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Bookkeeping Basics for Business Success!

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Bookkeeping Services

1. Get your bookkeeping organized and caught up.

We can come to your place of business, groom your books, and get them up to date. We’ll get you set up and give you some coaching you so you can handle it much better in the future.

2. Learn to use your QuickBooks

We can

  • Install the software,
  • Help you set it up for your situation,
  • Train you on QuickBooks.
  • Or, if you’ve made a bit of a mess with it, we can help you figure out how to proceed from here.

3. Have us do your bookkeeping at our office, or at your place of business.

You keep track of all the invoices, checks, deposits, etc. We do the data entry and make sure your books stay accurate and up to date.

4. BE READY FOR TAX TIME!

Any of the above can save you a LOT more money than it will cost – not to mention stress! And then you are ready for tax time!

Contact Us: (402) 460-6216 or use our handy form.

Computer Training / Software Training

Has your computer – or some program you own – got you scared or frustrated?

Do you need help finding the right software for what you need to do?

Sometimes a few hours of personalized training can make a HUGE difference. Even one hour can sometimes help a lot. We can help you, and your employees, get comfortable with your computer and with what it can do for you.

We offer individual or small-group training, at your place or ours, in:

Knowing and using your computer better

Don’t know the first thing about it? We offer basic lessons. Need help accessing or managing your email? Don’t know how to organize things in all those files? Call us for a couple of hours of introduction. Don’t know if your current computer can handle a project you are thinking of? Give us a call.

Quickbooks (bookkeeping)

Track activity in several bank accounts and several home or business accounts. Handle payroll and tax season.

Excel (spreadsheets)

Excel is a powerful tool for spreadsheet development. There are all kinds of special techniques to help you handle your numbers better. Excel is already installed on many computers.

Word

Word is a powerful word processor which can help you produce letters or brochures, develop outlines, structure term papers, etc. Spend two or three hours learning how it works.

Publisher

Learn to create business cards, greeting cards, ads, newsletters.

Powerpoint (presentations)

Prepare a computer-based slide show for your clients, Sunday School class, etc.

Access (database construction)

This is a very robust database software. It allows far more flexible storing, sorting, and production of data of all sorts. If you have MS Office Pro (any year) you already have Access on your computer. If not, it is available at a low cost.

Other kinds of software

Give us a call or email us. If you’ve bought something and don’t know how to use it, or if you’re thinking of buying something, we’d be glad to provide some guidance for you.

Time Really IS Money.

Everybody knows that “time is money,” but sometimes we just can’t see those pesky little ineffiencies hiding in our daily work.

Maybe your bookkeeping is just a mess – or maybe not a mess, but you’d like to have it running more efficiently and reliably.

Or maybe you’re struggling with software that is supposed to HELP you manage your business, but it’s either useless or a major hassle!

It takes surprisingly few hours to get a pretty good grasp of how to use, for example, Quickbooks, MS Small Business Accounting, Excel, Word, or Publisher.

And you might be surprised how much a custom-built database could do for you! We have pre-built databases already available which you can purchase ready-to-roll.

We can probably help for less cost than you think. It’s usually cheaper to get things running right than trying to herd a bunch of disorderly ducks!

A Database Can Organize & Speed Up Your Use of LOTS of Data!

A “database” provides you with user-friendly forms by which you enter whatever data you need to save. The database then organizes your data into a collection of “tables,” and provides you with forms and reports so you can easily pull the data back out in ways that you want.

Your existing data can be imported into a new database.

Databases are powerful ways to handle:

- customer lists,
- mailing lists,
- inventory,
- invoices,
- billing,
- orders,
- scheduling,
- service records,
- ownership tracking,
- equipment tracking
- just all kinds of things!

To see how a database can help you, visit our Efficiency Database Services website.

We have pre-made databases that could possibly be quickly tailored to your situation.

Or we can build custom databases from scratch.

Contact Us: 402 460-6216.

Connie Wins “Entreprenuer of the Year”, 2010, from REAP

Connie-jacketCFRA (the “Center for Rural Affairs”, Lyons, NE) has chosen Connie to receive their “Entrepreneur” award in February at their annual “MarketPlace Nebraska” conference in Kearney.

Connie works frequently with CFRA’s REAP program – the “Rural Enterprise Assistance Program.”

Here are some excerpts from the award letter Connie received.

The Entrepreneur Award is for an innovative person working with REAP who is in the forefront of microenterprise development.

. . . REAP staff appreciate your dedication, perseverance, strong work ethic, and positive attitude in building your business and are proud to have you as our 2010 Center For Rural Affairs Entrepreneur Award winner!

And then they give a little history of the development of Connie’s “Efficiency Counts.”

Efficiency Counts started in April, 2004, in McCook. You took the initiative to acquire an Accounting Degree from Mid-Plains Community College located in McCook and initially started Efficiency Counts in the back of Prairie Wind PC’s in McCook in 2004.

In 2007, you moved to Hastings where husband Larry serves as Pastor of First Baptist Church. You opened the doors to Efficiency Counts in an office building near downtown Hastings in April, 2008. The business has grown steadily over the last 6 1/2 years, in customer base, income and recognition.

Efficiency Counts recently “moved up” a floor to Suite 208, a much bigger office. Recently Efficiency Counts added 2 employees both of which are young mothers – one who is single.