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When You’re too Small for FMLA

Per the US Department of Labor, “The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) provides certain employees with up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave per year. It also requires that their group…

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Rebellion vs. Revolution

My favorite retelling of the Revolutionary War comes from the musical “Hamilton”. In it, the titular main character bravely fights for independence, but also muses about what freedom will mean for…

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I guess this is growing up.

I always find the end of May a bittersweet period, with its focus on graduations and plans for the fleeting summer. It's a time of celebrating the crossing of an arbitrary boundary we have created…

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Accounting Considerations for Attorneys

Attorneys are known for their attention to detail (and for being litigious), so they’re not someone whose books you want to mess up. Fortunately, we work with many attorneys, and have gained a lot of…

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Accounting Considerations for Realtors

I’ve been housebound for nearly a week with the flu. While no one enjoys the flu, being stuck at home alone, when I already don’t feel well, is torture for an extrovert like me. Of course, unless you…

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Accounting Considerations for the Trades

The finances of trade services seem like they should be simple: You have a leaky faucet, you call a plumber, they fix it, you pay them. From the customer’s side, it appears an easy transaction. For…

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Accounting Considerations for Marketing Agencies

Over the last several months, I’ve had the honor of serving as the Treasurer of Triangle AdFed. It’s a volunteer position, and a lot of work at times, but it’s given me the joy of getting to hang…

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Three Lessons From Last Year

The end of the year is a time for reflection. However, if you’re in the accounting profession, there’s little time to reflect at the actual end of the year, as January is our busiest month. So, the…

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“Your Business is Only as Good as Your Accounting System” by Dave Baldwin

This article may be a rude awakening for a number of small businesses. You may bake the best cupcakes, deliver the best massages, or engineer the fastest and most secure computer systems, and still…

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Accounting Technological Changes: Fear, Abuse, or Embrace?

At my first job (as an accounting intern for a midsized corporation), we ran reports in Excel and did manual daily bank reconciliations. When I got to college, my accounting practice sets were on…

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