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5 Things Sole Proprietors Should Automate or Outsource ASAP

By | Accounting, Business Growth, Small Business, Software, Strategy

by Shuyi Shang, Accounting Community Manager at Bento for Business   One of the topics that comes up most when I talk to our CPA and accounting clients is time: they want more of it. But the universe is stingy. So I decided to ask some people who always seem to get stuff done on time what they recommend. Turns out, it’s two things: automation and outsourcing. Here are five things you can automate or…

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8 Unconventional May Getaways to Help You Recharge

By | Accounting

March and April suck. How do I know? Tax season. I work with accountants and CPAs every day, and recently you guys have just been…MIA. But hey! It’s finally, officially over, and I have great news. May is maybe the best time of year to travel in the US, especially if you’re looking for a relaxing holiday (and I bet you are). It’s post-spring break and pre-summer vacation. Crowds are light and lots of spots…

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Fraud Alert: 10 Ways You’re Making it Easier for Employees to Steal from You

By | Accounting, Employee Theft, Finance, Small Business

Whether or not you’ve stopped to think about it, small businesses are more vulnerable to internal fraud than their larger counterparts. This is because small businesses… Typically don’t have a budget for fraud detection. Rarely have official policies in place for handling funds, checks, reimbursements, and bills. Often rely on trust rather than clearly defined documentation, rules, and consequences. These attributes have real-world consequences. The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners found that the median fraud-related…

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5 Fraud Prevention Strategies for Small Businesses on a Budget

By | Accounting, Employee Theft, Employees, Finance, Small Business

Preventing fraud may not be top-of-mind for most small-business owners, but accounting professionals understand that fraud is a real – and potentially costly – risk. In fact, the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) found in 2016 that the median fraud loss at businesses with fewer than 100 employees is $150,000 – the same as it is for businesses with more than 10,000 employees. The implications are staggering. While a loss of $150,000 is never helpful, larger businesses…

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Using QuickBooks Desktop? Import your Bento transactions!

By | Accounting, Bento Tips, Company News

You asked, we listened (always). You can now seamlessly import transactions from Bento for Business into QuickBooks Desktop! Transaction Pro Importer has created custom mapping for Bento users to import Bento transactions into QuickBooks Desktop (Pro, Premier or Enterprise). If you use Transaction Pro Importer already, go ahead and try it today! Simply download your transactions in CSV format in Bento, load it into your Transaction Pro Importer, and follow the step-by-step prompts. Here’s the…

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Winners of the Bento Holiday Giveaway: Dec 19-24!

By | Company News

Happy Holidays! The Bento Team wants to send a big thank you to everyone who participated in our Holiday Giveaway, and we’re excited to announce the final group of lucky winners, from Dec 19 – 24!   Competitive Network Management LLC, Dearborn, MI Amazon Echo Dot, 2nd Gen Lauten Construction Company, Purcellville, VA Starbucks Gift Cards ($45) OpenCollective, Inc., San Francisco, CA Amazon Fire Tablet 7 Driftwood Associates LLC, Jupiter, FL Sony wireless speaker (XB10)…

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Winners of the Bento Holiday Giveaway: Dec 13-18!

By | Company News

Hope you’re having a great week! The Bento Team wants to send a big thank you to everyone who has been participating in our Holiday Giveaway, and we’re excited to announce the lucky winners from Dec 13 – 18:   Jonna Renovations LLC, Birmingham, MI Amazon Echo Dot, 2nd Gen Elite Ambulance LLC, Loveland, OH Amazon Fire TV Stick MOD Assistants LLC, Denver, CO Amazon Gift Card ($50) Alumni Construction LLC, Portland, OR Christie’s Holiday…

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Winners of the Bento Holiday Giveaway: Dec 7-12!

By | Company News

Hope you’re having a great week! The Bento Team wants to send a big thank you to everyone who has been participating in our Holiday Giveaway, and we’re excited to announce the lucky winners from Dec 7 – 12:   Providence Home Care Agency, Inc., Emmaus, PA Personalized “Bento blend” coffee + mug WestBay Heating & Air Inc., Santa Clara, CA Amazon Fire Tablet 7 Golden Meadows LLC, Gaithersburg, MD Google Home Mini Venform LLC,…

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Winners of the Bento Holiday Giveaway: Dec 1-6!

By | Company News

Hope you’re having a great week! The Bento Team wants to send a big thank you to everyone who participated in our Holiday Giveaway last week, and we’re excited to announce our first group of lucky winners:   Booklyn Inc., Brooklyn, NY Amazon Fire Tablet 7 Fire Star Home Care, Boca Raton, FL Garrett Popcorn Tin (a must-try Chicago treat!) Robustwealth LLC, Lambertville, NJ Amazon Echo Dot, 2nd Gen Mike Wright Trucking, Bakersfield, CA Google…

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#RecipeForSuccess: Southern-Fried Relationships

By | Education, Guest Post, Strategy

by Richard Roppa writing for Bento for Business. Contribution to Intuit QuickBooks #RecipeForSuccess Series   Hands down!  Going into business for myself was the best move I have ever made.  I am both in charge of my own destiny and happier than I have ever been in my career.  But how do I put my thoughts into a “recipe”? On the Intuit Firm of the Future blog, I found a slew of amazing #RecipeForSuccess articles….

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