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Is Enough Enough, Or Is Enough Not Enough?
July 1, 2019 at 2:58 pm

We’ve all heard people say, “Enough is enough.” The person saying it wants something to stop because they can no longer accept or deal with it. We’ve all said it from time to time. The truth is that “enough is enough” is also how most people live their lives. No matter where you are in…

Don't Know Which QuickBooks To Pick?
June 28, 2019 at 1:32 pm

Question: I want to switch to QuickBooks, but I don’t know which one to pick. I spoke to Intuit, and they say I should purchase QuickBooks Online, and it will do everything I need. Is that true? Answer: Our business is complex and unique and requires a software that can handle our complicated orders. While…

So Great It Should Almost Be Illegal
June 18, 2019 at 10:38 am

Fellow distributor owners and sales reps, have you ever stopped to think how unbelievably fortunate we are to be distributors? We don’t need to own any manufacturing equipment. We don’t need to own any manufacturing plants. We don’t need to hire manufacturing employees. We don’t need to invest in any inventory. All we need is…

Should I Settle for QuickBooks Pro Over Premier?
June 14, 2019 at 1:50 pm

Question: My accountant says that I should switch to QuickBooks for my accounting system. She said that QuickBooks Pro should work just fine for my business. Is that what I should use? Answer: I agree with the "QuickBooks" half of her answer, but suggest "Premier" be the other half. Using QuickBooks, because it is the…

Let Your Breath Take You Away
June 3, 2019 at 11:05 am

Business and life can be stressful. Most folks I know work hard to achieve great things in the future. And live with great regrets about past failures. Few of us know how to just enjoy the present, which is all we really have. The past is gone. The future isn’t here yet. The present is…

Rationalizing Your Way Out of Responsible Promo Sourcing
May 30, 2019 at 2:03 pm

To justify taking the easy way out and not having the harder, more educational conversations with their customers, both suppliers and distributors tell themselves all kinds of lies: “My customers aren’t asking for it,” “My competitors aren’t doing it,” “It’s too expensive” and “No one has been caught.” What they may not realize is that these lies are costing them business...

How to Reconcile Accounts on QuickBooks
May 31, 2019 at 1:46 pm

Question: I reconcile my bank account by hand. Do I need to do it in QuickBooks too? Answer: QuickBooks does have a reconcile function on all its products. It lists all the items that you posted as bank items, and then asks you to compare these to your actual bank statements. The QB Reconcile function…