Blogs

How to Reconcile Accounts on QuickBooks

A reader asks, “I reconcile my bank account by hand. Do I need to do it in QuickBooks, too?” Read today’s edition of “Ask the Accountant” for the answer…

Everything’s Bigger in Texas

Texas is home to many things…the Alamo, country music, sprawling ranches, spicy chili, the Dallas Cowboys (love them or hate them), and so much more. “They” say that everything is BIGGER in Texas. This year, Texas is home to the inaugural PRINTING United show, housed in the expansive Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in the heart of Dallas...

Can I Integrate SAGE Online With QuickBooks on the Cloud?

A reader asks, “Can I have SAGE Online integrate with QuickBooks Premier if my QuickBooks is in a cloud-based storage platform?” Read today’s edition of “Ask the Accountant” for the answer…

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A reader asks, “I reconcile my bank account by hand. Do I need to do it in QuickBooks, too?” Read today’s edition of “Ask the Accountant” for the answer…

A reader asks, “Can I have SAGE Online integrate with QuickBooks Premier if my QuickBooks is in a cloud-based storage platform?” Read today’s edition of “Ask the Accountant” for the answer…

Having awarded promotional products grants to more than 7,000 nonprofit organizations since 2006, 4imprint swelled the total recently through its one by one program, honoring nearly 275 entities with endowments...

Industry News

Texas is home to many things…the Alamo, country music, sprawling ranches, spicy chili, the Dallas Cowboys (love them or hate them), and so much more. “They” say that everything is BIGGER in Texas. This year, Texas is home to the inaugural PRINTING United show, housed in the expansive Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in the heart of Dallas...

The U.S. House of Representatives House Committee of Oversight and Reform conducted a hearing about the financial condition of the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) on April 30. One thing was clear: Despite testimony from various constituents proposing ways to solve the problem, all sides agreed that the USPS’ financial condition remains dire...

Every year, I’m inspired by the people behind the trade printers that comprise Print+Promo's Top 50 Suppliers list. Their drive, creativity and passion for customer service is unparalleled. These companies are already finalizing their plans for 2019, which...

Sales + Marketing

No matter our official job title, we are all in customer service, simply doing our best to make clients feel heard, understood and supported. But, customer service representatives (CSRs) in the traditional sense typically are at the front line fielding the brunt of criticisms...

When asked how it’s going, giving month-to-month sales numbers is less preferable than providing trends in 90-days increments...

As much as I’d like time to stand still, before I know it, my kids will be graduating high school, ready to begin new adventures, and the advice, while similar in message, may be worded a bit differently. The focus will turn to finding jobs, pursuing passions and persevering after failure. Will that passion cross over into the print industry?...

Business Strategy

Throughout my life, I’ve always been proud of my ability to multitask, a skill that has been invaluable as a chief editor. After all, time is our most precious resource. When it is managed poorly, chaos ensues. So, real talk? Overseeing a...

When you think of a successful distributor, what comes to mind? You might think of annual revenue, customer count or number of employees. But, in this day and age, success should also be defined by how generous you are as a company. You’re probably asking yourself what that has to do with being a successful distributor—let me explain...

A reader asks, “How do I record an apparel order with more than one supplier?” Read today’s edition of “Ask the Accountant” for the answer…

Mergers and Acquisitions

Peter Schaefer, a principal at New Direction Partners, and Mark Michelson, editor-in-chief of Printing Impressions, a sister brand of Print+Promo, predict how the U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Div., will rule on the pending acquisition of LSC by Quad. They also discuss—assuming the deal gets finalized—how it will ultimately impact...

Just four months after closing on the acquisition of Madison Forms Corporation, Signal Hill, California-based PDF Print Communications is welcoming Trade Printers Inc. to its portfolio of companies...

Sometimes, despite our noblest intentions, a deal doesn’t come to fruition. There are a million reasons why. Maybe the buyer can’t secure the right financing. Maybe the valuation comes in under or over expectations. Maybe the numbers are just too far apart for the two sides to see eye-to-eye...

Technology

A reader asks, “Do I need to make changes to my supplier’s purchase order to match the supplier invoice?” Read today’s edition of “Ask the Accountant” for the answer…

A reader asks, “I have recently purchased a new computer with Microsoft Office 365 which includes Windows 10. Why won’t my QuickBooks work now?” Read today’s edition of “Ask the Accountant” for the answer…

A reader asks, “How can I find out if I have to collect sales taxes on additional charges such as screen charges and freight?” Read today’s edition of “Ask the Accountant” for the answer…

Print Products

Promotional calendars are hardly a new tool for printers to use when wooing customers and prospects. But, when a specimen like the 2019 wall planner from Diamond Packaging comes along, it asks us to think of printers’ calendars not just as marketing giveaways, but as works of art and platforms for interactive “smart” technologies as well...

Although USPS mailing promotions took a break in 2018, they are back for 2019. This year there are five old ones and one new one. Rob Hanks of Suttle-Straus Inc. highlights them here...

Tags and labels have a bright future ahead. Check out our fun video, sponsored by New Dimension Labels, to see what the Print+Promo staff had to say on the subject.