How to Save More in 2019

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Many people in their retirement years have regrets about not saving more during their earning years, but you don’t have to be one of them. All you need to do is be realistic and proactive about saving. It’s all about paying your future self.

What Is Reputation Management?

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Reputation management is a relatively new area within marketing.  In a way, it’s similar to digital public relations; it’s the management of a company’s reputation online. There’s also a customer service component to reputation management.

Marketing by the Numbers

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Do you know if your marketing efforts are paying off? More importantly, do you know which marketing campaigns and channels are profitable and which are losing money? 

Business Planning Made Easy for 2019

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2019 is right around the corner, which makes today the perfect time to think about your business goals and where you want to be one year from now. As year-end wraps up, you’ll soon know your financial numbers for 2018. You’ll then be able to evaluate how you did and map out a new plan for 2019. 

No Pain No Gain

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Although the slogan "No Pain, No Gain" is usually applied to a fitness routine, the same holds true for building a business.  From the very first moment we start our business, we are busy thinking about growing it: more employees, more customers, more income.  This past year has been a year of exceptional growth for my company, and although it is just what I have been striving for, it has come with challenges.

Bookkeepers - Save you Money!

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Yes, hiring a bookkeeper will cost your organization money throughout the year but a good bookkeeper should be able to save you money with your accountant at year end. Bonstar Accounting Services has been able to save their clients up to $1,800 on their year end tax preparation package from their accountant. With over 25 years of experience in corporate accounting with various industries (oil and gas, transportation, insurance, property appraisal, home building, etc.), Bonstar provides more than your typical bookkeeper. We provide a variety of services such as monthly financial statements; set up custom chart of accounts relevant to you and your business; custom reports; collaborate with consultant/accountant to ensure company records are compliant with CRA. This is only to name a few of the services available, but there are many more.

Bonstar's Favorite Local Get Away - Jasper, AB

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Escaping to Jasper, Alberta is the best way for the Bonstar Accounting Services team can relax. If we are at home in Edmonton, we struggle with taking a time out from our everyday busy life of working on client files, organizing, cleaning the house, yard work, and cooking nutrition meals. We admit it, we are very active people and find it hard to sit back and relax.

Accounting - Numbers That Make Cents!

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If numbers aren’t your thing, or if the thought of bookkeeping and payroll keeps you up at night, you’re in the right place! Entrepreneurs often tell me they can’t afford to hire for roles like bookkeeping and payroll, and they get it done by working on their business during the day and trying to look after their books at night. It may not cost as much as you think to have your accounting and payroll needs looked after properly! Having your books in order, submitting payroll, making source deductions and submitting GST on time throughout the year are all the things I am good at, so look no further.

Bookkeeping in the Cloud!

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Bookkeeping / accounting in the cloud is becoming more popular as technology keeps changing.  Who doesn’t want to have access to their bookkeeping records from where ever they are in the world?  All you need is a computer and an internet connection to gain access to your records.

Talent for Numbers + Passion for Clients = Success!

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My passion is doing what I do best which is being a full cycle bookkeeper and payroll manager at Bonstar Accounting Services Inc.  Most people think my profession is simply number crunching.  It's much more than that - what I do on a daily basis is very rewarding and important.  I love my profession and choose to do it because my job allows me the opportunity to solve business problems and implement solutions to achieve the desired results.  I collaborate with the different departments as this allows me to learn and understand the operational units and understand how my client's company works.


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