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Do You Need to Use QuickBooks’ Fixed Asset Tools? The Basics

Managing your company’s fixed assets is a complicated process, one that will require some extra assistance. Much of the work you do in QuickBooks is short-term. You send an invoice and it gets paid. Your purchase order is fulfilled, and … Continue reading

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Critical Company Settings in QuickBooks Online Plus: Part 1

If you’ve started using QuickBooks Online Plus and think something is missing, check your Company Settings. New users should do this first. QuickBooks solutions are built to appeal to a wide variety of small businesses. But they’re also very customizable, … Continue reading

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Five Ways to Reconnect with Your Passion for Your Business

As business owners, we are a highly self-motivated bunch of people.  We love our businesses, we love helping our customers, and we work very hard at what we do.  Sometimes we work so hard, we get disconnected from our passion.  … Continue reading

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Five Best-Practice Accounts Payable Tips for a Smoother Cash Flow

  Keeping an eye on cash balances is one of the most frequent activities of many business owners.  Besides making sure you have enough cash for payroll and bills, there is another huge opportunity you can benefit from: lowering the … Continue reading

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Preparing for Tax Prep: 5 Tips

Prepare for preparation? Yes, it’s more than a good idea. It can have significant impact on your tax obligation. You know how onerous tax preparation itself can be. So you probably don’t like to even think about it until those … Continue reading

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The Affordable Health Care Act: The Major Changes for 2014

You won’t have to worry about the most significant one until 2015. When the Affordable Health Care Act became law in 2010, its impact was wisely spread out over several years. As an individual and a business, you’ve likely already … Continue reading

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Is Your QuickBooks File a Mess?

Is your QuickBooks file a mess? It might be time for a health check! What is Data File Analysis? Many small businesses use QuickBooks reports to make significant business decisions without any reasonable confidence in the accuracy of their QuickBooks … Continue reading

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Need an A/R Makeover? A Quick, 5-Item Best Practice Checklist

Technology has allowed businesses to make substantial improvements in their customer invoicing processes.  The good news is that when you implement these technologies, you will almost always get paid much faster.   If it’s been a few years since the … Continue reading

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Is Hosted QuickBooks Right for You?

If you are currently using the popular QuickBooks desktop software, you now have a fairly new option available to you: hosted QuickBooks. In this article, we’ll talk about what it is, what type of businesses it’s right for, and how … Continue reading

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Preparing Purchase Orders in QuickBooks

Preparing Purchase Orders Precisely   Modifying the default template makes tracking easier, more accurate.  Part of the reason for QuickBooks’ success is its exceptional flexibility. By allowing users to turn features and preferences on and off, the same software can … Continue reading

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Use QuickBooks’ Tools – and Common Sense Procedures – To Prevent Financial Fraud

You work hard for your money. Strong internal controls can keep it from disappearing unnecessarily. You trust your employees or you wouldn’t have hired them. That’s what everyone says as they watch a valued staff member being hauled off in … Continue reading

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Is Your Data Backed Up?

Hopefully, you’re already making backups of the data on your business server on a regular basis.  It’s simple to set up data backups automatically and then forget about them until you need them.  But have you ever looked around to … Continue reading

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Employee Retirement Plans: Tax Advantages and Other Benefits

Thinking of offering a retirement plan to your employees? Here’s some of what you need to know. If you were employed during the 1980s, you probably remember what a benefits bonanza that period was. Inexpensive health and life insurance. Short- … Continue reading

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