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The Holidays Are Here...
Small Business Success
- 3 Ways Gratitude Can Grow Your Business
2. Write it down. My coach, Melanie Benson Strick, Success Connections, has a great daily journal which includes a space to write 5 things you're grateful for each day. Writing is a physical activity, so again you're anchoring that gratitude feeling in your body. If you're really struggling right now, I would suggest taking a few minutes and writing down everything you're grateful for each day.
3. Put out a reminder. My grandfather gave me
a stuffed bear. But not just any stuffed bear, this bear has a little
button on it and a story. The story is a bit longer than what I
want to get into now, but the gist of it is this -- the bear comes
from a magical land and represents an emotion. When you push the
button and give it a hug, the emotion is released. My particular
bear is about love. I've put the bear out so I can see it every
day, and when I see it, it reminds me to be grateful. (And yes,
sometimes I push the button and give it a hug as well.)
It only takes a few minutes, but the results can be amazing. I
challenge all of you to try it for 30 days and see if your business
and your life start to improve.
Deleting Duplicate Entries
Q: While reviewing reports, I noticed that a customer invoice was duplicated, as well as the payment for that invoice. I was able to delete the 2nd invoice, but when I run a receivables report, it shows the extra payment as a credit. How do I delete the 2nd payment?
A: Easy Fix – go to the Customer Center, select the correct customer along the left-hand column, and run a QuickReport for that customer by right clicking on the name. Make sure your report covers the date range in question. Find the 2nd payment, double click to open it, and then delete it. To delete, select Edit at top of screen, then Delete Payment.
Note: Check with your accounting professional before doing this to be sure that's how they'd like it done. YMMV!
Eager To Impress The Boss
"Listen," said the CEO, "this is a very sensitive and important document here, and my secretary has gone for the night. Can you make this thing work?"
"Certainly," said the young executive. He turned the machine on, inserted the paper, and pressed the start button.
"Excellent, excellent!" said the CEO as his paper disappeared inside the machine. "I just need one copy."
- Texas Franchise Tax return final due date (if extension filed 5/15)
- IRS Monthly payroll tax deposits due for October issued payroll
- Sales & Use Tax Return due for monthly filers
- IRS Monthly payroll tax deposits due for November issued payroll
- Sales & Use Tax Return due for monthly filers
If you are like me, the time after upgrading your system can be tough on your hard drive. You spend hours installing the new operating system, drivers, office applications, and other tools you normally use. You then go back and start deleting a lot of the things you just finished downloading off the Internet.
After a while this activity can begin to slow down your computer. I know I've harped on defragmenting your drive in the past, but with the new Windows 7 just out, I know a lot of people probably forgot to go back and check their drefragmenting settings.
The easiest way to do this is as follows:
I am loving Windows 7. It’s stable and has very few compatitiblity issues. But, I'd like to hear from you. What issues have you had with Windows 7? Is there a "Deal Breaker" that sent you running back to XP? Send me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. I'd like to hear from you and pass along any information you may have to our other readers.
Til next time!.
Tom Beauchamp is the marketing and tech expert behind OffAssist. He can be reached at email@example.com.
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