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The Holidays Are Here...
Saying Thank You During
the Holiday Season
Personalized gifts: Send something that's personalized. You can go to the 'Personalization Mall' and find some great deals. You can then choose something especially for them.
Magazine subscriptions: If you know of a magazine that might interest them, sign them up for a one-year subscription.
Baskets: If you know they like chocolate or fruit, you could send them a little basket.
Charities: Make a donation in their name to a charity you know they are interested in. They will then receive a double thank you (from you and the charity) and they'll know that you care about them because you listened to what they care about.
Just remember ... it doesn't have to be expensive for them to know
different areas of a company separately by department or location
To turn class tracking on:
To create a list of classes:
Note: Check with your accounting professional before doing this to be sure that's how they'd like it done. YMMV!
Twas The Night Before Christmas (Texas Style)
Not stockings, but boots, at the foot of their bed,
And I saw 'cross the prairie, like a shot from a gun,
"Come on there Buck, Poncho, & Prince, to the right,
As he stepped from the buckboard, he was really a sight,
And he filled up their boots with such presents galore,
"Am I the real Santa? Well, what do you think?"
- Employer's Quarterly TWC (Texas Workforce Commission)
- Employer's Annual FUTA (Form 940)
- Forms W-2, Annual Wage and Tax Statement must to recipients
- Forms 1099-Misc, Miscellaneous Income to recipients
- Forms 1099-B, Interest Income Statement
- Forms 1099-Div, Dividend Income Statement
Love My Netbook
1.) Stick with XP or another low overhead operating system. You don't have a lot of extra computing power and you definitely don't have the hard drive storage. Keep your operating system to the bare minimum to maximize what power you have for work.
2.) Upgrade the memory. That was the first thing I did with mine, even before I turned it on the first time. You can somewhat make up for a slower processor by throwing in as much memory as the machine will hold.
3.) One...thing...at...a...time. In this day and age of multi-tasking this may seem like a foreign concept. However, I've found I can run some pretty beefy programs (read "games") as long as I don't have anything else running (such as Skype or Twirl). If your netbook slows to a crawl, check and see if you have anything running that doesn't need to be.
4.) The touchpad is for emergencies only. Seriously, get a cheap wireless USB mouse (or bluetooth if your netbook supports it). I've got a great little Verbatim mouse that even has a space to store the USB plug right in the bottom.
5.) Stop squinting to watch movies on the go. Sure your iPod Touch is great for watching movies...oh wait..no it's not. Tiny screen and not a lot of storage space really limits your viewing pleasure. Why not load up a few movies on your netbook before you jump on the plane? It's also great to store your MP3s and other media files.
There are a lot of other things you can do with a netbook. One way to not feel the loss of computing power is to remote into your office computer. Sure the screen will be smaller but you'll have access to your desktops files, printers, and (most importantly) you'll be using its processor and memory!
I'd die without my netbook. Well, I'd be at much more of a disadvantage
without it. And I'd probably have a bad back from lugging my ancient
2-ton laptop around. If you have a netbook, make the most of it.
If you don't, why not?
... A Realtor's Dream Job
When starting her business, she decided that since Holly McCormick
was her name, it was just natural for her to use that name for her
Holly's ideal client is someone who wants a Realtor who loves negotiating and who has a marketing background. In other words, she loves working with sellers who like to make money on their sale and buyers who want to save money when purchasing a home. She wants someone who is motivated and serious to buy or sell.
To find out more about Holly, check out site at http://www.hollymccormick.com.
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This newsletter is published monthly by Candy Beauchamp of OffAssist. © 2009Much of the advice in this newsletter is based upon the research, professional and personal experiences of the authors. If the reader has any questions concerning any material or procedure mentioned, the publisher and authors strongly suggest seeking the advice of a qualified CPA or other professional.