Webinar: What to Do When You Outgrow Your Accounting Software

If your business is experiencing rapid growth then you likely have been considering buying new accounting software. But where do you start? What are the best applications in the market for your business? Should you go cloud-based or on-premise? How can you get the best deal on the price? How long does it take to implement a new system? How can you make sure you don’t select the wrong application? What do you need to do after the new system is implemented to ensure it is used effectively?

Successfully navigating these questions is not easy but doing so is vital to the success of your business.

Please REGISTER HERE for an online ticket to receive a link to the webinar!

About ERP Advisors Group:

Based in Denver, ERP Advisors Group is an independent technology advisory firm. We help clients navigate the confusions of Accounting, Enterprise Resource Planning, and all other major enterprise software selections and implementations. We don’t get paid by vendors, our 100% focus is on ensuring your success with your enterprise software project.

About Shawn Windle:

Shawn is the Founder and Managing Principal of ERP Advisors Group based in Denver, Colorado. ERP Advisors Group (EAG) is one of the country’s top independent enterprise software advisory firms. Shawn advises mid to large size businesses on selecting and implementing business applications from Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Human Capital Management (HCM), Business Intelligence and other enterprise applications which equate to millions of dollars in software deals each year across many industries.

Prior to ERP Advisors, Shawn helped establish a successful technology practice with a top-50 accounting firm. There are only a few people in the world with the practical experience that Shawn has gained with helping hundreds of clients across many industries with selecting and implementing a wide variety of enterprise solutions.

About FiBrick Financial Services:

FiBrick is an accounting consulting practice based in New York. We provide accounting support in connection with accounting system implementations, monthly financial close, due diligence and contract-based accounting staffing.

August 2nd, 2017|Accounting|0 Comments

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8 Things Entrepreneurs Should Keep in Mind for Tax Season

Most entrepreneurs clinch at the sound of the word “taxes.” And it’s not simply out of a fear of paying large sums of money to Uncle Sam. It’s more because of the complexity – the multiple layers and branches of compliance associated with taxes. This is not true for everyone, but there might be some who would rather pay a little more in taxes in exchange for some relief from the burden of the paperwork, research, and unknown final results of filing tax reports.

But entrepreneurs need to come to grips with the fact that taxes are an inevitable part of being in business. The best antidote for the fear and dread associated with taxes is preparation. Planning, knowledge, and information help to reduce the anxiety about dealing with the mean IRS.

Of course, no one will ever know everything about taxes – industry trends, compliance issues, and even simple changes in government all lead to regular changes in the tax code. But knowing some basics about your tax situation and knowing where to turn to when your situation changes can help you confront the fear of what will happen if you receive bad news from the IRS.

Entrepreneurs can confront their fears and address their tax obligations through planning and preparation. Here are the basic steps every entrepreneur should consider:

April 5th, 2017|Tax|0 Comments

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Podcast: How Startups Can Integrate Effective Accounting as Part of their Launch


I had the pleasure of joining Bruce Hurwitz on The Voice of Manhattan Business from the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce to discuss how startups can integrate effective accounting as part of their launch.

Check out the conversation here!

March 3rd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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Is Networking Dead?! – How to Hack the Process of Building Meaningful Connections

Is Networking Dead?! – How to Hack the Process of Building Meaningful Connections

“I hate networking… It’s so exhausting and generates no results.”

“I feel awkward talking to people I don’t even know how they can help me.”

“I can’t stand being at networking events where everyone is trying to sell me something.”

“I can’t help but think how fake & unauthentic the world of networking is.”

Have you ever felt like this before about networking? Do you want to steal the secrets from insanely successful master networkers? Then you are at the right place. Come & join us for our FREE panel discussion event at WeWork Grand Central location, focusing on the topics around effectively building a strong & meaningful network.

February 9th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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Tax Readiness Checklist

tax-article-option3Tax season is around the corner… A little planning before year-end can make all the difference.

Are we really talking about taxes again? It feels like just yesterday I was writing about how to track down your W-2 and how to avoid missing important deadlines for key tax saving opportunities. Well, since January is almost here, I want to (share a few tips to help you cruise through yet another tax season. The following list is not all-inclusive. Talk to your tax professional to ensure you are aware of all factors impacting your taxes. 

December 7th, 2016|Tax|0 Comments

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Countdown to the Year-End Close

 If you are looking forward to taking some time off during the holidays, you will probably be concerned with the long list of tasks you need to complete before and after your vacation, such as those related to the year-end close. Your ability to enjoy that time off might also be tainted by the fact that you’re worrying about work to-dos. In my career as an accounting professional, I have always been involved in the year-end close, yet managed to stay away from the office during the holidays. Before asking for the days off, I refined what I thought was the perfect plan to ensure the year-end close would not fall apart. But, it wasn’t only about convincing my boss that I had everything under control, it was more about my peace of mind. I did not want to be at the dinner table with my family having a conversation about my employer’s external audit team, or the massive data I had to work with to reconcile the accrued expenses account. I wanted to leave the office around December 20th and not have to think about it until January 3rd. Here is my perfect plan for accomplishing my mission:

November 8th, 2016|Accounting, General|0 Comments

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Adventures in Entrepreneurship: Business Formation & Branding

ny-entrepreneur-meet-up-banner-opt-2 October was National Women’s Small Business Month! Let’s join in the celebration by connecting with our fellow entrepreneurs, while also gaining some insightful tips so that we can continue to grow in the business world. We will do just that at our next meetup! In addition to meeting other members of our group, we will have our first guest speaker, Marina Warner, from The Warner Firm, who will share with us everything we need to know about business formation and branding.

November 7th, 2016|General|0 Comments

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5 Simple Steps to Creating a Personal Income Statement

dreamstime_l_1180444Don’t you love the idea of being able to go to a single document to quickly see where your money is going? I know you are probably thinking, “There’s no way I want to see how much money I’m spending, let alone see that my income does not cover my expenses!”  But trust me, preparing and analyzing your personal income statement at least once a month will give you visibility into expenses that are more wants than needs. It will also open your eyes to the fact that maybe this is not the right time to lease that nice car on your wish-list.

I began preparing my personal income statement when I was 19. Since then, I have played with multiple versions and although I’m not sure I have mastered the skill of staying within my personal budget, I sure know where my money goes and where it should not.

Here are my 5 quick and easy steps to preparing a personal income statement and use it effectively.

July 7th, 2016|General, Personal Finance|0 Comments

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Get Paid Fa$t! Entrepreneurs’ Guide to Savvy A/R: Workshop & Networking Event

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Does it take a long time for you to collect payments from your customers?
Do you feel uncomfortable talking about payments with your customers?
Do you find yourself chasing payments at the last minute when you absolutely need it?
 
A/R (accounts receivable) is a vital component of cash flow management. “Get Paid Fa$t! Entrepreneurs’ Guide to Savvy A/R” – This after-work workshop & networking event will provide an opportunity to master effective tools as well as the fail-proof process which will help you collect from your customers painlessly & fast!

The event will take place on July 27th at 6pm at WeWork Penn Station location. Join us for the evening of quick learning and casual networking over tasty refreshments.

July 5th, 2016|Accounting|0 Comments

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Accounting Survival Kit For Startups

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After working with several startups and speaking with many small business owners, we have noticed that the implementation of accounting processes is not always a top priority. To help you avoid making the same mistake, we want to share with you some basic tools and services all new companies should implement before opening for business.

May 11th, 2016|Accounting|1 Comment

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