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Five Tax Deductions that Disappeared in 2018

Posted by Denise Loter-Koch on Jul 17, 2018

Under tax reform, taxpayers who itemize should be aware that deductions they may have previously counted on to reduce their taxable income have disappeared in 2018.

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Topics: Small Business Accounting, Taxes, Taxes in Oregon, Small Business Ideas

5 Tips for Conducting a Successful Interview & Key Questions

Posted by Hanna Vieregg on Jan 31, 2018

The interview process is essential for guiding your business to success. Hiring not only a qualified professional for the job, but also a good fit for the company is important for your business growth. Below is a list of key tips to effectively conduct an interview that allows you to clearly understand the candidate both on and off paper.  

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Topics: Small Business Ideas

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 Trends for 2018 You Need to Know

Posted by Denise Loter-Koch on Jan 12, 2018

 

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Topics: Small Business Accounting, Small Business Ideas

5 QuickBooks Reports You Need to Run in January

Posted by Denise Loter-Koch on Jan 4, 2018

2018 has begun. Does your accounting to-do list look like a clean slate, or are critical 2017 tasks still nagging?

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Topics: Small Business Accounting, QuickBooks Software, QuickBooks Desktop, QuickBooks Reporting, 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, QuickBooks Add-ons & Extensions, Small Business Ideas

10 Things Fishbowl Can Do That QuickBooks Can’t

Posted by Robert Lockard on Sep 18, 2017

Fishbowl is an inventory management solution that lets you do many things that even QuickBooks Enterprise can’t.

Because it offers so many features beyond QuickBooks and it integrates with that popular accounting software, Fishbowl lets small and midsize businesses stay with QuickBooks for much longer than they otherwise could as they outgrow QuickBooks’ feature set.

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Topics: QuickBooks Warehouse Inventory Management, QuickBooks Add-ons & Extensions, Small Business Accounting, QuickBooks Enterprise, Fishbowl Inventory Management, Small Business Ideas

7 Best Practices for QuickBooks Online

Posted by Denise Loter-Koch on Aug 30, 2017

Even if you’ve been using QuickBooks Online for a long time, it’s good to step back and evaluate your actions.

“Best practices” aren’t enforceable rules. They’re simply guidelines businesses commonly follow in one area or another. If you’re in retail, for example, one best practice might be to always ask customers checking out if they found everything they were looking for. This serves two purposes: It conveys a feeling of concern for the customer’s shopping experience, and it may also lead to increased sales.

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Topics: Small Business Accounting, QuickBooks Software, QuickBooks Online, QuickBooks Reporting, QuickBooks Reconciliation, Small Business Ideas

How to Prepare For A Computer Crash

Posted by Denise Loter-Koch on Jun 15, 2017

It’s a fear that everyone has that works with QuickBooks.  What do I do if my computer crashes?  All your company’s information, financials, customer information, and product information is contained in your company file and losing that could be very detrimental to a company.  Fortunately, there are safeguards you can take to prepare for a worst-case scenario. 

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Topics: QuickBooks Software, QuickBooks Training or How To, Cloud Hosting, QuickBooks Company File, Small Business Ideas

Fishbowl Inventory Consulting

Posted by Denise Loter-Koch on Jun 8, 2017

Find Out If Fishbowl Inventory Is Right For Your Business 

If you love QuickBooks but increasingly find that you need a better way to control inventory, it’s time for you to look at Fishbowl Inventory. As the number one inventory integration for QuickBooks, Fishbowl was designed for small and medium-sized companies in the retail, wholesale, manufacturing, service and distribution industries. 

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Topics: QuickBooks Warehouse Inventory Management, QuickBooks Add-ons & Extensions, QuickBooks Training or How To, Fishbowl Inventory Management, Small Business Ideas

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