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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Seven Simple Ideas to Help Your Small Business

Posted on 13. Oct, 2015 by in Bookkeeping Articles, Small Business Tips

If you are like millions of taxpayers trying to make a living running a small business, you know it is tough out there. Here are seven ideas to help your business survive and thrive. Understand your cash flow. One of the biggest causes of business failure is lack of understanding cash flow. At the end […]

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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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MAC Tip: Sending Files from your Mac to your iPhone

Posted on 06. Oct, 2015 by in MAC Tip, Small Business Tips

If your Mac has Bluetooth 4 and a recent iOS device (iPhone 5 or later), you can easily send files from your Mac to your iOS device using AirDrop. All you need to do is right-click on the file you want to send, select AirDrop from the Messages menu, select the device you want to […]

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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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How to Avoid Sales Tax Surprises

Posted on 09. Sep, 2015 by in Bookkeeping Articles, Small Business Tips, Tax Updates

Sales tax laws are constantly changing, and sales tax audits have increased since states and local agencies have become creative about finding new ways to generate revenues.  If you haven’t made any changes in your sales tax procedures in a while, you are probably at risk. Taxability From state to state, the taxability of items […]

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