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Small Business Accounting & Technology

QuickBooks Upgrade vs. Renewal: Enterprise Subscriptions in a Nutshell

Posted by Jakob Mann on Sep 21, 2018

We’ve had some discussion recently on just what the difference is between upgrading and renewing, when it comes to QuickBooks Enterprise subscriptions. Because this can be a bit of a headscratcher, let’s look at the difference between these terms as they apply to QuickBooks, and what they mean for you.

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Topics: QuickBooks Add-ons & Extensions, QuickBooks Enterprise, QuickBooks Desktop, QuickBooks Sunset Versions

Your Primer on Automating Your Business & Record Keeping

Posted by Lester San Jose on Aug 22, 2018

It goes without saying: complete and accurate financial record keeping is crucial to your business success. Good records provide the financial data helping you operate more efficiently. It becomes more important, as year-end preparation looms around the corner.

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Topics: Taxes in Oregon, Taxes, Sales Tax, QuickBooks Software, Small Business Ideas, Small Business Accounting, QuickBooks Desktop, Vendor Management, QuickBooks Warehouse Inventory Management, QuickBooks Add-ons & Extensions

South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc. |  New Sales Tax Rules for Online and Off-Line Sellers

Posted by Osita Egbukichi on Jul 2, 2018

Supreme Court rules that South Dakota can tax sales by out-of-state sellers. For many Oregonians, ‘Sales Tax’ is a dirty word that they’ve had the good fortune to be able to avoid. Small businesses, both local and out of state, factor this exception when they are looking at their projected revenue or viability and, for some, the survivability of their business. However, many may not be aware of the storm clouds that erupted outside the borders of our state; or, the rude awakening many small and personal businesses are in for in this new tomorrow of Sales Tax Nexus.

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Topics: Sales Tax, QuickBooks Add-ons & Extensions, News & Resources, Taxes in Oregon, Avalara

Important Update: Issue With Oregon Statewide Transit Tax

Posted by Joy Huffman on Apr 26, 2018

An issue with the new Statewide Transit Tax was brought to my attention today which may effect payroll processing in QuickBooks.

The new Transit Tax does not go into effect until July 1, but Intuit/QuickBooks has already put it into the payroll items list so it is affecting payroll.

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Topics: Small Business Accounting, Payroll Setup, QuickBooks Desktop, QuickBooks Enterprise, QuickBooks Add-ons & Extensions, News & Resources, QuickBooks Software, Taxes in Oregon

QuickBooks 2015 is Being Discontinued - What You Need to Know

Posted by Denise Loter-Koch on Apr 11, 2018

If you’re using QuickBooks Desktop 2015, access to important add-on services will stop working as of May 31st, 2018. You can prevent your essential add-on services from becoming obsolete by upgrading to  QuickBooks Desktop 2018.

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Topics: QuickBooks Software, QuickBooks Desktop, QuickBooks Pro, QuickBooks Premier, QuickBooks Enterprise, QuickBooks Upgrades, QuickBooks Sunset Versions, Payroll Setup, QuickBooks Add-ons & Extensions, News & Resources

How to access your QuickBooks Desktop from iPads, iPhones, Android tablets and Android phones

Posted by Chris Low on Jan 16, 2018


The following guide will walk you through the process for configuring the software needed to access your virtual desktop from devices such as iPads, iPhones, Android tablets and Android phones via QuickBooks Cloud Hosting.


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Topics: QuickBooks Add-ons & Extensions, Cloud Hosting, QuickBooks Training or How To, QuickBooks Desktop

14 Tips to Turbocharge your Outlook

Posted by Geo Townsend on Jan 15, 2018


Millions of businesses use Microsoft Outlook as their primary email and calendar client. That in and of itself is an indicator of its utility. This being said however, very few of us actually know how to make the best of its features. The tips and tricks we show you in this article will help you save time, work more efficiently and synchronize work and home life (if so desired).

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Topics: QuickBooks Add-ons & Extensions, Small Business Ideas

5 Productivity Apps for Small to Medium Businesses.

Posted by Geo Townsend on Dec 29, 2017

Have you ever found yourself scrambling for more time? Racing against the clock to meet a specific deadline? I know I have, and I'm sure some of our readers have as well. Thankfully for those of us who may not be the best at time management, or have trouble focusing,  the world of productivity applications is full of useful utilities to counter these daily real world problems.

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Topics: QuickBooks ProAdvisor, Small Business Ideas, QuickBooks Add-ons & Extensions

Fishbowl 2017.13

Posted by Denise Loter-Koch on Dec 22, 2017

FISHBOWL IS A BUSINESS AUTOMATION PLATFORM - We are happy to announce the release of Fishbowl 2017.13. This release includes new features as well as a few bug fixes. Before you take any steps to upgrade, please read the important instructions at the bottom of the page. Below you will find some of the great features included in Fishbowl 2017.13.

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Topics: Customer Relationship Management, QuickBooks Warehouse Inventory Management, Fishbowl Inventory Management, QuickBooks Add-ons & Extensions, Vendor Management

Tax Fraud can bring serious consequences

Posted by Avalara on Dec 7, 2017

Washington businessman Mark Standley was recently sentenced to six years in prison for one of the largest sales tax thefts in Washington state history. As the owner of a drywall company, Standley drastically under-reported the amount of sales tax collected from customers over a six year time period.
According to court documents, he only paid the Department of Revenue (DOR) $3,000 of the $855,000 tax owed. To make matters worse, Standley refused to pay workers’ compensation premiums for his employees.

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Topics: Small Business Accounting, QuickBooks Add-ons & Extensions, QuickBooks Software, Avalara, Taxes, Sales Tax



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