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We're excited to welcome Goldstein & Mignogna Family Law Attorneys to Capri Bookkeeping Solutions! Goldstein & Mignogna. P.A. is a law firm specializing in Family Law and Assisted Reproductive Technology Law. The firm is located in Marlton, New Jersey and represents clients throughout the state of New Jersey. We recently sat down with Partner Melissa Mignogna to learn more about her practice, mission and insights on being a small business owner today.
Q. Why is family law and reproductive rights important to you?
A. These areas of law are very important to us because they are areas of law that have a direct impact on individuals and their families. We enjoy working with people directly and helping them through challenging times. In both areas, it is extremely rewarding for us to see our clients' transformation while working through a challenging divorce or becoming parents for the first time.
Q. What types of clients do you serve?
A. Our clients vary from stay-at-home parent(s) to business owners. We serve clients throughout New Jersey and focus our practices on clients in Burlington, Camden, Gloucester, Mercer, Monmouth, Ocean, Atlantic, and Cumberland counties.
Q. How have you adapted your business during Covid-19?
Our practice opened on April 1, 2020, so it was a challenging time as a new business owner in the middle of a pandemic. I am happy to say that despite those challenges, we stayed connected and available to our clients. We are fully accessible to our clients, other attorneys and the court via our cell phones, office phones, or via video conferences. We have conducted meetings via video conferences and continue to represent our clients in Court also via video conferencing. We have stayed up-to-date on any and all announcements and changes in Court rules as the Courts continues to operate completely virtual.
Q. What's your biggest challenge as a small business owner?
A. For me, the biggest challenge is finding the right balance. I now have three full-time jobs- lawyer, business owner and mother (to 2-year-old Violet). I am finding the new challenges rewarding and motivating. I very much believe in showing Violet that women do not have to choose between a family and a career.
Q. Why did you decide to seek bookkeeping services for your practice?
A. Amy and I figured out very early on in our new business venture that to be successful, we will have to rely on people who can do things for us better then we can and it has made a huge difference. It was very hard the first several months before we had bookkeeping services to stay on top of the company's finances while practicing law and managing our clients. Bookkeeping was one of the first things that we outsourced and it made a tremendous difference for us!
Q. Tell us about your experience working with Capri so far?
A. We wanted easy and reliable and Capri has continued to fit those requirements for us (and more). Our bookkeepers are in constant communication with us, have made us feel very comfortable and have taught us so much in a very short amount of time. We feel fortunate to have Capri helping us with our bookkeeping and payroll needs.
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If you think bookkeeping begins and ends with organizing invoices and recording transactions, you need an update on the role of a bookkeeper and the critical functions they provide for your business. Sure, keeping organized records and transactions is an essential responsibility, but bookkeeping offers so many more benefits! Today, we review a few ways bookkeeping is more than just record-keeping.
Our bookkeeping team is updating your books and reviewing financial data daily. We analyze and interpret your financial statements and take a proactive approach to make changes based on your financial needs.
We also monitor cash flow, the payments being transferred into and out of a business. With expert eyes on your cash flow throughout the year, we help with your budget to maximize your business and meet your business goals.
Tax and Audit-Ready Financials
With accurately categorized expenses and organized records, you will be ready for tax filing or if your business is audited. You'll have peace of mind, knowing that at any time, your books are in safe hands.
Cost and Time Saving
Outsourcing your bookkeeping will save you time and ultimately money. By paying an outsourced certified bookkeeper, you automatically increase the value of your firm. It means you don't have to pay for things like payroll taxes, overhead and, sick leave. Plus, you'll be able to focus on other areas of your business instead of being behind the desk balancing the book.
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Today marks the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, granting women the right to vote. Women's Equality Day, as it has come to be known, is a day to celebrate and honor the obstacles and achievements women have made in the fight for gender equality.
"I am especially proud of the amazing women who work here at Capri Bookkeeping Solutions! This talented group of women are not just savvy finance professionals; they are dedicated mothers, caring friends, community advocates, committed leaders, and everyday influencers in business and beyond. These women are at the core of Capri Bookkeeping Solutions and have my continued support. I advocate for creating a supportive, gender-inclusive environment in the present and future." – Founder and CEO, Ethan Capri
In honor of Women's Equality Day, we sat down with a few of the Women of Capri to get their perspective on this important day:
Q. What woman inspires you and why?
Andrea: "Erin Andrews and Sam Ponder inspire me. Both are sports broadcasters that broke through a predominately male industry and are succeeding in their endeavors."
Natalie: "My biggest inspiration will forever be my mom who is no longer with us. My mom built up a family and established herself, even though she came here from Russia and did not know the language. She worked hard and moved up the ladder. Her strength and drive has always motivated me and I always aspire to be like her."
Q. What is one piece of advice you would give to women or girls in the workplace?
Andrea: "Be willing to work hard at your job, have a positive attitude, work well with others and support your co-workers."
Natalie: "Women should always uplift other women! A lot of the time I see women put each other down or be competitive. In the workplace, we should always offer a kind word of encouragement to each other. We are all ROCKSTARS. A simple compliment or kind act can always go such a long way!"
Q. What aspects surrounding equality have you seen shift in the workplace, specifically since you started your career?
Andrea: "There are many more women succeeding in management and leadership roles today. It's wonderful to see how far we've come!"
Natalie: "Seeing more woman in charge. More woman are owning companies and hold CEO positions. I think woman are showing true drive and power– it's amazing!"
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Whether you're just starting out or have been in business for some time, it's best to have both a bookkeeper and an accountant to help you manage and navigate your finances. There's a misconception that bookkeeping and accounting are the same things, but a bookkeeper and accountant have two different roles and responsibilities within your business.
Today we'll explain how bookkeepers and accountants work together to maximize your business.
While some responsibilities overlap between bookkeepers and accountants, many don't. Your bookkeeper can advise on your chart of accounts, current expenditures, and more while your accountant will have her eye on your business's financial condition and overall performance. With both, you'll have the additional support of two professionals working in tandem.
Bookkeepers, like our team at Capri, work with Accountants daily to ensure business operations are running smoothly and financial opportunities are maximized. The ongoing partnership between bookkeepers and accountants make business decisions, tax season, and unforeseen setbacks easier to handle.
Checks and Balances
When you work with BOTH a bookkeeper and an accountant, you have two sets of eyes on your business. You also benefit from a team of professionals handling your finances throughout the whole life-cycle of your profits and expenditures. That means better efficiency, problem-solving and more checks and balances for you.