Blogs

As Salespeople, We Don't Listen to Our Customers Enough!

Many salespeople suffer from a serious problem — they talk too much. Here is what we can learn from out customers if we let them talk.

Can I Still Buy QuickBooks Premier as a One-Time Purchase? (And Why You Should Be Careful With One-Time Purchases)

A reader asks, “I have been looking everywhere to purchase QuickBooks Premier 2021 to buy outright so I don’t have to go into a subscription. Where can I find it?” Read today’s edition of “Ask the Accountant” for the answer...

Disrupting the Status Quo & Building a Proven Business Model

Steve Schulze started Nekter Juice Bar out of a desire to live a healthy lifestyle. His passion quickly turned into a business opportunity that has grown from one store location to more than 200 locations and more than $100 million in sales. Tune in to hear more about overcoming failures, valuable advice about franchising and how to ensure long-term success...

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Sales + Marketing

Many salespeople suffer from a serious problem — they talk too much. Here is what we can learn from out customers if we let them talk.

It is easy to get stuck thinking about our regrets. There are people who continue to think about…

“Brands need to be authentic and real; they also need to keep in mind that two-thirds of consumer online shopping decisions come down to the photos they see,” shares Liz Giorgi. As co-founder and CEO of Soona, Giorgi found a way for companies to create fast and affordable professional content online. Listen to her story and valuable advice here...

Promo Products

A reader asks, “I have been looking everywhere to purchase QuickBooks Premier 2021 to buy outright so I don’t have to go into a subscription. Where can I find it?” Read today’s edition of “Ask the Accountant” for the answer...

A reader asks, “I keep reading about the QB Premier subscription. Why are we being forced into the online version?” Read today’s edition of “Ask the Accountant” for the answer...

A reader asks, “I filed my sales tax last week with the numbers in the QB sales tax liability report. When I ran the report again this week, the numbers had changed. What’s going on?” Read today’s edition of “Ask the Accountant” for the answer...

Business Strategy

Steve Schulze started Nekter Juice Bar out of a desire to live a healthy lifestyle. His passion quickly turned into a business opportunity that has grown from one store location to more than 200 locations and more than $100 million in sales. Tune in to hear more about overcoming failures, valuable advice about franchising and how to ensure long-term success...

As a business leader, you’re called to be the chief problem solver. How well you do in this role can be magnified by what you know.

“You can't lead others until you know how to lead yourself,” explains Russell Benaroya, a serial entrepreneur and author of "One Life to Lead." Tune in as our Million Dollar Monday guest shares the five principles to designing your best life and business....

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...

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...