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The next best thing to having an assistant

Small business owners always have a lot on their to do lists.  They have to take care of customers, employees, physical space, inventory, marketing, the list goes on an on.  They often need the services of an administrative assistant, but don’t always have the resources to hire one.

I don’t have my own administrative assistant…

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Early Stage Companies – 5 Pitfalls in Seeking Early Investor Money

So you’ve taken that great idea you had and actually started a business.  Maybe you’ve invested your savings, taken a home equity loan, or scraped money together from your friends and family; but now that things are off the ground, you need to seek money from outside investors.  This is a significant transition for most…

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Does your organization communicate well?

Does your organization communicate well?  If you think the answer is yes, does this apply to internal and external communication or only one of these types?  Many organizations have no problem communicating positive ideas and information but struggle with constructive criticism. I believe that organizations should place an emphasis on communication and leaders should want…

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WHY STRATEGIC PLANS ARE CRITICAL FOR NONPROFITS

Strategic plans are discussed extensively in the world of commercial business enterprises, but what about in the nonprofit world? Granted, many large and well-established nonprofit organizations have developed comprehensive strategic plans that in turn drive goals, objectives, and budgets for those organizations. Smaller nonprofits, though, tend to operate without a carefully developed long-term strategy, living…

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TRACKING GRANTS IN QUICKBOOKS

Non-profit accountants have unique challenges in managing organizational revenues and expenses. Not only do you have to keep track of expenses by “natural” accounts (typically things such as salaries and wages, supplies, meals and entertainment, etc.), but you also often need to be able to track these items by grant or program type.

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OUTSOURCING FOR NONPROFITS

At the start of a new year, most organizations are looking to do some things differently than years past. There may be skill sets that are lacking in some areas of the agency or maybe a fresh perspective is in order. Outsourcing can be a cost efficient way to address these situations.

Most nonprofits inherently…

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WHAT ARE YOU MISSING IN YOUR BUSINESS PLAN?

To some, business plans may seem somewhat outdated and a waste of time. The plan is probably going to change in the next six months anyway, right? Wrong. Even if your business plan changes, it’s an important road map to help you reach your financial goals. But what exactly makes a solid business plan? Here…

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INTUIT NAMED US A FIRM OF THE FUTURE!

Here at mAccounting, we are reinventing the traditional accounting firm model, and others are starting to take notice. This week, mAccounting was named a “Firm of the Future” by Intuit Inc. We won with our video highlighting our business model and culture – our entrepreneurial spirit, our flexibility, and the service we offer clients. Have…

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MILESTONE ADVISORS IS NOW mACCOUNTING

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To our clients and business partners:

We founded Milestone Advisors in 2003 on the premise that small businesses such as restaurants, construction companies, and hotels have the same accounting needs as larger enterprises, but not necessarily at full-time capacity or full-time costs. What began as an outsourced CFO services offering…

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