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Ideas and perspectives for those who blaze their own path.

How to Handle a Client that Wants Free Work

Could you just take a look at this and provide some feedback?

It shouldn't take you too long to do this little extra thing, right? 

So as part of this project, we just want to add a few extra things, ok?

Phrases like these are all too familiar to small business owners—especially those that work in the services or consulting capacities. And while you always want to make a client happy, these phrases are indicative of one thing and one thing only: free work. And that's something you're not in the business of.

Here's why free work shouldn't be in your vocabulary and how you can avoid falling into its grip...

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Topics: Small Business Tips

What We're Reading: June Edition

We know we're not the only fountain of entrepreneurial insight and perspective around this here interweb. That's why we're kicking off a monthly round-up of quality content that can help you be more productive, more successful and flat out happier. So without further adieu, here's what we're reading this month at Kashoo... 

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Topics: What We're Reading

What is Liquidity and Why Does it Matter to Small Business?

If you're running a small business, one of the concepts in accounting you're going to want to wrap your head around as early as possible is liquidity. Measuring your business' liquidity—which you can do by calculating and tracking different ratios of your company's assets and liabilities—will be key to ensuring that your company is in good financial health. It also can help you spot potential cash problems before they crop up or progress too far and help you secure loans from creditors. All good things when it comes to making sure your business survives and thrives, right?

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Topics: Accounting

Explaining the Most Confusing Accounting Acronyms and Abbreviations

In our perpetual quest to make accounting (and accounting software) easier, we thought we'd dive into explaining some of the industry's most common acronyms and abbreviations. Why? Because for those new to accounting, acronyms and abbreviations can be scary. (OK, scary might be too strong of a word, but you get the idea.) Let's break down some of the most common accounting acronyms and abbreviations...

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Topics: Accounting

A Small Business Owner's Pre-Vacation Checklist

It's summertime, which for many, means a much-deserved vacation is on the horizon. But we all know what the week leading up to a vacation looks like for a small business owner. It's chaotic. It's a mad scramble to get everything done and everything prepared for a few days of relaxation. So rather than winging it, we suggest making a list of things you need to square away before you hang up the "Gone Fishin'" sign... 

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Topics: Small Business Tips

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