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Why Integrate QuickBooks With SAGE?

A reader asks, “I see that QuickBooks integrates with SAGE Online. What are the benefits of doing this?” Read today’s edition of “Ask the Accountant” for the answer...

The Power of High Quality Media in E-Commerce

“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...

Don't Hesitate to Give Back

As the leader of your business, your main responsibilities include providing strategic direction for the business and the leadership necessary to get there — among other things. Chances are though, that you did not wake up one day and suddenly become the leader that you are today. Your skills, your empathy, and your drive have all been developed over time and you most likely were influenced by others along the way...

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A reader asks, “I see that QuickBooks integrates with SAGE Online. What are the benefits of doing this?” Read today’s edition of “Ask the Accountant” for the answer...

A reader asks, “I like QuickBooks Premier, but I would like to be able to use it when out of the office. Is there a way to do that?” Read today’s edition of “Ask the Accountant” for the answer...

A reader asks, “I recorded bill payments as being paid by check instead of by credit card. How do I fix that?” Read today’s edition of “Ask the Accountant” for the answer...

Sales + Marketing

“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...

Break-your-ankle platform boots are walking their way back to hearts, Avril Lavigne has a new album out, and, perhaps, most puzzling of all, Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck are engaged … to each other. Sweet. 2002 is back, baby!...

Being in the B2B space, keeping up with technology and marketing trends is essential for distributors. For starters, most of their customers (if not all) have adopted these technologies and expect their providers to do the same. However, distributors are notoriously slow to adopt new technology...

Business Strategy

As the leader of your business, your main responsibilities include providing strategic direction for the business and the leadership necessary to get there — among other things. Chances are though, that you did not wake up one day and suddenly become the leader that you are today. Your skills, your empathy, and your drive have all been developed over time and you most likely were influenced by others along the way...

Truncale describes how one organization took a different approach to improving departmental conflicts, and the results were surprising.

The U.S. Department of Labor published its yearly increases to the maximum civil penalties that may be assessed via OSHA citations.

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...