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Discover the best articles to help you leverage technology for increased profits.

My name is Noel B. Lorenzana. I’m a Registered CPA, licensed in Illinois with over 25 years of real-world experience. I have a wealth of experience on taxes, business and technology, that I would like to share with you. I enjoy helping small business owners modernize their accounting, and use technology to maximize their business profits.

Leveraging the right tools and strategies can make a massive difference in how efficiently you run your company. Tech-savvy business owners are saving money and time, while also allowing themselves more flexibility and solving problems that would have been very hard to address a decade ago. Sadly, those who are hesitant to take advantage of technology will miss out and may find it difficult to compete.

The goal of my blog is to show you how current technology and internet-based applications can help you grow without compromising the quality of your business. These tools can help you access a wealth of data about your business, and the ability to easily and quickly share that data with your team. You can then leverage that information into proactive decisions. If you follow this advice, I strongly believe your overall life will improve and your business is about to take a leap forward.

Discover the Benefits of a Modernized Accounting System

The goal of this book is to show you how current technology and internet-based applications can help you grow your business without compromising quality.

You will learn about:

• Going Paperless, Apps, and Cloud-Based Accounting
• How to Modernize your Accounting System
• Security Practices for Online Accounting
• Creating Leverage by Outsourcing
• Accounting Concepts that Make Sense
• How to Audit-Proof Your Business
• Finding a Tech-Savvy Accountant
• Understanding Financial Statements
• And More

Blog Posts

Do I Need to Pay Estimated Taxes

Do I Need to Pay Estimated Taxes?

Estimating your taxes properly and remitting it to the IRS is a fundamental requirement if you are self-employed or earn income that is not subject to withholding. Failure to do so will result in penalties and interest. The general rule is that you should pay your taxes quarterly as they are owed.

Tax Deductions & Tax Reduction Strategies for Bloggers

Many bloggers have asked about the possibility to deduct expenses incurred in operating their blogs, especially if there is little or no income to show for one’s blogging efforts. If your blog is generating income and you are operating it as a for profit business, then…

Do I Need an EIN for My Business?

Do I Need an EIN for My Business?

An EIN or Employer Identification Number, is a nine-digit number assigned to sole proprietors, corporations, partnerships and LLC’s for tax filing and reporting purposes. This is a permanent number issued by the Internal Revenue Service and is how they identify your company. An EIN is also commonly referred to as an FEIN (Federal Employer Identification Number) and FTIN (Federal Taxpayer Identification Number).

“Entrepreneur” Does Not Mean Do Everything By Yourself

As new entrepreneurs, we are often on a tight budget and are inclined to bootstrap everything by doing it ourselves. However, mistakes are inevitable and can be VERY costly. It is unrealistic to be a pro at every aspect of business. It is impossible to be an expert in everything and your job as the entrepreneur…

How to File Your LLC Tax Return

How to File Your LLC Tax Return

If you have elected to set up your business as an LLC (Limited Liability Company), the next question you may have is, How to File Your LLC Tax Return. When an LLC is formed, you can choose the way you are taxed by the federal government. This flexibility is also what makes the LLC structure desirable to small business owners.

Useful Bookkeeping Tips for Not Just Lawyers

Whether you’re launching out to start a new practice on your own, or perhaps you’re a seasoned partner in a multi-lawyer firm; ensuring your bookkeeping is properly managed is fundamental to your practice. However, after spending countless hours studying law, most lawyers would rather not be burdened with the meticulous numbers driven aspects of recordkeeping – for some, this can bring about the feeling of a return to post-secondary studies, with accounting as their new major.

Real Life Benefits of Forming an LLC (Limited Liability Company)

If you are a sole proprietor, partnership or starting a new business, you should consider the advantages of forming an LLC. A properly structured LLC protects the owners (members) from the debts, liabilities and legal judgements against the business. Since the LLC owners do not have personal liability, their personal assets are protected in the event there is business liability.

How to Create an Authority Website in 21 Days

I wanted to share how I created an authority website in 21 days, and if I did it, so can you. What is an authority site? An authority site or authority blog is a website that provides useful, quality specialized information along with a positive user experience. Because of this, website visitors are happy to sign up for emails, engage with the site, share content, and ultimately come back.

Is Cloud Based Accounting Safe?

Cloud Based Accounting Systems Security Problems

Cloud based accounting systems are becoming popular with the entrepreneur and small business owner, but are there potential security problems? In light of the recent hacking events from major companies, do you really think your financial information stored in the “cloud” is safe? There is a saying in the website security industry, “It’s not about if your company will ever get hacked, but when.”

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