Outsource These 3 Things If You're Running a Small Business

Small business owners do everything under the sun to keep their business rolling along. I’ve seen one business owner who’s also the company’s social media coordinator, accountant, human resources department, and sales representative while still attending high level meetings.

I’ve seen it, and I’ve lived it. Starting my own business three years ago, I was, and in many ways still am, a one woman band. It’s the toughest, most rewarding thing I’ve ever experienced.

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Alejandro Tavera
Why You Should Take Your Accounting Business Online, and How

There’s still a ton of pushback in the accounting space when it comes to change.

With cloud accounting and online services leading the way, and legacy firms taking on roles and responsibilities far from punching numbers, it’s hard to see how anyone could be offline.

But surprisingly, a lot of accountants, bookkeepers, and even firms are.

I have some experience with this. My first introduction to bookkeeping and accounting wasn’t online, but with QuickBooks desktop.

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Alejandro Tavera
Top 4 Reasons to Outsource your Accounting Services

One of the biggest questions I come across when meeting new or potential clients is:

Why?

Why, with all the new and improved bookkeeping software on the market, would I pay to outsource my finances? Besides, who better to trust with my money than myself?

In some cases they’re right. But, the truth is, the majority of people, whether they own a business or not, would benefit from a bookkeeper. 

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Alejandro Tavera
The 3 Best Takeaway Quotes from Scaling New Heights 2018

Last week, I attended Scaling New Heights 2018.

Among all the booths, presentations, and central message of “taming the machines,” I found myself oddly at home with the other attendees, most of whom I hadn’t yet met.

There’s an odd connection between accounting and bookkeeping professionals. I can talk to my family members, friends, and clients all day long, but none of them truly understand what I do and experience every day.

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Alejandro Tavera
The Management Tech You Need to Nail IRCE18

IRCE18 is the biggest event for internet retailers this year.

Over 130 information sessions, thousands of presenters, and even more attendees means there’s a lot to do, a lot to learn, and a lot to gain from this year’s Internet Retailer Conference & Exhibition.

The goal of the conference is to help internet and ecommerce retailers grow as they encounter new technologies, systems, and methods for running their online business.

But, with so much to do and see, it’ll be hard to catch everything.

Plus, you don’t want to go in blind.

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Alejandro Tavera
Kelly Gonsalves: Becoming Totally Booked

Getting fired was the best thing that ever happened to Kelly Gonsalves. 

“I was working as a project manager, and I was absolutely miserable. I hated it. It was kind of a ‘who’s going to call uncle’ type situation.”

To her relief, Kelly’s boss politely showed her the door. “We were both really unhappy.”

She didn’t really have a plan, but was determined to do something new.

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Alejandro Tavera