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For all you bookkeeping aficionados, here are :


Ten Little-Known 

Pencil Facts


* One theory is that the word pencil comes from the Latin word pencillus, which means "little tail." Another is that it is derived from the French pincel, meaning "little paintbrush."


* Before the invention of erasers, writers and artists used bread crumbs to erase mistakes.


* Famous transcendentalist author Henry David Thoreau designed pencils at his father's pencil factory before retreating to Walden.


* Pencils can write in zero gravity, and were used on space missions by American and Russian astronauts.


* They can also write under water!


* The first mechanical pencil factory was located in England. It was destroyed in a bombing during WWII.


* Earnest Hemingway and John Steinbeck both used pencils to write their novels.


* Faber-Castell is the world's largest pencil manufacturer, and Ray Bradbury even named a character in Fahrenheit 451 after them!


* Thomas Edison had pencils specially made so that they were thicker than regular pencils.


* It is said that the average pencil can draw a line 35 miles long.

from Pencils.com


      Tuesday Tips and Tricks

                                                                June 23, 2015

Are You Ready for a Check Up? 



It's hard to believe that we are nearly halfway through 2015. Was one of your goals at the beginning of the year to get a better handle on your bookkeeping this year? If not, now is still the perfect time to do a mid-year review of how your business is doing. Here are a few tips to getting started:

1)    If you spend time entering information into various spreadsheets to get the reports you need, now is a good time to review how your system is set up and streamline some of your processes.

2)    Take an hour or two every month to reconcile your bank and credit card accounts. Not only does this detect potential fraud, but it saves you the stress of trying to reconstruct an entire year all at once.

3)    Organize tax deductible receipts. If you have a lot, you may want to invest in a personal scanner and save them digitally to get rid of the paper.

4)    Review your vendor list and see if there are any vendors that you may need to send a 1099 at year end. Getting the W-9's now is much easier and less stressful than trying to get them on January 30th.

5)    Consider and start planning for any major purchases that you need to make between now and year end.

If you need assistance with any of these items, give me a call today.

Paying It Forward

We have the privilege of working with some outstanding businesses and periodically feature one in our newsletter.


This month we are celebrating our 22nd year of working with Bernard Drury, CEO of Drury Capital, Inc. and his staff. Drury Capital, Inc. is a leading Commodity Trading Advisor (CTA) that trades on behalf of a global list of institutional and high net worth clients. At the firm's outset in 1993, Bernard Drury founded Drury Capital in order to trade a fundamental grain trading program. However, his exposure to long-term trends in the grain markets led him to conduct research on systematic trend-following.


Recently, Drury Capital, Inc. was recently awarded Best Trend-Follower Over $100M at the CTA Intelligence Awards 2015 ceremony.  They were also included on the shortlists for Best Diversified CTA, Best CTA Long Term Performance under $500M and Best Trend-Follower for last year's awards. For more information, visit them at http://www.drurycapital.com.

Ways You Should be Growing Your Business this Summer


The majority of any businesses' planning takes place at the beginning of the year. After all, that is when the budget is set, the numbers are finalized, and new goals are established. But what about the middle of the year? Are there opportunities we as businesses' are foregoing by focusing so much energy outside of summer? YES!  


Here are a few middle-of-the-year checkpoints for your business this summer:


Promote teambuilding. Study after study illustrates that those who work well together, play well together. In other words, it's not enough to have your office set up in to teams. Your staff has to feel like a team. Summer is the perfect time to organize company activities to build a little more office gusto and even show a little employee appreciation.


Do a little summer cleaning. It isn't always the first thing you think about, but sometimes cleaning up an office and doing a little organizing is a great way to motivate your staff. Make some time to do it together, hold an office lunch and you'll find your office may seem a little more cheery - and a lot more efficient.


Review your goals and check in with staff. If you haven't had time take a good look at your company since January, now is a great time to do it. Check in with your staff and see if they are happy. Ask if they have any issues. Review your end of the year goals and see if you are still on track to accomplish them. By checking in now, you can avoid big issues later.


Set new goals and resolutions. Yes, you already did this in January, but that doesn't mean you can't establish new goals now. A lot has probably changed since January - both with the economy and with your business. Now is a great time to create new goals and find new ways to strengthen your business for the future.


Want more ideas?  Here's a blog from our marketing partner.

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