Hi there! I have been in the industry for 10 years with real world experience and currently attending as a fulltime student with a double major in accounting and the other, finance. In addition I am working with a minor with emphasis in business administration. I have worked in Corporate America mostly in my profession and just recently have focused more so on small businesses. Small businesses have faced challenges in getting the accounting support they are in need of. Unfortunately most small companies may not be able to afford such a need due to high costs for minimal amount of services a accountant might offer as well as a CPA.
Because of these costs and perhaps the decision of business owners, they attempt own their own to handle their accounting needs with their business.
With their constant attention and focus on their accounting of the business, there business may never grow. Disregarding the importance of marketing their business and increasing their sales may subject the business to closing its doors in the first year or so.
Independent Accountancy Services helps lift the burden of your accounting concerns and the constant attention it needs. We are all too familiar of how detailed, analytical, and the overwhelming government regulations that you as a business must be in compliance with on the state level and as well the federal level. By outsourcing your accounting needs with Independent Accountancy Services, your company can now focus more of your time and efforts on important matters such as increasing company profitability.
How exciting. I am an accountant based in Seattle and focus primarily on small businesses from start up and those that have been established for years. If you are still in search of an Accountant dont hesitate to contact me. Have a good day.
what exactly are the kind of troubles that you are experiencing with quickbooks and paying sales tax by credit card?
Are your reminders still flagging that you are liable for sales taxes but have already paid for it. A possibility, you paid it through a write check and not through pay bills (vendor menu).
Or forgot to book your payment in quickbooks (use vendor bill pay).
Or have made an adjustment to a prior period in error that have been paid for already (run a query report for previous quarters and see where the liability is outstanding, or run a accounts payable aging report to show you whats outstanding).
When was the last time you reconciled your sales taxes? Are your tax rates correct and updated for each month since you last paid?
Are your sales (revenue earned) correct for each state, create a custom report showing sales by state (if sales are statewide)
With out detail explaination, its hard to pinpoint what may have caused the problem in the first place.
Thanks everyone for your suggestions and opinions!
I was leaning more towards the business postcards. The target market for now are small businesses. Rather than buying mailing lists, I went through the public database of small businesses with our city licensing department. There is a wealth of leads itemized in different industry types.
Being resourceful with information saves me a ton of money in the end.
I will certainly try the direct mailing approach with a small budget and gradually increase should there be a need to.
I will certainly check up on valpak!
I am considering advertising through direct mail. Creating a brochure or business postcard announcing our accounting services for small businesses.
I find myself asking is it worth it ?
Have any of you as a business, ever receive these types of postcards or brochure from another company offering their services or products?
If so, did it grab your attention? or did you treat it as junk mail and just toss it in the garbage pail?
Have you tried this approach in marketing your company? Did it prove to be an effective marketing strategy?
Your opinions are so appreciated.
Thanks everyone!BreeAna2007-8-8 3:14:52
A client of mine who ventured in starting a business similarly to yours by providing to the general public a subscription service for streaming videos. In their initial process of attaining license rights to show these videos, their fees were in the upper $100,000 for one of the more popular movie companies. Thats for the license alone. They without properly reading the contract and terms did not realize that it was just for licensing, had to fork out even more money to attain copies of the movies.
My point for bringing this is up, is that it is important to have professional help in your business ventures and not try to do things on your own, and of course not start your business with illegal activities. After all whats the point in starting a business if your doom to loose it because of the failure doing it right the first time?