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Asking the same questions is important for many reasons. First off, it gives the interview process consistency and stability. This ensures structure for the interviewer making the process more comfortable for the interviewee. . Secondly, you will be able to easily compare answers when you ask the same questions to all the candidates. This way, each candidate has an equal opportunity to prove his or her fit with the company. For easy example questions, see the section below titled "10 Common and Helpful Questions to Ask During Your Interview of the Candidate."

5 Tips for Conducting a Successful Interview & Key Questions

The interview process is essential for guiding your business to success. Hiring not only a qualified professional for the job, but also a good fit for the company is important for your business growth. Below is a list of key tips to effectively conduct an interview that allows you to clearly understand the candidate both on and off paper.  

1. Ask the same questions to all candidates.

In today's QuickBooks tutorial we will walk you through the steps to reconcile an account in QuickBooks Desktop. First, we want to ensure we have our copy of QuickBooks open.

How to Reconcile in QuickBooks Desktop

In today’s QuickBooks tutorial  we will walk you through the steps to reconcile an account in QuickBooks Desktop. First, we want to ensure we have our copy of QuickBooks open.

If you would like us to create a video demonstrating how this is done, please leave a comment below, or contact us for a one-on-one consultation.

Using QuickBooks Online? Check out Intuit’s blog here to learn how to reconcile accounts in QuickBooks Online.

14 Tips to Turbocharge your Outlook


Millions of businesses use Microsoft Outlook as their primary email and calendar client. That in and of itself is an indicator of its utility. This being said however, very few of us actually know how to make the best of its features. The tips and tricks we show you in this article will help you save time, work more efficiently and synchronize work and home life (if so desired).

5 Trends for 2018 You Need to Know

 With the rollover from 2017 to 2018, many entrepreneurs are getting ready to launch new businesses. Is starting a new business in your future? You’re not alone, estimates forecast approximately 42 million businesses will be operational by the year 2026, in the US alone!

When outlining a plan, keeping up to date on large trends that could benefit or hinder your business is of utmost importance. Below we will outline five trends that are believed to have the most potential for impact on small businesses in 2018.


5 Productivity Apps for Small to Medium Businesses.

Have you ever found yourself scrambling for more time? Racing against the clock to meet a specific deadline? I know I have, and I’m sure some of our readers have as well. Thankfully for those of us who may not be the best at time management, or have trouble focusing,  the world of productivity applications is full of useful utilities to counter these daily real world problems.

End of Year Financial Preparation and Execution
The new Transit Tax does not go into effect until July 1, but Intuit/QuickBooks has already put it into the payroll items list so it is affecting payroll.

Year End Small Business Accounting Checklist [Infographic]

Don’t forget to book your year-end review! As we come to the end of yet another fiscal year, and approach the start of a new tax season, ebs Associates is recommending that our clients take time to schedule a year-end review with their ebs Financial Controller. Depending on your needs, this review can be done over the phone, via email or in person.

  • General Ledger Review
  • Budget Analysis & Planning
  • Tax Prep & Plan for 1099s & W2s
  • Review Insurance Policies, Leases & Loan Documents

Tax Fraud can bring serious consequences

Washington businessman Mark Standley was recently sentenced to six years in prison for one of the largest sales tax thefts in Washington state history. As the owner of a drywall company, Standley drastically under-reported the amount of sales tax collected from customers over a six year time period.
According to court documents, he only paid the Department of Revenue (DOR) $3,000 of the $855,000 tax owed. To make matters worse, Standley refused to pay workers’ compensation premiums for his employees.

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Are You Using QuickBooks’ Reminders?

We can’t emphasize this enough: QuickBooks’ Reminders can prevent countless problems with your finances. How do you know when it’s time to pay a bill or follow up on overdue customer payments or print payroll checks? If you’re still using a paper calendar and sticky notes and file folders, there’s a good chance you’re missing some important deadlines on occasion. Manual methods aren’t effective enough when you’re dealing with your business finances. You might experience:

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