Data Driven: A bookskeep Core Value That Ensures We’re Serving You Well
At bookskeep, one of our core values is being data driven. We know you need accurate data to run your business successfully. That’s why we care so much about our data. Here are a couple of data points and trends we monitor to ensure that we are delivering on our promises to you: 1) delivering […]
Amazon Reserves and Profit First
I have recently had a few questions from ecommerce sellers about how to manage their profit allocations when Amazon withholds a reserve. This week’s blog will specifically address the implications to your Profit First allocations and how to manage them if a reserve has been withheld. I will also address how to use your Profit […]
Leadership is Personal—It Begins with You
The last day of the EntreLeadership Summit, Day 3, kicked off with leadership coach and Ramsey personality, Christy Wright. Her topic was “Get a Life, Don’t Lose Yourself in the Business You Love” and she was on fire! This title certainly rings true for me, and I bet it does for many of you, as […]
Introducing Progress Masters Ecommerce Business Advisory Service
The Fix This Next framework we have been discussing in our weekly blog and bookskeep BUZZ for the last several weeks has worked so well for us, allowing us to zero in on the needs of our clients. For some time, we have realized that our ecommerce bookkeeping clients need our help beyond just knowing […]
What to Fix Next? Cash Flow!
I’m looking forward to Mike Michalowicz’ new book coming out in late April entitled, Fix This Next. You may remember Mike is the author of Profit First, and he believes this book will be more impactful than Profit First. I’ve been using the diagnostic tool described in the book for the past several months […]
Profit First: Preparing For Sales Tax Liability
We are in the midst of tax season, which is always a little stressful, but having Profit First implemented in your business can ease some of that tax-time stress. Profit First is a cash management methodology that sets up any business for success. It teaches ecommerce sellers how stay afloat in troubled waters and come […]
Cash Flow Planning and the Profit First Method
Quite often I’m asked to help our clients implement the Profit First method for their ecommerce business. As we search further into the assessment, we come to find what our clients often require help with is planning their daily and weekly cash flow.
Resist Temptation: Don’t Borrow from Accounts to Cover Inventory
The other day, an ecommerce seller reached out to me with a question about the implementation of the Profit First method they learned from my book. They wanted to know my thoughts on borrowing funds from their Sales Tax or Profit Account to purchase inventory in preparation for Q4. They noticed that this would be […]
How Profit First Shaped My Year
When I sat down to write this week’s blog, I decided to do a “year in review” and look back at all that 2019 brought with it. Once I put pencil to paper (well…keyboard to computer), I was amazed at just how full this year has been! We all get so busy juggling balls, keeping […]
7 Profit First Steps to Create Your 2020 Vision
So, 2019 is a wrap. I’ve seen mixed reviews about the year in Facebook; everything from best sales ever to very lackluster results. At this point, you’re probably focusing on next steps. Let me suggest a few that I’ve seen help clients successfully prepare for upcoming next year.