Sadly, on October 24th, 2014, one of our colleagues Karin Sparrow passed away after a courageous battle with cancer.
Karin was a senior accountant with Five Star from 2011 until her passing. She was a terrific individual who represented the Five Star core values at work and in the community as good as anyone.
As a result, Five Star Accounting has created the Karin Sparrow Award which will be presented annually in May to an employee deemed to best represent the Five Star Core Values:
- Hardworking/Problem Solver/Takes Initiative
- Accountable and Dedicated to Five Star Accounting
- Honest and demonstrates integrity
- Accurate and efficient
A plaque defining the award and showing past recipients will be displayed in our reception area. As well, the recipient will receive a cash award and a crystal that may be proudly displayed on their desk for one year.
Please assist us in congratulating Vivian Sigurdson for being selected as the first recipient of the Karin Sparrow Award.
We look for input from staff and clients. If one of
Five Star Accounting’s employees has performed above and beyond for you, please do not hesitate to let us know! You may do so, by completing the
Five Star Employee Recommendation form.
Managing your finances is one of the most crucial aspects to running your small business effectively. Without a steady stream of cash flow, your business may not grow as you hope and may even end up in bankruptcy. Keep track of your finances and follow these tips to help make sure your business is profitable.
Get your customers to spend more
The most important factor you need to consider when thinking about increasing sales is your customers. Without customers your business would not be able to run. How can you get new customers, keep current ones and increase sales through each transaction? Determine what products and services you offer will get new customers in the door. Then review their needs to see where you might be able to offer more to increase revenues per customer.
You should also think about creative ways to market your products and services to make sure people are aware of what you do and that your offer stands out from the competition.
Remember, your reputation depends on what customers think about you. Make sure you are achieving a high level of customer service to each one of your customers and clients.
For quick payment on invoices, consider asking your clients to preauthorize cheques or keep a credit card on file. This way banks can draw against their accounts at timed intervals. As a thank you, you may want to offer discounts or incentives for clients that pay their bills within a specified time period.
If you are currently managing your own finances, you should consider outsourcing your accounting and bookkeeping. Hiring a professional will ensure that you avoid any mistakes that can happen when filing taxes at the end of the year. Also, any tax breaks that you may qualify for will not be missed. Late filing penalties will not be incurred.
The success of your business depends on your financial situation. If you would like to discuss how we can help take control of your business finances and achieve your financial goals contact Five Star Accounting today. We will set you free from your accounting and bookkeeping necessities allowing you more time to do what you do best and grow!