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Here’s What’s REALLY Scary: Bad Bookkeeping!

This time of year, everyone’s talking about spooky stuff, naturally. The last thing any of us needs is another Halloween-related newsletter.

So here it is.

Each client of your Friendly Bean Counter (FBC) (me) has their own horrors – scary stuff that’s specific to their own business or industry:


  • For retailers, the mere mention of the word backorder can cause bad dreams.
  • Construction businesses are now referring to our once-robust “supply chain” as a non-supply chain, and the materials they need might as well be ghosts.
  • Personal service firms, such as barbers and massage therapists, have been so scared by the corona virus that they may never fully recover.
  • Stockbrokers are menaced by volatility.
  • The term staffing sends chills down the spine of every restaurant owner.
  • Even those who run haunted houses – people who are hard to scare! – are trembling over the current rate of inflation which may keep people from buying tickets like they used to.

But your FBC is aware of a particular industry that can be scared out of its wits by one simple thing. I’m referring to your Certified Public Accountant (CPA), who wakes up in a cold sweat when she has nightmares about business owners who do their own bookkeeping.

Business owners, with a couple of rare exceptions (you know who you are), are generally very smart. And so it’s not hard to see why some buy an off-the-shelf accounting program and attempt to do their own bookkeeping, thinking “how hard can it be?”

They soon discover just how hard it can be, especially when they take their “books” to their CPA at tax time, and the poor woman takes one look at the disheveled mess and then runs screaming out of the room, never to be seen again.

(This is a slight exaggeration. Very few CPAs – you know who you are – ever scream. Instead, they may turn white as a ghost, and then tell you how much it’s going to cost to have them fix the mess you’ve made of your books.)

(At which point YOU will either run screaming from the room, or turn white as a ghost, or both.)

Don’t scare your CPA. You won’t be doing yourself any favors, given the extra expense.

Of course, as a reader of Bean There, Done That, you undoubtedly appreciate the importance and cost-effectiveness of professional bean counting. But if you know anyone who’s struggling to keep their own books, and creating nightmares for their CPA, send them our way.

We count beans the professional way… and we prevent nightmares.

Discussion Questions

  1. 1
    Have you ever heard a CPA scream? (“Singing” lyrics from metal songs doesn’t count)
  2. 2
    What’s the spookiest threat specific to your business?
  3. 3
    Do you know a business owner who’s having nightmares about bookkeeping, and needs their beans counted professionally?

Don’t forget: at DK/RK Services, you’re always “more than a number.” We WANT to take care of your bookkeeping, professionally and personably, so you can focus on running and growing a great business enterprise! Please check out our many enthusiastic FIVE STAR online reviews (Yelp, Google, Facebook, you name it). We look forward to earning our next great review from YOU.

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Dottie is my person.

Sadie’s Paw Prints

Dogs Don’t Want To Be Anti-Social

Woof! I’m Sadie, and Dottie is my person. This month, I have a couple of important tips to bark about for you two-leggers who want to make your dog’s life the best it can be.

And that should be all of you!

First, you should always do whatever it takes to make your dog part of the family. We dogs are superior beings because we are superior companions… and isn’t that why you invited us into your home in the first place?

You wanted a faithful canine companion. We wanted to grace you with our companionship. So hang out with us! Play with us, pet us, watch TV with us, whatever. We’ll even let you hang onto the remote. But we need that companionship to be at our happy best.

Second, as important as being with you is to us dogs, we also need some outside socialization. We can get a little shy and stand-offish when we meet other people, and especially when we meet other people’s dogs.

But we do need to get out there are meet other two-leggers AND other dogs. Over time, this makes us more confident, and less likely to get nervous when we do meet someone new.

Do those two things for us – fraternize and socialize – and we’ll reward you with many happy years of companionship.

Bow, wow!

Non-Profit Spotlight

Save The Date: Katie’s Night Is December 4

The Katie Adamson Conservation Fund, based right here in the Mile High City, is one of your FBC’s favorite non-profit organizations, and one we wholeheartedly support.

KACF is doing fantastic work all over the globe to conserve and protect endangered animals, and to help the people whose missions are aligned. It’s exceedingly heart-warming to help and support this fine organization.

You can support KACF, too, by getting your ticket to Katie’s Night, a fun evening of conservation and community, scheduled for Sunday evening, December 4.

Katie’s Night will be a sit-down dinner, with an interesting speaker, and lots of opportunities to connect with people who are doing this amazing work, all the time, all over the world.

There will be live musical entertainment, and both a silent auction and a live auction, where you can donate to the cause while picking up some great auction items!

Tickets will be available soon… don’t miss out!

You can get yours here:

And join us for an unforgettable evening of fun and support of a worthy cause.

Thank you!

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