Human translation vs. machine translation: who wins?

I, Robot, Blade Runner, WALL-E. Three examples in which machines replace humans, for both manual labor and original thought. These works of fiction touch on an interesting philosophy: what if robots don’t need us anymore? You could argue that rational thought will always divide humans and machines. Our ability to reason makes us “exceptional” beings. […]

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The Importance of SEO for Small Businesses

Near my hometown, a shop opened that served great food, ice cream, and provided access to docks. It had lots of potential. The only downside was, it lacked a road. No kidding. Needless to say, the business didn’t survive. If you think that’s ridiculous, consider the barriers in your website traffic. Is your team analyzing […]

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Veem introduces Quickbooks and Xero for Canadian users

Canadian accountants, bookkeepers, and small businesses rejoice, and reconcile all your data and payments in one place. We’re introducing Quickbooks and Xero Canada integrations! For a while now, our users in the US have been able to connect the worlds of payments and accounting using innovative technology from Veem. Now, our neighbors to the north […]

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How translation agencies can use blockchain

Blockchain technology is rapidly making its way into various areas of business. Payments, contracts, retail, trade, and quality standards are just a few industries where blockchain proves to be increasingly useful. What is blockchain Defined briefly, “blockchain is a distributed, decentralized, public ledger.” If this doesn’t entirely make sense to you, don’t worry. Initially developed […]

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How Veem helped me get Totally Booked!

When I first started my bookkeeping business, I almost immediately started looking for a better option for sending international payments. AMEX was costing me and my clients way too much money, it was slow, and it would always require manual data entry. When you’re working with people’s hard-earned money, and especially when you’re trying to […]

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Accounting basics for startups

A business is only as good as it’s accounting. Startups earning their first few bucks can be exciting. But sales have a long way to go before they can actually be deemed profits. Running a startup can be hectic enough before even considering financials. But if you neglect your accounting practices now, you’ll be scrambling […]

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Preparing your clients for an IRS audit

The 2019 tax season is almost over. In just a few days, all of your clients’ tax returns will be safely tucked into the IRS’s oversized mailbox (that is, unless they applied for an extension). For most of us, that means the end of worrying about taxes and IRS forms until next year. However, there […]

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Business financials come full circle with Bookkeeper360

Nick Pasquarosa started in business young, completing his first tax return at just sixteen. He founded Bookkeeper360 in 2010 while working as a local bookkeeper. But after getting sick of traveling to clients, and being stuck in traffic all day, he decided to partner with Xero in 2012. He recognized the potential for a business […]

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AI in outsourced customer service

Robots will steal all our jobs. While this sentiment was mostly in the realm of sci-fi back in the 1980s, nowadays people have started taking it seriously. And with good reason. Slowly but steadily, artificial intelligence (AI) has seeped into our daily lives. Alexa or Google Assistant help us navigate our personal lives, while various […]

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What to look for from last year’s numbers

It’s not likely that successful professional service organizations can see into the future. But if it appears so, it’s because they’re equipped with metrics that help them make more informed decisions. Before looking ahead, we must first look back. That’s why you need to look at last year’s numbers. But, what do you need to […]

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