I was considering doing a post on whether or not you should switch to Quickbooks online this week, but I got an email that changed my direction. I recently wrote about how entrepreneurs need to learn accounting, and as if they read my mind, Intuit sends an email for a new version of Quickbooks. It’s called Quickbooks Self-Employment and to be completely honest, I wasn’t sure what it did. Given Quickbook’s position in the bookkeeping software market, it seemed like a good idea to know what they were up to, so I decided to give it a spin. [Read more…]
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Sometimes kids can be real jerks.
Good idea. Wrong day.
This post originally appeared on Ask a Great Dad.
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I live in the San Francisco bay area, land of the start-up, the place where people quit full-time jobs to chase the dream of being bought out by Facebook and never working again. Who can blame these budding entrepreneurs? Every time you turn your tv on, Facebook is either buying or trying to buy some young, unproven company for billions of dollars. Consistently seeing such a lack of buyer’s discretion from cash-heavy potential suitors just makes the dream seem all the more plausible.
So where do you start on this journey to Escape From Cubicle Nation?
First, you need to understand it takes more than just a good idea to run a successful business. No matter what kind of entrepreneur you are, there are some basic accounting things you or someone you hire needs to know to keep your business from imploding.
You ever apply for a management consulting position you KNOW is perfect for you but never got a call back?
You send a follow-up email to the recruiter or hiring manager only to be met with silence?
You made sure your resume was FILLED with accomplishments since you entered the working world. In fact, you have so many wonderful things you’ve done, you can’t even fit them on one page. How could nobody call you back for this position?
Without even seeing what you submitted, I can give you a some direction on where you may need to change your approach to improve your odds on the next application.