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National Entrepreneurs' Day is the unofficial holiday that honors entrepreneurs who are considered the foundation of our country. On this day, we celebrate those entrepreneurs who are taking initiative, making a difference and achieving success in business. Today we're spotlighting a few of our clients who are successful entrepreneurs right here in the Greater Philadelphia area.
Melissa Mignona, Esquire and Partner, Goldstein & Mignogna
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 Melissa to learn more about her practice, mission and insights on being a small business owner today. Learn more about Melissa and her firm here.
Vincenzo Barone, Owner and Chef, Bricco Coal Fired Pizza
Owner and founder, Vincenzo Barone created Bricco because he wanted to change people’s perception of pizza. “Pizza is a lost art, it is not cheese and sauce. There is passion and a skillful process that goes into a Bricco pizza. We use only the freshest, highest quality ingredients and there is an enormous amount of effort that goes into each pizza that is made”. Learn more about Bricco Coal Fired Pizza here.
Adam M. Kotlar, Esquire and Partner, Kotlar, Hernandez & Cohen LLC
Kotlar, Hernandez & Cohen, LLC was founded in 1995 as the Law Offices of Adam M. Kotlar to help injured people in New Jersey get justice through the legal system. Attorney Adam Kotlar created the law firm to obtain needed workers’ compensation benefits for injured workers, financial compensation for accident victims and accountability for senior citizens neglected or abused in nursing homes. Learn more about Adam and Kotlar, Hernandez & Cohen LLC here.
Linda Lewis, Founder of Left of Center Productions and Talent Agent, Left of Center Productions
Left of Center Productions (LOCP) is a full service Entertainment Agency that works with the most popular artists of today as well as those from the past. Covering all genres of music, comedy, guest speakers, celebrities, sports and public figures, (LOCP) is an innovative agency that works with of the most relevant artists of today. We recently sat down with Linda to learn more about her agency, talented clients and get her insights on being a small business owner today. Learn more about Linda Lewis and LOCP here.
Bill Rubino, Partner and President, Panzano + Partners
Panzano+partners helps brands make emotional connections with their clients because when you connect emotionally with a brand, you create brand loyalty, and when you have brand loyalty, you have a more secure future. It's not hocus pocus, it's not trendy marketing speak, it's good old-fashioned problem solving done through the age-old tradition of storytelling. Learn more about Bill and Panzano + Partners here.
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Being a small business owner or entrepreneur can be overwhelming at times! With so many tasks to tackle, falling behind on office work is inevitable. You're not alone! Many of our clients come to us a few months behind on their books. Today we're revealing a few simple ways you can get-up-to-date on your bookkeeping.
Start by Organizing Your Financial Records
The first step to catching up on your bookkeeping is to get organized! You'll want to start compiling and organizing invoices you sent to customers, receipts, bank and credit card statements where you made purchases that are business expenses. Now is also an excellent time to review any outstanding invoices and collect on that debt.
Separate Personal and Business Expenses
We always advise our clients to keep their personal and business expenses separate. Co-mingling business and personal expenses may result in you being held personally liable for your business's debt and financial standing. As your organizing, be sure to separate your expenses.
Next, you can log in to your accounting software and reconcile these expenses with your bank statements. This is one of the most crucial steps in preparing for tax filing next year, so be sure to take care when matching records.
Want to stress-less and be sure you don't fall behind on your bookkeeping again? Feel free to reach out to us at email@example.com and let us handle your books.
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We're extremely excited to welcome Left of Center Productions to Capri Bookkeeping Solutions! Left of Center Productions (LOCP) is a full service Entertainment Agency that works with the most popular artists of today as well as those from the past. Covering all genres of music, comedy, guest speakers, celebrities, sports and public figures, (LOCP) is an innovative agency that works with of the most relevant artists of today. We recently sat down with Linda Lewis, Founder of Left of Center Productions and Talent Agent, to learn more about the agency, their talented clients and insights on being a small business owner today.
Q. What's your biggest challenge as a small business owner?
Keeping our business going with a smaller staff and keeping morale high since all of our 2020 ‘Live’ Events have been canceled. Our goal is to continue to give our clients the same level of attention as we did before Covid 19, to ensure that their events are a success. With a smaller staff and limited resources, we have realized that our relationships are what matter. When you believe in what you are doing 150% then it gives you the motivation to work harder. We are optimistic that we will come through this, though and hopefully incorporate the positives aspects of doing an event virtually with the live events once we are on the other side of Covid 19.
Q. Why did you decide to seek bookkeeping services for your practice?
Before Covid-19, our business was beginning to grow to the point that we felt we needed help. We found that our small staff of four did not have the time or expertise to meet the demands of our growing business.
Q. Tell us about your experience working with Capri so far?
One of the best decisions we made for our business was working with Capri. Andrea and Natalie jumped right in and helped us create a workflow with our accounts that made sense and was much more efficient. This allowed us to focus on other aspects of the business in order to continue to grow. They have given us peace of mind and have taught us so much about bookkeeping, which has been invaluable!
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One of the most essential steps to building a successful small business is having the right team working along side you! Here at Capri Bookkeeping Solutions, our team is poised for success and it's for good reason. I believe in hiring a staff that shares my values both personally and professionally. I also know that setting up my team for success is in my business's best interest and my clients. Today I'm sharing some of my tips for building a winning team within your small business.
Hire the Right Team
The first step is to identify and understand the culture you are building within your company. What are your priorities as a business owner? What are the qualities that resonate with you and your business? Once you've identified the company culture, you can choose qualified candidates that fit perfectly within your values.
Empower and Motivate
After onboarding your new team members and acclimating them to your company process, it's important to check-in, provide feedback and encourage them. Offering advice as well as motivating your team is part of being a good leader and a way to create an environment for success.
Invest in Your Team
To successfully grow your business, you need to invest in your team. It's a win-win for both you and your staff. As you provide new outlets, projects and responsibilities to team members, they can flourish within their careers and your business thrives.
–Ethan Capri, Founder and CEO, Capri Bookkeeping Solutions