Blogs

What You Should Know About QuickBooks Payment Reminders

A reader asks, “QuickBooks can send payment reminders to clients. What do you know about it?” Read today’s edition of “Ask the Accountant” for the answer…

Pro Tip

On March 11, 2020, Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert tested positive for COVID-19, resulting in the cancellation of NBA games across the league and eventually the suspension of the rest of the season after a brief “bubble experiment” in Walt Disney World...

Do I Have to Use QuickBooks Payroll?

A reader asks, “If I convert to QuickBooks, do I have to use QuickBooks Payroll?” Read today’s edition of “Ask the Accountant” for the answer…

Other Staff Bloggers
Promo Products

A reader asks, “QuickBooks can send payment reminders to clients. What do you know about it?” Read today’s edition of “Ask the Accountant” for the answer…

On March 11, 2020, Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert tested positive for COVID-19, resulting in the cancellation of NBA games across the league and eventually the suspension of the rest of the season after a brief “bubble experiment” in Walt Disney World...

A reader asks, “If I convert to QuickBooks, do I have to use QuickBooks Payroll?” Read today’s edition of “Ask the Accountant” for the answer…

Sales + Marketing

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...

In this short #RyansRemarks​​​​ video, Ryan reminds viewers of the importance of growing their sales. There are only TWO ways to grow your sales volume. Ryan extends a SUPER VIP special (in this video) offer to the first EIGHT people who sign up for this specialized sales training...

Industry News

The printing industry is filled with entrepreneurs who started a business to fulfill their vision. And guess what, those entrepreneurs had families. Those families are often engaged in the business. At times it could be brothers or sisters, and ultimately leads to adding the sons, daughters, nieces and nephews...

On the heels of last week’s House action on postal reform, the Senate this week got into the game by introducing companion legislation, the Postal Reform Act of 2021, to address USPS financial, service and transparency reforms. This bipartisan legislation, led by Senate Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman Gary Peter...

With an increasingly vaccinated world, it is time for Congress to address the next phase of industry sector relief and recovery. The live business events sector drives a huge amount of print demand, particularly in the apparel, promotions, wide-format, and commercial print segments...

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...