Harriet Gatter

Harriet Gatter

Harriet Gatter, owner of Accounting Support LLC, was an ad specialty distributor for 23 years and an adjunct professor of accounting at Neumann University. She sold her ad specialty business in 2012, became certified as a QuickBooks ProAdvisor, and now works exclusively with ad specialty distributors nationwide on their QuickBooks, order management and accounting needs.

When QuickBooks Enterprise is Overkill for Your Business

Ask the Accountant… Question: I have a Promotional Products business using QuickBooks Enterprise. Our business has changed, and QuickBooks Enterprise is overkill for us now. Can we convert from Enterprise to Premier? Answer: QuickBooks makes it easy to convert from Premier to Enterprise (a more expensive product), but not convert from Enterprise to Premier. I…

How Should You Mark Shipping on Orders?

Question: Should I put the real shipping or in-hands dates on the orders I send to suppliers? Answer: I always built in a cushion of a few days to prevent 11th hour heroics and to be prepared for client ignorance, like neglecting to tell me the event is at 8 a.m. or that they need…

How to Start A Business from Scratch

Question: I have been working for a Distributor for a few years, but am thinking of leaving them and starting out on my own. What steps should I take? Answer: Starting a business from scratch has many variables to be addressed, here are four from the accountant’s perspective. 1. Be sure you are free of…

Why Won't My QuickBooks Work on Windows 10?

Question: I have recently purchased a new computer with Microsoft 365 which includes Windows 10. Why won’t my QuickBooks work now? Answer: Microsoft 365 is a new licensing version of the Microsoft Office with which we are all familiar. There are two ways to purchase it: Web-based, which is accessed online Installed locally on your…