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And we've been sharing our talk for years

There is so much to know to successfully run an online retail business, so we try to share our knowledge as much as possible. Our blog is for those of you who are wearing (or managing) all hats: shopping carts, marketplaces, purchasing, taxes, business ownership, and lots more. Basically, if it touches ecommerce, accounting, and/or business, we're writing about it. 

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Patti Scharf

Patti Scharf
Patti is a blogger, speaker, and leader in the accounting technology industry and is the co-founder and Chief Operating Officer for Catching Clouds LLC. She is a CPA who absolutely loves designing effective accounting systems for ecommerce businesses and is committed to advancing the artistry of accounting through the use of technology.
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Can Inventory Now Really Be Deductible when Bought??

Spoiler Alert: Maybe. But only if you have nerves of steel… which I don’t.

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by Nov 21, 2018 4 Comments
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Handling Inventory for Your Ecommerce Business

Inventory. This is one of the two top issues for online retailers (the second being sales tax). 

No doubt that inventory is the lifeblood of your ecommerce business. Without inventory, you've got...

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by Aug 20, 2018 2 Comments
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Simple Numbers for an Online Retailer

If you haven’t heard about the book, Simple Numbers, Straight Talk, Big Profits: 4 Keys to Unlock Your Business Potential by Greg Crabtree, you are in the minority.

Very soon after online...

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by Aug 09, 2018 2 Comments
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Starting an Online Retail Business | The Five Pillars of Business

The internet is swimming with people who have made a buck online. It’s super easy to find a product, add it to an online store, and make a few dollars on that product. But chances are, you are...

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by Jul 12, 2018 No Comments
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US Supreme Court Ruling - What Does This Mean for Ecommerce Sellers?

This week marked a huge milestone in the development of ecommerce.

In case you haven’t been following along, as online sales has steadily grown to become 10% of the total sales in the US, there...

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by Jun 23, 2018 No Comments
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Internal Control Procedures

Internal control procedures. I know… super sexy topic, right?

But let me tell you this, having proper procedures in place can save you thousands, or hundreds of thousands, of dollars… or maybe...

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by May 05, 2018 No Comments
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A2X - Amazon Seller Help for Bookkeeping

I've written about A2X in the past, but you'll hear me bring them up so often because they are the perfect example of identifying the main challenges of ecommerce accounting and creating a...

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by Mar 10, 2018 2 Comments
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How to Choose an Ecommerce Accountant for Your Online Store

Choosing the right ecommerce accountant is an equal blend of finding an accountant with the technical skills you need, the ecommerce experience you want, combined with your evolution as an...

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by Feb 27, 2018 2 Comments
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How to reconcile accounts using xero bank feeds

I've been using Xero for six years now, and it's great how few of the fundamental parts of it have changed. 

Yes, they've made a few major improvements (probably my favorite still being Find and...

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by Feb 24, 2018 No Comments
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Join Us on YouTube!

Great news - we just launched our YouTube channel for Catching Clouds Academy

Starting NOW, we'll be sharing all kinds of information on business, ecommerce, and accounting (especially ecommerce...

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by Feb 20, 2018 No Comments

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