Pink Shirt Day

Vancouver Bookkeepers Staff

Celebrated annually around the globe, Pink Shirt Day began in Canada in 2007 when two students took a stand against homophobic bullying, after a peer was bullied for wearing a pink shirt. In Aotearoa, Pink Shirt Day aims to create schools, workplaces, communities and whānau where all people feel safe, valued and respected. Register to join the movement!

Bullying is when someone deliberately tries to hurt someone else they think is weaker than they are. In many cases, bullying is repeated over and over and can cause a lot of pain that lasts a long time. It can even lead to things like depression, anxiety and low self-esteem.

Bullying happens in many ways, but some common forms of bullying are verbal (teasing, name-calling), physical (hitting, kicking, pushing, breaking someone’s toys or favourite things) or social (leaving someone out, spreading rumours).

Cyberbullying is using social media or other technology like texting to threaten, embarrass or even damage a person’s reputation.

While bullying affects so many people physically, emotionally and mentally, we know there are many students, parents, schools and community members that want to know what they can do to help. Every contribution, whether it’s joining us in wearing pink on February 26, 2020 to show you’re taking a stand, or making an effort to practice kindness and acceptance, or even giving a donation or fundraising for programs that make a difference, can change a life.

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Bookkeeping Tips for Small Businesses

Bookkeeping Tips For Small Businesses

Can you be another small business bookkeeping owner to fill out spreadsheets to keep your records? It is a little old school. If you are not much into math and all you know how compelling it is, right? But bookkeepers are the markers of your path, and they tell a lot about how far you have made. Some people still go through these old stage bookkeeping and never make it to the time they intend to. So, since the significance of bookkeeping makes the process imperative, why not look at alternative routes to ease your way a little? Here are some tips for easy bookkeeping for your financial success.

Segregate Business and Personal Finances

Getting expenses mixed up is a common mistake among small scale business bookkeeping that makes things a little annoying. You need to open a business bank account and get a separate business credit card. That will help you to get rid of these additional confusion as one of the first things as soon as you start a business. This way, you can separate your accounts and make your business have its credit rate growing.

Have Things Automated

As I mentioned before, filling out spreadsheets and adding up numbers manually is an out-dated way to deal with your business data. Instead, you can use cloud-based software and do business banking online. Then you can sync your bookkeeping software with your business bank account to keep things updated and precise. The cloud will back up your critical financial data automatically and safely, leaving nothing to worry.

Take Professional Guidance

Having your accountant to see if there are any efficient and timely accounting software and knowing you’d advantage from it is another way to ease things up. But here, your accountant must be capable of setting up the software for your usage and show you how to utilize it.

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Do Regular Financial Checkups

Keeping off your mind from the accounts for a while will result in you many ill effects. Outdated invoices, bounced cheques, and numbers will not make any sense. Make sure you check everything is in order on a regular footing so you won’t miss a thing.

Quarterly Analysis

Examine each bookkeeping and accounting records you have of your business quarterly. Pay attention to any new tendencies, such as escalating or declining sales, yearly income, or if there is an increase of late-paying customers. Your accountant can also help you see through the existing conditions. Proper bookkeeping will prepare yourself for a substantial future investment or if you plan to move your business to a larger scale.

Keep Business Expense Records

Numerous tax code changes were made for the year 2018. So, you need to take a piece of advice from your accountant regarding the taxes. That will help you to identify what type of expenses you have and how much of a reduction you are planning to make for the following year. Keep detailed records for anything you lay claim. Digitizing and scanning receipts will help you save time. And always use a business credit card for business purchasing. This will make expense tracking simple and easy.

Use a time tracking software to keep eyes on your employee’s hours You can use cloud-based software for this task too; to clock in and clock out your employees’ devices such as smartphones, tablets, or computers. There is software created for different industries, and you can track several things such as overtime, PTO, and computing payrolls. Things are made easy for you by technology.

Stay Alert for Accounts Receivables

Customers need to pay on time. If some of them delay their dues, it might affect your business’s cash flow. Contact late payers to inform about their delayed payments. If a customer is suffering from financial problems, discuss it with them and makeup to satisfiable payment plans to levy at least some of the due amount.

Know When to Pay

For an unimpeded path towards your financial success, keep off things that can cut you short. Pay attention to your tax deadlines and separate a portion for due tax bills to evade any fines you might be getting in the future. You can sync your cloud-based calendar with the IRS website’s tax calendar for businesses to always remain alert and know when the next tax deadline is.

Receive Help from the SCORE

Getting a SCORE mentor will help you with not only small business bookkeeping but also many other financial facets. They can help you with bookkeeping and even recommend you, qualified local accountants. So, if you don’t already have one, make haste.
Using these few steps you can substitute the conventional bookkeeping with new technological tactics recording your data accurately, efficiently and up-to-date. However, it is still best to take professional help using above steps, for successful bookkeeping.

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