Don’t be sorry you missed these 2 GREAT Events — QB Power Hour and QuickBooks Connect – now with Magic Johnson & Martha Stewart too!

I hope you will not be sorry you missed either of these great upcoming events!  Make sure to register now if you are an accountant, bookkeeper, CPA, QuickBooks ProAdvisor, small business owner, developer or a QuickBooks user!

Both are first time ever events and I’m super excited about both of them!  I hope you will register for them both NOW!

QB Power HourQB Power Hour

Join me and Hector Garcia for the inaugural webinar of the new, QB Power Hour webinar series.  QB Power Hour is a free webinar series designed and presented by two accounting professionals and Top 100 Small Business Influencers:  Michelle Long and Hector Garcia both of whom are very passionate about QuickBooks.   Read more

I’d appreciate your vote (just a click – no email required) for Small Business Influencer

I appreciate the votes and support in the past for Small Business Influencer.  It would be great if you could vote for me again this year and you only have to vote one time!  No email is required — just a click and that’s it!

Thanks for your support!  If you would like to ask other people to vote for me too, that would be great!  Only one vote per IP address so no need to worry about voting daily!

Thank you!


Extend QuickBooks to Streamline eCommerce and Shipping

Embracing eCommerce and expanding sales channels, is not something a business at any size can afford to ignore. With order volume growing, the next challenge is to ensure smooth operations: getting your customers the items they ordered, as fast as possible, while minimizing errors and warehouse labor costs.

Please, join me for this complementary webinar and you will:

  • Hear how integrating eCommerce applications into QuickBooks can drive efficiency
  • See a demo of OzLINK including eCommerce integration, pack validation, handling EDI/ASNs, and shipping
  • Learn how to automate Shipping to improve customer visibility and control costs
  • Get examples of customers who have created thousands of dollars in savings for their companies
  • Discover details about the Partner Program for accounting professionals

Register now for the FREE webinar.  If you cannot attend during the scheduled time,  register so you get the link for the recording emailed to you.   If you attend the live webinar, you may win free prizes like an autographed copy of my QuickBooks Practice Set!

The webinar is Tuesday, Sept. 9 and starts at 1:00 pm Central Time and lasts one hour.   Register now and please share with others who may benefit from the webinar!

Thanks and see you there!



NEWS Flash – New QuickBooks Online ADVANCED Certification! Join me at QuickBooks Connect for the first course!

We are very excited to share the news that QuickBooks® Online (QBO) Advanced Certification is coming to the QuickBooks ProAdvisor® Program! The exam won’t be available until November 5, but you can take the prep course and get access to the exam a full two weeks ahead of everyone else by coming to Intuit’s QuickBooks Connect event, Oct. 21-21, in San Jose, CA. QuickBooks Online ADVANCED certification!

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You Don’t Want to Miss QuickBooks Connect – Register by Aug 15 for the Early Bird Rate

Is QuickBooks part of your business?  If you are an accountant, entrepreneur, small business owner or a developer, then you should make plans to attend QuickBooks Connect October 21 – 23, 2014.  Intuit is creating a unique, highly anticipated event bringing us all together in one place!  I’m honored and excited to be speaking at this great event and I hope to see you there too! QuickBooks Connect 2014 (1) Read more

Get Time- and Money-Saving Practice Tips at the Ultimate Accounting vCon

The event of the year is next week, and as the presentations for the sessions come in, I am blown away by all of the handouts and freebies we have available for you.

We’ve just added a bonus Keynote session that will be presented by Michelle and Sandi on Wednesday, July 23, 2014, where you’ll gain insights into where the profession is headed, where the opportunities are, and how you can ride and harness the huge wave of industry change.

Participants like you make the event fun, so join in on the last vcon of this kind that we’re going to do before it’s too late!   This 2-day virtual conference is designed to help you:

  • Get the latest time- and money-saving updates, tips, and trends in accounting technology and practice management.
  • Gain confidence, update your skills (so you can charge more), and earn 12+ hours of CPE.
  • Virtually “meet” peers, share best practices and ideas, and win cool prizes.
  • Save airline and hotel costs, stay cozy at home, and still get live access to great training and accounting industry thought leaders.

Register before July 18 and save $50 off the $299 registration fee:

To your success,


P. S.  Please thank our Platinum Sponsors:

Right Networks®:  Trusted worldwide, Right Networks® is the leading provider of hosted applications for small business accounting firms. Right Networks hosts data and applications for a rapidly-growing client base. Right Networks is the right choice to move your organization into the cloud easily, reliably, and securely.

Intuit helps small businesses and accounting professionals save time managing their business finances so they can spend time doing what they love: growing their businesses.  From desktop to online, payroll to payments, small business to professional accounting and tax solutions, Intuit is leading the way in developing products and services so that customers can never imagine going back to the old way.

Funding Gates, the company behind FG Receivables Manager, is set on making collections the easiest part of running a business. With FG Receivables Manager, companies can effectively & effortlessly manage open invoices by moving their AR management to the cloud. Operating as a CRM for receivables management, FG Receivables Manager prioritizes customer accounts, allows users to take notes, log calls, send reminders & more.

ZenPayroll is delightful, modern payroll. Our comprehensive payroll service enables businesses to get set up and run payroll in minutes, from any web enabled device. All government payroll taxes, reporting, and compliance are taken care of automatically and paperlessly. Our customers span a wide range of industries, from technology startups to flower shops, bakeries, hotels, dentist offices, and more.

Xero is beautiful, easy to use online accounting and payroll software for small businesses and their advisors. The company has over 210,000 paying customers in more than 100 countries around the world.  Recently Xero garnered a five-star review for Software As Service from CPA Practice Advisor. The Xero US team is headquartered in San Francisco. Xero is hosted with Rackspace in Chicago. gives you command and control over your cash flow, payables, and receivables – anywhere, anytime. It rakes in receivables faster, shows you the best time to pay every bill and eliminates hours of paperwork and drudgery. It invoices your customers, pays the bills on your schedule, banks your deposits and even syncs everything with your accounting program, freeing your time – and your mind – to grow your business.

Zoho Books.  With Zoho, you focus on your business while we take care of the rest with apps that help you get more sales, get paid, support your customers and make your business more productive.

Sage One Accountant Edition: The smart choice for accountants and bookkeepers. Serve more small businesses in less time—and with fewer headaches—by working online with Sage’s new simplified cloud-based solution for accounting professionals.

Silver Sponsors

View our Multi currency payment Add on for QuickBooks/ Xero users.  Top 4 US banks charge USD40-50 and up to 4% in foreign currency margins, you can easily save USD$5,000 annually using this add on.

5-star rated on, TSheets is the time tracking solution that’s a real power player for payroll. Mobile, easy to use and works with most accounting solutions. Eliminate manual & duplicate time entry for super fast payroll & invoicing.

Bronze Sponsor

The SmartVault client portal makes it easy to access, manage, and securely share all your files and documents, anytime and from anywhere. Quickly and easily share documents or folders with users inside and outside of your company or firm.

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