Keyboard shortcuts can be a time saver when you are working in QuickBooks so I’m happy to share keyboard shortcuts for QuickBooks Online (QBO). Plus, you can use my One Click Trick in QuickBooks Online to create your own ‘icon bar’ to access things you use most frequently with just one click. The keyboard shortcuts will work in Chrome or Firefox.
The QBO keyboard shortcuts do not work in Internet Explorer (IE) (at this time). There are quite a few things in QBO that do not work correctly with IE 11 so you should not use IE for QuickBooks Online. Read more
Just a quick reminder that tomorrow (Feb. 15) is the deadline for the early bird rate for the award winning Ultimate Accounting vCon, hosted by two popular accounting industry thought leaders, Michelle Long and Sandi Smith Leyva. If you haven’t already registered, then now’s the time to lock in your discounted rate.
You can count on practical, grow-your-business advice plus great how-to sessions on all your favorite software and some you may not know about yet.
You’ll be able to:
- Learn how to monetize new revenue streams, and other great practice-building tips.
- Update your marketing, technology, and customer service skills.
- Grow your business and serve your clients better.
- Gain confidence, skills, and tools in the areas of:
- Estimating, packaging, and pricing your accounting services without losing your shirt.
- Identifying consulting opportunities with current clients.
- Maximizing client retention so you can keep your marketing costs lower.
- New technology and add-ons without getting completely overwhelmed with all the stuff that’s out there.
- Giving your clients choices so you can serve their needs even better.
- Save airline and hotel costs, stay cozy at home (no tired feet!), and still get live access to great training and accounting industry thought leaders.
- Win prizes.
Go here to sign up: http://accountingvcon.com/
To your success,
Congratulations to Intuit for being named #8 on Fortune’s Best Companies to work for. This is the 13th consecutive year Intuit has appeared on the list which is a great accomplishment. Listen to Intuit’s CEO Brad Smith’s message to employees and learn 13 things you may not know about Intuit here.
Although I am not an Intuit employee, I’m proud to say that I’ve been a contractor for Intuit for the past seven years. Plus, as an accounting professional I have used QuickBooks for nearly 20 years and I started teaching QuickBooks seminars in 1999. I think Intuit is a great company to work with — both as a contractor and an accountant! Read more
A Deep Dive into the New Intuit Rate Survey for Accounting Professionals — Includes Results for Canada, UK and Australia
Billing rates are important whether you are just starting your own CPA, accounting or bookkeeping firm or have been in business for years. If your rates are too low, then you’re leaving money on the table and it can be difficult to increase rates later. If you set your rates too high (based on your area, credentials, or other factors), then it may be hard to obtain new clients. So how do you know if your billing rates are too low or too high? What is the average billing rate for accounting services, payroll, tax, QuickBooks consulting, business consulting or personal financial planning services? The good news is several thousand accounting professionals responded to the 2013 Average Billing Rate Survey to help provide some insight into these questions. Read more
Whether you are a CPA, accountant, bookkeeper, QuickBooks ProAdvisor or a consultant, you should continually monitor and adjust/increase your billing rates on a regular basis. Hopefully, you continue to get more experience, expertise and knowledge making you more valuable to your clients. Plus, employees typically get a raise each year – and so should you! The beginning of the year is a good time to consider increasing the rates you charge.
With the 2013 Intuit Average Billing Rate Survey in hand, we can review changes from previous surveys and compare rates for ProAdvisors® vs. Non-ProAdvisors. Some results are expected while the changes over the years are interesting. Read more
Are you an accountant, CPA, bookkeeper, QuickBooks ProAdvisor or consultant with some clients who think your hourly billing rate is to high? Do you want to improve your profitability and make more money? Then, you need to join the growing trend for accounting professionals and implement value pricing. Read more
This is a great time of year to reassess, rethink, and refocus your business. If you want to add more profits to your business in 2014 and are not sure how you are going to do it, then I want to let you know of a program that is only available for the next few weeks, then it disappears forever. Read more