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How Can I Solve These QuickBooks Problems?
February 16, 2024 at 12:11 pm

Ask the Accountant… Question: My QB Premier is having problems. Can you suggest anything to try to fix this? Answer: The problem might be that you are missing an update. Go to Help > UPDATE QuickBooks Desktop > Update Now. This will download and install any updates you don’t yet have, provided your QB Premier…

Be Forgetful
February 5, 2024 at 10:02 am

The older I get the more I hear people talk about being forgetful. Forgetting where people put their keys Forgetting why people went into the kitchen Forgetting where people parked their cars In my view, being selectively forgetful is a great thing. Most people will never achieve their full potential because of fear: Fear of…

Meet Amy Williams: Attorney and Promotional Distributor
February 2, 2024 at 9:58 am

Ask the Accountant… Question: I get frequent requests for names of accounting or legal professionals “who know our industry.” They are few and far between. I was recently introduced to an attorney who indeed “knows our industry,” and you might want to meet her. Answer: Amy Williams is an attorney who is also an ad…

How a Digital Label Press Changes Everything
January 31, 2024 at 10:18 am

Labeling has become a marketing and branding tool every bit as critical as any other tool in a marketer’s toolbox. Distributors who understand the label market put themselves in a position to expand their books of business and add more value to their customer relationships than ever before. They can do this by helping their…

What’s Sexy About Outdoor Power Equipment Labels? Profit!
January 24, 2024 at 9:40 am

What’s sexy about an outdoor power equipment label? Profit. While industrial labels like those that go on outdoor power equipment may not be sexy, profit always is. What makes industrial labels so profitable? They are custom products that your customers can’t buy “just anywhere.” They require a precise match between the label material and the…

Peanut Butter is for Sandwiches
January 22, 2024 at 11:50 am

Many business people take a “peanut butter approach” to the way they manage their time and resources. Simply stated, the “peanut butter approach” is when business leaders spread their time and resources thinly across many tasks, similar to the way peanut butter is spread evenly across bread to make a sandwich. While this approach may…

QuickBooks Online For Free? Maybe Too Good to Be True for Distributors
December 1, 2023 at 7:00 am

Ask the Accountant… Question: I’ve seen an offer from QuickBooks to set up QuickBooks Online for free. Should I use that? Answer: QuickBooks wants as many businesses as possible to be in QB Online (QBO), and they are using many means to convince businesses to switch from QB Desktop or to start their business in…

Make Creativity a New Year’s Business Resolution
January 3, 2024 at 8:28 am

Have you ever thought about the value creativity brings to your business, to others, and to print industry as a whole? Without creativity, we would not have inkjet printing, data collection to measure and report on important KPIs, continued press automation to improve productivity and quality, and AI-driven data analysis to drive targeted marketing, and…

The Law of Attraction Series - Part 3
January 2, 2024 at 9:06 am

Recently I spent 10 days on a cruise that featured Esther Hicks, who has written many books about the law of attraction and appeared in the original version of the 2006 film, "The Secret." Over the course of my next few blogs, I will share some of my learnings. Third lesson: Perceive your desires as…

Which QuickBooks Online Version Is Right for Me?
December 22, 2023 at 7:00 am

Ask the Accountant… Question: I am looking at QuickBooks Online, but I don’t know which version to get. Can you help? Answer: QB Online (QBO) has four products: Simple Start, Essentials, QBO Plus, and Advanced. The products are listed in order of the number of features, with Simple Start having the least features and Advanced…