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10 signs you need a (new) CPA

As businesses grow, their needs change. You might have handled the books yourself at first, or perhaps worked with a bookkeeper. Sooner or later, though, it makes sense to hire a good CPA firm. Waiting too long could limit growth and hinder effective tax planning, financial reporting and other key business responsibilities.

How can you be sure it’s the right time to turn your accounting and reporting over to a CPA firm? Or if you’re already working with a professional, how can you tell it’s the right one? These ten signs let you know it’s time for a change.

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Strategies for establishing a realistic budget

For many businesses and nonprofits, fall is more than pumpkin spice season; it’s also time to start thinking about next year’s budget. Even for organizations with a fiscal year different than the calendar year, knowing how to approach this important task will make the job easier and help ensure a positive outcome.

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Right From the Start: Choosing the Best Entity Structure for Your New Business

You’ve decided to start a business. Congratulations! Now all you need to do is serve your customers and begin raking in the profits, right? Think again, because becoming a business owner entails numerous responsibilities and decisions. One of your first tasks is deciding which type of business structure you want for your new company.

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Pros and Cons of Using a PEO

Is your business considering a professional employer organization (PEO)? There’s a lot of buzz about this outsourced human resource solution as it becomes more common for organizations of all sizes and across industries. But is using a PEO truly worthwhile? Like most outsourcing options, it comes with advantages and disadvantages. Here are some of the biggest pros and cons to keep in mind as you weigh the potential merits of a PEO.

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