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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Is QuickBooks 2015 For You?

Posted on 22. Oct, 2014 by in QuickBooks, VirtualConnections Newsletter

Intuit recently released their new version of QuickBooks 2015 to ProAdvisors before the product is released to the mass market this month. Intuit has also done some company rebranding and you will see a new Quickbooks logo. I had a chance to poke around a bit and highlighted some of the new features in hopes […]

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Preview of Some Key 2015 Tax Figures

Posted on 15. Oct, 2014 by in Tax Updates, VirtualConnections Newsletter

While official numbers for 2015 are not yet released by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), many figures are formulas set within the Internal Revenue Code (IRC) or are based on the Consumer Price Index (CPI) published by the Department of Labor. Using the release of recent CPI figures, a number of references are projecting 2015 […]

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iOS 8: Cool New Features

Posted on 13. Oct, 2014 by in MAC Tip, VirtualConnections Newsletter

There has been a lot of talk over the last month or so about the latest Apple operating system, iOS 8. As with any new operating system release, also comes a lot of negative comments. File size seemed to be the major issue as many did not have the space available for the update even […]

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Business Systems – Does Your Small Business Need a CRM?

Posted on 08. Oct, 2014 by in Small Business Tips, VirtualConnections Newsletter

Have you ever stayed at a hotel and then returned, finding that they have stocked your room with everything you asked for the last time you were here?  Your special allergenic pillow was already waiting for you, you were asked if you would like a dinner reservation made just like you always do the first […]

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Four Powerful Brainstorming Techniques

Posted on 26. Sep, 2014 by in Misc. Articles, VirtualConnections Newsletter

Guest post by Lynda McDaniel Our brains are always coming up with ideas and solutions—but we need a way to tap into them. Try these easy techniques to discover the fresh insights and inspiration awaiting you. Each technique workswell in solo sessions or as group activities. 1. Genius Generator Genius Generator is the perfect antidote […]

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Is There An App for That? Accounting Technology Today

Posted on 24. Sep, 2014 by in Small Business Tips, VirtualConnections Newsletter

By Linda Siniscal The technology side of the accounting industry is rapidly changing and expanding.  Literally hundreds, if not thousands of new companies and new software applications have sprung up to help small businesses automate their processes and save time and money. Accounting technology today is much more advanced than it was five years ago. […]

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Shortcut Your Management Time with Exception Reporting

Posted on 17. Sep, 2014 by in Small Business Tips, VirtualConnections Newsletter

By Linda Siniscal Do you spend a lot of time reviewing stacks of reports each month so you can get the information you need to make decisions?  Do you find out after the fact that something went wrong in your business and that if you had known about it sooner, you would have made different […]

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