Speed Up Receivables Using Intuit Payment Network

Slow customer payments is a common issue for many businesses. One way to address that problem is to make it easy for your customers to pay you. The complaint I hear from some is they don’t want the fees associated with credit cards. With the Intuit Payment Network, your customers can pay you electronically (via ACH) and your cost is only 50 cents per payment instead of a percent of the total amount!

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The Fine Art of Prioritization

Running a business usually means putting in over 40 hours a week. In fact, if you’re the typical entrepreneur, you have more ideas you want to implement than you have time for! That’s when proactive, strategically executed prioritization can make all the difference.

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Going Mobile

Do you need mobile access to estimates or customer payment information? Or do you have staff in multiple locations who need remote access to QuickBooks? I’m getting more requests from clients who want or need to access their QuickBooks remotely. While I did a series of articles on this a few years ago, I thought it time to give you an update.

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Five Cash Leaks to Avoid

Cash flow improvement is a hot issue for small businesses; in many businesses, it seems like there is never enough cash when you need it. The last thing a business owner wants is to reduce their cash balance unnecessarily. To help you preserve or increase your cash, here are five cash management leaks to avoid.

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8 Ways to Get Your Invoicing Done Quickly

Getting invoices done quickly not only helps bring the cash in from your customers faster, but improves productivity and can reduce overhead. While 15 minutes a day doesn’t seem like much, if you work 48 weeks a year (52 minus 2 weeks’ vacation and 10 holidays), 15 minutes a day is 60 hours a year. Just think what you or an employee can do with that extra time. Additional billable work, another sales call, or clocking out sooner. Financially, it’s $600/year for an employee making $10/hour , $1500 at $25/hour, $6000 for someone at $100/hour!

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Five Ways to Protect your Money

As entrepreneurs, we work hard for our money, and the last thing we need is to have it disappear due to fraud, hackers, or identity theft. Some people have called 2013 the year of the hacker, which is worrisome. But you’re far more likely to experience risks with disgruntled or financially desperate employees and contractors. And small businesses have a higher risk because it’s harder to segregate financial duties. Mistakes happen, too, and when they do it can be costly to get them corrected.

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