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What’s The Difference Between Gross Profit and Net Profit and Why Does It Matter?

By Matt Patrick / February 12, 2019 / Comments Off on What’s The Difference Between Gross Profit and Net Profit and Why Does It Matter?

Some accounting jargon can be confusing. I am an accountant and most of the time I understand what someone is asking, but for a normal business owner it might as well be Latin or jibberish.  Our job is to convert accounting-ease to plain English. You know so you can actually understand what we are trying…

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How Your Bookkeeper Can Help Your Small Business Be More Profitable

By Matt Patrick / February 6, 2019 / Comments Off on How Your Bookkeeper Can Help Your Small Business Be More Profitable

This past Sunday, millions of people tuned in around the world to watch Super Bowl LIII. By now, it shouldn’t be a spoiler to let you know that the Patriots won (again), and quarterback Tom Brady will soon be fitted for ring number six. I like to say one for his other middle finger. Even…

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How To Make More Money (And Not Feel Guilty About It)

By Matt Patrick / February 5, 2019 / Comments Off on How To Make More Money (And Not Feel Guilty About It)

I learned a painful lesson the first three years after starting Patrick Accounting. My revenue was going up significantly; however, I made the same amount of money in my third year as I did in my first year. If you are like most business owners, part of the appeal of starting and running your own…

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You Must Focus on This if You Want Your Business to Succeed

By Matt Patrick / January 16, 2019 / Comments Off on You Must Focus on This if You Want Your Business to Succeed

Do you love profit? We do. And not in a shallow, superficial kind of way. We love profit because of what it means and what it can accomplish for business owners. 1. Profit is a reliable indicator of your business’ health. We all have different reasons for starting businesses. I started Patrick Accounting because I…

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3 Reasons to Read Profit First by Mike Michalowicz

By Matt Patrick / January 9, 2019 / Comments Off on 3 Reasons to Read Profit First by Mike Michalowicz

Occasionally you find something that feels revolutionary. Something that changes your perspective and opens your eyes to new possibilities. Profit First proved to be one of those experiences for me. Accounting has been done a certain way for a very long time, the basis of such is a simple formula: sales – expenses = profit.…

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The Best Methods for Goal Setting in 2019

By Matt Patrick / January 2, 2019 / Comments Off on The Best Methods for Goal Setting in 2019

You may be reading this from the beach, or the mountains, or from your favorite cozy chair sipping a cup of coffee next to the fireplace. If you are at work today—perhaps like many of us stuck at an office—you have your digital fireplace going on the monitor behind you, right next to the collection…

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Sliding Into 2019 Like Whee!

By Matt Patrick / December 26, 2018 / Comments Off on Sliding Into 2019 Like Whee!

2018 has been an exciting year of learning, growth, and opportunities for Patrick Accounting and our clients. We have a lot to be grateful for and look forward to in 2019. Here are the posts that YOU told us were your favorites from 2018. We hope they help you review 2018 and prep for 2019.…

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Sending Lots of Christmas Cheer from Patrick Accounting

By Matt Patrick / December 19, 2018 / Comments Off on Sending Lots of Christmas Cheer from Patrick Accounting

What’s Christmas without your favorite holiday movies, moments, tasty treats, and of course…your favorite song? Our Patrick Accounting team recounts their favorites from the season. Click below to watch the fun! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year everyone!

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7 Ways to Save Money on Taxes Before the End of the Year

By Matt Patrick / December 11, 2018 / Comments Off on 7 Ways to Save Money on Taxes Before the End of the Year

As a small business owner, you don’t need me to tell you that 2018 is quickly disappearing. By the time you subtract holidays and vacation, there are really only a few days left! Before the calendar flips into 2019, we’ve rounded up some great ways to help you save serious money on your taxes this…

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How to Increase Your Prices Without Losing Customers – Part 2

By Matt Patrick / December 4, 2018 / Comments Off on How to Increase Your Prices Without Losing Customers – Part 2

The most important consideration once you have decided to raise prices is ensuring you communicate with your customers so they are not surprised. Customers would more likely be upset by a lack of communication than by the price increase itself. Here are best practices for rolling out increased pricing: Let your customers know when you’re…

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