Blog

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:  http://accountingvcon.com

To your success,

Michelle

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.  http://www.rightnetworks.com/asp/accountingsuites

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. http://www.accountant.intuit.com

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.  https://www.fundinggates.com/?utm_source=Site&utm_medium=Sponsorship&utm_campaign=Vcon

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. https://zenpayroll.com/

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.

Bill.com 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. http://www.bill.com/

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. www.zoho.com

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. www.sage.com

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. http://www.transfermate.com/

5-star rated on Apps.com, 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. www.smartvault.com

Win an iPad mini, and Top 10 Reasons to Attend the Ultimate Accounting vCon

The 3rd Annual Ultimate Accounting vCon is less than a month away.  So we’re offering a little holiday  incentive:

$40 OFF Registration.  Expires Midnight PT, July 4, 2014.  Use coupon code INDEPENDENCE.  accounting vcon award

Register here:  http://accountingvcon.com/register/

Your chance to win an iPad Mini:  We’ll also draw a winner from everyone who has registered by July 4, 2014.

Ten Reasons why you should attend:

Read more

Want the learning and excitement of an accounting conference, but not the bills and travel?

Are you feeling a little left out not being able to attend one of the many accounting conferences this year because of their costly price tags, not to mention the air and hotel bills that can run into the thousands of $$?

If so, we’d love to invite you to the Ultimate Accounting vCon on July 24 -25, 2014.  It’s a virtual event you can wear your pajamas too because you can fully participate from your own PC!  accounting vcon award

It’s just as exciting (or more) as any of the other conferences that you have to fly to.   You’ll have a chat room to meet others (if you’re shy, this is perfect!).   There’s an exhibit hall to meet vendors and ask them questions.  And, the webinars are top class, brought to you by accounting industry thought leader Sandi Smith Leyva, CPA, and international trainer and author Michelle Long, CPA.

The best part is it’s 1/10th the cost.  You’ll get your return on investment back 10 times faster and that’s pretty smart for your business’s bottom line.    Plus, your feet won’t be tired.  The benefits are truly endless!

Update Both Your Practice Management and Your Tech Skills, Plus a Coupon Code for More Savings

The vCon is a 2-day virtual conference designed to help you:

  • Learn practice management tips on pricing, handling client challenges, and adding new profitable services.
  • Discover the latest technical updates on your favorite accounting software
  • Virtually “meet” peers, share best practices and ideas, and win cool prizes.
  • Gain the confidence, skills, and tools to serve your clients better and get rewarded in the process
  • Earn 12 hours of CPE that can actually make you money.

To find out more and to register, visit our website at:   http://accountingvcon.com

Get high-payback, practical advice and tips that will help you grow your accounting and QuickBooks consulting practice.

To your success,

Michelle

P.S.  Use coupon code APPIFY for even more savings off your registration fee.  But hurry, the coupon expires July 1, 2014.

P.S.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.  http://www.rightnetworks.com/asp/accountingsuites

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. http://www.accountant.intuit.com

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.  https://www.fundinggates.com/?utm_source=Site&utm_medium=Sponsorship&utm_campaign=Vcon

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. https://zenpayroll.com/

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.

Bill.com 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. http://www.bill.com/

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. www.zoho.com

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. www.sage.com

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. http://www.transfermate.com/

5-star rated on Apps.com, 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. www.smartvault.com

 

Are you sure you are complying with ALL the sales tax laws? Would you like sales tax compliance to be easier?

Sales tax laws are so complex and many small businesses do not realize the complexity involved.  Thousands of sales tax jurisdictions and taxability rules. Tax-exempt customers. Tax filing deadlines. Avalara AvaTax streamlines it all – and works inside your billing system.

Join me for the webinar with Avalara on May 29 at 1:00 pm Central Time and we’ll discuss:   Read more

Do you want to streamline time tracking? Join me for a FREE webinar with TSheets! (you can thank me later!)

5-star rated on Intuit’s Apps.com, 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.

If you are a CPA, accountant, bookkeeper, QuickBooks ProAdvisor or a QuickBooks user; then join me for a webinar with TSheetTsheets Time Trackings.  Did you know that every 1.3 seconds, somewhere in the world, an employee interacts with a TSheets timesheet. From a desktop or a laptop computer, a cell phone or a smartphone app, via dial in or texting, email or the mobile web, there are practically as many ways to access TSheets in the cloud as there are work hours in the day. People seem to love things that make their lives easier. Read more

Who Still Uses Spreadsheets for Expense Reports? Really? Join me to learn about a better, easier way!

Automatically create expense reports from credit card charges and TripIt travel itineraries. Seamlessly sync your expenses with QuickBooks. Capture receipts, reimburse employees and get on with business. Do it all online, or go mobile!

If you are a CPA, accountant, bookkeeper or QuickBooks; then join me for a webinar with Concur.

Whether you do the books, advise on tax issues, or help streamline business processes for your clients, Concur can help you and your clients:

  • Save time and moneyConcur_logo
  • Get – and stay – organized
  • Take control of spending
  • Prevent fraud and decrease risk

Plus, once your clients are all using Concur, you won’t be dealing with a box (or storage bin) of receipts come tax time.

Join me for the Concur webinar on May 14 at 1:00 pm Central Time and we’ll discuss:

  • Key benefits of Concur – problems it solves
  • Who is it right for — which clients or industries
  • Quick demo of how it works — key features and integration
  • Comments from a peer — Beth Damis will be our guest.
  • Partner program

Register for the Concur webinar here.APPify the Processes

This is one of the APPify the Processes webinars.   Register now for all the FREE webinars.  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 webinars, you may win free prizes like an autographed copy of my books or other great prizes!

Prizes

For each webinar, there will be some prizes given away including:

  • Autographed copy of my QuickBooks Practice Set (or QB Online Practice Set) (Priceless!)
  • QuickBooks 2013 (either QB Accountant or QB Premier) (MSRP $399 or $499)
  • GRAND PRIZE — attend all 6 webinars live and you could win QB Enterprise 13.0 (MSRP $3,000)

Winners will be randomly selected from attendees of the live webinar.

Register for Each Webinar Below

May 20  TSheets Time Tracking – 5-star rated on Intuit’s Apps.com, 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.

Register for TSheets Time Tracking webinar here.

May 29  Avalara – Thousands of sales tax jurisdictions and taxability rules. Tax-exempt customers. Tax filing deadlines. Avalara AvaTax streamlines it all – and works inside your billing system.

Register for Avalara webinar here.

Did you miss these webinars in the APPify the Processes series:

Intuit – Learn how to APPify the Processes, conduct a needs assessment, identify, evaluate, test and implement apps.  We’ll discuss Intuit apps, the app center and more.

Watch the recording of the Intuit webinar here and download the handout here:  Intuit Apps.com – APPify the Processes.

ScanWriter  offers an unprecedented Data Entry Automation solution that enters 100’s of transactions into QuickBooks or Excel from your bank and credit card statements, bills, sales orders, and more!

Watch the recording of the  ScanWriter webinar here and download the handout here APPify ScanWriter.

Bill.com – Grow Your Practice with Bill Pay: Learn how to easily automate your client’s payables and receivables online. Route bills for approval, store and share documents, send invoices via email or US mail, pay and get paid, charge customers via ACH or credit card. Automatically sync with QuickBooks; Desktop, Hosted or Online. 

Watch the recording of the  Bill.com webinar here and download the handout here Bill.com webinar handouts.

Subcribe to my YouTube channel so you don’t miss any of them!

https://www.youtube.com/user/MichelleLongCPA

Plus, More Great Content with Fresh Ideas to Grow Your Practice

Join me for a high-content, award winning accounting conference with a price tag you won’t believe!  The Ultimate Accounting vCon is a 2 day virtual conference with practical, grow-your-business advice plus great how-to sessions on all your favorite software and some you may not know about yet.  Details and register here.

Page 5 of 43« First...34567...102030...Last »