Debit and credit definition

Debit and credit

As an entrepreneur, you should have basic knowledge of double-entry bookkeeping with debits and credits in order to record your business transactions in a comprehensible manner. If you deliver products or services to your customers, then these are business transactions that you record. These records always follow the “debit to credit” system. But what exactly is behind this process?

A/R invoice

The A/R invoice

Whether you’re in the supermarket, at the restaurant, or in the garage – invoices are issued everywhere. However, young entrepreneurs – either freelance or self-employed – who want to claim money from their customers for the first time and write outgoing invoices are often unsure. What is the difference between an incoming and an outgoing invoice? What information should be included in the...

Invoice software Mac

Invoice software for Macs – comparing the best

Getting to grips with the challenges of accounting is now much easier than it was a few years ago thanks to new programs. Many developers offer tailor-made software that automate invoice management. There are many good Mac invoicing software for iOS, and there are several options to suit different needs.

Accountant costs

Accountant costs: external help for bookkeeping

If you run a business, you need to keep books well – this is tedious, time-consuming and requires a great deal of know-how. For these reasons, many businesses, both big and small, choose to get help from an accountant or tax advisor. Before you take this step, however, you should consider how much an accountant costs, as well as which aspects you might want help with to better predict how much an...

Social Security income cap

Insurance contributions and income caps

Whether you’re employed or self-employed, federal law requires US citizens to pay a Social Security tax and Medicare each year. But how much you pay depends on your income. The Social Security income cap ensures that only income up to a certain limit is being taxed.

Cold progression

Cold progression

Your income has increased and yet you still have less income after taxes? What happens to your income? This is due to so-called “cold progression.” Every year, the state earns several billion dollars this way. How can this happen? We explain cold progression using an example and go through the calculation step by step.

Time tracking

Time tracking – what should you know?

The laws governing employee time tracking are not always clearly defined. Things like overtime and meal breaks are managed differently state by state. However, every employer covered by the Fair Labor Standards Act is obliged to keep records for their employees, including the hours worked each day and the total hours worked per week. What kind of data must be collected and what role does data...

Payroll accounting

Payroll accounting: What are its uses?

Employees receive remuneration for their work, usually at the end of the month. It is up to the payroll accounting department to make sure that each employee gets their earned wages. However, calculating salaries is only one section in payroll accounting, which also covers other aspects like registering employees with the tax authorities and social security bodies.

Hidden reserves

Hidden reserves: Explained.

Hidden reserves can occur within a company through many ways: Some arise more or less of their own accord, others are created either intentionally or unintentionally. Usually these are completely legal or even required by law. On the other hand, however, these hidden assets can be used for activities of questionable legality. Here, we explain what hidden reserves are, how they are created and what...

PESTEL analysis

PESTEL analysis

It is important for companies to have an objective picture of their current market position when making strategic decisions. Analyzing your own business activities in comparison with the competition involves comparing your internal strengths and weaknesses with the opportunities and risks posed by micro- and macroeconomic environmental influences. These factors can be determined using PESTEL...

Grow Your Business

A solid business growth strategy is paramount for any business owner. This category focuses on all the aspects that follow the establishment of a company; from business strategy and growth, to recruitment, bookkeeping, and taxes.


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