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Old 04-07-2010, 11:28 AM
lucary lucary is offline
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Who does your Bookkeeping?

Since owners have many jobs (sales, marketing, collection, bookkeeping, contracting, scheduling, payroll, hiring, etc.). Back office functions dealing with accounting are always done at the last minute and late into the night. I want to know if there is a demand for outsourced bookkeeping services - such as adding payables, new customers, items, vendors and employees to your accounting system like QuickBooks. Quickbooks entries would be entered (by people experienced with the accounting software) overnight and cost about $.75 an item. Is this of interest to the lawncare & landscaping community?
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Old 04-07-2010, 12:02 PM
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I do the book keeping and have a CPA do my taxes. The books don't necessarily consume too much of my time.
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Old 04-07-2010, 12:10 PM
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What back office functions do take too much of your time and you would like to outsource?

I am looking at a host of back office services for the small business marketplace. One is a scheduling program for a Motorola smartphone that synch with QBs over the internet.

I have a buddy in Bloomington who works for State Farm (who else)
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Old 04-07-2010, 07:23 PM
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cpa does it all . well worth the money
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Old 04-07-2010, 10:10 PM
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i do all of my own book keeping minus the taxes. it really doesn't take all that much time IMO.....

i do however hope to one day have a "secretary" who can answer the phones, schedule estimates, deal with the no or late payers, do the invoicing, etc. but thats way way down the road.....
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Old 04-07-2010, 11:36 PM
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I do all my entries
bookkeeper comes by once a month or so just to make sure everything is good to go
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Old 04-08-2010, 12:28 AM
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my wife has her own bookkeeping business, so she is the obvious choice for me. I just email her who to bill and how much and give her receipts. she takes care of the rest, including spending all my money!
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Old 04-08-2010, 07:29 AM
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I do my own collections (another reason to check up on my crews work, visit with customer, and sell other services that they might need.), I have a CPA that dose my payroll and keeps me straight with the government. I keep my own books. This way just works for me. However, I really really think that I need a office person in like a bad way.....preferably one that is red headed, and....oh never mind back to the thread.... This way works for me but don't ever get behind on your government commitments. good luck.
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Old 04-08-2010, 07:58 AM
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Old 04-09-2010, 06:14 PM
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There are plenty of good ways to go with bookkeeping and payroll services. I recommend that you stay clear of Employee Leasing (PEO's) though, unless you have to. Here is a link to an article about the problems with professional employer organizations.
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