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First Annual Ultimate Accounting vCon – for Accounting Professionals to Accelerate your Success

Introducing A High-Content Accounting Conference With a Price Tag You Won’t Believe…

Are You Looking for Fresh Ideas to Grow Your Accounting Business, Practical Sessions to Update Your Accounting Software Skills, and Fun Ways to Connect with Peers, All on a Shoestring Budget (and That Doesn’t Take You Far from Home)?

If you answered yes, then I’d love to introduce you to the First Annual Ultimate Accounting vCon, a 2-day virtual conference (November 8-9, 2012) designed to help you: Read more

Why Sales Tax and Nexus Matter to Accountants – Plus Free Webinar: A Sales Tax Primer to Help Your Clients & Boost Your Business

Did you know sales tax audits are providing a good source of income for states during these difficult economic times?  Unfortunately it is no longer a matter of if a business will be faced with a sales tax audit, but when it will happen.  As an accounting professional (or business owner) are you aware of the latest sales tax laws and implications for your business or your clients?  Are you providing your clients with the information and advice they need to ensure compliance with the latest sales tax laws? Read more

Lesson Learned: What a Day! I sued a Client in Small Claims Court

This post is the experience and lessons learned from an Enrolled Agent (EA).  As small business owners, we can learn from ‘Tax Blonde’ and her experience (this isn’t my story — I do not provide tax services anymore) in the story below.

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Goodness, what a day.  I had the great displeasure of suing a (former) client of mine in small claims court.  This was not an easy decision for me, I struggled with it for quite a while.  It goes directly against my business philosophy of helping my clients.  I have had clients that haven’t paid me in the past, and I have let it go, but this one was different.  This one I just couldn’t stop thinking about it, it got to me.

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The Definitive Guide to Custom Reporting, Business Analysis and Data Extraction for QuickBooks

The man who knows more about QuickBooks reporting and data extraction than anyone on the planet is has agreed to let us inside his brain and gain access to his experience.  Don’t miss this!!!

Have you struggled to get that report out of QuickBooks that you can’t believe it doesn’t have?  Do you want to learn how to get it done without a rocket science degree and a crew of programmers? Read more

Do you want to Reach QuickBooks ProAdvisors or Accounting Professionals for your Product, Service or App?

Would you like to reach QuickBooks ProAdvisors, bookkeepers, CPAs and accounting professionals?  Do you wish they knew more about your product, service or app?  If so, then I encourage you to consider the sponsorship / advertising opportunities with Michelle L. Long, owner of Long for Success, LLC.  Read more

Social Media Power comes from Relationships not Numbers

When it comes to social media, many people focus on the numbers and how to increase them:  the number of followers, likes, friends, connections and more.  The power of social media is not just about the numbers.  Rather, the power of social media comes from the connections and relationships you build with your followers.  This has really become evident over the past 10 days of voting in the 2012 Small Business Influencer Awards.  I wanted to share my observations that illustrate the power of social media relationships. Read more

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