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
I’ve recorded a couple of quick videos (more coming soon) about QuickBooks Online. Especially for people who want to get started using the New QuickBooks Online quickly. Please feel free to share these with your clients or co-workers too! 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.
This free webinar will help you understand value pricing vs. hourly pricing and how implementing the use of QuickBooks Online Wholesale Pricing will transform your business. We will discuss the benefits of value pricing for accounting professionals and their clients. Learn about the trends and relevant results from Intuit’s 2013 Average Billing Rate Survey. Discover how to create packages of your services and determine price levels. We will discuss wholesale pricing for QuickBooks Online, how to get it and incorporate it into your packages and pricing to make your business more profitable. Learn how to identify initial clients to convert to value pricing, the importance of a clearly defined engagement letter and how to implement, monitor and evaluate the results. Read more
Send us your digital photo of how you are a virtual or 21st century accountant, are using one of our sponsor’s products, or have implemented something you learned in previous vcons. 6 winners will win a full conference registration. Right now, that’s worth $199. If you’ve already registered for the conference, we’ll send you a check back for the amount of registration fee you paid. Full contest rules here:
Exciting News — Don’t Miss Event for Small Businesses, Accountants and Developers from Intuit QuickBooks
I know many of you are heads down into tax season, which is why I wanted to share this exciting, exclusive news with you now! Save the date and plan to attend a new, major event planned by Intuit QuickBooks for the fall of 2014 in the Bay Area of California. If you’re like me, I know you will want to make sure you do not miss anything during this major event for small business and the accounting industry.
Intuit sources have confirmed that on October 22-23 in San Jose, CA, they will host an event that will bring together small businesses, accounting professionals (i.e accountants, CPAs, Bookkeepers, ProAdvisors, etc.) and developers creating a great opportunity to develop relationships with each other in a way that has not been available previously.
More details, including the name and info about how to register to attend, will be available soon so stay subscribed for more information about this exciting new event! Save the date for this must attend event and I will see you there!
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,
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