iOS9 Tips and Tricks

Posted on 07. Oct, 2015 by in iOS Tips, My Favorite Things, Small Business Tips, VirtualConnections Newsletter

iOS9 Tips and Tricks Have you upgraded to iOS 9 on your iPhone or iPad? While there are not many new visual features, there are quite a few new tricks making your iPhone and/or iPad a bit easier to move around. Searchable Settings: Not sure where to find a particular setting? There is now a […]

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MAC Tip: Sending Files from your Mac to your iPhone

Posted on 06. Oct, 2015 by in MAC Tip, Small Business Tips

If your Mac has Bluetooth 4 and a recent iOS device (iPhone 5 or later), you can easily send files from your Mac to your iOS device using AirDrop. All you need to do is right-click on the file you want to send, select AirDrop from the Messages menu, select the device you want to […]

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Are you ready for EMV?

Posted on 29. Sep, 2015 by in Bookkeeping Articles, Services, Small Business Tips

On October 1, 2015, small businesses who accept credit cards will be subjected to the new Europay, MasterCard, and Visa (EMV) standards. This is reflecting a shift from magnetic-strip credit cards to chip and pin cards now being issued. You may ask why the change? Almost half of the world’s credit card fraud now happens […]

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Introducing Periscope

Posted on 10. Sep, 2015 by in Bookkeeping Articles, Marketing Tips, Misc. Articles, Services, Small Business Tips, Social Networking, VirtualConnections Newsletter

It seems everywhere you turn you are hearing about Periscope. So what is Periscope? Periscope is a new social mobile app allowing you to stream live video from your phone to anyone who wants to watch. As a viewer, you can now see the world in real time through someone else’s eyes. As a broadcaster, […]

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How to Avoid Sales Tax Surprises

Posted on 09. Sep, 2015 by in Bookkeeping Articles, Small Business Tips, Tax Updates

Sales tax laws are constantly changing, and sales tax audits have increased since states and local agencies have become creative about finding new ways to generate revenues.  If you haven’t made any changes in your sales tax procedures in a while, you are probably at risk. Taxability From state to state, the taxability of items […]

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Cool Tech Tools:  Customer Portals

Posted on 08. Sep, 2015 by in Bookkeeping Articles, Services, Small Business Tips, Windows Resources/Tips

If you have a business where you have to send documents of any kind to your customers, then you may benefit from a portal.  You can save time on customer service and possibly postage and labor.  You will also look most professional while increasing service delivery. What Is a Portal? A portal is software in […]

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The Rule of 72 – A Tool You Can Use

Posted on 26. Aug, 2015 by in Bookkeeping Articles, Misc. Articles, Small Business Tips

The “Rule of 72” is an approximation technique for how long it will take an investment value to double using compound interest. Example: If you have $50,000 saved for your daughter’s college education and you place the money in an investment that yields 7%. How long will it take for the investment to become $100,000? […]

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ACA Strikes Again

Posted on 20. Aug, 2015 by in Bookkeeping Articles, Misc. Articles, Tax Updates

Are you prepared? The Affordable Care Act (ACA) continues to evolve as the IRS begins to address challenges faced during the past tax season. A recent IRS announcement warns taxpayers who use the Premium Tax Credit to file their 2014 tax return immediately. Failing to do so may cause the IRS to deny using the […]

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What to Do About Spam

Posted on 14. Aug, 2015 by in CEO Tips, MAC Tip, Misc. Articles, Small Business Tips, VirtualConnections Newsletter

Unfortunately, spam is an inevitable part of today’s digital world. The bad news is if you have your spam settings set too tightly, you will lose good emails. If you receive new prospects via email, you may miss out on good clients and revenue. If you have your settings too loose, you have to take […]

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Cool Tech Tools: When There’s No Internet, Use Your Personal Hotspot

Posted on 12. Aug, 2015 by in CEO Tips, MAC Tip, Misc. Articles, Small Business Tips, VirtualConnections Newsletter

Have you ever been in a situation where there’s no internet and you needed it? Or perhaps you’re at a hotel and don’t want to pay the extra $15 per day for wireless internet. If so, you’re not alone, and luckily, there’s a gadget for just about everything. This time, it’s a gadget you probably […]

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