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The Dear(ly) Diary

bookkeeping tips, demystified (plus, a good dose of friendly advice on profitable entrepreneurship!).


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How to Set Up Your Business Finances for Success

Hi, friend! Today, we’re diving into exactly how to set up your business finances for success. I always say that cleaning up messy bookkeeping is like untangling necklaces. If you throw them all into a jewelry dish, you’re going to waste 30 minutes before your next date night yanking out that one that you want […]


Do Your Budget in a Day: A Simplified Guide for Your Online Business

Hey there, friend! Budgeting for an online business can seem like a daunting task, but not today. Whether you’re a newbie or a seasoned entrepreneur, you’re about to discover an uncomplicated, no-fuss method to budget for your business. If we aren’t besties (yet!), I’m Madison from Madison Dearly Bookkeeping. Think of me as your financial […]

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5 Bookkeeping Habits to Build

Picture your house for a moment. The routines you follow, like unloading the dishwasher in the morning or doing a daily load of laundry from start to finish (goals, amirite?!), keep things organized and make life run more smoothly. Now, think about your business; it’s like a home for your finances. In this blog post, […]

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How Bookkeeping Helped Stephanie Kase Work in Her Zone of Genius (And Grow Her Biz!)

Ever feel too bogged down with backend work to focus on the things that light you up? You aren’t alone, friend. It’s something SO MANY business owners feel.  Because there’s so much admin work to catch up on — payroll, taxes, responding to emails, and literally all the things in between — it may start to feel […]


3 Methods to Help You Track Expenses and Profit for Better Business Decisions

You know the feeling…you’ve got a big expense to pay and you fear you’ll have to dip into your business savings account for it. Or things may be tight on the homefront, and you need to take out a larger owner’s draw than usual.  Or maybe you want to rip your hair out because you […]

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4 Xero Features That Make Bookkeeping So Much Easier

When it comes to keeping your books up to date, it’s all about choosing the best tools. And for most of us, that means accounting software. So…which one should you choose? It’s no secret that I love Xero. It’s my favorite program to recommend to clients — and it’s what my team and I use […]


How to Fix the 5 Most Common Cash Flow Problems in Your Online Business

*This blog contains affiliate links. While we do earn a small commission if you use our link, the price doesn’t change for you. Also, we only recommend products and services we love!* Picture this… You’re living paycheck to paycheck and constantly wondering where your next client is going to come from. You’re not making a […]

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How Ashlyn Writes Beat the Bookkeeping Drama

Ever wondered what really goes down when you work with a bookkeeper? Or what kind of transformation you can expect from having a little accounting help on your side? Whether you’re a business coach, a course creator, a graphic designer, or a copywriter extraordinaire, a bookkeeper can 100% help you out! Thinking about hiring your […]


Independent Contractor vs. Employee: Which One is Right for Your Online Business?

So you’re ready to hire help, are ya? Well congratulations, my friend!! You’ve just taken a big step towards growing your business. But with new outsourced help comes new things to know about taxes. And while most people know what a contractor is and what an employee is, do YOU know what the IRS thinks […]