Category Archives: Bento Tips

Bento Customer Spotlight: Precision Facility Services’s strategy for doubling revenue, halving expenses

By | Bento Tips, Business Growth, Customer Spotlight, Finance, Growth, Small Business

Each installment of the Bento Customer Spotlight features a current customer who shares their story of how they run their business, and how Bento plays a part in their success. It was nine o’clock at night when they finally switched off the office lights. The good news was that the company was on a revenue roll. The bad news? So were expenses. Allison Lopez, Chief Operating Officer at Texas-based Precision Facility Services, explains. “Unfortunately our…

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Introducing Department: Team-level control over your cards

By | Bento Tips, Company News

The Bento for Business team is excited to introduce our newest feature: department! Now live in your account, this feature allows admins and business owners to group Bento cards into departments and assign department leads who can manage the cards. Full-access admins and business owners still retain full control over all aspects of the account (including departments), whereas department leads only have access to the cards and transactions in their own department.   What’s great…

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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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Accounting Professionals: Don’t Miss These Upcoming Conferences

By | Accounting, Bento Tips, Education, Event Planning, Finance, Growth

Thanks to the technological revolutions over the recent years, the accounting industry has witnessed a paradigm shift in processes and practices. Whether you’re a professional bookkeeper, accountant, CPA executive or business finance professional, you should upgrade your professional skills throughout your career to sustain growth and avoid stagnation. These days, that often includes keeping your accounting technology relevant and effective. Attending popular accounting conferences is not only a great way to network and get the…

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How to Reduce the High Costs in Your Construction Business

By | Bento Tips, Construction, Small Business

If you’re venturing into the construction business, expect everything to cost a lot of money. That’s why high capital is usually required when starting a business in the construction industry. Even if you have a huge capital, reducing the high costs of your construction business is still a must. Truth be told, you’ll encounter a lot of expected and unexpected costs that you need to take care of as soon as possible. Struggling to reduce…

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5 Reasons Why Your Employees Will Love the New Bento App

By | Bento Tips, Business Prepaid Debit Card, Corporate Debit Card, Mobile, Software

Empowered Employees Are Happy Employees Are Productive Employees What makes your employees happy? While the conventional wisdom attributes employee satisfaction to a fat paycheck, it’s not always the case. As per a recent study, economists at the University of Warwick discovered employee happiness could lead to a 12% increase in overall productivity. When it comes to the employee satisfaction index in a small business setting, business expenses play a crucial role in empowering employees. When…

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How to Prevent Employee Theft and Manage Your Expenses Easier

By | Bento Tips, Business Prepaid Debit Card, Company News, Corporate Debit Card

Managing a business or even just its finances is time-consuming and prone to a lot of headaches—employee theft, lost receipts, expense leaks, expense reports, etc. We know how much you’d love to spend time with your family or even grow your business, but the truth is your working hours don’t allow much free time. Isn’t there an easier way? A cost-efficient solution to managing expenses? Introducing Employee Expense Cards Yes, you can now say goodbye to…

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How to Prevent Employee Theft in Your Construction Business

By | Bento Tips, Business Prepaid Debit Card, Construction, Employee Theft

Employee theft isn’t necessarily very common, but in some cases, it’s good to have some sort of plan to prevent it or deal with it once it’s happened. The best defense is of course having good, trustworthy employees. However, larger companies have a harder time getting to know all of of their employees. If you do happen to have any issues with employee theft, or think that it could end up being a problem, here…

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How to Keep Your Construction Business Busy During the Winter

By | Bento Tips, Construction, Marketing

The winter season brings its usual slow onset of business, but it doesn’t mean contractors have to go into hibernation. There are plenty of opportunities to stay busy and be profitable in the offseason Being able to maximize your business’ effectiveness during the offseason for any contractor or company is one of the pillars of a long and profitable career. There are many companies who deserve credit for having honed a razor sharp sense of…

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Is Your Current Expense Management System Allowing Employee Theft? Probably.

By | Accounting, Bento Tips, Business Prepaid Debit Card, Finance

Top Expense Management Problems & One Solution As a business owner, cash flow is always top of mind. You set rules and processes in place to ensure that every dime that comes in and out is accounted for – yet somehow cash still slips through the cracks. A significant amount of this leakage is due to intentional or unintentional employee theft, and it adds up to $50 billion per year for businesses in the US….

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