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The accountants of PCO Bookkeepers give expert advice to Pest Control Industry Business Owners. Making informed financial decisions is the key to running a successful pest control business. It is crucial for any business to be agile and adapt to meet their customer’s needs. Without a sound financial footing and visibility into your numbers, it is hard to make informed decisions. Our accounting expert advice section is not just accounting practices, but how they relate to the pest control industry.

To grow your business, you need to go beyond standard accounting – which is where we come in. We work to provide insight into your business and keep you up to date with the financial news and expert accounting advice that affects your pest control business. Check out the blogs below, or head over to our “Accounting Expert Advice Video Section” for more information!

Client Spotlight – Horizon Pest Control

Client Spotlight – Horizon Pest Control

PCO Bookkeepers The Pest Control Industry's Most Trusted Accountants   For Horizon Pest Control, a second-generation, family-owned and operated pest management firm based in Midland Park, N.J., working with Dan Gordon, CPA, and his accounting firm PCO Bookkeepers...

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Dashboard confessional: What makes for good reporting?

Dashboard confessional: What makes for good reporting?

There are different schools of thought on how much financial information pest management company executives should share with their team members, but one thing is certain, according to Triangle Pest Control owner Donnie Shelton: “We can’t ask people to play a game if...

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The benefits of a pass-through entity

The benefits of a pass-through entity

They say in life that there are only two certainties, death and taxes.  While we may not be able to avoid these things, we can definitely take the appropriate steps to help minimize one of the two.  In the beginning of the year, we are all fortunate enough to have to...

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Business owners beware! The IRS 1099 crackdown

Business owners beware! The IRS 1099 crackdown

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has been in the process of bolstering the 1099 reporting standards for everyone, including independent contractors and those who report cancellation of debt, and the bureau isn’t showing signs of slowing down. One of the first...

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How to create the one-minute manager report

How to create the one-minute manager report

When I look at a set of financials, my sole objective is to determine within one minute if the company is profitable and if the revenues and expenses are in line with standards that we’ve created for the pest and lawn care industries. At year end, I’m looking to see...

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How to build a culture of financial discipline and transparency in pest management

How to build a culture of financial discipline and transparency in pest management

The real issue is when an owner has built the company up and then hires a bookkeeper who may know how to use QuickBooks but doesn’t understand all of the reporting. So the owner thinks because QuickBooks is spitting out checks that everything is working, but their financial statements and their profit and loss is just a mess and they can’t really figure out how they’re doing. We see a lot of that. And then what’ll happen is they’ll take it to their CPA at the end of the year and he’ll have to make heads or tails of it. And usually that guy’s or gal’s view of accounting is to get a tax return done. A tax return is a small part of accounting.

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3 tips for using QuickBooks better in your pest management business

3 tips for using QuickBooks better in your pest management business

Most pest management firms are already using QuickBooks as their accounting software system of choice, but not all of them are using it optimally, according to PCO Bookkeepers partner Anthony Pepe. I talked with Anthony to get his take on what mistakes pest management professionals are making when it comes to QuickBooks, and how they can use it better. Here, he offers three tips for pest control operators to improve their use of this powerful recording and reporting tool.

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How Pest Companies Can Balance Revenue With Profitability

How Pest Companies Can Balance Revenue With Profitability

Pest management professionals—and all small business owners—are in constant pursuit of the happy medium between revenue and profits. Questions on this topic abound: Is it possible to strike a good balance? Is there such a thing as too much revenue growth? Is it ever...

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Marisa Palmieri

Marisa Palmieri

Marisa is Content Editor for PCO Bookkeepers, PCO M&A Specialists and Turfbooks.

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