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And the Award Goes to: Helping Your Customers Drive Sales with End-of-Year Recognition Awards
November 23, 2022 at 8:00 am

For employees who’ve reached noteworthy goals and employers who want to inspire more achievement, it’s the most wonderful time of the year: awards and recognition season. From November to January, companies will be giving year-end awards and deciding how to recognize employees over the next 12 months. If you plan, and educate your customers about…

One a Day to Win the Day
November 21, 2022 at 7:46 am

Recently I’m noticing a trend when I chat with folks in our industry. In my conversations I always like to hear what people are doing to grow their business. Time spent on business development. I define this as time spent prospecting. Lately what I am hearing is lots of excuses for not doing any business…

So Many Item Numbers
November 11, 2022 at 11:11 am

Ask the Accountant… Question: When I create orders in SAGE and bring them over into QuickBooks, I like to create generic items, such as apparel, and change the description each time. It seems like I would have too many items otherwise. What do you think? Answer: In QuickBooks Premier, you can have up to 14,500…

Beam Impact’s Mission to Shift $10 Billion from Brands to Nonprofits
November 7, 2022 at 10:40 am

“Customers today are so anxious that they’re not making a big enough impact in their day-to-day lives,” reveals Viveka Hulyalkar. “They would not only switch brands; they would even pay extra for a brand that they believe is more socially responsible.” The co-founder and CEO of Beam Impact shares how to turn consumer behaviors into…

What a Sales Funnel Is and Why Your Promo Business Needs One
November 3, 2022 at 2:38 pm

Most distributors rely on referrals and word of mouth to bring in new clients, with some also doing outreach efforts such as email, cold calling, etc. All these can bring in new clients, but are rather unreliable and unpredictable. To establish and grow a successful distributor business, you must consistently attract new qualified leads on…

Can I See What I Make On an Order in QuickBooks?
October 27, 2022 at 4:15 pm

Ask the Accountant… Question: Is there any way to see what I make on an order? Answer: Unfortunately, QuickBooks does not have the function of showing the gross profit of an order for non-inventory items, which is what most of a distributor’s orders are. If you create orders in SAGE, however, you can see what…

19 Easy Things You Can Do To Increase Your Online Presence
October 20, 2022 at 11:37 am

In today’s world, we have all become digital-first customers, whether we realize it or not. Having an online presence is critical for any business to succeed, or even remain in business. What Exactly Does it Mean To Have an Online Presence and Why You Need It Simply put, having an online presence means your business…

Your Mind is a Powerful GPS System
October 17, 2022 at 1:11 pm

Your mind is very powerful. We’ve all heard that most of us don’t use even 10% of the power of our mind. One way your mind is powerful is that it is like a GPS system. Your mind is wired to get you to the destinations of your dreams. But your mind can’t work.... Your…

How QuickBooks Premier Handles Sales Tax in Multiple States
October 14, 2022 at 10:07 am

Ask the Accountant… Question: I have to file sales tax in multiple states. How does QB Premier handle that? Answer: In QB Premier (and Enterprise), you create sales tax items to reflect each location and rate for which you make sales and collect sales tax. Many states, such as Louisiana, have sales tax codes that…

Finding The Spotlight: Six Ways to Ensure Your Marketing Stands Out
October 5, 2022 at 10:14 am

In the old days – and by old days, I mean 10 years ago – there was a stage and an audience when marketing a product or service. It was simple: Brands took the stage, shared their message with the audience, and that audience would decide what, if any, action to take. Fast-forward to today,…