Get Data From Here to There With A ZAP!

Posted on 27. Oct, 2015 by in Services, Small Business Tips, VirtualConnections Newsletter, Website Resource, Windows Resources/Tips

Need to get data from one app to another?   If so, it’s time to check out Zapier. You might be moving data manually from, let’s say, your shopping cart to your CRM or from Evernote to Google Docs, or something like that.  Zapier allows you to automate the process with what they call a Zap.  […]

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Plenty to Gain with Tax Planning

Posted on 09. Oct, 2015 by in Bookkeeping Articles, Small Business Tips, Tax Updates, VirtualConnections Newsletter

Consider conducting a tax planning exercise now to see if you can take actions to minimize your taxes. Here are some ideas to get you started. Assess your income. Begin by determining how your income this year will compare to last year’s income. Then apply any tax implications this income change may cause. If your […]

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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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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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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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Mid-Year Milestones

Posted on 11. Aug, 2015 by in Bookkeeping Articles, CEO Tips, Small Business Tips, VirtualConnections Newsletter

Wow, can you believe that it is already mid-August? Now that we’ve beyond the halfway mark, it’s time to see if we’re on track for our 2015 goals. To do that, we need to see if we’ve met our mid-year milestones. Managing By Milestones A milestone, in project management terms, is simply a point along […]

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Does Your Accounting Department Have Holes In It?

Posted on 10. Apr, 2015 by in Bookkeeping Articles, Small Business Tips, VirtualConnections Newsletter

You’ve got someone to do your federal and state income tax returns, and you have a bookkeeper. So that’s all that a small business needs when it comes to having an accounting department, right? Wrong. Large companies have many functions in their accounting departments, and small and mid-sized businesses need many of the same functions […]

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Are Your Workers Contractors or Employees?

Posted on 13. Jan, 2015 by in Bookkeeping Articles, Small Business Tips, Tax Updates, VirtualConnections Newsletter

If you have workers in your business, you likely made a decision when you hired them as to whether they should be an employee or a contractor. If all you hire is employees, then you have nothing to worry about. But if you hire contractors, there may be some financial risk you may taking that […]

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Do You Have a Revenue Plan for 2015?

Posted on 06. Jan, 2015 by in Bookkeeping Articles, Small Business Tips, VirtualConnections Newsletter

A great way to start the new year is to get clear on exactly how you can make your revenue goal number. A revenue plan is the perfect tool. You’ll need to be proficient in Excel, and if not, you can work with your accountant on this very important and enlightening spreadsheet.  Start by listing […]

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