Thursday, July 9, 2015

The Benefits Of Outsourcing Bookkeeping Services

Bookkeeping is an essential part of any business, but it is also a difficult process. Professionals have to be hired to do this work, and there is now mounting evidence that bringing in a qualified third party to do the work could be largely to the benefit of any business. makes the point about getting a third party resource quite clear: 
When you opt for traditional full time bookkeepers, you have to put in a lot of money for this effort. However, when you chose bookkeeping services provided by virtual assistants you are able to save a lot of money and increase the efficiency of your work as well.
Suddenly, it seems quite obvious why professional bookkeeping services are necessary. Saving time and money on anything is always a positive for businesses. This can all be done at once with bookkeeping services. Though there is an outlay of money at the onset, this is paid for later with the savings that are generated by having these services to begin with. 
Another big positive for having bookkeeping services provided by outside sources is that those sources are able to make sure that your company remains within compliance with all of the tax code. The tax code is rather complicated, but remaining in compliance with it is critical. Having an outside bookkeeping service can enable you to get all of this easily. 
It is quite a burden off the shoulders of many business owners to have their own bookkeeping service hired and ready to go. It may be worth taking a look at for those who are interested in saving money and saving themselves a little stress at the same time. 
Contact us for more reasons why hiring an outside bookkeeping is a smart move. 

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Three No-Cost Tips for Securing Your Small Business Data

Confidential data keeps your small business going. It includes customer credit card numbers and contact information, employee Social Security numbers and pay rates, and vendor contracts and discounts. You already protect this information with a firewall and anti-virus software. You can also use the following no-cost tips to secure your small business data.
  • Hide your screens. If your computer displays face a public hall then anybody passing by can see what you're typing in. If they face a window, then someone in the next building can spy on your entries with a pair of binoculars. Turn your screens so they face a blank wall or partition, and remain visible only to the person using them.
  • Avoid logins with free WiFi. The free Internet access available at coffee shops, libraries, and public transportation make it convenient for you to run your business away from the office. But because such access is not secured, any hacker can spy on what you're typing in. Avoid any websites that require logins, such as your email provider, company database, or bank site. If hackers do spy on you, they'll only see publicly available information.
  • Lock old technology. When you upgrade your laptops, smartphone, or tablets, what happens to the old devices. Do you just keep them on a top shelf or unlocked drawer so they're out of the way? Would you even miss them if someone steals them and their data? Always lock up unused devices in a cabinet, preferably in a locked room. If you decide to donate the technology to worthy charities, be sure and wipe out their memories first using commercially available data destruction programs or services.
For more ways to secure your small business data, please contact us.
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