Annual Credit Check More Important Than Ever

Posted on 28. Jan, 2016 by in Bookkeeping Articles, Services, Small Business Tips

An Annual Credit Check is more important than ever. Last year, the IRS admitted to a major breach into taxpayer records. This breach was not a hacking operation. The thieves had valid names, addresses, Social Security Numbers and more. They used this information to get by the security measures in place on the IRS website. […]

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Apps to Track Your Mileage

Posted on 30. Dec, 2015 by in iOS Tips, MAC Tip, Services, VirtualConnections Newsletter

If you take business mileage deduction, then you know the IRS requires you to track your mileage. There are a couple of apps that make this process easier and no fumbling around for that mileage log. MileBug – This app costs $3 and is available for Android, IOS and Windows smartphones. MileBug allows you to […]

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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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Tis the Season…for Review

Posted on 10. Dec, 2015 by in Bookkeeping Articles, QuickBooks, Services, Small Business Tips, VirtualConnections Newsletter

As 2015 winds to a close, there are a number of tasks that should be reviewed. To help you plan accordingly, here are some things to consider. Employee benefits. Most employer benefit plans have enrollment periods that coincide with the calendar. Please review your benefit options with your employer and make any necessary changes. Common […]

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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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