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Can I Create Customer Acknowledgements and Purchase Orders at Once?
May 17, 2019 at 2:16 pm

Question: Is there a way to create both a customer acknowledgement and vendor purchase order at once in QuickBooks? I used to be able to do it in ProfitMaker, but in QuickBooks, I am having to enter information twice. Answer: Yes, there is, but you need the correct QuickBooks software and know what procedure to…

Improving By 'I'm Proving'
May 6, 2019 at 11:36 am

I talk with lots of people that want to change—change their income, change their health, change their relationships. Change is hard. In fact, change is impossible. You have proven this to yourself over and over again. Most people who want change want it fast. C’mon—we have fast food, instant coffee, same-day delivery from Amazon. We want…

What's The Difference Between Cash and Accrual Accounting?
May 2, 2019 at 2:07 pm

Question: What is the difference between cash and accrual accounting? Answer: Cash or accrual accounting refers to the timing of when income and expense events are officially recorded. Cash basis means income is included in your income statement when you actually receive payment from your customer. Similarly, the expenses are recorded the date you actually…

Speaking Your Customer's Language: How We Talk to Promo Buyers
April 23, 2019 at 4:19 pm

I'm not suggesting you need to learn a foreign language. What I am referring to is learning your client's vocabulary tendencies and professional lingo to better understand their mindset, along with their industry pitfalls and challenges as promo buyers. Doing so will open the door to more opportunity. Let’s be real: Sales is predominately a…

Have You Heard About OrderMaster?
April 18, 2019 at 3:29 pm

Question: Have you heard about OrderMaster? Answer: I’ve been asked this question quite a bit over the last few months by distributors whom I have helped convert from OrderMaster to a QuickBooks-based solution. With their help and a fair amount of detective work, I found the owner. I learned that OrderMaster is no longer being…

Stop, Thief!
April 15, 2019 at 10:12 am

To what lengths do you go to protect your valuables? Lock your home? Lock your car? Security system and cameras on your home? Alarm system on your car? Many people I know do all the above and more. But they are leaving the door wide open for the biggest thief of all. Who is the…

What the Heck Is Dye Migration, Anyway? Screenprinting on Polyester: Questions and Answers
April 11, 2019 at 11:27 am

In today's promotional product space, shirts constructed entirely of polyester or polyester blends are becoming more and more popular because of their softness. Why does it cost more to print on garments with polyester or rayon in them? The answer is that, when decorating garments consisting of polyester, the screenprint process requires a few tweaks due to an effect that can occur called "dye migration"...

Be Careful Before You Upgrade to Windows 10
April 5, 2019 at 1:32 pm

Question: I have QuickBooks Premier 2015. I want to upgrade to Windows 10. Will that work? Answer: I’m so glad you asked before upgrading. Technology is both a blessing and a curse, and making changes in one program can impact older programs negatively and cause them to stop working. That would be the case in…