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Is QuickBooks Making You Log Into Intuit?

A reader asks, “Why is QuickBooks Premier making me log into my Intuit account when I open my QB?” Read today’s edition of “Ask the Accountant” for the answer…

Where Can I Find Record of Vendors and Their Yearly Costs?

A reader asks, “I have to produce 1099’s for some of my vendors. How do I get a record of these vendors and their costs for the year?” Read today’s edition of “Ask the Accountant” for the answer…

Cooley Group Inc. Announces Rebrand and Celebrates 75 Years

In conjunction with its 75th year anniversary, Cooley Group Inc., Pittsford, N.Y., is introducing a new corporate brand. Over the past several years, Cooley Group has expanded its capabilities and is currently able to offer clients more products and services than ever before. The company provides a state-of-the-art online store platform that enables clients to build...

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A reader asks, “Why is QuickBooks Premier making me log into my Intuit account when I open my QB?” Read today’s edition of “Ask the Accountant” for the answer…

A reader asks, “I have to produce 1099’s for some of my vendors. How do I get a record of these vendors and their costs for the year?” Read today’s edition of “Ask the Accountant” for the answer…

It's been an interesting year, to put it mildly. Yet, with all the supply chain challenges, we've seen suppliers going above and beyond, doing everything in their power to assist their distributor partners. It's time to recognize the best of the best in our annual Supplier Excellence Awards! Voting is now open...

Industry News

In conjunction with its 75th year anniversary, Cooley Group Inc., Pittsford, N.Y., is introducing a new corporate brand. Over the past several years, Cooley Group has expanded its capabilities and is currently able to offer clients more products and services than ever before. The company provides a state-of-the-art online store platform that enables clients to build...

The heavy hitting headlines coming out of President Biden’s address on his Administration’s efforts to find a path out of the pandemic focused on OSHA’s pending Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) mandating COVID-19 vaccines for certain employers. Action item No. 5 of the six-point Path Out of the Pandemic plan unveiled on Sept. 9 garnered less attention, but is still worthy...

On July 27, 2021, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced new recommendations for vaccinated people in the continuing effort to control the spread of COVID-19. The CDC updated recommendations do not...

Business Strategy

It has been a tough year. No matter what kind of success we have had (or not had) as salespeople, work has been harder and the stress level has been off the charts. Our personal and professional lives have been upturned, and the changes and unknowns have given us more to simultaneously deal with than ever...

Sales + Marketing

Most sales teams do great at servicing existing business and reacting to new opportunities that come their way. They smother their clients with attention, and hand hold their projects through production. The clients love it, and often reward them with continued business...

While there is a great deal of wisdom in doing everything you can to keep your customers, there is also a growing understanding among business leaders that treating all customers the same is different from treating all customers fairly. The fact is that not all customers have the same level of... 

As we emerge from a year of lockdowns, restrictions, Zoom meetings, online catchups, and video face time, along with so many changes in life and in business, the decision to go back to attending events in-person is not clear cut. There are many considerations and factors affecting these decisions, including time, budget, comfort level, travel and more. Here are six business factors to add to your list...

Technology

A reader asks, “I have some very old software called OrderMaster on my computer. Should I worry about crashes and losing my information?” Read today’s edition of “Ask the Accountant” for the answer…

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…

Mergers and Acquisitions

It’s easy to forget that just a few months ago, we were all monitoring a flurry of mergers and acquisitions activity that signaled good economic health. But then the coronavirus arrived, impacting nearly every aspect of our personal and professional lives. Some sellers pressed the pause button on deals in hopes of obtaining pre-COVID valuations; buyers, on the other hand, wanted assurances that all lost business would return...

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...

Print Products

Depending upon which experts you heed, the U.S. Postal Service is either just a few months away from insolvency or it’s in no danger of running out of cash any time soon. The purpose of accounting, one of my favorite professors used to say, is to give people the information they need to make decisions. Postal accounting, however, is more like a Rorschach inkblot test...

COVID-19 may have frozen ad budgets, including direct mail, but the financial woes of the U.S. Postal Service have pre-dated the current crisis. Calls for postal reform to facilitate all types of fiscal fixes have gone unanswered, despite bipartisan support to get the job done...

What direct mail experience do your customers and prospects get when they receive your mail pieces? The first moment when they touch and interact with your mail piece is the moment when you either get a second look or get tossed into the trash. How many of your pieces are going into the trash? Probably more than you think, especially if...