Brown Dog Bookkeeping

Brown Dog Bookkeeping Full Service Bookkeeping Firm Providing Accurate & Timely Financial Information for Small Businesses

My MOST requested service in January is a Bookkeeping Clean Up! 👇 Here's why...Remember how LAST January you were finall...
01/31/2024

My MOST requested service in January is a Bookkeeping Clean Up!

👇 Here's why...

Remember how LAST January you were finally going to stay on top of your bookkeeping? 📚

And maaaaybe you did great for the first few months, but then tax season happened... and the spring rush... and summer vacation... and before you knew it, you were already too busy prepping for Black Friday sales again!

Now your tax accountant is asking for your financial statements aaaaaand you're panicking! 😱

Getting behind on your bookkeeping is easy, it's getting caught back up that's tough. I'm here to help!

Want to look at your business through the lens of a pro?👉 Swipe to learn what questions to ask about each of your financ...
12/09/2023

Want to look at your business through the lens of a pro?

👉 Swipe to learn what questions to ask about each of your financial statements!

📊 Need help getting your books ready to run financial reports?

Whether you need a clean-up or are ready to outsource your monthly bookkeeping - I can help! 📚

🤓 Proudly sharing that I've gone from a Quickbooks Certified Pro Advisor to a Quickbooks ADVANCED Certified Pro Advisor!...
12/01/2023

🤓 Proudly sharing that I've gone from a Quickbooks Certified Pro Advisor to a Quickbooks ADVANCED Certified Pro Advisor! I always strive to make sure I am serving my clients to the best of my abilities and one of the ways to do that is to make sure I'm utilizing their accounting software in the best way for them. You can always feel confident that I am capable and confident in handling your bookkeeping!


📌 SAVE this post for later to do a FREE bookkeeping check-up on your business!☑️ If you can't check off all 4 of these i...
12/01/2023

📌 SAVE this post for later to do a FREE bookkeeping check-up on your business!

☑️ If you can't check off all 4 of these items, you really need to be working with a bookkeeper!

Follow me for more bookkeeping tips and tricks!

It's Honesty Hour! ⏰And if you're honest with yourself... are you just relying on your bank statements to know how well ...
11/17/2023

It's Honesty Hour! ⏰

And if you're honest with yourself... are you just relying on your bank statements to know how well your business is doing?

Maybe you're seeing the sales numbers in your Stripe account and assuming everything else must be going fine? 📈

I see SO many business owners running their business this way, you're not alone!

🔢 Why *should* you know your numbers? Aside from how much easier it'll make your life around tax time, knowing your numbers makes you a more confident, efficient business owner!

Want to truly *know* your numbers? Work with a bookkeeper like me! 👋

It's the last (and arguably most important) day of my Bookkeeping Bootcamp. 🏋️Today's topic: getting you paid! 💸Running ...
06/26/2023

It's the last (and arguably most important) day of my Bookkeeping Bootcamp. 🏋️

Today's topic: getting you paid! 💸

Running your A/R Aging report can help you see which clients owe you money. It shows how many days overdue their account is and how much they still owe!

Confession time... Day One's Chart of Accounts review was just a warm-up! 😅Today, we're getting into the *real* heavy li...
06/13/2023

Confession time... Day One's Chart of Accounts review was just a warm-up! 😅

Today, we're getting into the *real* heavy lifting by reviewing the status of your account reconciliation!

If you're reconciled through your most recent bank statement, you can sit today out.

But if you're 1, 2, or 6+ months past reconciling, it's time to think about bringing in some outside help! 👋

Welcome to Day One of my Bookkeeping Bootcamp! 🏋️This week I'm going to take you through a three-step program to whippin...
06/03/2023

Welcome to Day One of my Bookkeeping Bootcamp! 🏋️

This week I'm going to take you through a three-step program to whipping your books into shape for the summer - starting with your Chart of Accounts! 📚

I've giving you a 100% guarantee that your books will be less overwhelming by the end of this program (if you follow all three days!).

And the best part? Unlike a workout camp, you don't *have* to do all the work yourself. You can hire me to do any day of this bootcamp too!

It’s really easy to get caught up in the comparison game when you see people posting about $10, $20, and $50k months! 📈B...
05/22/2023

It’s really easy to get caught up in the comparison game when you see people posting about $10, $20, and $50k months! 📈

But if you’re only focusing only on vanity metrics when it comes to your business, it’s time to come back to reality!

To prove my point, let’s talk about Business Owner Bob and Business Owner Sally.

Bob might be bringing in $20k in revenue, while Sally only has $8k on the top line of her P&L. But, Bob’s business runs on a much smaller profit margin.

💸 When it comes to the bottom line, both of these business owners might be bringing in the same $5k in PROFIT a month.

Working with a bookkeeper can help you to focus less on vanity metrics and more on meaningful KPIs to grow your business more efficiently! 📈

Do you *really* need to spend hours every month categorizing your expenses accurately, or is it okay to just throw every...
05/11/2023

Do you *really* need to spend hours every month categorizing your expenses accurately, or is it okay to just throw everything into your Office Expenses account and call it a day? 🤷

✅ If you said it DOES matter...

Ding, ding, ding! You're right!

👉 Swipe through for the two biggest reasons to spend time getting your expense categorization right.

You’re trying to do it ALL alone! 🤷‍♀️This is one of my favorite sayings: “If you want to go fast, go alone. But if you ...
05/08/2023

You’re trying to do it ALL alone! 🤷‍♀️

This is one of my favorite sayings: “If you want to go fast, go alone. But if you want to go far, go together.”

This one really hits home for business owners. At some point, you can’t do everything. That road leads directly to Burn Out City. 🥵

If you really want to SCALE your business, you’re going to need help from trusted business partners to free up your time. I want to be one of yours!📈

You may see a familiar name mentioned in the article 🧐 Spoiler alert...it's me! 🙋‍♀️
05/06/2023

You may see a familiar name mentioned in the article 🧐

Spoiler alert...it's me! 🙋‍♀️

Dozens of women gathered Friday morning to hear from successful women entrepreneurs at the Loudoun Coalition on Women and Girls’s Entrepreneurial Women’s Business Seminar at Ida Lee Park.

🔥 HOT TAKE: May is one of the BEST times to hire a bookkeeper!You might be thinking:“Tax season is over, I don’t need to...
05/03/2023

🔥 HOT TAKE: May is one of the BEST times to hire a bookkeeper!

You might be thinking:

“Tax season is over, I don’t need to worry about my books for another year…”

But thinking like that is going to leave you scrambling AGAIN when it comes to next year’s taxes. 😅

When you start working with a bookkeeper in May, you've got plenty of time for any necessary clean-ups and onboarding to make monthly bookkeeping as smooth as possible going forward!

Ready to work together? Click the link in my bio to get started!📲

It ends today! 🛑If you keep moving back the “do bookkeeping” task every single week, it’s time for a little honesty hour...
05/01/2023

It ends today! 🛑

If you keep moving back the “do bookkeeping” task every single week, it’s time for a little honesty hour…

Are you ever *really* going to get to your own bookkeeping?

Or is it suddenly going to be December and you’ve got to rush 10 months of bookkeeping in before year-end…

It's time to break the cycle of panicking about your bookkeeping and work together to get your business back on track! 📈

Feeling a little lost when it comes to closing your books for the month? 🤔This is what you *should* be doing each month ...
03/29/2023

Feeling a little lost when it comes to closing your books for the month? 🤔

This is what you *should* be doing each month for your month-end bookkeeping.

📌 Go ahead and save this post to reference a copy of our month-end bookkeeping checklist.

However, if you find yourself falling behind on these tasks or not getting to each of these steps in this list, send me a DM and let's talk about how I can help you out with your monthly bookkeeping!

Sometimes financial statements can be hard to get a grasp on. 🧐If I had to walk in to a kindergarten class tomorrow and ...
03/01/2023

Sometimes financial statements can be hard to get a grasp on. 🧐

If I had to walk in to a kindergarten class tomorrow and explain financial statements, here's how I would do it! 👩‍🏫

Money can be a really stressful, awkward topic for a lot of people! 😬I know a lot of my clients have been hesitant to re...
02/24/2023

Money can be a really stressful, awkward topic for a lot of people! 😬

I know a lot of my clients have been hesitant to reach out because thinking about talking MORE about your money can bring up feelings of shame, fear of judgement, and anxiety.

Here's why you can quit worrying!

When we work together, my goal is to help you gain confidence around your money situation. When we know your numbers, we can work towards solutions together to help you feel better! 🤗

There is no financial situation that I am going to judge, I'm only here to help!

Are you ready to gain clarity and confidence around money and quit deleting those monthly bank statement emails? Click the link in my bio to quit feeling alone when it comes to your money!

"If I want it done right, I have to do it myself..." 😓How many times have you said those words to yourself? Well, those ...
02/22/2023

"If I want it done right, I have to do it myself..." 😓

How many times have you said those words to yourself? Well, those are the last words of an over-worked, burnt out solopreneur!

You don't HAVE to do it all alone. Let me hit you with another quote:

Teamwork makes the dream work!🤩

Listen, I want to help you make your business dreams come true! Let's free up the time you're spending on bookkeeping and get you back to doing what you love.

It's *awkward* to tell your customers you're going to be charging them more! 💸It's also a normal, necessary part of owni...
02/17/2023

It's *awkward* to tell your customers you're going to be charging them more! 💸

It's also a normal, necessary part of owning a business. Here are my tips to owning the awkwardness and charging your worth:

✔️ Communication with transparency + timeliness
✔️ Provide your reasoning
✔️ Reward loyal customers
✔️ Don't be afraid to cut your losses!

Swipe through for a deeper dive into those points, and remember, charge your worth and then add tax!💸

💸 Did you know that the tax effect of recording your payroll processing fees separately OR recording them as net sales i...
02/15/2023

💸 Did you know that the tax effect of recording your payroll processing fees separately OR recording them as net sales is the same?!

So... does it matter if you record them separately?

For tax purposes no, but for business planning purposes, I think so!

Being able to accurately track your costs of doing business is an important part of being able to price your services appropriately. 💸

Let's chat about your tax accountant's job for a second!👇  They help prepare your taxes, keep your business in complianc...
02/14/2023

Let's chat about your tax accountant's job for a second!👇

They help prepare your taxes, keep your business in compliance with federal, state, and local tax laws, and provide tax planning services.

Aside from years of education and powerful software, they need SOMETHING else to do their jobs too...

They need great bookkeeping! 📈

Your tax accountant can't provide you with their best possible service if you don't provide them with a clear set of bookkeeping records.

Let me work WITH your tax accountant to help your business reach it's greatest potential. 🤝

On the fence about working with a bookkeeper? You're ready if you:👉 Just started a new business or filed for an LLC👉 Sor...
02/10/2023

On the fence about working with a bookkeeper? You're ready if you:

👉 Just started a new business or filed for an LLC

👉 Sort more than a few transactions into Ask My Accountant

👉 Spend more time doing your bookkeeping than working

👉 Want to feel confident in your numbers

Take the leap by clicking the link in my bio today!

I know I would NEVER invest in a company that didn't have key financial metrics ready for me to look through. Are you ru...
02/08/2023

I know I would NEVER invest in a company that didn't have key financial metrics ready for me to look through. Are you running your company that way?

If you *just have an idea* of your numbers, that's just not enough anymore.

You need to know your monthly performance, your most profitable service lines, and your cash flow to run your business as efficiently as possible!

Ready to really *know* your numbers? Schedule a discovery call this week!

Ok, you could totally get on a treadmill too... but there aren't any other ways around knowing your numbers without doin...
02/06/2023

Ok, you could totally get on a treadmill too... but there aren't any other ways around knowing your numbers without doing your bookkeeping!

The beauty of bookkeeping (unlike the gym 🤣) is that you can pay someone to do it for you and get the same results!

If your New Year's resolution was getting your books in better shape, I'd love to help!

*Pssst* this is the EASIEST (and most necessary!) way to start saving on your taxes. 💸It's this simple...Track your busi...
02/03/2023

*Pssst* this is the EASIEST (and most necessary!) way to start saving on your taxes. 💸

It's this simple...

Track your business expenses! I'm talking EVERY. SINGLE. ONE.

💸 You can't deduct something you didn't track. And less deductions → higher taxable income → higher taxes paid.

Curious what deductions you can potentially be tracking for your business. Send me a DM and I'll send over my my guide of 75+ tax deductions that could be saving your business money!

No need to worry if you've got a great bookkeeper in your corner! 👋Whether you're a sole proprietor, a partnership, or a...
02/01/2023

No need to worry if you've got a great bookkeeper in your corner! 👋

Whether you're a sole proprietor, a partnership, or a type of corporation, your tax accountant is going to be requesting these financial reports:

→ Balance Sheet
→ Income Statement (or P&L)

Your bookkeeping needs to be fully completed through the tax year for these to be used on your tax return.

I've got 3 more spots for bookkeeping clients this month, find out more at the link in our bio!

💸 Who owes you money?💸Running an A/R Aging Summary report is an easy way to see who owes you money (and how long they're...
01/30/2023

💸 Who owes you money?💸

Running an A/R Aging Summary report is an easy way to see who owes you money (and how long they're overdue!).

👉 Swipe to learn more about this report and how to run it in Quickbooks!

📌Save this post for the next time you can't reconcile your books📌If you take the difference between your bank balance an...
01/25/2023

📌Save this post for the next time you can't reconcile your books📌

If you take the difference between your bank balance and your account balance and the difference is divisible by 9 - you've probably transposed some numbers. 🔢

For example - are you just off by 9 cents, $3.60 or $90,000? Check your previous entries to make sure you didn't mix up the orders of your numbers!

Still struggling to get things to balance? It's time get another set of eyes on your books 👀

Address

Leesburg, VA
20176

Alerts

Be the first to know and let us send you an email when Brown Dog Bookkeeping posts news and promotions. Your email address will not be used for any other purpose, and you can unsubscribe at any time.

Contact The Business

Send a message to Brown Dog Bookkeeping:

Videos

Share


Other Leesburg businesses

Show All