Ear Candle Productions (ECP) absorbed Nicholson Business Services (NBS)

EAR CANDLE PRODUCTIONS (Audio/Video/eLearning)  San Francisco (#0381225)

Ear Candle Productions (ECP) recently absorbed its former Nicholson Business Services (NBS) website, formerly operated under San Francisco Business Certificate #942900, owned and operated by Debra Nicholson, and closed on May 27, 2016. 

NBS website is still here, but as a start-up once again as an ECP offering. NBS will again provide an array of items starting in October 2022 through Ear Candle Productions. NBS will take up its former mantle to help small businesses be efficient and effective, build sound financial practices, and operate with confidence as a service now provided by Ear Candle Productions #0381225. 

Paypal accepts payments for Ear Candle Productions.
Enter Paypal.com into your browser.
Enter earcandle@earcandleproductions.com and proceed as instructed.

ECP will require 50% pre-payments in advance for deliverable ECP/NBS Invoices based on agreed service contracts.

Final payments are required at delivery.

Our new accounting services division provides the following services using Excel.
Please black out your bank account numbers, except for the last five numbers for ID.
You can take images of your bank statements and attach them in an email, as long as I have the full pages as a reference.
Given the high expense of printed materials, and ink, these days, we would prefer you email us your bank statements as attachments to earcandle@earcandproductions.com.

I am also available at debra@nicholsonbusinessservices.com

Terms of service.
Production of MONTHLY CASH BASIS Financial Statements for the previous month based on actual bank activity per bank statements submitted. These MONTHLY CASH BASIS Financial Statements can be stored in a binder and audited by a variety of compliance services [CDTFA), IRS, FTB] solely based on Client Bank Statements data. No Accounts Receivable nor Accounts Payable will be tracked. Most compliance reporting agencies will only look at cash basis accounting records. We serve potential audited clients, and those who report on a timely basis, provided we have access to the bank statements on a timely basis.

If you need to reconstruct prior year accounting records on a cash basis, send a 12-month set based on the calendar year.


We set up Excel with text, date, description, references, and checking and savings bank account currency columns to capture bank activity for income, costs, expenses, and routine monthly activity. Typically, dates, text descriptions, images, formulas, and currency data activities that take place routinely on a monthly basis as recurring are readied for the next month on a copy-and-paste basis to new tabs. Aside from the routine monthly entries, most currency activity is erased unless the amounts recur as well. A Bank Transfer Account is required to offset a double entry post for Debit and Credit sides that will equal zero in the total column.


Bank Statements will provide Check numbers, Bank references, and Amounts.

You will need to provide a typed list to identify Vendors, and Customers tied to activity on the bank statements to have them named in the Excel Sheets. All activity is posted in four sections:

  • An Income, Other Deposits, Pensions, Sales, Gains, Buildings, etc., and other Asset funds section
  • A Cost Section and Expense Section
  • A Bank Reconciliation Section
  • A formulated addition list to confirm and proof ending balances for each bank is listed in its own column as needed.

Prior NBS Content remains the same.

Accounting and Communications break down current services available. Our business communications link offers a variety of services that help with development. All told, we can resolve accounting issues and deliver training on internal controls that map a small company’s processes when requested. We provide business correspondence, conduct conference calls, training on Quickbooks, create PowerPoint presentations; build and maintain websites (static and CMS), provide web editing; and create graphic art, ad copy, and audio/visual services for the production of small Quicktime movies or Mp4 compressed and uploaded onto your website to advertise your goods and services. We can also upload to other sites such as youtube.com, and yelp!

Our Getting Started: Biz Documents provide a list of documents we will need to design and set up your accounting system.

Business References and Transcripts link provides business references, educational transcripts, and statements of purpose (Debra just completed an MA in Education in Instructional Technologies to add to her BA in Communications, and over 28 credits in GAAP Accounting, Auditing, Business Law, Math for Managers, and Principles of Management earned through continuing education at Johns Hopkins University, Golden Gate University, City College of San Francisco, after many years of practice in for-profit,  non-profit, education institutions, and government agencies. At this site, you will find a free link to her Business Training, and other links to her creative sites as well.

Creative Portfolio We combine learning theory with multimedia skills to build eLearning systems for business training development as well as video documentaries of local artists to find a Place for the Arts to Stay on our https://youtube.com for Ear Candle Productions. We took advantage of a Willie Brown Mayoral Digital Directions Scholarship offered in 2005-2006 to enhance our already apt video/web skills to produce https://noodlebrain.com, a basic education website built soon after I earned my teaching credential and communication degree to help people to learn the rules of civility and enhance their quality of life. We also have a series of Channel 29 shows introducing Noodle Brain Productions bringing to live TV Broadcasts around the country to come to remind them of the rules of integrity and Artistotles’ Three Offices of Truth: Ethics, Logic, and Passion. Here are free links to our MA Education project and Design Documents as an example of skills and an offer to High School Grads who want to do their own thing and still be compliant.
https://earcandleproductions.com/sam/story.html and https://earcandleproductions.com/DD.pdf

Our Compliance links provide links to important sites where business owners have access to information they will need to follow regulatory laws. We will be adding more links to services as we develop this new CMS site! Learn how to comply with various process and reporting requirements mandated by IRS, DIR, EDD, FTB, BOE, and CCSF that help small businesses stay on track with employer-employee relations, work-related items, sales taxes, payroll taxes, franchise tax board issues, etc.

 San Francisco Business Certificate used to be #942900 and NBS as a business was closed on May 27, 2016.
We have now integrated NBS services into Ear Candle Productions. Nevertheless, you can:
Email us at debra@nicholsonbusinessservices.com and/or debra@earcandleproductions.com to start a conversation.
Our landline is 415-463-5495 if you are old school and our mailing address is Ear Candle Productions PO Box 170357, San Francisco, CA 94117. Please call us if you are mailing the documents instead of emailing them so that we can pick them up at the post office in a timely fashion.

Thank you for this opportunity to be of service.

Debra M Nicholson Bassham