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The Past, Present, and Future of the Pest Control Industry

On behalf of the PCO Bookkeepers and PCO M&A Specialists team, we would like to congratulate the PCT TOP 100 on this fantastic achievement!  View Daniel S. Gordon’s presentation from the 2018 PCT Top 100 Awards Ceremony and Executive Summit. Click Here to learn more about our Merger and Acquisition division,

Pest Control Business Owner Resources 

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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