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Harriet Gatter, owner of Accounting Support LLC, was an ad specialty distributor for 23 years and an adjunct professor of accounting at Neumann University. She sold her ad specialty business in 2012, became certified as a QuickBooks ProAdvisor, and now works exclusively with ad specialty distributors nationwide on their QuickBooks, order management and accounting needs.

A reader asks, “I need to change sales tax settings for a large number of my customers. Do I need to go into each customer to make the changes?” Read today’s edition of “Ask the Accountant” for the answer…

I’m always interested in new ideas to simplify the accounting, bookkeeping and order management systems for ad specialty distributors. And recently, my client, Bruce Cunningham of Great Ideas in Santa Fe, N.M., shared an idea that reduces paper usage and makes finding documents fast and easy...

A reader asks, “I have a vendor who has become a customer. QuickBooks will not let me use the same name. What do I do?” Read today’s edition of “Ask the Accountant” for the answer…

A reader asks, “I am new to the business. Do you have any advice as to how to price items?” Read today’s edition of “Ask the Accountant” for the answer…

A reader asks, “I don't like to show item numbers to my clients. Is there a way to avoid that in QuickBooks?” Read today’s edition of “Ask the Accountant” for the answer…

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