Three Costly Accounting Mistakes to Avoid

Posted on 10. Nov, 2015 by in Bookkeeping Articles, Services, Small Business Tips, Tax Updates, VirtualConnections Newsletter

Small business owners have a lot on their plates, and time simply does not allow you to become an expert in all the areas required for running a business.  Here are a couple of common mistakes that we see all the time.  Correcting them will help you be more productive and profitable in your business. […]

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Preview Key 2016 Tax Figures

Posted on 04. Nov, 2015 by in Bookkeeping Articles, QuickBooks, Services, Small Business Tips, Tax Updates, VirtualConnections Newsletter

While official numbers for 2016 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 reference sources are projecting […]

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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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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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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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Third Hand Vendor Resource: Mary Motz, ProVirtual Solutions

Posted on 26. Apr, 2012 by in Services, VirtualConnections Newsletter

One of the items on my list to tackle recently was revamping my website using a new WordPress theme as well as changing web hosting companies. Well as you all know that task alone can be quite daunting. Lucky for me, I called a fellow colleague Mary Motz of ProVirtual Solutions. I have known Mary […]

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Is QuickBooks 2011 For You?

Posted on 09. Nov, 2010 by in Services, VirtualConnections Newsletter

Intuit has launched QuickBooks 2011 and QuickBooks 2011 for MAC last month and I have outlined some of the new features for each version to help you make your decision on whether to upgrade. QuickBooks 2011 for PC: Customer Snapshot – see all your key customer information at a glance Batch Invoicing – now you […]

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How to Implement an Email Marketing Campaign – The Basics

Posted on 09. Sep, 2010 by in Services, VirtualConnections Newsletter

The use of email is a proven way to effectively market an online business. Anyone looking to start a new business or looking for new ways to increase their sales should consider including email marketing as part of their overall marketing strategy. When starting out with an email marketing campaign, you need to focus first […]

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5 Tasks a Virtual Assistant Can Do For a Business or Executive Coach

Posted on 04. Dec, 2009 by in Services

As a business or executive coach assisting clients with work/life balance issues, it’s important that you walk the talk of wise time management. Since you most likely suggest clients delegate more tasks to their staff and utilize their time effectively, it’s essential that you do the same. Using a virtual assistant is one way to […]

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