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The tax you probably owe, but aren’t paying: A closer look at consumer use tax compliance

Posted by Kelli Bachofner on Mar 21, 2016

Repost from Avalara
Use tax, the lesser known counterpart of sales tax, suffers from a basic lack of PR. Buyers and sellers alike pay it no mind. Despite 27 states having a dedicated line item in tax returns for reporting use tax owed, only 2% of taxpayers actually report it. This has left the states with a $23 billion deficit annually in uncollected use tax.

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Topics: News & Resources, QuickBooks, QuickBooks Tips, Taxes with QuickBooks, QuickBooks News, e-commerce

Work Smart, Not Hard:  9 Signs that It Might Be Time for CRM

Posted by Kelli Bachofner on Mar 18, 2016

We’ve all heard of the saying “work smart, not hard”.  But when it comes to managing your entire organization, how does your company work?  Many small businesses have decided to “work smart” by capitalizing on their current business relationships and better managing their sales, projects and billing by making an investment in an integrated CRM (Customer Relationship Management) system.

If you’re attending empoweredNW, we’d love to show you some ways your company can work smarter using a CRM that works with QuickBooks. 

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Topics: QuickBooks, Results CRM, crm, QuickBooks CRM, empowered nw

Streamline Your Inventory solutions! Join ebs Associates and Fishbowl Inventory at empoweredNW April 26-27, 2016

Posted by Kelli Bachofner on Mar 14, 2016

Fishbowl® Kicks Off Its Leap Year with New Products, Explosive Growth

Fishbowl now integrates with e-commerce platforms and has a number of new online inventory management solutions-

OREM, Utah, March 10, 2016 – In the first two months of 2016, Fishbowl has smashed sales records and launched a variety of new online tools, including plugins with online shopping carts, shipping solutions, and other business tools.

Meet Mary Scott  President, Fishbowl *LIVE IN PORTLAND*

empoweredNW QuickBooks User Conference and Expo

April 26-27, 2016 at the Oregon Golf Club, West Linn, Oregon

Check out the Agenda and Register today!

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Topics: QuickBooks, Shpping Software, ebs Associates, Fishbowl Inventory, empowered nw, small business accounting, e-commerce, multi-channel, cross-platform, Portland, Networking

Out with the Old, Win with the New

Posted by Robert Lockard on Mar 9, 2016


We’re just a few months into the new year, so millions of people have already made New Year’s Resolutions that they’ve sworn they’re going to keep in order to make this a great year. And by now they’ve hopelessly broken them and returned to their old habits.

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Topics: QuickBooks, QuickBooks Enterprise, Fishbowl Inventory, QuickBooks Warehouse Management, empowered nw