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Who’s Your Designated Motivator?

A Designated Motivator There were many amazing Keynote Speakers at this year’s event but one of them truly stood out to me – Dawn Brolin, CPA. Dawn Brolin, CPA Now, Dawn is definitely not your typical CPA. She looks, sounds, and acts almost exactly like the actress,...

APP/SOFTWARE – BE IN THE KNOW: Clio

Clio We have tried almost every law firm practice management software out there and we have all found that Clio is super user-friendly. It is easy to use from both the law firm side as well as the client side. It has over 150 integrations, 24-hour support, and mostly...

SERVICE: 3-Way Reconciliation

If any practice manages trust accounts, they need to know what a 3-way bank reconciliation is. As a trust administrator they are required to perform this balance periodically, most likely every thirty to sixty days. These reconciliations are difficult to do by hand...

EMPLOYEE HIGHLIGHT: Jaclyn Torrey

Jaclyn Jaclyn Torrey is one of our Lead Accountants and is also Spark’s Lead Trainer and Firm Manager. She handles a variety of clients in various industries. These include construction, legal, retail, specialty services, not-for-profit, IT, real estate, and more....

CLIENT SPOTLIGHT: Elder Law Care

Elder Law Care Patrick Kelleher of Elder Law Care was one of our first clients to experience our full service Profit First package. He was also one of the first to give both Spark and Profit First raving testimonials! Furthermore, Patrick and his team work with their...

Back to Basics: Gearing Up for the Holidays

Some people thrive on the chaos of the holidays. Some people do their best work “under the gun” so they say, “last minute Larry’s” or “deadline divas”. I am not one of those people.But if you are, this may not be the article for you… I thrive when everything is well...

Guarantee Profit from your Restaurant!

How to Guarantee Profit! Enjoy this free webinar helping you understand how to guarantee profit from your restaurant, with Kasey and Eric!   Additional posts that may interest you SERVICE: Profit First APP/SOFTWARE: Quickbooks Online

Credit Card Savings

LOOKING FOR WAYS TO SAVE (OR MAKE) MONEY? HERE’S ONE FOR YOU, AND MORE TO COME! WAY #1 HOW TO LOWER YOUR CREDIT CARD INTEREST RATE It’s okay. You can admit that you were sucked in by that 0% introductory interest rate. It happens to the best of us. But what happens...

The Life-Changing Magic… of Budgeting!

Creating a Budget In her book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, Marie Kondō says, “The question of what you want to own is actually the question of how you want to live your life.” The same can be said for creating a budget. The question of how you choose to...

APP/SOFTWARE – Be in the Know w/ YNAB

YNAB YNAB stands for 'You Need A Budget' but in a really good way! This software app is easy, logical and actually kinda fun. We highly recommend it for your personal finances - I have been using it myself and loving the results! Here’s how it works… 1. Give Every...

SERVICE: Profit First

I was first introduced to Profit First when my husband mentioned he heard about it at a Power-Washing Convention he was at a few years ago. So, on our honeymoon, in July of 2017, I purchased the audiobook.  How I Found Out About Profit First It was an absolutely...

CLIENT SPOTLIGHT: Wicked Good Cupcakes

Wicked Good Cupcakes One of our first clients and still one of the best. We started working with this amazing mother-daughter duo even before they had their first store-front in Cohasset, Massachusetts. We had a front row seat to their first whiff of celebrity when...

EMPLOYEE HIGHLIGHT: Amy Salvatori

Amy Amy was the very first Spark employee and will always be one of, if not the, best decisions Spark has ever made. She came into Spark with plenty of bookkeeping knowledge as she is the financial wizard behind her husband's construction and property management...

Money & Fitness – Oh the Similarities…

To download this is as a cute free PDF, please click picture below! On Money and Fitness This may or may not be the first time you’ve heard this – that there are many similarities between the fitness industry and managing your money. As a matter of fact, it was a...

APP/SOFTWARE: Quickbooks Online

Did you know that 80% of new QuickBooks users are choosing QuickBooks Online versus QuickBooks Desktop?  It’s the way the world is moving, so many platforms are cloud-based, and it’s hard to beat the convenience and ease-of-use - however, it may not be for everybody...

SERVICE: JOB COSTING

Job Costing How does a small business owner know how to price a job? Or fire a client? Or where to focus their marketing efforts? To make these types of important decisions, an owner must be able to know their numbers and measure what jobs/clients/ads will drive...

EMPLOYEE HIGHLIGHT: Stephanie Morin

Stephanie    Stephanie Morin is a lead accountant who truly loves what she does. A Umass Amherst Alumni, she hails from the North Shore and is a veteran of the hospitality and service industries. In addition to having worked in retail and restaurants for over 20...

CLIENT SPOTLIGHT: Wicked Clean

  Wicked Clean is the premier exterior detail cleaning company in the greater Boston area. They offer roof and house washing, patio and deck cleaning, and professionally cleaned windows.   Wicked Clean has been a client of Spark's for over 5 years and we...

Financial Literacy for Children

Financial literacy for children is highly important. Before we go there however, let's talk about my experience; being in business for myself for the last 20 years, and helping other business owners before that, I have learned that everybody has their own unique...

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