August 13, 2019

QuickBooks for Electrical Contractors

An electrical contracting business has lots of moving parts. The best way to keep track of costs and maximize profits is to use QuickBooks for your bookkeeping.

August 9, 2019

When Should You Expand Your Electrical Business?

When your electrical business is established there may be a temptation to expand in search of greater profits. Before doing this ask Exigo Business Solutions.

August 7, 2019

Non-collecting Sellers, Use Tax, and When to Report

With recent changes in the law, online retailers now have to worry about use tax notices and reporting. Let us help you with this problem and how you manage it.

August 6, 2019

Making a Profit in a Skilled Trades Business

Making a profit in a skilled trades business is often as simple as outsourcing to a different bookkeeper and change the way the books are being done.

August 6, 2019

Marketing List Maintenance and Tune-ups

An important and too often forgotten part of reaching out to your customer base is marketing list maintenance and tune-ups. Routine updates are important.

August 5, 2019

Make Your Skilled Trades Business More Profitable by Outsourcing Your Bookkeeping

You find yourself working harder and harder for fewer profits. What can you do? Make your skilled trades business more profitable by outsourcing the bookkeeping.

August 2, 2019

Importance of Scalable Accounting Software

Your business has grown and you are starting to see the importance of scalable accounting software that integrates with your other business functions like CRM.

August 1, 2019

How to Distinguish between Employees, Contractors, and Subcontractors

You may have several people working for you on a project but not all of them will be employees. Some specialized jobs may require part-time subcontractors who are not your employees. Likewise, if you have taken on a job that requires more workers than you employ, you will subcontractors to get help. Again, these folks are not your employees.

July 31, 2019

How Soon Should Your Electrical Business Show a Profit?

You set up your own electrical business in order to be your own boss and to make more money. How soon should your electrical business show a profit?

July 30, 2019

How Much Should Your Marketing Cost You?

Most businesses need to do marketing in order to gain new customers. How much should your marketing cost you as a portion of your total sales or your profit?

July 25, 2019

Remote Retailer Sales Tax Obligations

Remote retailer sales tax obligations are here to stay. Work with us at Exigo Business Solutions in the Kansas City area to meet this evolving challenge.

July 20, 2019

Customer Value and How You Get It

Customer value and how you get it is important. You may sell practical and cheap products or expensive items that last forever. Sell what your customers value.

July 19, 2019

Best Ways to Make Your Plumbing Business More Profitable

When plumbing business is not making a profit, talk to Exigo Business Solutions. We will show you the best ways to make your plumbing business more profitable.

July 18, 2019

When Do You Need to Collect Sales Tax on Internet Sales?

One of the many advantages of doing business on the internet has been you did not need to collect sales tax on your sales. That is changing so learn the rules.

July 18, 2019

A Skilled Trades Business Should Be Using a Real Revenue Calculation

Ronald B. Allen

To get a clear idea of what your plumbing business is really worth, use the real revenue approach in your bookkeeping. Make sure to deduct sub-contractor pay and materials before calculating your income.

July 11, 2019

Does It Pay to Specialize in Your Plumbing Business?

April 12, 2019

Increase Your Electrical Contracting Profits

Ronald B. Allen

When you are working more for less, what can you do? Increase your electrical contracting profits by outsourcing your bookkeeping and using Profit First.

March 23, 2019

What Does Your Business Stand For?

Ronald B. Allen

What does your business stand for? Stand for something good like integrity, honesty, and exceptional service and your business will always succeed.

February 11, 2019

Most Important Factors for Small Business Success

Ronald B. Allen

Everyone who starts a small business wants to succeed. But what are the most important factors for small business success? How do you proceed?

February 11, 2019

Small Business Marketing Essentials

Ronald B. Allen

Marketing your small business these days may involve social media, email campaigns, and more but small business marketing essentials come first.

January 24, 2019

How to Claim the Federal R&D Tax Credit

Ronald B. Allen

Qualifying research and development in the USA provides tax deductions - learn how to claim a federal tax credit for your research

January 24, 2019

Does Your R & D Work Qualify for Tax Credits?

Ronald B. Allen

Engage in Research & Development to make your business more successful - and learn the specifics of how to get tax credits for your R&D work.

January 18, 2019

Qualifying Activities for R&D Tax Credits

Ronald B. Allen

Do you know what research and development activities qualify for tax credits? In order to receive tax credits for your R&D it must take place in the USA and meet certain qualification rules.

January 18, 2019

Research and Development Costs And Your Taxes

Ronald B. Allen

Ask Exigo Business Solutions how to benefit from the R&D tax credit, and deduct research and development costs from your federal taxes.

January 17, 2019

R&D and the US Research and Development Tax Credit

Ronald B. Allen

If your company carries out R&D in the USA, learn about how the US Research and Development Tax Credit can help your business.

January 8, 2019

What Is SEO and Why Does Your Website Need It?

Ronald B. Allen

Learn how to raise your ranking on internet search engines with Search Engine Optimization (SEO), and get more business through your company's website.

January 8, 2019

Update Your Business Plan for 2019

Ronald B. Allen

Resolve to update your business plan for the New Year. Using Liveplan will allow you to create an effective business plan and integrate it with your Quickbooks data.

December 27, 2018

How to Find the Hidden Costs in Your Small Business

Ronald B. Allen

Hidden costs are eating into your profits each and every month. Work with business intelligence tools like QuickBooks Online to ferret out and get rid of these costs that are dragging down your profits.

December 22, 2018

Three Good Ways to Increase Small Business Profits

Ronald B. Allen

If you would like to increase your business profits, here are five great systems to implement in your business to help you to achieve your goals.

November 27, 2018

Are you getting the most out of your QuickBooks data?

Ronald B. Allen

Are you getting the most out of your QuickBooks data? Here are a few ways to address this issue...

November 12, 2018

Tax Resolution for Cryptocurrency Trading Profits

Ronald B. Allen

It has been estimated that as many as fifteen million US taxpayers will need to ante up on back taxes as the IRS forces cryptocurrency exchanges to turn over their customer lists.

November 9, 2018

Do You Need Help with Taxes on Coinbase Profits?

Ronald B. Allen

This year the cryptocurrency company, Coinbase, sent out 1099-K forms to customers whose capital gains rose to the level needed to pay taxes.

November 9, 2018

How does the IRS Collect What You Owe Them?

Ronald B. Allen

If you owe the IRS money, or at least they think you do, the first thing is that you will receive a CP14 notice. This communication tells you how to resolve this issue.

November 8, 2018

What Do You Need to Do When the IRS Contacts You?

Ronald B. Allen

If you receive a notice from the IRS, that can be pretty nerve-wracking. What do you need to do?

November 3, 2018

Outsource Your Bookkeeping and It Can Pay for Itself

Ronald B. Allen

Outsource Your Bookkeeping - use the Profit First system to manage your cash better and see your profits increase.

November 3, 2018

Protection with Office 365 Multifactor Authentication

Ronald B. Allen

Store your information in the cloud and it is accessible from everywhere. But, be sure to protect Office your valuable data with 365 multi-factor authentication!

November 2, 2018

Three Reasons Why You Need a Business Plan

Ronald B. Allen

Business startups need a plan. Good business plans make it easier to get business loans...

November 1, 2018

Combining Data from Multiple QB Reports

Ronald B. Allen

Do You Need to Combine Data from Multiple QB Reports into One? Learn how to use business intelligence tools to report on QuickBooks info from several sets of data.

November 1, 2018

Are You Creating Reports Each Month in Excel?

Ronald B. Allen

Your business reports deserve more than just an Excel spreadsheet. Learn to use all of the tools that Excel offers for your business reports.

October 26, 2018

Profit using QuickBooks, Live Plan, and Profit First

Ronald B. Allen

At Exigo Business Solutions our goal is to help you meet your small business goals. We love to help our clients turn their dreams into a profitable reality.

October 25, 2018

Outsource Bookkeeping For A More Profitable Business

Ronald B. Allen

When Exigo Business Solutions talks to any business owner about taking over their bookkeeping, there is one recurring question...

September 6, 2018

Smart Accounting Leads to Smart Financial Decisions

Ronald B. Allen

When your books are a mess, so is your business. If this is your problem you need to outsource your bookkeeping and accounting.

August 30, 2018

How To Get the Exact Bookkeeping That You Need

Ronald B. Allen

With smart outsourcing, you can pay for and get exactly the bookkeeping that you need. But, if you pick the right company for the task, like Exigo Business Solutions, there will be some pleasant surprises.

August 29, 2018

Three Advantages of Outsourcing Your Bookkeeping

Ronald B. Allen

Outsourcing your bookkeeping helps you get the job done right and on time at a lower cost. It increases your own efficiency at work and can provide information and insights critical to the success of your business.

August 14, 2018

If You Fail to Maintain Proper Bookkeeping Records...

Ronald B. Allen

Running a business is hard work! Your books are one of the biggest tasks that are easily messed up if you don't make sure to get things set up correctly or don't maintain good records. Here are just some of the things that can happen if you don't keep proper books.

August 10, 2018

A Quick "How to" on Choosing a Bookkeeper

Ronald B. Allen

Small business owners typically do the bare minimum when it comes to bookkeeping. However, your financials are what give you insight to your business. Don't allow lack of time to ruin your business. Hire a Bookkeeper. Here's how...

July 27, 2018

Preparing a P&L (Income Statement)

Ronald B. Allen

Learn what a Profit & Loss Statement, otherwise known as an Income Statement, is , what it does, what's needed to run the report, as well as how to run the report.

July 27, 2018

Creating a Balance Sheet

Ronald B. Allen

Learn what a Balance sheet is, what it does, how it helps your business, what it uses to run the report and step by step instructions on how to run the report.

June 28, 2018

5 Simple Bookkeeping Tricks for Small Businesses

Ronald B. Allen

5 Tips to keep your small business bookkeeping accurate and in order.

June 25, 2018

Effective Inventory and Performance Tracking

Ronald B. Allen

Effective inventory control is an essential part of your business growth. It should always be in trustworthy hands for uninterrupted growth and conversions.