Sharing Effective Marketing Tips & Ideas — What Works and What Doesn’t

Getting new customers or clients is an ongoing challenge for many accounting professionals and small business owners.  Common questions or comments  include:  How can I get new clients?  What are the most effective marketing methods? I’m an accountant (tax professional, or whatever) and I’m not good at sales.  I don’t want to seem pushy.  I don’t know how to get clients to grow my business.  Read this post for some marketing tips and ideas for accounting professionals, CPAs, tax professionals or other service providers.  We want YOU to share your marketing tips — what has worked for you and what didn’t work. Read more

A QuickBooks Checkup to Help Grow Your Business or Keep your Data File Healthy

Frequently businesses will offer customers a free checkup or screening.  For example, auto repair companies suggest you bring your car in for a free 28 point inspection or HVAC companies offer a free inspection of your air conditioner or furnace or similar offers for a free checkup or screening for something.  Accounting professionals, QuickBooks ProAdvisors, IT consultants and more can utilize this concept to help grow and expand your QuickBooks consulting services. Read more

Subscribe + Comment to Enter the Weekly Drawing to Win QuickBooks Accountant 2012

We announced the first Wednesday Winner of QuickBooks 2012 and you could be next!  To enter this weekly winner drawing, just subscribe to this blog and comment on the QuickBooks Tips, Tricks, Work Arounds and Short Cuts blog post.  Share your favorite tip or ask to see if someone knows how to do something quicker, easier, etc. in QuickBooks.  Then, you might be randomly selected as the next weekly winner from all the comments on that blog post (NOT this one) and win QuickBooks Accountant 2012 — FREE!  Hint:  Your odds of winning should be better during the weeks when a comment is required since not all subscribers usually comment. Read more

Intuit Service Outage affects Merchant Services, Email and other Online Services

Unfortunately Intuit’s servers are experiencing outages or delays in processing this week.  Affected services include Merchant Services (processing credit cards), QuickBooks Billing Solutions, emailing invoices or estimates and possibly other online services.  Intuit has posted the following on their Facebook page: Read more