Black Tulip

June 22, 2017
Millennials

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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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

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 […]
March 8, 2017
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Outsource Your Finance Department (and get your life back)

Pop Quiz Why did you start your own business? You had a passion for a particular business, so intense, that it kept you up at night. […]
February 15, 2017
Change

Give Change a Chance

Can we ever say no to change? Ever have one of those days when you figure one more change might push you over the edge? Maybe […]
January 11, 2017
paperless-world

Welcome, Brave New “Paperless” World

  Remember the promise of the paperless office? Gone would be our filing cabinets, printers, shredders, and stacks of bulging file folders. We’d all live happily […]
November 18, 2016
Old style bookkeeping

Dorothy is retiring, and she’s taking the shoebox with her

  Dorothy is retiring. We’re a little sad to see her go but we knew the day had to come. With Dorothy’s exit comes another change—old […]