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Is Your Brand Supporting Your Success?
January 6, 2020 at 11:42 am

It’s curious to me that we are in the “branding business,” yet so many companies seem to have a brand that does not contribute to their success. Here’s a rule I learned many years ago: If you sell products, you will be asked to quote prices. If you sell solutions, you can name your price. Pick…

Do You Know Where Your Order History Is?
January 3, 2020 at 2:10 pm

Ask the Accountant… Question: Do You Know Where Your Order History Is? Answer: I have been working with OrderMaster users recently, because this software system is no longer supported by the manufacturer and the software is crashing. Hundreds of distributors have been using OM for as long as 20 years. It is now failing because…

Our 5 Favorite Promotional Products of the Week: Coasters, Chicken-Scented Firelogs and More
December 18, 2019 at 1:36 pm

It felt like it rained for a month straight here in Philadelphia, but we managed to get out into the world and find a few promotional products that caught our eyes. Check out this week's edition of our five favorite promotional products, which include a neat idea using coasters, a meat-heavy holiday shop and the return of KFC's chicken-scented firelog...

John Lennon Said It Best
December 16, 2019 at 11:41 am

No matter what your faith, these words from John Lennon’s song "Happy Xmas (War Is Over)" are an awesome reflection for all of us at this time of the year. Take a few moments and reflect on these words: So this is Christmas And what have you done Another year over And a new one…

Which Invoices Are Open? When Are They Due?
December 20, 2019 at 2:34 pm

Ask the Accountant… Question: How can I find out which invoices are open and when they are due? Answer: In QuickBooks Premier, go to: "Reports" > "Customers and Receivables" > "A/R Aging Detail" This report will list all of your open invoices and their due dates. It will also “age” the invoices, showing how long…

Which QuickBooks Edition Is Right for You?
December 6, 2019 at 12:43 pm

Ask the Accountant… Question: I am downloading QuickBooks Premier. Which edition do I pick? Answer: QB Premier has multiple editions built into it. You purchase QB Premier, but select the edition when you are downloading the software. For our industry, choose the Manufacturing and Wholesale Edition. It best suits our business needs, and has a…

Visualization Creates Realization
December 2, 2019 at 11:33 am

Some business advisors encourage entrepreneurs to have a vision for their business. I agree. And I would encourage you to go much farther. Take some time to close your eyes and envision what your business will look like many years from now. Envision the building. Envision the number of employees. Envision your levels of sales…