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The Ultimate Blog Post Checklist

May 28, 2020

By Raychel Perman

If you are just starting out with blogging, a checklist can be a lifesaver! There are so many steps you need to accomplish before and after you push publish! It is easy to forget. Even the most seasoned bloggers among us still use simple tools like checklists. So, without further ado here is the ultimate blog post checklist.

Blog post checklist BEFORE you hit publish:

  1. Select your topic.
  2. Research your topic and choose keywords.
  3. Write the outline. 
  4. Write first draft with working title. 
  5. Create catchy title by researching your topic on Amazon, Google, and Pinterest. Don't copy someone else's title - use it to inspire your own! 
  6. Proofread and check grammar. 
  7. Make sure copy is easy to read by using Flesch Kinkaid Score at
  8. Write your final draft. 
  9. Find and/or create images for post on a platform like Canva. You will need 1 header photo and 1 photo in the post. 
  10. Create photos for...
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Month End Closing Checklist for Small Businesses

May 12, 2020

As a small business owner, you are often tasked with the responsibility of closing your books every month. If bookkeeping isn’t a strong skill of yours, you can find yourself overwhelmed and avoiding this necessary task. But, month end closing is necessary to make proper financial choices, set you up correctly for tax time, and help you have a proper view of the financial health of your company.

It takes time to close out your month and it can be stressful. But a checklist is a super easy way to keep you organized. The checklist below is a compilation of what I personally do as CFO of RAYMA team; and, industry best practices from financial software companies like  Quickbooks. (We have used the Plus level of Quickbooks online for 6 years). I have these steps saved as a text document in Basecamp and just print it out every month to check off tasks as I go.

Before we get to the steps let’s make sure we know what a month end close actually is. It’s...

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