Accounting For Your Money

Tracking your nickels and dimes

Q What’s the best way to keep track of my expenses?   A  You need to be able to track expenses as they’re incurred. Before tax season rolls around again, you should find a good expense management tool and establish a system, documented in the employee manual, that covers … More

Accounting For Your Money

The 8 key traits of brand value

Q What makes my restaurant valuable?   A: I have interviewed thousands of restaurant operators and employees, from waitstaff, dishwashers, chefs and owners to accountants, consultants, investors and bankers, about the qualities that third parties value most in a restaurant. One thing is certain: It’s not just about a dollar amount. Brand … More

Accounting For Your Money

4 ways to prevent identity theft

Q How can I protect myself from identity theft?   A Identity theft is a growing problem in the United States. Criminals steal personal information to commit fraud and other crimes. According to the IRS, some thieves swipe a taxpayer’s Social Security number and use it to file a phony … More