As a small business owner, you wear a lot of hats. When you sit down to calculate your finances, a Profit and Loss Statement (or P&L statement) can help you get a snapshot of where you stand and where you can make changes in your company. The Basics of P&L Statements A profit and loss statement is just that! It shows how much profit you have left over after you have subtracted your profits from expenses. Remember: Profit = Revenue - Cost Every public company issues a P&L stat
Although tax season is over, Practical Accounting Solutions is still keeping busy! We wanted to give you an exclusive first look at our upcoming event: Get Ready to Retire! Here are the details: Get Ready to Retire: a Retirement Seminar presented by Practical Accounting Solutions and Primerica Tuesday, August 27th from 6-8PM Park Lane Tavern 1 Towne Centre Blvd, Fredericksburg, VA 22407 What You'll Learn: ►How to Find the Best Retirement Saving Plan for You Your finances are
There are plenty of reasons why taking out a personal loan might be a great financial move for you or your family. Read on to learn more about when you may want to take out a personal loan and how to use it to your best advantage! Photo by Melissa Walker Horn on Unsplash 1. Why You Need a Personal Loan There are plenty of reasons why you may need a personal loan. You could be trying to consolidate debt, plan a big event, finance your home remodeling, or making a large purchas
In the past, if you wanted information, you got in your car and visited your local library. Once there, you had the choice of either browsing the shelves or asking a librarian to help you find what you're looking for. While libraries are still great sources of information, the explosion of the Internet allows you to research from your kitchen table! But, what resources do you truly need? Read on for some resources that can help your business! Photo by Jaredd Craig on Unsplash
Queue the ABBA song and have a jam session while you take note of these 5 books on personal finance everyone should read! Looking for a summer read? Put down the novels and pick up a finance book like these below: Photo by Ben White on Unsplash 1. Broke Millennial: Stop Scraping By and Get Your Financial Life Together, by Erin Lowry Many financial books are aimed toward middle-aged folks, but this one is for the millennial who is just getting their financial life started. Low
You plan for the weather on a rainy day, you plan your social outings and kids' extracurricular activities. You may even plan your month-to-month budget. But do you have a lifelong personal finance plan? Building your personal finance plan will help you work toward your bigger goals and stay on track. Read on to find out more! Photo by STIL on Unsplash Why You Need a Financial Life Plan Think if your financial life as a vacation itinerary. There are fun places you plan to vis
Thank you to all who attended our first workshop series Finance Fundamentals for Your Small Business! We hope we offered you some helpful insight on how to manage your business finances for future success. For those who missed the exciting workshop series, here's an overview of what participants learned. Couldn't make it? No worries, we plan to schedule similar workshops in the near future. Be on the lookout for emails with more information! Photo by Practical Accounting Solu
There are thousands of books that can help you create a successful small business, but which ones are actually worth your time? Read on to see a list of the top 10 more recommended books for small business owners! Photo by David Iskander on Unsplash 1. Setting the Table: The Transforming power of hospitality in business by Danny Meyer Written by CEO and award winning restaurateur of the Union Hospitality Group, Danny Meyer gives insight on how every company can use classic ho
Every small business is different, and every small business owner is, too! This means what while some owners love managing their company's finances, others dread regularly crunching the numbers. But, when do you know if it's the right time to outsource your financial duties? Read on to see the 5 signs it's time to outsource your business financial needs. Photo by Kaleidico on Unsplash 1. Your business is growing You became an entrepreneur for a reason, and that reason likely
For some, retirement seems like a lifetime away, but it is imperative to plan planning your retirement early to ensure you are financially set. Today we talk about the basics of saving for retirement and tips on how you can plan for your retirement day! Photo by Aaron Burden on Unsplash Your 401K The 401K is the most common form of retirement plan. However, there are limits to how much you can invest per year. In 2019, the limit for those under 50 is $19,000 annually and $25,
Our three-week workshop "finance Fundamentals for your Small Business" presented by Practical Accounting Solutions is coming up soon! Here are the details What You'll Learn: Starting a small business can be a challenge if you're not familiar with managing company finances! Led by Adam Knihtila, owner of Practical Accounting Solutions, you'll learn the basics of how to keep track of your finances, how to budget for your company, and the basics of employee finances and payroll.
Bookkeeping. For some business owners, bookkeeping may feel very tedious or challenging to keep up with. For others, this type of financial organization is right up their alley. No matter which mentality you have, all business owners must keep these records in order to plan ahead financially, ensure your costs and profits are accounted for, and to plan for tax season! Read on below for some key terms to know with Bookkeeping! Photo by Thought Catalog on Unsplash 1. Cash vs Ac
We are proud to announce a three-week workshop this may called "finance Fundamentals for your Small Business" presented by Practical Accounting Solutions! Here are the details When: May 7 May 14 May 21 Where: Holiday Inn Express & Suites Fredericksburg What You'll Learn: Starting a small business can be a challenge if you're not familiar with managing company finances! Led by Adam Knihtila, owner of Practical Accounting Solutions, you'll learn the basics of how to keep track
As a small business, you want to ensure you are correctly categorizing transactions and sales appropriately for tax purposes. Today, we talk about the basics of sales tax for products and services especially if you operate in multiple states! Photo by Ruthie on Unsplash What is sourcing? Sourcing is where your clients calculate sales tax. Local sales tax occurs at local levels as well as applying state tax sale. Two types of sourcing are recognized: destination-based and orig
An audit can be stressful for any business owner, and even more so for those that bend the rules or do not keep organized business books. Today, we address 5 common factors the IRS considers when auditing small businesses. We also always recommend working with an accountant to help you navigate your audit! photo from wix.com 1. Does your business handle primarily cash? If so, ensure you have a consistent and organized way to record transactions if they occur. Ensure you do no
Accountants do more than just the basics of accounting. At the end of the day, they are financial experts that can save you and your small business money and time so your can focus on growing your company! photo from wix.com Many Accountants are Tax experts Many accountants are up-to-date and trained to learn the nuances of changing tax laws. These laws are confusing at best, so hiring a tax professional can help you understand changes and utilize them to your best interest.