Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Three Reasons Your Startup Needs An Accountant

The transition from an idea to a formal business and from there to being an established corporation is based on crucial decisions. These choices decide the success or failure of your venture. And in order to survive, you need to make right one aspect of your operations – financial management.

An accountant is paramount to every startup wanting to transition into a legitimate business. Below are reasons you need to hire one for your startup:

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1. You need a specialized perspective on your finances once you’re running everything

When you first start out, you’re probably your only employee. That means you’ll be in charge of marketing, managing, and customer service. Keeping your books up to date is really important, and you can’t just skim over them or else you’ll be bankrupt before you know it.

2. Accountants brief investors on the financial viability of your startup

Investors aren’t impressed with ideas alone. They want to see figures, growth, projections and hard data. Even if you’re years away from luring in investors, having an accountant with your company at the start means having someone that knows, and has watched your finances from the very beginning.

3. Accountants make growth easier

While most entrepreneurs like to go with their gut when making huge financial decisions, accountants know when it’s a good time to expand, they know how far you can stretch your finances without putting your business at risk.

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Tuesday, December 19, 2017

The Best 'Game Of Thrones’ Episodes Leading To The Final Season

Word just got out that Season 8 of "Game of Thrones" won’t be out until 2019; this means more than a year of waiting for the acclaimed fantasy show’s ending. That’s an excruciatingly long time for devout fans. While we sit around and consider the various theories on how things will turn out, we might as well revisit some of the show’s best episodes.

The Lion and the Rose (Season 4)

King Joffrey’s death was one of the most satisfying moments in GoT history, and this episode cemented the running belief that weddings in the series always lead to something horrible. This time around, though—with Joffrey ending up poisoned to death—viewers were left with a smile on their faces. Ah, sweet payback. 

Battle of the Bastards (Season 6) 

This award-winning episode is one for the books and would go down as among television and cinema’s most gritty and well-designed battle scenes. Massive and enthralling, it hearkened to LOTR’s battle for Helm’s Deep but kept its distinct GoT character and gore. 

The Rains of Castamere (Season 3) 

No episode in TV-show history can trump the harrowing Red Wedding scene. The audience was left sobbing, aghast, and genuinely mad as Rob Stark, his wife, and mother were slaughtered by the Freys. The sheer brutality of this act is a testament to George R.R. Martin’s grim take on fantasy.

Hardhome (Season 5) 

This first big encounter with the White Walkers and the Night King is the most intense final 20 minutes in TV history. It made viewers fully understand the gravity of the undead’s threat to Westeros, with Jon Snow barely making it alive to tell the tale. It is arguably better than many zombie battles on the big screen. 

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Tuesday, October 10, 2017

How Your Favorite TV Shows And Movies Are Brought To Life

Films and TV shows nowadays have certainly outdone themselves. The scope of big-budgeted blockbuster series and movies is just mind-boggling. Those wide-angle shots really show a world all its own. It’s unbelievable really. But have you ever thought of how the universe was brought to life?

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Take for example Ridley Scott’s “Blade Runner” and its sequel “Blade Runner 2049.” Those are worlds within worlds. The dark, greasy landscape seems all too real. People dredging on highly overpopulated patches of urban land, with countless neon signs of houses of ill-repute lighting up the alleys drenched in acid rain. Yes, they owe it all to the masters of set design as much as Scott’s vision.  
On television, no other show epitomizes mastery of set design as much as “Game of Thrones.” Sure, on-location filming is impressive as castles and ruins are utilized to film scenes in the medieval world of Westeros. However, backgrounds such as the Wall of the North, as well as bird’s eye view shots of King’s Landing and all the different places are all digitally recreated by design experts.

The interiors in “Game of Thrones” are also just as immersive. The throne room that houses the Iron Throne is simply a marvel to watch. Several other locations that are brought convincingly to life are the Winterfell catacombs, Storm’s End, and Castle Black.

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Saturday, September 30, 2017

Three reasons exercise makes you better at your job

If you exercise regularly, then you understand there are more benefits other than getting fit or losing weight. Exercise helps improve every aspect of our lives, including our work performance. Being more alert at work can help you finish your task faster and even make you more eligible for a promotion. 

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Here are more reasons why you should exercise: 

Exercise improves brain function 

As a worker, your brain is your single most important asset. It is the primary tool you use to accomplish the task, so you want it to stay in top shape all the time. According to studies, people who are physically active score better on cognitive tests than people living a sedentary lifestyle. 

Exercise can spark a breakthrough idea 

Stuck? Needing a marketing idea by the end of the day? Take a walk. A study in the Journal of Experimental Psychology noted that a 60 percent burst of creative thinking is triggered when the person is walking. So, when you’ve hit a wall, get some fresh air. 

Exercise helps you find your work-life balance 

It might be ironic that squeezing in time to work-out after work helps you balance your already busy day. But in an article in the Harvard Business Review, people who managed to stick to a routine, tend to find an optimal work-life balance. 

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Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Noteworthy EDM trends this 2017

Whenever someone attempts to make a list of the best EDM tracks and trends, or the best producers for that matter, various EDM camps wage this endless word war. It is a veritable conflict with territories marked with strong beliefs and historical knowledge flaunted like nothing anyone has ever seen before. You can have qualifications and all, but it all boils down to convictions. 

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It is never an easy task to try and predict the direction of any genre. EDM is one of the most confused of all the popular music genres so it’s doubly difficult to say anything about the future. Some perspective, though, can be offered when it comes to the record industry itself that governs the production, release, and distribution of EDM. Of course, there are also new subgenres that would find their way into the ever-confusing but consistently exciting mix. 

Revenues from live music events, recordings, and streaming this year can kick off renewed interest in the genre. Although there was a noticeable slowing down of sales, EDM will continue to find niche markets to sustain the genre. There are also a lot of artists being introduced by companies like Spinnin Records, from Hasse de Moor to Mike Williams. 

There are also significant efforts to reinvigorate subgenres that are starting to become filled with tired, old tricks. UK deep house, progressive, and big room house would have to find more ways to stuff the gaps with innovation. The structure of breakdowns, buildups, and drops may have to be revamped. Tropical house and power house are starting to gain traction and might continue to surprise EDM fanatics with new tracks. So far, future bass in the hands of Chainsmokers and Marshmello is burning every house down.

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Sunday, July 30, 2017

A reminder for business owners: Avoid these accounting mistakes

Running a business isn’t just about buying and selling. There are a lot more factors to it such as research, human resources, and accounting. Yes, accounting. On its own, accounting can already be a confusing undertaking for the ordinary man, but when put up against a business, a lot of factors come into play. A lot of mistakes can be made. 

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Take for instance the entering of information into the books of accounts. This also needs to be done on time. Waiting too long can jumble up all the information. Checking and credit statements, as well as income and expense accounts all have to be entered at the soonest. Books of accounts that aren’t updated can lead to more headaches in the future. 

Another common pitfall for a lot of business owners is mixing their personal expenses with that of the company. Truth be told, this is one of the most dangerous pitfalls in business accounting since it is both very tempting and the consequences are far-reaching. Not only can a business fail because of this, if an owner gets tagged using company money to fund his family’s Caribbean vacation, then there can be legal repercussions and perhaps even jail time. 

Be very careful when you do your accounting for your business folks. If possible, hire someone who is at least familiar if you can’t afford a CPA. 

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Friday, June 30, 2017

The most inconsolably heartbreaking moments in Game of Thrones

As if you haven’t had enough, suffering through some of the most painful TV moments from any generation, some people have to rub it in. It’s probably the little Ramsay Bolton in us, which, by the way, Iwan Rheon played with a chilling madness that still gets to you and stays there. 

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In any case, we’ve seen a lot of dead people across seasons and episodes, some more satisfying than others. But there were scenes with or without physical deaths that were unbelievably heartbreaking, which probably made you stare at the monitor a bit longer than you should. Here are some of them:

Ned Stark’s execution 

There is no way to describe the sadness of this scene. Arya is at the foot of the statue of Baelor the Blessed and then goes down. She wades through the crowd to go to her father. Yoren stops her and tells her not to look. A few seconds before Ned loses his head, the background noise fades and you only hear his breathing. The last scene is Arya’s face turned to the direction of the sky, and the only sound you could hear are the wings of birds fluttering. 

Catelyn Stark talks about Jon Snow 

The Starks and their bannermen stop to rest on the way to Riverrun for Lord Tully’s funeral. Talisa tries to make small talk by asking about the prayer wheel. Eventually, Catelyn starts talking about how she made two of them before: one for Bran and the other one for Jon Snow. She reveals that she asked the gods to take the boy away. He got the pox, and she asked the gods to make him well again. She promised that she would love the boy as her own if he survives, and he did. But she couldn’t keep her promise. She then tells Talisa that all the misfortunes of her family right now happened because of her, all because she “couldn’t love a motherless child.” 

Hodor’s death 

This one broke the Internet, and everyone’s heart, of course. Hodor’s only reason for being was to sacrifice himself for Bran, which he did fulfill in the end. There was nothing more horrific than Hodor holding the door and not budging a bit. This is something you have to see for yourself for it to make sense, assuming you haven’t seen it or any of the episodes, in which case the next appropriate question is: under what rock have you been living? 

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