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Bento Customer Spotlight: A Business (Model) that Delivers

By | Business Growth, Customer Spotlight, Growth, Small Business

Welcome to our new blog series: Bento Customer Spotlight! Each installment features a current customer who shares their story of how they built their business, and how Bento plays a part in their success.   Whether he realized it or not at the time, Daniel Hernandez spent most of his life preparing to launch his current business, Santa Cruz Deliveries, which he co-owns with his brother Gerardo and his friend Annie. We sat down to…

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Worst Productivity Advice for Solo Practitioners

By | Accounting, Business Growth, Growth, Small Business

by Shuyi Shang, Accounting Community Manager at Bento for Business   A lot of productivity advice out there is written for business owners with at least one employee or startup founders out to create the next life-changing app. Plus, there’s a lot of advice floating around out there. Not all of it applies to solo practitioners happily providing a valuable service like bookkeeping or tax prep. Here are some of the worst tips I’ve seen…

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23 Resources that Fuel the Most Effective ProAdvisors

By | Accounting, Growth, Small Business

by Shuyi Shang, Accounting Community Manager at Bento for Business   If you’ve been in business longer than five minutes, you’ve realized that succeeding as a ProAdvisor isn’t just about being a stellar bookkeeper or accountant. You’ve also got to be able to sell, set prices, schedule appointments, keep your client pipeline full – and more. Wearing so many hats can eat away at your actual accounting work until you feel like you’re barely doing any…

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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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SMB SEO: How to Build Backlinks for your SMB

By | Education, Growth, Marketing, Small Business

Link building has remained the foundation of search engine optimization efforts for all types of business entities regardless of their size. However, the quality of links and the methods of acquisition have changed over the past several years. In SEO, backlinks are essentially links your website receives from external websites for being an authority source within your niche. Technically, search engines consider backlinks as a sign of trust and incorporate them as a ranking signal…

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The 5 Best Ways to Grow Your Accounting Business

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

To be honest, many of your clients and potential clients probably don’t think that there’s much of a difference between one accounting business and the next – as long as their books are done and taxes filed without any issues from the IRS. Unless you offer extremely specialist services, in order to get new business you need to make sure that you really stand out from your competitors. Here are five ways to do just…

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