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Small Business Accounting & Technology

Merchant Services - 6 Things to Look for in a credit card processing company

Posted by Kelli on Nov 25, 2014

With so many credit card processing companies available to choose from, it can be a daunting task for a small business to select one that has all the services and features they are looking for. Going with a repuatable name brand is always a good way to avoid trouble down the road. And low rates are obviously going to be a factor when selecting a merchant service provider. But what are some of the other things you should consider?

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Topics: QuickBooks ProAdvisor, Small Business Accounting, QuickBooks Software, QuickBooks Online, QuickBooks Desktop, Payments Processing, Small Business Ideas, QuickBooks Import and Export

Fishbowl Reseller Of The Year - ebs Associates!

Posted by Kelli on Nov 24, 2014

Orem, UT - November 18, 2014 - ebs Associates was presented with the 2014 Fishbowl Reseller Of The Year award by Fishbowl Inventory during an event at the Fishbowl corporate offices in Utah. As a leading supplier of Fishbowl Inventory software and integrations, ebs Associates provided more Fishbowl solutions and consulting services for the SMB market than any other authorized Fishbowl reseller in the US.

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Topics: News & Resources, QuickBooks Warehouse Inventory Management, QuickBooks Software, Fishbowl Inventory Management, Small Business Ideas

Is Bill.com Right For Your Business?

Posted by Kelli on Nov 14, 2014

With businesses looking to easily get more done in less time, paperless solutions like Bill.com have been increasing in popularity across a variety of industries. Not only are accounting and bookkeeping firms making use of software and services like Bill.com, but growing businesses themselves are realizing that they can implement solutions like these regardless of what their financial managers are using. With that being said, is Bill.com right for your business?

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Topics: QuickBooks ProAdvisor, QuickBooks Add-ons & Extensions, Small Business Accounting, QuickBooks Software, QuickBooks Online, QuickBooks Desktop, Vendor Management, Payments Processing, Bill.com, QuickBooks Import and Export

How To Backup & Restore Company Data in QuickBooks

Posted by Kelli on Nov 9, 2014

Knowing how to backup and restore your company data file in QuickBooks is important in case of a disaster. How often you backup data and how long it takes my vary from business to business. In any case, having both an external and internal backup is recommended. Here's how it's done:

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Topics: QuickBooks Software, QuickBooks Pro, QuickBooks Enterprise, QuickBooks Premier, QuickBooks Desktop, QuickBooks Company File

How To Update Your Email Address in QuickBooks

Posted by Kelli on Nov 6, 2014

Locate and update your email account preferences in QuickBooks.

Having your email account setup in QuickBooks can be very beneficial as it allows you to send invoices, sales receipts and more directly from QuickBooks. To set up your email you will need to tell QuickBooks what email platform you will be using (Outlook or Web Mail). By default, QuickBooks automatically uses Outlook, Outlook Express or Thunderbird. To tell QuickBooks to use web mail (like Gmail or Yahoo) follow these instructions:

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Topics: QuickBooks Software, QuickBooks Pro, QuickBooks Enterprise, QuickBooks Premier, QuickBooks Desktop

Spend A Little Money Today, Save A Lot Of Money Tomorrow

Posted by Kelli on Nov 4, 2014

Investment Tips for Businesses with Limited Budgets

Every day, business owners are faced with challenging decisions about where to spend their money. Hiring additional employees, upgrading equipment or implementing new processes could all be considered potentially beneficial areas for increased investment. But in an effort to not drastically impact your overhead, here are four low-cost investments that have the ability to start saving you money quickly, and continue to pay off in the long-run.

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Topics: QuickBooks ProAdvisor, Small Business Accounting, Taxes, QuickBooks Training or How To, Small Business Ideas

Download Or Update vWorkspace to Access Your Hosted Version of QuickBooks

Posted by Kelli on Nov 3, 2014

For professionals using, or about to start using, a hosted version of QuickBooks in the cloud, it is important to have the best connection possible to your services. At ebs Associates, we utilize Dell's vWorkspace software to securely access the virtual desktops we use to work with our clients. vWorkspace is what allows bookkeepers, accountants, business owners and other professions to all work in the cloud with their QuickBooks software and data files at the same time, regardless of geographical location. If you are a client or affiliate of ebs Associates, we recommend that you make sure you have the most current and up-to-date version of vWorkspace with the first objective outlined in this tutorial. If you find that you have an older version of vWorkspace, or if you are planning on accessing your virtual desktop for the first time, you can skip to the second part of this tutorial which outlines how to quickly install the software.

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Topics: QuickBooks Software, QuickBooks Desktop, QuickBooks Training or How To, Cloud Hosting, QuickBooks Company File

Features Added to QuickBooks for Mac Since 2013

Posted by Kelli on Nov 1, 2014

QuickBooks for Mac has been getting better each year with new improvements, features and upgrades that are making the accounting software increasingly user friendly. Check out this list of features that have been added to QuickBooks for Mac since 2013 and see if upgrading to the latest version will make your life easier with new time saving features.

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Topics: QuickBooks Warehouse Inventory Management, QuickBooks Upgrades, QuickBooks Software, QuickBooks Reporting, QuickBooks Reconciliation, Payments Processing, QuickBooks Mac

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