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Already March? Where does the time go?
The event looks to be a great time! If any of you folks reading this will be in town for the event, drop me an email and we'll try to hook up for lunch, or coffee, or something. I'm sure I'll be tweeting as well.
Just in case that isn't enough to wear me out during tax season, I'll be heading to the IVAA VA Summit in Phoenix, Arizona, in April. I like attending these things. I admit it. I'm a bit of a conference geek--although, and people who've known me for years laugh when I say this, I'm terribly shy at these things.
I'm excited! Not only am I attending two cool, educational events this Spring, I'm also fulfilling one of my business goals. I made a commitment to myself to attend two conferences this year. That's one resolution done, and school's not even out yet!
How are you doing with your business goals this year?
Have you been to the OffAssist website lately? If you haven't, you should swing by www.offassist.com and check it out -- we've got a brand spanking new look and loads of new content and expanded VA resources.
Are you thinking about changing up your online image, too? Here's a few words of advice on the matter from the web firm (whom we are not clients of or in any way affiliated with), 3imagine:
It is essential for business owners to monitor whether their investment in a website is providing a good return. Are the products or services you provide easy to buy through your website? If the answer to your question is a no, you’re wasting a lot of your money and resources, causing more harm than good.
These are five important questions you need to ask yourself to figure out if it is time for a redesign:
Any gift to a charity is better than no gift. Start at a level
you're comfortable with now. Increase if, or more likely when, you
feel able and willing to. Look at what your generosity does for
others, and also observe the good that it does for you.
Article courtesy of ArticleRich.com
creating two different entries into my check register
When you are ready to make your deposit to the bank, click on “Record Deposits”, check all the pending payments to be deposited, ensure the bank account is correct, compare the “deposit total” to your deposit slip and save. When your transactions are downloaded from your bank, the balances will agree and QB should automatically “match” them. This will eliminate the duplicate entry. Unfortunately, you will need to go back to any prior duplicates and delete the entry that is NOT associated with a customer account to avoid “unmatching” payments to invoices.
Note: Check with your accounting professional before doing this to be sure that's how they'd like it done. YMMV!
In honor of St. Patrick's Day:
McQuillan walked into a bar and ordered martini after martini, each time removing the olives and placing them in a jar. When the jar was filled with olives and all the drinks consumed, the Irishman started to leave.
"S'cuse me," said a customer, who was puzzled over what McQuillan had done. "What was that all about?" "Nothing," said the Irishman, "my wife just sent me out for a jar of olives."
Don't forget to wear your green on March 17th!
- IRS Monthly payroll tax deposits due for February issued payroll
- U.S. Corporate Income Tax Return
- U.S. S-Corporation Income Tax Return
- Texas Sales & Use Tax Return due for monthly filer2
- US Individual Income Tax Return, Form 1040
- US Fiduciary Income Tax Return, Form 1041
- US Partnership Return of Income, Form 1065
- IRS Monthly payroll tax deposits due for March issued payroll
- Texas Sales & Use Tax Return due for monthly and quarterly filers
- Employer's Quarterly Payroll Tax Report(s) Form 941
- Employer's Quarterly TWC (Texas Workforce Commission)
a Network Drive
Two months ago (Dec 2009) we talked about external hard drives … what to look for and how you can use them. Today we are going to talk about how to set that hard drive up so that it is accessible from any computer on your network.
Sorry, Mac folks, I’m only covering sharing for XP and Win7.
Ok, so now Allen (in Accounting) can access Charlie's (in Sales)
invoice from last week. Engineering can now see Marketing’s current
datasheets for the next generation of products. Oh, and Mom can
also play all those nifty movies and mp3's that the kids have been
stockpiling. Sharing a network drive isn’t just about storage. It’s
about bringing people together!
South by Southwest interactive (SxSWi)
There is way too much on the SxSW website for anyone to navigate easily. Below we've culled a few links that we found interesting and hope you do too.
If you would like to be featured in the OffAssist spotlight column, and have not been featured in the past twelve months, contact Candy@OffAssist.com and we'll see if we can put you in the limelight.
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This newsletter is published monthly by Candy Beauchamp of OffAssist. © 2010Much 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.