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Attention: Entrepreneurs - Rethink your mainstream attitude about compliance
November 1, 2018

Attention: Entrepreneurs – Rethink Your Mainstream Attitude about Compliance

Bookkeeping, Business Challenges, Business Owners, Business Strategy, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

No matter where you operate your small business in Canada or the United States, there are government standards of compliance required that govern everything from the kind of financial records you need to keep to how you produce and...

Four strategies to keep your customers and increase profits
October 23, 2018

Four Strategies to Keep Your Customers and Increase Profits

Business Strategy, Finances, Goals, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

What is the simplest strategy your business can adopt to increase your profits by 25 percent this year? You can keep your current customers happy. According to Fred Reichheld, a fellow of Bain & Company and author of Loyalty Rules!...

How to Handle Both Good and Bad Customer Reviews
October 16, 2018

How to Handle Both Good and Bad Customer Reviews

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The last time you booked accommodations online, did you read the reviews? If you are a stranger in a community and planning to dine out, when you call up the restaurants in your area, do you base your choice on the comments past...

Practical Tips to improve your cash flow
October 10, 2018

Practical Tips to Improve Your Cash Flow

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There are a number of reasons why your company may be struggling with cash flow issues, and many of them have little connection with how much business you are doing and how successfully you are doing it. Sometimes it is a simple matter...

How to stop making stupid business decisions
October 2, 2018

How to Stop Making Stupid Business Decisions

Accounting, Bookkeeping, Business Owners, Business Strategy, Finances, , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Several times each year at AIS Solutions, we get a shock when new clients show up with their financial data a disorganized mess. Receipts are crumpled into plastic bags or jammed into the proverbial shoeboxes. Yes, shoeboxes are real....

How to run a business with your spouse
September 25, 2018

How to Run a Business With Your Spouse

Business Challenges, Business Owners, Business Strategy, , , , , , , , , , ,

My wife and business partner, Juliet Aurora, and I have worked side-by-side for many years. We believe that for the most part we have done it successfully, but it took having AIS Solutions win Intuit’s Global Firm of the Future contest...

Bookkeeper and Accountant
August 29, 2018

What’s the Difference Between a Bookkeeper and an Accountant

Accounting, Bookkeeping, Business Owners, Business Strategy, , , , , , , , , ,

For many small business owners, in fact most laypersons outside of the world of business and finance, the terms bookkeeper and accountant blend into a hazy configuration of people who handle the numbers of business. It is like a...

Bookkeeper
August 2, 2018

The Benefits Of Hiring A Bookkeeping Firm Over A Solo Bookkeeper

Bookkeeping, Business Challenges, Business Owners, , , , , , , , , , ,

There is no question that selecting a bookkeeper can be daunting and in a perfect world, the freelancer will tell you right if she or he is capable of doing the job you need. But that is not always the case....

Business Incorporation
July 26, 2018

When is it Time to Incorporate Your Business?

Business Challenges, Business Owners, Business Strategy, Business Tax, , , , , , , , , , ,

To Incorporate or not to Incorporate? That is the question. For most small businesses, the question of if and when the company should be incorporated is one that should be considered at regular intervals....

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