Ken Boyd

Ken Boyd

Ken Boyd is a co-founder of and owns St. Louis Test Preparation ( He provides blogs, videos, and speaking services on accounting and finance. Ken is the author of four Dummies books, including "Cost Accounting for Dummies."


Straight-line depreciation: What it means for your small business

Get the scoop on straight-line depreciation and learn more about the depreciation formula. Plus, find out how depreciation impacts financial statements.

A small business guide to balance sheets

Learn about the components of a balance sheet, and the balance sheet formula. Read how a balance sheet provides useful information for decision-making.

Handle your 1099 forms for contractors like a pro

If you employ independent contractors, you're required to prepare 1099s for each worker for tax purposes. Here's everything you need to know about the process.

What is the Paycheck Protection Program?

Under the PPP, small business owners and other eligible applicants can apply for low-interest loans to cover payroll, rent, utilities, and other expenses.

When are business taxes due? Your complete calendar

Don't let tax season sneak up on your small business. We break down the when and how of filing business taxes in 2020.

How to create an emergency preparation and recovery plan

Learn why an emergency preparation checklist is critical for every business. Read more about how to create a checklist to recover from a disaster.

Top 7 things new businesses need to know for tax time

Completing your taxes can be stressful and if you’re a new small business owner the process can be even more complex. We have put together a list of the top 7 things new business need to know about doing your taxes.

How inventory valuation drives profits and taxes

Learn how profits and taxes are impacted by the value of your inventory and your accounting method.

Breaking down cash flow management & pro tips to make it better

Learn smart tips to improve cash management, and grow your business without the need to raise funds. Read about speeding up cash inflows.

Options for managing payroll

QuickBooks Payroll helps small business owners manage the complexity of paying their employees, easily, securely and accurately.

Where does payroll go in my ledger?

Learn how to process payroll, and the journal entries you must post for payroll accounting. Read about automating your payroll process and preparing to scale.

What is gross margin and how to calculate it

Many executives use gross margin as a tool to increase profitability. Learn what is gross margin and how to calculate it with our formula and examples.

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