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Which QuickBooks Is Right For Me?

A reader asks, “I want to switch to QuickBooks, but I don’t know which one to pick. I spoke to Intuit, and they say I should purchase QuickBooks Online, and it will do everything I need. Is that true?” Read today’s edition of “Ask the Accountant” for the answer…

Leadership Matters to Everyone

This two-minute #RyansRemarks No. 48 video shows that everyone has the ability to become a great leader. It explains simple and tangible ideas anyone can follow to improve their leadership skills...

GOAT Status

Like many Americans, I’m currently obsessed with ABC’s thrilling prime-time competition “Jeopardy! The Greatest of All Time.” The tournament features the iconic trivia show’s all-time best players: James Holzhauer, aka...

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Sales + Marketing

This two-minute #RyansRemarks No. 48 video shows that everyone has the ability to become a great leader. It explains simple and tangible ideas anyone can follow to improve their leadership skills...

Like many Americans, I’m currently obsessed with ABC’s thrilling prime-time competition “Jeopardy! The Greatest of All Time.” The tournament features the iconic trivia show’s all-time best players: James Holzhauer, aka...

In this short #RyansRemarks video, you will be reminded of or learn that sales and marketing are NOT the same thing. They are, however, important and close cousins...

Promo Products

A reader asks, “My accountant says that I should switch to QuickBooks for my accounting system. She said that QuickBooks Pro should work just fine for my business. Is that what I should use?” Read today’s edition of “Ask the Accountant” for the answer…

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, “Is there a way to create both a Customer Acknowledgement and Vendor Purchase Order at once in QuickBooks?” Read today’s edition of “Ask the Accountant” for the answer…

Industry News

This holiday season marketers are leveraging augmented reality to drive both consumer engagement and purchases; some include print...

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...

Business Strategy

Can you believe 2019 is coming to a close? It feels like just yesterday I was watching New Year’s resolutions gone wrong—not mine, because I don’t make them. I do, however, want to continue my November editor’s note tradition of giving thanks...

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...

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...

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…