Five Smart Uses for Your Tax Refund

Posted on 12. May, 2016 by in Bookkeeping Articles, My Favorite Things, Services, Small Business Tips, Tax Updates

So you were fortunate enough to receive a tax refund this year. What are your plans for the money? Here are five ideas worth considering. 1. Pay down debt. Start with debts that carry the highest interest rates first, then move down the line. This is like savings on savings as you are freeing up […]

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Quickbooks Pro Offers Top Tips for Mastering QuickBooks for the Mac

Posted on 11. May, 2016 by in Bookkeeping Articles, MAC Tip, My Favorite Things, QuickBooks, Services, Small Business Tips

As a Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor providing bookkeeping services on the Mac platform, I know how important it is to keep up with the latest developments. QuickBooks Online and desktop versions for Mac 2016 offers Mac-based small business owners better tools to access their important financial information. QuickBooks Desktop for Mac Features: Designed Just for Your Mac.  Keep track […]

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How Pinterest and Instagram Can Make You Money

Posted on 27. Apr, 2016 by in iOS Tips, MAC Tip, Marketing Tips, My Favorite Things, Services, Small Business Tips, Social Networking

There’s a visual side to every business, and Pinterest and Instagram, which are social media applications, can show your customers and prospects what your business looks like form day to day.  Plus, you can have some real fun with it. Pinterest allows people to post graphics to online bulletin boards and share them with others.  […]

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Boost Your Accounting Know-How with These Terms

Posted on 31. Mar, 2016 by in Bookkeeping Articles, Misc. Articles, My Favorite Things, Services, Small Business Tips

Outsmart your accountant and other financial friends with these accounting-related definitions: Fiscal Year Most companies report their results on a calendar year, from January 1 through December 31.  Some companies use a different year for reporting, and that’s called a fiscal year.  For example, Intuit’s fiscal year runs from August 1 to July 31.  A […]

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Cool Tech Tools: Boost Team Collaboration with Slack

Posted on 03. Mar, 2016 by in iOS Tips, MAC Tip, My Favorite Things, Services, Small Business Tips, Social Networking

Slack is a relatively new collaboration tool that is designed to cut down on emails among team members and boost productivity.  It provides messaging by topic or channel so that threads of communication can be streamlined and accessed easily. Slack is a searchable messaging portal that allows document sharing from a team member’s computer or […]

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Be a Better Charitable Giver

Posted on 17. Dec, 2015 by in Bookkeeping Articles, Marketing Tips, My Favorite Things, QuickBooks, Services, Small Business Tips, VirtualConnections Newsletter

Simple moves to make your giving go further These days, we all want our money to go further and charitable donations are no exception. Yet sometimes, even well-intentioned gifts may end up going to a poorly run charity or the charity does not receive the full benefit of your gift. Here are some tips to […]

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Get Finance-Savvy with 10 Accounting Terms

Posted on 01. Dec, 2015 by in Bookkeeping Articles, My Favorite Things, QuickBooks, Small Business Tips, Tax Updates, VirtualConnections Newsletter

It’s good to know some basic accounting terms, and here are ten terms with friendly definitions for your review.  Asset:  Essentially, assets are what you own.   These include your bank accounts, business equipment, and even the amounts that customers owe you. Revenue:  Revenue is what you make.  Another word for it is Sales.  You generate […]

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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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My Favorite Things: Fujitsu ScanSnap Scanner

Posted on 13. May, 2015 by in Bookkeeping Articles, Misc. Articles, My Favorite Things

There is not a day that goes by that I am not using my Fujitsu ScanSnap Scanner (Model ix500). I have had many a scanner over the years and this one is by far the best one I owned. For one, it is compact and folds up neatly not taking up valuable real estate on […]

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Book Recommendation: Small Message, Big Impact: The Elevator Speech Effect

Posted on 29. Nov, 2012 by in My Favorite Things, VirtualConnections Newsletter

Terri L. Sjodin’s new work, Small Message, Big Impact: The Elevator Speech Effect, provides an entertaining, straightforward, and practical how-to guide on effectively communicating your critical message in a short period of time. She gives you an inspiring new perspective on the power of what she calls the Elevator Speech Effect and shows you how […]

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