Sunday, February 28, 2010
Several outsourcing companies deal with accounting and provide their clients with accounting outsourcing services. If you are eager about earning revenue through your accounting business, outsourcing the process is the best source for you. Accounting outsourcing services are offered considering the urgent requirements of CPAs and accounting firms to meet customer demand during the tax season in the US.
To run your accounting business successfully, you will have to choose a good outsourcing company which meets all your requirements. Take a few minutes out of your busy schedule to scout the best accounting outsourcing service provider to work for you. The World Wide Web is the best source for information regarding bookkeeping outsourcing service.
While researching for a good outsourcing company, it is very essential to check out the different features provided by the company. See the different types of security features which are put in place for protecting customer’s financial security and personal identity by the accounting outsourcing company. In this age of advanced communication, it has become all the more important then ever to maintain strict secrecy about customer’s finical details and personal identification. Customer security must be of major concern for any outsourcing company.
Compare the cost offered by different companies for doing accounting outsourcing work. Opt for the firm which provides you good quality service at an affordable price. Sometimes however compromising on the price for the service offered to you can actually spell loss for a business. This is to say that always the highest price does not guarantee the best services and vice versa. So you must undertake careful considerations before you actually choose a company for doing the outsourcing work for your firm.
You can get many benefits and enjoy peace of mind by outsourcing your accounting work to an outsourcing firm. Accounting outsourcing service work is done by trained professionals in the developing countries. This means the cost of labor is low compared to other places. Professionals in developing countries are highly qualified, but lack job openings. So by accounting outsourcing your customers can get their work done by highly qualified professionals, without spending an extra cent.
Another benefit of accounting outsourcing service is that if you are at anytime not satisfied with the work done, you can fire the accountant and hire new ones for doing the job. With plenty of opportunities available, you will not find any dearth of talent and manpower in this field. There are plenty of opportunities open for you to explore on the internet.
Accounting outsourcing service spells instant success for a business. The simple reason for this is the reduced cost of the services provided. By accounting outsourcing service the entire method of accounting is made cost effective and simple for CPAs and accounting firms to handle.
Saturday, February 27, 2010
These days, there are specific kinds of accountants who do separate jobs as part of a given company. There are accountants who monitor spending and resource use; these are called 'audit' accountants. Then there are other professionals who use accounting information to guide procedures and to facilitate decision-making, and these are referred to as 'management' accountants.
One could say that while audit accountants are involved in book-keeping history, management accounting is a process of looking to the future to try to foresee events and plan for these in terms of a company's resources. 'Ledgers' and classic ideas of accounting belong more to audit accounting, while management accounting deals directly with the machinery of a firm. Both positions require people skills and analytical skills; both types of accountants need to know how to use computers. Spreadsheet software like Microsoft Excel is popular in keeping accounting information available in a flexible format.
As to the issue of how the two are related, audit accounting is often considered more essential to small businesses. A small business may not need any more oversight than the owner or general manager can provide, but someone always had to keep the books. Also, in management, the old adage may apply that 'too many cooks spoil the broth'. Management accounting seems to be a more useful role in large companies that need many consultants to micro-manage a variety of projects.
In general, accounting is becoming a popular career choice. Some may shy away from it due to an aversion to how accountants have been described in the past. Some people 'don't like numbers' and consider accounting work to be unbearably dry or tedious. Others, however, have already completed their degree to become a CPA (Certified Public Accountant) and these may find themselves well placed in high-profile audit accounting positions. For others, management accounting provides a new look at a classic career.
Either way, the study of this valuable field can be a good way to get into a certain kind of company. many companies are hiring temporary accountants, and the abundance of opportunities means that employers and university graduates may be able to find each other through the phenomenon of accounting, as the majority of businesses turn their efforts toward the study of resource allocation, asset management, or more simply, crunching numbers.
Friday, February 26, 2010
Due to the complexity of injury law and the process of proving negligence and winning a case, most claimants will eventually seek some form of professional legal advice in the form of a solicitor. There are solicitors who work individually, but some people feel more comfortable with an established group of solicitors, who often tend to have access to more resources, that means the brains and experience of each member.
Perhaps you already have a relationship with a personal firm of solicitors. But when so much is at stake, personal firms are not always the best choice. Choosing a legal advisor solely on the basis of existing relationships can injure a claimant's chances of winning a case. Just because your neighbor's brother just got a job at a law firm doesn't mean that you should choose that firm. However, if his job is with one of the top injury firms in Great Britain, which you have verified through a reliable source, then following the instinct to choose his firm is likely to prove to be a good choice.
If you are not lucky enough to have the neighbor with a brother working for a fabulous injury firm, then choosing the right solicitor can sometimes seem overwhelming. In any town in the United Kingdom, it is easy to find a solicitor. Simply open the phonebook or look in the local newspaper's personals, and there are bound to be plenty of choices. Yet selecting someone solely on the basis of an advertisement is not necessarily the best way to make what will likely turn out to be a rather important decision either.
There are a number of sources of information to help you choose the right injury firm with solicitors who have experience with cases where one individual or organization injures another. These solicitors have the knowledge that will allow them to best personalise how they handle your case depending on the severity and extent of your injuries and expenses. The Community Legal Service Direct is one such resource. They can provide information on how to file a claim on your own as well as how to select a solicitor and what to expect throughout the litigation process. Located throughout Great Britain, there are also Community Advice Bureaux and Law Centres, which exist to make sure that citizens have the information they need to make the right choices regarding their legal needs.
Thursday, February 25, 2010
* Timescale. It is unlikely that a solicitor will be willing to deal with the case if the incident occurred more than three years ago. The limitation period for most personal injury claims is three years and if the case is not settled or proceedings have not been issued in a court of law prior to that time then the matter becomes statute barred. There are exceptions to this rule. The most important one being that time does not begin to run until a person reaches the age of 18 years. There are other exceptions and accident claim advice should always be sought in regards to matters relating to limitation.
* Injuries. The doctor who originally treated the injury will hold medical details, which are of paramount importance when making a claim. The solicitor will use this record as evidence of the type and cause of the injury and if necessary will obtain another specialist's medical opinion as the case proceeds. It is therefore extremely important that medical advice is obtained as soon as possible after any accident either from a General Practitioner or from the local hospital Accident and Emergency department.
* The Police. A specialist accident claims advice solicitor will liaise with any police officers who witnessed the accident or the occurrences shortly after the accident and will usually obtain a copy of the police accident report which will be made available as soon as any relevant criminal prosecutions are completed. A policeman may be called to give evidence in any civil court case for damages if necessary.
* Witnesses: Sometimes there are witnesses and it helps if their statements are collected immediately. Witness statements greatly support the claimant’s case. However, these statements should never be obtained personally by the injured person. A solicitor or a private inquiry agent employed on the client's behalf will usually obtain signed statements which will verify the client's version of events.
* Evidence. The more evidence and information gathered, the greater the success rate. Clients are recommended to take detailed photographs of the location and any injuries. A daily diary charting the recovery from injury is also useful in assessing any compensation payable for pain and suffering. This should include any entries on what kind of activities you can no longer enjoy, or how the pain intrudes on your ability to enjoy a ‘quality” life. All receipts for expenses incurred should be carefully kept and filed (be sure to make photocopies).
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Many of these people are unable to get a standard account because they have a poor credit score, either because of past financial difficulties or simply a lack of positive financial history. While high street banks are always keen to deal with people with good credit ratings, they can be cautious about making credit facilities such as overdrafts available to people with sub-prime ratings.
A new kind of bank account was needed if the industry's government prompted goal of increasing financial inclusion was to be met, and Basic Bank Accounts were born.
Basic bank accounts, also known as starter accounts or introductory accounts, are a very simple type of account which offer little in the way of credit or ways for accountholders to get into debt. There is usually no overdraft facility, no cheque book, and no debit card. The accounts simply provide a way for money to be paid in either over the counter or by electronic transfer, and withdrawn by cash machine.
This lack of features means that there is little risk or cost involved for the banks, and so their approval rates are much higher. In fact, about the only people who will have their applications rejected are undischarged bankrupts, or those with a history of fraud or very serious bad debt.
So how can getting a basic bank account benefit you? Firstly, most accounts will let you set up direct debits to pay your bills, and this will save you money as many companies will give you a discount if you pay in this way.
Also, the government is moving towards paying all benefits and pensions direct into bank accounts rather than in the old way over the Post Office counter, and basic bank accounts will let you receive money in this way.
Finally, this kind of account can be a 'stepping stone' into other financial services, helping you to build up a better credit rating, and in the future to take advantage of other services available such as overdrafts and debit or credit cards.
Since they were introduced, basic accounts have been very successful, and there have now been around 5 million accounts opened. Both the government and the banking industry say they are committed to increasing this figure even more over the next few years, until ideally every adult has some form of bank account, and so we can expect to hear a lot more about basic accounts in the near future.
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
A businessman was interviewing applicants for the position of divisional manager. He devised a simple test to select the most suitable person for the job. He asked each applicant the question, "How much is two and two?"
The first interviewee was a journalist. His answer was "twenty-two"
The second applicant was an engineer. He pulled out a calculator and showed the answer to be between 3.999 and 4.001.
The last applicant was an accountant. When the businessman asked him the question, the accountant got up from his chair, went over to the door, closed it, came back and sat down. Then, he leaned across the desk and said in a low voice, "How much do you want it to be?"
Dropping off the fun out of this joke, accountants are indeed essential in the community of professionals. It cannot be denied that it is a job with a good distinction over others. At any rate, a good accountant will always be different from a so-so one.
What does it take to be a good accountant?
A good accountant is someone with:
Good Time Management- time will always be a major concern. Accounting is a complex job. True as always will be, time is gold.
Oral Expression- he deals with loads of people. Therefore, he must be good at speking his mind.
Outstanding Quality of Work- In whatever side, quality beats quantity. An accountant must pour out his best in every task he performs.
Deep Sense of Professionalism- He must act as if he owns everything under him. A good accountant is somebody who knows how to act the way his profession asks him to.
Assertiveness- he must not be contented with just sitting down. He must know his stand, speak it out and work on it.
Creativity- he must not have a shortage of ideas, strategies and methods of making great results attainable.
Competence- he has to ignore choosing the least. His target must be the rooms on top.
Open-mindedness- he must view change in an optimistic way. Moreover, he must be flexible towards it.
Understanding his Job- he will act well if he knows what his real purpose is.
Numeric- I need not explain.
Team Work Flexibility- He can work well with all kinds of people. He can build a good relationship with almost everybody.
Analytical Skills- He must think beyond mediocre does
Necessary Listening Skills- Talking alone will not shape him into a good adviser as expected of him. He must be someone who respects the view of others.
Trustworthiness- He is someone who does his job well and establishes others’ confidence in him.
Monday, February 22, 2010
A Word of Warning About Home Inspections When Buying
When purchasing a home, it should be required that the buyer set up a home inspection on the home. This home inspection is designed to ensure the home is in good condition and to notify the buyer of any potential problems in the home. However, there are some things that potential buyers should be aware of when having a home inspection done.
In order to ensure that the home inspection goes properly, it is important for the buyer to be careful about which home inspection service to go with. Often times, the seller or seller’s realtor will make a suggestion for a home inspection service. Often, they will even offer discounts for using the service. Should you go with the discounted service offered by the seller?
Sure, the discount can be good, but you could potentially be setting yourself up for a big loss in the future. To understand why, first understand that the real estate agent has a pretty big commission on the line. Real estate agents often make 6 to 8 percent of the total sale. This means they have a lot riding on every sale and they are looking to close out every deal they can. While ethics should drive them to be fair in every sale, the sad reality is they are looking after the seller and their commission, not you. Hardly a surprising statement, eh?
Home inspection services recommended by the agent often carry an unspoken agreement. If the inspection reports are favorable to the seller, the inspector will get more business. If they are not, the seller’s agent will find someone else for future deals. Human nature suggests this situation can lead to certain deficiencies being overlooked by the home inspector, a fact you will inevitably pay for in the future.
The bottom line is that you, as a buyer, need to be aware of the importance of objective home inspections. The inspection is going to tell you if there are any problems with your potential dream home. If there are, you can demand the seller have them repaired, lower the price or pay cash funds at closing so you can have it done. If you use an inspector recommended by the seller or seller’s agent, you run the risk of missing some major problem with the property. Don’t do it!
Sunday, February 21, 2010
This structured settlement comes in the form of an annuity that a defendant purchases to make the payments due to you. You may ask, "Why can't I get the amount I am awarded in court in one lump sum?". Depending on where you live that may be an option, though more and more states are requiring that structured settlements be used.
The reason for this is to protect you as the person getting the money from spending the money in a careless manner that jeopardizes you future financial well being.
Let's look at a real life example.
In 1973, Tiffany Adams was born in Memphis with severe brain damage that her parents blamed on her doctor. They sued for malpractice and received a cash settlement of $250,000 in one lump sum.
The family's attorney recommended investing the money to create an income that would help take care of Tiffany over the course of her life.
Well, as this is not a success story, you can see where this is going.
Tiffany's parents wastefully put the money in to the father's business. In a little over 10 years the money to care for Tiffany's was gone.
A few years later the parents divorced and Tiffany receives no child support. If that wasn't bad enough, in 1987 Tiffany was in an accident with her wheelchair that caused severe facial injuries. The family won a new settlement from the wheelchair company.
This time, however, Tiffany's mother insisted on a structured settlement for the payments. This allows Tiffany's mother to take care of her daughter without the fear of having someone take advantage of her settlement.
Accidents and malpractice are things you can not control. What you do, however, with the settlement money you receive is something you can.
Be prepared and be informed.
Protect you and your family by finding out more about structured settlements and structured settlement annuities.
Saturday, February 20, 2010
When starting a business one is bound to face a variety of difficulties. Sometimes it seems the problems of creating a new entity are endless. You must find a source for financing. Somebody will have to cut through the red tape and deal with legal issues to get the company off the ground. You can’t start a business without a strategic plan, therefore some time must be spent planning out the vision and objective of the company. A plan is useless without the right people in place to implement it, so it is also essential you hire the right people. As you can tell, the issues and concerns can be quite overwhelming. There is really no way around these issues. Each must be dealt with individually.
In the confusion created by all these issues and concerns, frequently one will forget about fundamentals of good business. That is to say, balancing the books and staying on top of your financial situation. Fortunately for the small businesses out there, great software such as Quick Books has been designed to make this aspect of running a business a breeze. The advantages of the Quick Books software are quite obvious to users of this software. For those of you who have never used the Quick Books software let’s take a look at what it has to offer for your small business.
Quick Books is a software package that assists you in managing your accounting and financial data. Quick Books streamlines the accounting and financial reporting process, allowing a small business to operate void of any financial specialist. In the past, a small business might be forced to recruit and hire an experienced finance professional to handle the books and keep the company in a good financial position. It was no easy task for a small business owner with a minimal financial background to keep the sources and uses of cash organized, up to date, and accurate. Indeed this proved to be a pressing concern for many small businesses that could not afford to hire financial experts nor had the expertise themselves to keep the books. Ultimately, these small business owners had to make do with the knowledge they had and the results were not always pretty.
Thanks to the Intuit team that developed Quick Books, small businesses can compete on a more level playing field with larger businesses that can afford to employ financial professionals by making use of the powerful software program. Like TurboTax has simplified the tax filing process for individuals, the Quick Books software has created a simple yet extremely useful interface to input and track your company’s finances. It doesn’t take any expertise to enter the data the software needs to crunch the numbers, balance the books, and spit out the financial reports.
If you have recently started your own business and are lacking expertise in the accounting/finance arena, check out the Quick Books software today. Chances are it will fulfill all your needs and eliminate many headaches. There are many other competitors to the Quick Books software package that may meet your needs as well, such as the PeachTree accounting software. Most likely any of these software packages will offer the features and capabilities you will need as your business expands.
With that in mind, let's take a look how a structured settlement annuity compares with one of the most popular investment vehicles, the equity income mutual fund.
First, let's look at who issues the annuity and the mutual fund.
A structured settlement annuity is issued by a life insurance company. An equity mutual fund is issued by and investment company that pools the assets of multiple investors in equity securities.
Next, let's look at the long term capabilities of each to provide a lifetime income.
An annuity payment plan is created up front and is a predictable and dependable source of income that can not be outlived. A mutual fund can be a high paying investment. However it can also be highly volatile and unpredictable based on market conditions and can actually lose money and stop your earnings if the fund performs poorly.
What about guaranteeing the payouts?
An annuity is guaranteed by the issuer of the annuity based on the terms of the structured settlement. A mutual fund is solely dependent on market activity and thus can not be guaranteed.
What about costs?
The annuity has no cost associated with it. A mutual fund can be subject to a number of fees, like a sales load, yearly management fee, and marketing expenses. Even the lowest cost index funds have some costs associated with them.
What about keeping up with inflation?
A structured settlement annuity can have a cost of living adjustment incorporated into the annuity at the time it is designed. An equity mutual fund can outperform inflation based on how the underlying securities perform. However it is difficult to predict what the return will be and remember "past performance is not and indicator of future results."
But what about the dreaded T-word....Taxes??
A structured settlement annuity is tax free as long as the money received is the result of personal physical injury or physical illness. As income is earned from an equity mutual fund taxes, capital gains, income etc, must be paid.
What about flexibility?
A structured settlement annuity payment amount and schedule may not be altered at any time. Conversely, money can be moved in and out of mutual funds. However, taxes, sales loads etc may be applicable with each transaction.
Friday, February 19, 2010
Pressure Washer Concrete Cleaning Equipment
By Lance Winslow
Cleaning concrete is tough and there is an easy way and a hard way. There is one thing you need to understand when you are pressure washer cleaning concrete; the concrete cannot always be made to look brand new again after it has been stained. You can always get stains lighter or bleached but completely removing it is very difficult, sometimes you get lucky, but if you are looking for perfection, chances are you will be underwhelmed. So when talking to customers let them know up front and explain this to them otherwise they will be asking for a job that just can't be done unless the entire concrete slab is ripped up and re-poured.
Let’s talk about equipment that is needed for this type of work. Remember safety is always important when working with a pressure washer. Some times there are chemicals involved in cleaning some stains. Thus, you should always use some type of eye protection. Also, when you are using chemicals you need to wear jeans to protect your legs. Chemicals made for concrete are very strong and should not be toyed with. Would a person rather work with dry feet or wet? It is recommended that you get rubber waders or some type of rubber boot. They will keep your feet from getting wet and keep them from getting burned by the 250 degree water.
Orange cones are also important to have for this job. These help make people visually aware that you are there if you are in a high traffic area or where there are a lot of contract workers at say a newly constructed house that needs the concrete cleaned. This makes everyone around you safe and you are helping prevent accidents. Of course you are going to need a Hydro-Twister for this job. You can technically do the job with a wand but it will take a lot more time and water, not to mention you can cause streaking if you are not using even strokes across the slab of concrete. Most of the new hot water pressure washers have an option of a hydro twister type unit but if you don't have one and or you need a second unit we recommend that you go to buy one. When buying a hydro twister buy the larger of the two. There my be only a 5 inch difference in surface coverage but it is well worth it when you are trying to save time without cutting corners. Especially if you are cleaning concrete at a construction site or a large retail type box store, there is a lot of concrete and the faster you clean it the more money you will make. Think about it.
"Lance Winslow" - If you have innovative thoughts and unique perspectives, come think with Lance; www.WorldThinkTank.net/wttbbs
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However, many prefer to use and pay for the services of a broker because they feel more comfortable making decisions about their finances with the interactive guidance of a licensed advisor.
Using a stockbroker for financial guidance one must be aware of the fact that they do get paid on a commission. This can be a reason for them to trade more often as more trades make them more commission. The stockbroker is also paid on the result they can achieve.
Furthermore a conflict of interest arises when a stockbroker offers his/her services as a financial planner, because their revenue is generated as a direct result of your investment in the stock or mutual fund that they broker to you.
Your return on investment may not be as great, and the advice they give you might not be in your best interest. However, some mutual funds and stocks can only be purchased through a broker. In such cases their services are required to purchase the financial instrument in question.
If you use the services of your bank there are some facts to consider. When you talk about the options you have to invest your money, they will certainly recommend the funds they control themselves.
In some countries you can for example invest in a portfolio with shares and have a guarantee to at least get your initial investment back in 2, 3 or 4 years. Sounds great to many and when they say yes to invest, the bank charge 110%. In that way the bank make a profit and secure the costs from start. Do the bank take a risk? No, they cover themselves with other types of investments that function as an insurance.
So now your portfolio starts off with a backlog of minus 10%. Often the investment will recover and take back most of the initial loss and the guarantee makes many invest as they feel comfortable and secure when they invest in this way.
Back to the question about what kind of investments the bank recommend. Do they recommend other banks portfolios? I don´t think so. If you go to a car dealer that sell Ford, do they recommend you to buy a Lexus? Certainly not. A stockbroker working in a bank is not neutral, their job is to make you invest in the shares they make the biggest profit for them. If you make a profit too, that is fine but not their prime priority.
There are the authorities though to help the customer out. And there are rules and regulations about the way stockbrokers can and shall work. Depending on in which country you are investing the rules can vary. In some countries stockbrokers can have his own portfolio and the company where he works can also have an portfolio of shares.
This makes an eventual conflict arise whenever something special happens. There are numerous customers that suspect that they have been recommended shares in companies that will face problems and where the stockbroker wants to sell his own shares before the market drops. To prove these cases are almost impossible and to win them very rare. The number of transactions are also so big that it is almost impossible to trace and see a pattern. There might be just a few that went the wrong way.
Stockbrokers in general are behaving in a professional way and realise that their business will benefit most if the outcome for their customers are great. As a customer you are advised to check the results that a stockbroker have produced, trace their records. Do not look at the advertisements, the truth about the results are not there.
On the internet you can now use the statistics by independent companies that range stockbrokers, funds, shares etc. Here you can find facts – vital facts for the outcome of your future incomes from investing.
Thursday, February 18, 2010
Looking to consolidate or even improve the efficiency of your portfolio financially? Geoff Morris, of Property Horizons, discusses some interesting ways in which to finance your investment property portfolio with Suzanna Grey, an Independent Financial Advisor at Beacon Financial Limited.
As a property professional, are you looking for a different approach to your borrowing requirements? There is a company specialising in professional landlords that many are unaware of. They are unique in the market place and approach buy-to-let in a very different way to high street lenders. They are from a commercial background and approach the property investment market from that perspective.
They are one of the UK’s leading providers of residential buy-to-let mortgages, winning the Buy-to-Let Lender of the Year award at the 2002, 2003 and 2004 Business Finance Awards. They made their first specifically targeted buy-to-let mortgage in 1995 and are unique in being the only UK lender to offer a service totally dedicated to the professional residential property investor.
They provide a bespoke professional service, competitive interest rates and a wide range of products designed specifically with the professional property investor in mind. As a centralised lender a good intermediary is vital to ensure the most appropriate product is selected.
As buy-to-let specialists they have a comprehensive understanding of the market and are able to create mortgage solutions to meet your needs. They are an ARLA affiliated lender and carry out regular research into the buy-to-let market.
Many landlords approach me to help ‘tidy’ the borrowing they have on their portfolios. Often they have loans with several different lenders, on a range of different products, devised by mortgage brokers who did not view the portfolio holistically - but from a ‘best rate for that property’ view point.
For those of you who are used to paying high valuation fees, redemption penalties when you remortgage to raise they deposit for the next property, or who are simply frustrated with the onerous administration, I have the solution.
This specialist lender offers a maximum of £20 million to professional landlords. They can pre-underwrite you on the basis of your existing portfolio so your income separate to the portfolio is not considered. This means it is possible to have an offer very quickly without pages of forms to complete. The only item they require will be the valuation, which at a maximum of £125 per property, and with in-house surveyors who understand the investment market, is very competitive.
You no longer need to re-broke your loans if you need to raise capital, simply apply for a further advance. Should your property require updating when you purchase it they are able to pre-underwrite the completed value and will release the additional funds once works have been completed.
The rates are competitive and they understand the professional landlord as this is the market in which they exclusively deal. They will run suitability checks on new areas to ensure they are appropriate for the rental market, free of charge, to help diversify the portfolio geographically to spread the risk. This ensures that you can invest in new areas with confidence.
This type of lender can help you gear your portfolio effectively in order to maximise the available capital and expand your properties. They can also assist you to access the auction deals and special offer properties where fast exchange is crucial.
It makes a refreshing change for a lender to be supportive in your investment strategy, rather than prohibitive.
Suzie Grey is an Independent Financial Advisor at Beacon Financial Limited and can be reached by phone (01480 869466). Beacon Financial Limited is authorised and regulated by The Financial Services Authority. She will be a regular guest on the Property Horizons Teleseminars, and mini-conferences.
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Hence in case of accounts receivable factoring, you may get up to 98% of the outstanding receivables. As a result the company will be able to process all orders and also increase its sales. Factoringquotes handles monetary transactions ranging from $5,000 to $30,000,000 per month. Also when you pay your supplier on time, often you can take advantage of supplier discounts.
You can get all factoring quotes quickly. All you have to do is provide your company details and requirements and within a few hours a representative of the company will get in touch with you. Factoringquotes also assists in other factoring requirements such as small business factoring, construction factoring, export factoring and even cash flow factoring.
Small business factoring proves to be a strong tool for small businesses who have just stepped on the path of progress. This is because a small business may not have the ability to sell goods on credit for 2-3 months as its funds will be locked up in accounts receivable. Factoringquotes comes to the rescue at it takes care of all accounts receivable of the company by providing immediate cash. The site also helps with purchase order financing where it pays for raw materials bought on behalf of the company. As mentioned before, the company stands to gain in the form of seller discounts.
Factoringquotes has also diversified in other types of factoring such as medical factoring of accounts receivables. In this industry the site arranges for funds to be paid to a health care provider on the insurance claims that are frozen in accounts receivable. Then there is also freight bill factoring where the company buys your freight bills and invoices and then gives you advance cash in less than 24 hours. The customers are given an options as to which bills they want to factor. Hence factoringquotes proves to be a cash flow solution for all companies who don't want their funds blocked for a long period of time.
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Undoubtedly, the easiest way to receive and send money is by using a money transfer service. The method is very simple. If you want to send money, simply walk in and give the money you want to send to the employee. They will ask you for a small service charge and then send it to anywhere you want. Ditto with receiving money through a transfer service. It works like like magic. Within a few minutes you can receive money sent to you by another individual.
A big advantage for anyone who sends money through a money transfer service is security. It is very secure to send money via this system as opposed to sending via regular mail- because it can get stolen. It is has become very common for funds to get stolen when sent via regular mail.
Particularly, the United States Post Office have said clearly that they won't permit the sending of cash via their delivery mail system. In such cases, the money transfer service is the safe and right alternative to send or receive money. They simple wire the funds and make it possible for the recipient to receive the money almost instantly. It is no doubt the safest and most secure way of sending and receiving money worldwide.
Note that the fees you will pay for this service differs from one company to the other. But don't loose sleep about this - it is usually a small amount compared to the benefits of using the service. Generally, the fee charged is a percentage of the amount to be sent. If the amount is small, the fee is small. If huge, the fee will be a percentage of that too.
Because of the need to receive and send money worldwide, many of the money transfer services operate globally as well as nationwide. So, for people who travel overseas and run into financial problems, they can receive the funds they need within minutes from friends or relatives. For example, one might have his or her funds stolen while abroad. In such cases, the money transfer service will come very handy to help you get back on your feet outside your country.
Don't think it is complicated to use a money transfer service because it isn't. It is very convenient and can be completed within the shortest possible time. The money transfer also helps take the anxiety out as they don't deal with actual sending of cash via mail. The cash is transferred electronically using the paraphernalia of technology.
Regardless of what you want to use it for - whether business or pleasure, a money transfer service is a great and easy alternative to get money quickly and affordably.
Monday, February 15, 2010
When many people file for bankruptcy, their first thoughts are of their assets and whether or not they may lose their home. In a Chapter 13 repayment plan, the majority of filers are allowed to keep their property in exchange for repaying a portion of their debts. A Chapter 7, however, is designed to be a liquidation process that often results in the sale of non-exempt property. Which property is non-exempt in a bankruptcy proceeding? Each state has it’s own laws pertaining to the amount of property that an individual or married couple can keep without having to worry about it being liquidated.
The official bankruptcy process begins upon filing a petition with the local bankruptcy court. This can either be done individually, also known as pro se, or with the help of an attorney. For most, hiring an attorney is the best way to make sure that every form is completed accurately and in order to make sure their assets are protected as much as possible. Upon the filing of a bankruptcy petition, the court will assign a trustee to the case and will set a date for a Meeting of the Creditors. Although creditors of the filer are invited to attend, they are not required to do so. The filer, however, is required to attend and will be questioned by the trustee, under oath, while having the meeting recorded. This meeting is typically the only appearance required of the filer unless special circumstances are present.
Following the Meeting of the Creditors, often referred to as the 341 meeting, the creditors will have 30 days to object to the filers property exemptions and another 30 days to object to the discharge if the filing is a Chapter 7 bankruptcy. In a Chapter 13 proceeding, creditors may object to the payment plan but the discharge will not be granted until the payment plan is complete. A Chapter 13 bankruptcy can last for up to 5 years before the payments are completed and a discharge is issued. Following the discharge, the bankruptcy case will be closed and the process will be complete.
This article is to be used for informational purposes only. It should not be used as, in place of or in conjunction with professional legal advice regarding bankruptcy. Anyone who is considering filing a petition for either personal or business bankruptcy should consult a licensed attorney in their area for additional information and/or legal advice.
Sunday, February 14, 2010
A living will is a legal document granting another person the right to cease treatment in the event a person becomes unable to live, eat, and function without the aid of machines or medical care. A feeding tube may be removed, a ventilator turned off, or any other machine or device that is being used to keep a person alive may be discontinued or turned off if the executor of a living will determines so.
Of course, there are certain conditions that must be met in order for the executor of a living will to be able to make the decision to cease treatment. Unfortunately, there are no uniform and concrete set of conditions to be met in a living will because they differ from state to state.
In general, however, physicians must determine that a person is unlikely to improve and in a debilitative or painful state. Also, the person must not be able to care for themselves and thus require a machine or other medical device in order to remain alive. At that point, a person with a living will can have treatment terminated if the executor requests doctors to do so.
Of course, there are instances when a living will is contested by other family members not named in the living will. In most cases, the courts have ruled in favor of the wishes made clear in the living will and rarely ordered the continuation of treatment. And honestly, that treatment is very expensive and run into the thousands of dollars—each and every day.
No one wants to see the passing of a loved one but no one wants to see them suffer, either. If a person took the time to have a living will drafted and they found themselves in a situation covered by the document, then chances are they would want treatment stopped. While an unpleasant topic, the fact remains that medical situations arise where the person will not recover and is only being kept alive by machines. Prolonging life at that point only costs everyone more suffering, confusion, and money. A living will is the responsible alternative that takes a potentially painful decision out of other people’s hands and puts it squarely in yours—where it belongs.