Black Tulip

October 11, 2017

Make ‘Em Laugh

It’s 10 am (somewhere). Have you had your morning smile? Likely it came to you via an electronic device. If it was your “type” of humour, […]
August 31, 2017

Outhouse Security (We mean it!)

If you skid on ice and your car hits a brick wall, putting on snow tires the next day isn’t going to repair the damage, sooth […]
August 8, 2017

The Cure for Technology Heartburn

Technology Heartburn? Adapt and Learn Can you imagine the horror? The year was 1916 and the world was about to change forever. Instead of using the […]
July 26, 2017

Don’t Just Type at Me, Call Me!

Does sending an e-card once a year keep a relationship fresh? No. Would you consider proposing to your sweetheart by text? Hope not. In the same […]
June 22, 2017

Millennial-Ready or Just Good Smart Business?

A millennial visits your company website to make an online purchase. A pop up message offers a 30% discount in return for answering a single-question survey. […]
June 7, 2017

Accounting MYTH No. 6

MYTH No. 6 I can do my own bookkeeping!   So you can add and subtract… Seriously? Just because someone has basic math skills and accounting software […]
May 31, 2017

Accounting MYTH No. 5

MYTH No. 5 We replaced our bookkeeper with QuickBooks. Why don’t they have both?? There’s lots to love about accounting software, but even the best applications […]
May 23, 2017

Accounting MYTH No. 4

MYTH No. 4 Breaking up with my accountant.  We all know that Accounting (and bookkeeping) are necessary expenses for a well-run business. But year-end tax preparation can […]
May 16, 2017

Accounting MYTH No. 3

MYTH No. 3 Messy books are okay if the business is headed in the right direction. Correct? The captain of the Titanic made the same mistake. No. […]
May 10, 2017

Accounting MYTH No. 2

MYTH No. 2 Anyone can balance the books. Can’t you just juggle the numbers? Yes. But the trick is balancing the books with the right numbers. […]
May 3, 2017

Accounting MYTH No. 1

MYTH No. 1 Accountants like shoe boxes. Beware of clients carrying shoeboxes! Shoe boxes with scraps of paper from “shoe box” clients can be an accountant’s […]
March 31, 2017

Confessions of a Perfect Client: A Black Tulip Success Story!

“I don’t think you want to take me on as a client.” Imagine the look on my face. I was hoping that the woman sitting across […]