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Save It For The Meeting

Have you ever walked into your office and been jumped by the bookkeeper? "What's this check for?  I can't read your writing.  And Jimmy hasn't filled out his time card all week."  When you aren't in financial manager mode, these questions can feel like an ambush. Have you ever interrupted your bookkeeper with [...]

Save It For The Meeting 2017-03-31T13:51:04+00:00
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Where Did the Money Go?

Years ago, as The Plumber's Wife, I jumped into the family business.  I figured that my husband, Hotrod, would turn wrenches, I would answer the phone and pay bills, and we would get rich.  Easy peasy, right? Wrong. We dug a deep hole of debt and struggled to make payroll.  Of course, [...]

Where Did the Money Go? 2017-02-15T14:01:53+00:00
  • Ellen Rohr's video Do YOu have a good accountant

How to KNOW if You Have a Great Bookkeeper or Accountant!

Sometimes, you need a little help.  Suppose your accounting is a mess.  Maybe you are behind on your taxes, or  just always crunched for cash.  If you could fix it all by yourself, wouldn't you have done that by now?  You may need more information.  You may need a renewed commitment to "get 'er done."  And, [...]

How to KNOW if You Have a Great Bookkeeper or Accountant! 2016-07-27T14:08:43+00:00
  • Ellen Rohr's Financial Quick Check

Financials UN-Complicated – The Financial Quick Check!

  Financial Statements – The UN-Complicated Version! When I first learned how to read and use financial reports, I would assemble the information to show my partner and husband, Hot Rod, how we were doing. I’d cover his desk with pages and pages of financial reports. His eyes would glaze over. One day he [...]

Financials UN-Complicated – The Financial Quick Check! 2016-12-01T14:55:07+00:00
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Build Your Business Roster

I’ve had about 100 jobs. Yet I can count on one hand the number of times I have shown up on my first day of work and known who my boss was and what my position in the company was. The Organizational Chart is a graphic description of those [...]

Build Your Business Roster 2017-02-17T22:00:22+00:00

How to Clean Up Your Payroll

I’ve spent a lot of time over the last 20 years helping people clean up financial messes.  The messy mess (the smelly smell for Sponge Bob fans) is payroll. Payroll entries are complicated.  There is the expense to you and the cash requirements and the amount you withhold, then submit, for payroll taxes for you and [...]

How to Clean Up Your Payroll 2016-12-01T14:55:15+00:00

Are You an Accounting Rookie?

My rookie year… Once upon a time, I quit my real job (restaurant manager – good salary, benefits and someone to cover for me when I wasn’t around) and went to work for my husband, Hot Rod, in his contracting company. It was the dumbest decision I have ever made. It was hell. I left [...]

Are You an Accounting Rookie? 2016-12-01T14:55:22+00:00

Build a Better Bean Team

The following story is true.  The names have been changed to protect the innocent.  If you think this story is about you…you are probably right. The Martyr and The Intimidator Leslie is the owner of a roofing company, a business she inherited from her father.  Back in the day, her father managed a small crew [...]

Build a Better Bean Team 2016-12-01T14:55:24+00:00