How to Know if You’re Hiring a Qualified Bookkeeper
How can I tell if I’m hiring a good bookkeeper? Small business owners and other accountants that hire bookkeepers to work in their firms ask us this question all the time.
When we interview bookkeepers, we pay special attention to these areas to make sure the person we’re hiring is a good fit.Read more
I’m Ready to Hire a Bookkeeper. How Do I Know If They’re a Good Fit?
Start by asking yourself some basic questions. Why do you want a bookkeeper? This will point you in the right direction.
Some common whys:
-I am not well versed in accounting.Read more
-I do not like this part of my business, but I know it is necessary.
-I know I can move this company forward if I bring in someone to take over this role.
5 Reasons to Hire a Bookkeeper NOW
Is keeping track of your financials the bane of your business? While you might love the work you do, invoicing, paying bills, and reviewing the financials probably aren’t your favorite tasks.Read more
How to Write a Refund Policy
A refund policy defines the processes and rules for when customers want to return the products or services they purchased from you and get their money back. It’s often required by your credit card or shopping cart company as part of maintaining PCI (Payment Card Industry) compliance. Plus, it’s just a good, fair business practice to post a refund policy.Read more
How to Keep Your Customers Coming Back
Measuring and encouraging customer retention is important for businesses in many industries. There are a few great metrics that can help determine how you are doing in this area.
We’ll explain those metrics and provide some tactical tips in this article.Read more
Why Are You in Business? Creating Your Mission, Vision, and Values Statements
Most large businesses have developed mission, vision, and values statements to guide them and inform stakeholders about their company’s strategic direction. Going through this exercise is a wonderful idea for even the smallest businesses.Read more
Why Meetings are Draining Money from Your Business
It’s another meeting that could have been an email….
Sound familiar? Many people are complaining about back-to-back-to-back Zoom meetings. Once they find out the meeting agenda could have been addressed via email, they’re understandably frustrated! Or worse, someone invites you to an in-person meeting you didn’t really need to be in.Read more
What’s Your Financial Literacy?
April is Financial Literacy Month! Most people aren’t as excited as I am to talk about money. In fact, discussing finances is something many people avoid.Read more
How We Revised Our Hiring Process to Attract the Best Candidates
We have enough capital to take advantage of opportunities and hire great candidates, which means we interview often. But do candidates think First Steps Financial is a fabulous company to work for? First impressions are important—for both sides.Read more
5 Ways to Rejuvenate, Refresh, and Revive Your Entrepreneurial Passion
Have stress and long hours stolen your passion for your business? These tips will reignite your fire and give you a new perspective on your business.Read more