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What's The Difference Between Cash and Accrual Accounting?

A reader asks, “What’s the difference between cash and accrual accounting?” Read today’s edition of “Ask the Accountant” for the answer…

2020 Wish List

We have officially entered the fourth quarter, also known as the most wonderful time of the year for professionals. We’re all simply trying to stay afloat, as we work late hours to meet major deadlines, finalize the details of future strategies and update the Amazon wish lists that our holiday gift-buying relatives have been demanding in the midst of the madness...

Be Careful Before You Upgrade to Windows 10

A reader asks, “I have QuickBooks Premier 2015. I want to upgrade to Windows 10. Will that work? Read today’s edition of “Ask the Accountant” for the answer…

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A reader asks, “What’s the difference between cash and accrual accounting?” Read today’s edition of “Ask the Accountant” for the answer…

A reader asks, “I have QuickBooks Premier 2015. I want to upgrade to Windows 10. Will that work? Read today’s edition of “Ask the Accountant” for the answer…

A reader asks, “How do I handle a prepayment to a supplier in QuickBooks Premier?” Read today’s edition of “Ask the Accountant” for the answer…

Industry News

We have officially entered the fourth quarter, also known as the most wonderful time of the year for professionals. We’re all simply trying to stay afloat, as we work late hours to meet major deadlines, finalize the details of future strategies and update the Amazon wish lists that our holiday gift-buying relatives have been demanding in the midst of the madness...

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...

Sales + Marketing

This short #RyansRemarks video discusses that, in life, business and sales, “nothing is a done deal ... until it is a done deal.” And, it explains what that means to us when it comes to improving our performance...

In this two-minute #RyansRemarks video, you will gain insights of what “selling outside the box” means and why it matters. And, learn how to close more prospects and grow existing clients...

What happens when your nonprofit customers feel like they have an advisor on their side, one that does more than just print materials?...

Print Products

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...

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...

Business Strategy

A reader asks, “I have been working for a distributor for a few years, but I am thinking of leaving them and starting out on my own. What steps should I take?” Read today’s edition of “Ask the Accountant” for the answer…

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...

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…