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Your Financial Partner Through Tough Decisions

By Matt Patrick / March 18, 2020 / Comments Off on Your Financial Partner Through Tough Decisions

Through the uncertainties you are facing, we at Patrick Accounting and Whirks strive to be a guiding light, a sounding board, and a friend. We know you have tough decisions to make that will impact your team and your business. Here are some of the actions we are taking to help our clients, who are…

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Create a Winning Corporate Culture

By Matt Patrick / January 24, 2020 / Comments Off on Create a Winning Corporate Culture

Have you ever heard the saying “Teamwork makes the dream work?” Yeah I am sure you have, and I am also sure you thought it was super cheesy.  Well, it is cheesy, but it is also so dang true!  A Three Musketeers atmosphere of “all for one and one for all” is such a great…

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Our Taxes are HOW Much? (and other things you should never have to say to your accountant)

By Matt Patrick / April 18, 2019 / Comments Off on Our Taxes are HOW Much? (and other things you should never have to say to your accountant)

We are hitting pause on our regularly scheduled programming to do a post-tax-season pulse check. Do any (or all) of these statements describe how you are feeling now that tax season has ended? “How in the world am I going to make payroll this month, write the huge check I owe for taxes, AND pay…

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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 Boost Your Profit With Parkinson’s Law

By Matt Patrick / November 13, 2018 / Comments Off on How to Boost Your Profit With Parkinson’s Law

Do you remember when cell phone plans weren’t unlimited? You may have had unlimited nights and weekends but only a few hundred minutes for the rest of the month. If you were like me, you kept a constant eye on minutes because going over your limit cost a ton of money! It also meant staying…

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Top 3 Small Business Accounting Software Options Compared

By Matt Patrick / September 26, 2018 / Comments Off on Top 3 Small Business Accounting Software Options Compared

In last week’s blog, we talked about what to look for in accounting software. With so many software products out there, it can be pretty overwhelming as a small business owner to figure out which one is best for your needs. And with an actual business to run, do you really have time to wade…

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How to Choose an Accounting Software For Your Small Business

By Matt Patrick / September 18, 2018 / Comments Off on How to Choose an Accounting Software For Your Small Business

If you walked into any supermarket in the 1990’s, you would have been able to choose from about 7,000 items. It seemed like a lot at the time. But fast forward almost 30 years, and your local Kroger, Safeway, Whole Foods, or wherever you shop typically has 40,000 to 50,000 items! Heinz and Hunt’s used…

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How to Understand Your Cash Flow Statement

By Matt Patrick / August 21, 2018 / Comments Off on How to Understand Your Cash Flow Statement

This is part four in a series of blogs we’ve created to help you, the small business owner, be able to better wrap your head around your essential financial reports. So far we’ve covered:   Blog #1: How to Make Sense of Your Most Important Financial Statements (an intro to the series) Blog #2: How…

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How to Understand Your Income Statement

By Matt Patrick / August 21, 2018 / Comments Off on How to Understand Your Income Statement

Welcome back (or for the first time). This is the third article in our series to help business owners understand financial statements. Today we are diving into the income statement, also known as the Profit & Loss Statement or simply as the P&L. Here are the two previous articles if you would like to start…

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10 Mistakes That Cost Small Business Owners Money

By Matt Patrick / June 19, 2018 / Comments Off on 10 Mistakes That Cost Small Business Owners Money

…and what to do about it If you ever watched The Late Show with David Letterman then you probably saw him read his top 10 list. Well we’ve put together our top 10 list on ways that business owners lose money. Just imagine Dave’s voice as you read… # 10. Keeping sloppy records and not…

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