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Donna Reade posted a blog post

5 Tax Mistakes That Are Costing You Money and How to Avoid Them

It’s that time of year. When preparing your tax return, even a little mistake can cause problems. You could end up with a larger tax bill than you should, your refund could be delayed, or ever worse, you could get audited.Here’s a list of the most common mistakes that could be costing you money:1. Your Math The IRS cites one of the most common mistakes every year as “math errors”. This could be anything from mistakes with addition and…See More
Mar 8
Donna Reade posted a blog post

Why Business Owners Need a Bookkeeper AND a CPA

Fact or fiction: Accountants and Bookkeepers do the same thingA lot of people think CPAs and bookkeepers perform the same job, but actually, there are quite a few differences between bookkeepers and accountants.The easiest way to differentiate the two professions is to think about it like this:Accountants and CPA's assess the financial data for a business, prepare income tax returns, and provide general business tax planning…See More
Mar 1
Donna Reade commented on Donna Reade's blog post How to Choose Your Business Structure
"Thank you Pete."
Feb 25
Pete Herrick commented on Donna Reade's blog post How to Choose Your Business Structure
"Thank you for the great reference guide Donna...and congratulations on your success that I've been following in the Eagles. Inspiring!!!"
Feb 25
Donna Reade posted a blog post

How to Choose Your Business Structure

It’s an exciting time when you’re starting a new business. Dreams are high, ideas are flowing, and you’re ready to go guns blazing. But are you taking all the necessary legal steps before you launch?Starting a business certainly tests your decision-making skills, and one of the most important decisions you’ll have to make in this process is selecting what kind of business structure is right for you.The structure you choose will not only…See More
Feb 22
Donna Reade posted a blog post

I Need My Bookkeeping Cleaned Up Now! What Should I Do?

Do you need your small business bookkeeping cleaned up? Don’t worry I get it. You fell behind on your books. It happens to many small business owners especially when they are just starting out. After all, what is more important in business than making sales, right? However, at some point, you need to just get that bookkeeping mess cleaned up and caught up. And you want to make sure…See More
Feb 14
Donna Reade posted a blog post

Use This New Hire Checklist Makes Employee Onboarding Paperwork Easier

You’re running your small business. One day you drop into your chair to catch your breath, and you realize you need help. You need a HELP.The first thing you need to sort out is this:Are you hiring an employee or an independent contractor. This will determine your tax situation and your paperwork because the IRS treats the two types differently.A contractor does the work you want, but you don’t tell them how to do it. Often, the contractor…See More
Feb 8
Donna Reade replied to Nicholas T's discussion Accounting/Bookkeeping Training Recommendations
"Nicholas, Depending on your goals and budget there are many courses on Lynda.com & Udemy.com. If you have specific questions feel free to reach out to me. Donna Reade QuickBooks Online Bookkeeping & Training www.DonnaReade.com"
Feb 6
Donna Reade posted a blog post

What Your Small Business Needs to Know about Charitable Giving

For many small business owners, one of the perks of having your own company is the opportunity to contribute to causes in which you believe. Charitable giving has many benefits including tax deductions, marketing opportunities, and employee engagement. To make the most of your charitable giving, make sure to follow these guidelines.Choose the right charityIn order to qualify for a tax deduction, your chosen charity must be approved by the…See More
Jan 31
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Jan 25
Donna Reade commented on Donna Reade's blog post 10 Steps to Better Manage Your Bookkeeping Records
"Thank you Debbie."
Jan 22
Debbie W. Wilson commented on Donna Reade's blog post 10 Steps to Better Manage Your Bookkeeping Records
"Thanks for these tips. I don't like bookkeeping so I appreciate the help."
Jan 22
Donna Reade posted a blog post

10 Steps to Better Manage Your Bookkeeping Records

Do you cringe when you open up your QuickBooks file? You have receipts in the car, crumbled receipts in your purse or briefcase, and vendor invoices buried in the papers on your desk or email inbox. Here are ten easy steps you can put in place today to better organize your bookkeeping records so the next time you open up QuickBooks, everything is nicely organized for you.1. When vendor invoices are received, enter into QuickBooks as soon…See More
Jan 18

Group Leader
Lee Flint commented on Donna Reade's blog post Your Small Business Has Overdue Accounts? Try These 5 Tips To Collect
"Good suggestion! Coaches are reluctant to ask for payment up front, but it's probably the only way to guarantee a new client pays. Offer a money-back guarantee if you wish, but get that first payment in advance."
Jan 17
Donna Reade commented on Donna Reade's blog post Your Small Business Has Overdue Accounts? Try These 5 Tips To Collect
"Thank you Lee. You are exactly right. Whenever possible get payment or deposits upfront. It helps to determine if the client has other intentions about payment."
Jan 16

Group Leader
Lee Flint commented on Donna Reade's blog post Your Small Business Has Overdue Accounts? Try These 5 Tips To Collect
"Great suggestions for maximizing your collections. This gets to the heart of the matter regarding your customers. You spend a lot of time and money to generate a sale, but if the client won't (or can't) pay, it's a loss. Prospect…"
Jan 16

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How did you hear about 48Days.NET, and what do you hope to get out of being a part of this community?
I heard about 48days.net when listening to Dan Miller's Podcast. I hope to learn from others in the community as well as sharing the experience that I have learned in my years of owning & working in the business world.
What is your current work situation? Employee, self-employed, generating any income on your own?
I am completely self-employed. I either work with my clients to get their bookkeeping completed or coach them how to do it themselves.
And then...what is your goal/dream for your work life?
My goal for the next year is to create a consulting side of my business to teach other how to start their own bookkeeping business online.
How about your personal life? Any specific goals or achievements or dreams you are pursuing (or want to pursue)?
My goals is to spend more time with my family.
What would you say are your strongest talents? How are you 'wired' and what can you offer to the world (it's OK if you don't know yet, but knowing is key to pursuing your dreams!)?
I find systems/processes in everything I do so I can accomplish tasks that need to be done without me having to go through the thought process and decision making every time.
Do you have a website presence anywhere?
http://donnareade.com
Are you interested in finding a better job, starting a business, growing your current business, writing a book, blogging, podcasting, coaching, speaking, sales & marketing, or something else?
I am interested in moving my business towards a more consulting role.
If you have a product or service to promote (now or in the near future) this is your shot to state it! Say all you'd like:
I work with business owners who use QuickBooks Online for their bookkeeping. I either help them get started, then serve as a consultant when they have issues or do the work for them.
Feel free to share your Twitter name, Facebook page, and any other social media way to connect with you!
Twitter - @donnareade50
LinkedIn - www.linkedin/in/donnareade
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/donnareade50

Donna Reade's Blog

5 Tax Mistakes That Are Costing You Money and How to Avoid Them

Posted on March 8, 2017 at 5:30am 0 Comments

It’s that time of year. When preparing your tax return, even a little mistake can cause problems. You could end up with a larger tax bill than you should, your refund could be delayed, or ever worse, you could get audited.

Here’s a list of the most common mistakes that could be costing you money:

1. Your Math

The IRS cites one of the most common mistakes every year…

Continue

Why Business Owners Need a Bookkeeper AND a CPA

Posted on March 1, 2017 at 6:30am 0 Comments

Fact or fiction: Accountants and Bookkeepers do the same thing

A lot of people think CPAs and bookkeepers perform the same job, but actually, there are quite a few differences between bookkeepers and accountants.

The easiest way to differentiate the two professions is to think about it like…

Continue

How to Choose Your Business Structure

Posted on February 22, 2017 at 6:30am 2 Comments

It’s an exciting time when you’re starting a new business. Dreams are high, ideas are flowing, and you’re ready to go guns blazing. But are you taking all the necessary legal steps before you launch?

Starting a business certainly tests your decision-making skills, and one of the most important decisions you’ll have to make in this process is selecting what kind…

Continue

I Need My Bookkeeping Cleaned Up Now! What Should I Do?

Posted on February 14, 2017 at 6:30am 0 Comments



Do you need your small business bookkeeping cleaned up? Don’t worry I get it. You fell behind on your books. It happens to many small business owners especially when they are just starting out. After all, what is more important in business than making sales, right? However, at some point, you need to just get that bookkeeping mess cleaned up and caught up. And you…

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At 2:12pm on July 16, 2015,
Group Leader
Jen McDonough "The Iron Jen"
said…

Donna, thanks for the kind friend invite!!! I read your note about your goals of wanting more time with your family - as a mom of four who went to entrepreneurial life last year I will say good for you to push towards that goal of spending more time with your kids. Definitely a great goal!!!

At 10:39am on April 29, 2015,
Group Leader
Lynne Watts
said…

Welcome to 48days! This is a great forum for getting support and encouragement from others with similar interests. I hope you will consider joining a group that I started, A Called Woman. We are all about empowering women to discover their dreams and make them reality.  Want to take your dream to the next level?  Career Coach Kathy Brunner and I have created a mastermind group designed to do just that. 

Read about it here: http://acalledwoman.com/masterminddeets

Grab your seat here: http://acalledwoman.com/mastermind

At 10:26am on April 20, 2015,
Group Leader
Stephanie OBrien
said…

Welcome to the 48days.net community Donna! You will find encouragement and support as you grow your platform or gain clarity for your next career. I'd love to have you join my group, purposeful, passionate, and prosperous where we share strategies, struggles, and victories in our businesses and careers. You could also visit my website movedbypurpose.net 

At 2:25pm on April 19, 2015, Jon Schober said…

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