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Are Your Expendable Expenses Dragging You Down?

Are Your Expendable Expenses Dragging You Down?

Accounting and bookkeeping services can go a long way toward helping your small business get its finances in tip-top shape. However, just like your personal trainer can’t actually do all that cardio and weight work for you, you’ve got to do much of that financial...

Client Spotlight: Fox River Spa & Salon

Client Spotlight: Fox River Spa & Salon

Bookkeeping services like My Small Business Pro are only as good as their clients. Luckily, our customer base includes some of the Chicago area’s best and brightest small business. Meet one of those amazing companies: Fox River Spa & Salon, a full-service spa and...

Avoid Audits With Small Business Smarts

Avoid Audits With Small Business Smarts

Business bookkeeping services like My Small Business Pro know the thought of receiving an audit notice from the IRS strikes panic in the hearts of even the bravest professionals. Many small business owners lose sleep over finding one of those letters in their mailbox,...

Small Business Wisdom From Big Business Brains

Small Business Wisdom From Big Business Brains

Years of providing small business accounting services have taught me that there really is just one consistent, obvious difference between small, local businesses and huge, multi-national ones—size. The other distinctions between the owners of modest companies and the...

Small Business Management: Open That Mail

Small Business Management: Open That Mail

Hopefully you’ve been heeding the advice we’ve been giving you in our posts about good habits small business owners should adopt—reconciling accounts, diligent bill paying, keeping current with receivables and always paying payroll and sales taxes. Here’s one more...

You Can’t Hide From Your Taxes

You Can’t Hide From Your Taxes

In our past several posts, we’ve been talking about good habits small-business owners should adopt to stay successful. So far we’ve tackled account reconciliation, keeping on top of bills, and staying current with receivables. This week, let’s talk taxes. It’s not a...

Helping Others is Rewarding Business

Helping Others is Rewarding Business

It’s good to take a pause from the hectic pace of running a small business and escape the office once in a while. In my experience, there’s no better break than volunteer work—pitching in can work wonders for clearing your head, filling your heart and brightening your...

Chase Down Outstanding Invoices

Chase Down Outstanding Invoices

As we’ve touched upon in our last several blogs, small-business professionals must build positive habits to increase their chance of success. So far, we’ve discussed the importance of consistently reconciling accounts, and why it’s vital to pay your bills on time....

Don’t Get Buried By Your Bills

Don’t Get Buried By Your Bills

Let’s get into another good habit every small-business professional needs to develop. In our last post, we tackled the importance of reconciling your accounts every month. Next, let’s get into a topic that everyone dreads: paying bills. Every grown-up, business owner...

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