Monthly Archives: November 2010

A Penny Saved Isn’t Always a Penny Earned

Is Your Bookkeeper Wasting Your Money? With good intentions and a desire to save money for their companies, bookkeepers often miss simple ways to save money. Many business owners think of the bookkeepers as a guardian of their funds. But what I frequently see is one of two problems. Continue reading

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Get Paid Faster and Reduce Bank Fees

I’m like every business – I like to get paid quickly. So, like other businesses, I try to make paying me as easy as possible. I was slow to accept credit cards because of the fees. Not only do banks often charge a monthly fee, but the bank also takes a percent of the sale, and depending on the provider, there can be other fees as well. If I wanted to let clients pay me online (whatever is easiest for them), I had to accept credit cards. Now, just like most businesses that accept credit cards, I accept those fees as a part of the cost of doing business. Continue reading

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What’s New in 2011? Pt. 2

Last week I listed some of the new features for 2011. Today, you’ll learn about some of the new features in QuickBooks Premier (not Pro) and Enterprise Solutions. Continue reading

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The New Point of Sale V10

The new version of Point of Sale is out. Usually, I’m like a kid in a candy store, excited to test it out and show it to clients. I can’t say that about this version. This year, rather than focus on adding new features, Intuit gave it a much simplified screen based on input from retailers. And, when visiting retail stores, they noticed that frequently there were post-its on the computers, so you can now leave sticky notes in your POS for staff. While those are nice features, they certainly do no warrant upgrading. And, when they worked on this facelift, they inadvertently got rid of or hid features many consultants and retailers use (like List Edit On/Off, adding columns to the sales receipt to use custom or other fields). The good news is that Intuit has listened to us Intuit Solution Providers and has agreed to continue to make version 9 available (which I really do like). Intuit has listened to our feedback on features we believe are important, and is working on making those features available again. They are hoping to have a revised version after the holidays. I’ll let you know. Continue reading

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What’s New in 2011?

The new versions of Pro, Premier and Enterprise Solutions are out. Here’s a partial list of new features in 2011. Continue reading

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