Intuit Merchant Services and PCI Compliance Fees

Recently small business owners and ProAdvisors who use Intuit Merchant Services had $35 – $100 withdrawn from their bank account for Payment Card Industry (PCI) Compliance Fees (as explained below).  This caused  complaints, confusion and frustration.  Intuit sent an an email notification however many people report that they did not receive the email and were surprised when the charge was deducted from their account.  Read on for more details, possible alternatives and information for QuickBooks ProAdvisors.  Read more

Special Event — Anything Goes Q&A with Advanced Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisors

I’m excited to invite you to Anything Goes!  A special live event in the Successful QuickBooks Consultants Linkedin Group on Tuesday, April 24 from 1:30 – 2:30 CT. The event includes a live Q&A event with Advanced Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisors, a special offer on QuickBooks Accountant 2012 and someone will win QuickBooks Accountant 2012 (MSRP $499.95)! Read more

Why Accounting Professionals and Bookkeepers should use QuickBooks Accountant vs. QuickBooks Pro

Do you wonder if you should get QuickBooks Accountant instead of QuickBooks Pro?  After all, QuickBooks Pro is cheaper.   Is QuickBooks Accountant really better than QuickBooks Pro?  Would QuickBooks Pro be sufficient?   If you are an accountant, bookkeeper, tax professional or QuickBooks consultant, then you really should get QuickBooks Accountant.  QuickBooks Accountant has the following unique features and functionality to help accounting professionals be more efficient and productive.  Read more

Creating an App for That and the Value of Outside Expertise for Your Business

I asked one of my clients, Dan Stratman (Captain Dan) creator of Airport Life® app to share his story of starting his business.  Captain Dan came up with the idea for the Airport Life app a couple of years ago.  He has invested about $100,000 of his own funds thus far and recently announced the launch of the mobile app to aid stressed and frustrated passengers.  I enjoy working with clients like Dan and seeing them succeed with their business! Here’s Captain Dan’s post about creating his business and the value of using outside resources and experts to help:

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How to Meet Your Income Goals Every Time

Does your business experience a feast/famine cycle when it comes to work and clients and revenue?

Are you just starting your business and wonder how you’re going to make the income you want?

Do you feel so busy that you fail to market when you know you should be?

Do you feel like you are in a reactive mode when it comes to marketing, just looking for the next client, then the next, then the next?

Are you having trouble attracting all of the clients you want?

Are you falling short of your desired revenue every year? Read more

Infographic: Details of Apple’s New iPad, Statistics on Tablet Sales, Market Share and Data Plans

I started with the original iPad and fell in love with it!  Then, I bought an iPad 2 so I could share my screen when presenting seminars.   For my use, I don’t see a need to get the New iPad — what about you?  Check out the infographic below on what’s new in the latest iPad, statistics on tablet sales, market share of tablets and info on which data plan would meet your needs. Read more