Guide to Small Business Tax Accounting | 6 Strategies

February 7, 2024  |  Barton Walter and Krier

Tax season is officially underway, and let’s be honest, it’s not most people’s favorite time of year. You might love owning a business but get nervous every time you think of that April 15 deadline. Don’t worry! At Barton, Walter & Krier, we have all the tips and strategies you’ll need to minimize your business’s tax burden and maximize profitability. Without further ado, here is our 2024 guide to small business tax accounting. 1. Prepare Financial Records The first step to a successful tax season is preparing your financial records. It helps to maintain these records throughout the year so that you don’t have to scramble to find them at the last minute. Track all business income and expenses in one place for easy access. Make sure to keep them organized, too. You could use categories such as invoices, bank statements, receipts, and contracts. 2. Separate Your Personal and Business Finances As an entrepreneur or business owner, it’s important to understand that your personal and business finances will always be related. However, it’s best to separate them when keeping financial records and filing your taxes. Mixing them can be detrimental for both categories and could prevent you from obtaining a small business loan. You’ll save yourself a lot of time and energy if […]

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4 Benefits of Outsourced Accounting Services

January 17, 2024  |  admin

Hiring outsourced accounting services provides numerous advantages to business owners, especially for small- and medium-sized companies. You may wonder, “why outsource when I can do it myself or hire in-house accountants?” Others of you may struggle to keep up with the demands of running a rapidly growing business and are looking for ways to manage your workload. Wherever you are in your entrepreneurial journey, outsourced accounting services can save on resources and help avoid financial pitfalls. Let’s look at four key benefits together. Save Money Whether your business is nonprofit or for profit, you want to cut expenses wherever possible. And the more your business grows, the more expensive it becomes to keep your accounting in-house. Outsourcing your accounting functions saves you money on hiring and training costs, wages, and benefits paid to employees. It also removes the need to purchase and maintain the latest accounting equipment and software. The funds you save by outsourcing can then be redirected to other areas of your business. Save Time Running a business is a time-consuming endeavor, especially if you’re doing it alone or with just a few employees. Outsourced accounting services can save you countless hours and a great deal of stress, freeing you and your team to focus on the tasks in which you […]

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5 Investment Strategies for Small Business Owners

December 19, 2023  |  admin

As a small business owner, it can be easy to get caught up in your day-to-day affairs without giving a second thought to your long-term goals. After all, each day brings enough work for itself. But taking time right now to invest in your company’s future will pay dividends down the road. In this blog, we’ll share five investment strategies that small business owners can use to grow their company and prepare for the future. Before we begin, there are a few things to keep in mind. First, know your goals. What do you want to accomplish with your company and your finances, and what do you need in order to get there? Do you have a targeted yearly revenue? Is your goal to follow your personal interests and passion? Maybe you want to retire by a certain age. Whatever your goals are, they should inform your investing strategies. The second thing to be aware of is your personal risk tolerance. Investing in assets such as stocks carries a certain level of risk as the market fluctuates. You should therefore decide from the beginning what your comfort level is and how much money you’re willing to invest. Finally, remember to diversify your portfolio. Consider investing in multiple equities across industries and in other […]

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