Category: Solutions

Not ready for the Cloud?

Cloud computing, as well as web-based solutions, refers to services hosted by third-parties on the Internet. Cloud services can include file storage and sharing (e.g. Dropbox, OneDrive, Box.com) and monthly access services, also known as Software as a Service (SaaS). Web based solutions are websites that provide the functionality of traditional desktop applications. Cloud computing…

Are your resources reliable?

Reliability is a word we often associate with our vehicles, our washing machines, and perhaps our best friends. It’s also a word we should associate with the software, employees, products and services and other resources used in our businesses. Reliability equals consistent results, which means increased profits through efficiency, repeat sales and time saving procedures.…

QuickBooks Versions – which one is best for you?

I frequently get asked “What version of QuickBooks should I use?”. One of the first things to consider when selecting the best QuickBooks version is where do you want the program to be based. QuickBooks Online and QuickBooks Desktop versions are very different and you should understand your bookkeeping needs before selecting the solution that’s…

Collaboration Resources for QuickBooks

Collaboration is a word that is increasingly being used to describe how work is done between two or more people in a business setting. Traditionally, collaboration meant simply working on a project with another person or group to achieve a common end result. Today, in our technological age of internet-reliant communication, the word collaboration has…

“We opened the wrong QuickBooks file”… a true story

I’ll never forget the day my dad died.  It was a bittersweet day, in late 2010, filled with an abundance of memories First, and of course, most important, I recall a flood of shared stories as my siblings and I sat around my father’s bed waiting for his last breath.  He was unresponsive, but I…

Making cash flow easier

Everyone who owns a business wants to make money.  This takes cash flow. Cash flow is having money flow in and out of your company at the right times in order to optimize the solvency of the business. The ultimate goal is to have the business sustain itself and grow. All businesses initially rely on…

3 Alternatives for Sharing your QuickBooks

If you are a QuickBooks desktop user, it is sometimes helpful to have your accountant or bookkeeper view and work in your QuickBooks company file. Accounting professionals have been able to remotely access their clients QuickBooks desktop products using the QuickBooks Remote Access Service.  This service is being discontinued by Intuit starting January 31, 2015.…

QuickBooks, like Life, can be complicated…

and like life, there are ways to simplify it. First, know what it is that you need QuickBooks to do. Small business owners usually need a way to log income, track inventory and purchases, and record expenses to see if their company is profitable and to give the IRS and State agencies the information they…

Bill Payment Options within QuickBooks

There are a few options for paying bills and expenses within QuickBooks: Cash Cash purchases can be entered through the Write Check window using a petty cash bank account.   Make sure to reconcile Petty Cash at the end of every year. Handwritten Checks Companies that are small and do not have many bills to pay…

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