels walks us through some powerful basics.

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The best marketing tactic for a small business budget

The internet is full of great examples of marketing campaigns, but what do you do when you don’t have a budget to match? This post walks through one marketing tactic that doesn’t cost a lot but will still give you big results.