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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
Wednesday

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."
Tuesday
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
Donna Reade commented on Donna Reade's blog post Your Small Business Has Overdue Accounts? Try These 5 Tips To Collect
"Allan,  Thank you for asking.  I first ask them if they are a business or a charity. Then I ask them if they want to stay in business. Then we talk out if they provided the service the client as promised. People do not come to me for any…"
Jan 12
Allan Dubon commented on Donna Reade's blog post Your Small Business Has Overdue Accounts? Try These 5 Tips To Collect
"Donna, these are some excellent tips. What wold you suggest for the people that have a hard time with the thought of collecting. A lot of my clients have a hard time getting when they first come to me, but it is usually due to some type of…"
Jan 12
Donna Reade posted a blog post

Your Small Business Has Overdue Accounts? Try These 5 Tips To Collect

Money owing from customers in the form of accounts receivable is one of the biggest contributors to your company’s cash flow. While business success hinges on having positive cash flow activity, the money that flows into your business can’t really be counted as income until it becomes cash-in-hand.No company can continue to operate if it consistently pays out more than it takes in, and it’s the ability to generate and use cash that allows…See More
Jan 11
Donna Reade posted a blog post

Small Business Insurance: What Exactly Is It, and Do I Really Need It?

Small business owners don’t always recognize that running a business of any type involves a certain amount of risk – even if the service you offer involves little more than a desk and a laptop. If you haven’t done so already, you should consider taking steps to protect both yourself and the enterprise you’ve worked so hard to create by investing in some form of small business insurance.Business insurance is mostly about protecting yourself…See More
Jan 4
Donna Reade commented on Donna Reade's blog post Top 5 Bookkeeping Mistakes Made By Small Businesses
"Thank you, Dan"
Dec 31, 2016
Donna Reade commented on Donna Reade's blog post Top 5 Bookkeeping Mistakes Made By Small Businesses
Dec 31, 2016
Dan Goodwin commented on Donna Reade's blog post Top 5 Bookkeeping Mistakes Made By Small Businesses
"I found this helpful, thank you! I think my biggest problem is building new habits around the tools that would save me from these pit falls. It's hard but I know folks like Peter Diamondez would say, if it's possible for you, it is easy,…"
Dec 31, 2016
Dan Goodwin liked Donna Reade's blog post Top 5 Bookkeeping Mistakes Made By Small Businesses
Dec 31, 2016
Donna Reade posted a blog post

Good Bookkeeping and How to Recognize It

Whether you’re looking for a new bookkeeper or reevaluating your existing one, you need to know what characteristics to look for to determine the quality and longevity of the potential partnership. What constitutes good bookkeeping? Is it defined by the number of years of experience, or saying “yes” to everything you ask?…See More
Dec 28, 2016
Donna Reade posted a blog post

Top 5 Bookkeeping Mistakes Made By Small Businesses

As a business owner, it’s natural to want to oversee every aspect of your business yourself. But even the savviest business owners make mistakes, especially when it comes to bookkeeping. There’s no question that maintaining accurate financials is a fundamental part of doing good business. Being aware of the most common bookkeeping mistakes can save you from sloppy financials, unnecessary stress, and potential penalties.Here are the top…See More
Dec 21, 2016
Donna Reade commented on Donna Reade's blog post How to Set a Budget for Your Small Business
"Thank you Jen. I appreciate the support from you and Dan."
Dec 14, 2016

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Jen McDonough "The Iron Jen" commented on Donna Reade's blog post How to Set a Budget for Your Small Business
"Donna, love that you are offering these packages for clients!!! thank you for continuing to share your awesome advice! "
Dec 14, 2016

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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

10 Steps to Better Manage Your Bookkeeping Records

Posted on January 18, 2017 at 7:00am 0 Comments

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.…

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Your Small Business Has Overdue Accounts? Try These 5 Tips To Collect

Posted on January 11, 2017 at 7:00am 5 Comments

Money owing from customers in the form of accounts receivable is one of the biggest contributors to your company’s cash flow. While business success hinges on having positive cash flow activity, the money that flows into your business can’t really be counted as income until it becomes cash-in-hand.

No company can continue to operate if it consistently pays out more than it takes in, and it’s the ability to generate and…

Continue

Small Business Insurance: What Exactly Is It, and Do I Really Need It?

Posted on January 4, 2017 at 6:30am 0 Comments

Small business owners don’t always recognize that running a business of any type involves a certain amount of risk – even if the service you offer involves little more than a desk and a laptop. If you haven’t done so already, you should consider taking steps to protect both yourself and the enterprise you’ve worked so hard to create by investing in some form of small business insurance.

Business insurance is…

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Good Bookkeeping and How to Recognize It

Posted on December 28, 2016 at 11:57am 0 Comments

Whether you’re looking for a new bookkeeper or reevaluating your existing one, you need to know what characteristics to look for to determine the quality and longevity of the potential partnership. What constitutes good bookkeeping? Is it defined by the number of years of…

Continue

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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…

Welcome Donna!

Glad to see you on 48 Days. This is a great community with a ton of helpful people.

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