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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…

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 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…

Put the Extra in the Ordinary
November 18, 2019 at 2:46 pm

Many people seem to go through life satisfied with just being ordinary; okay with just doing okay. But there’s an amazing world and wonderful options available for all of us who are willing to reach for more and go beyond ordinary. It’s called extraordinary. We can all turn what otherwise might just be just an…

How Data Can Take Your Promo Business to the Next Level (and 4 Metrics to Monitor)
November 13, 2019 at 2:35 pm

You don’t have to be a guru or a numbers person to capture and digest the data that will help focus your promo business efforts. Depending on the size of your company and the type of insights you want to acquire, there are a variety of options. Here are some questions data can help you answer and metrics to focus on...