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Upgrade vs QuickBooks Online

Upgrade vs QuickBooks Online Intuit to Sunset QuickBooks Desktop Version 2016 Every year on April 30th Intuit sunsets versions of their QuickBooks desktop software (PC & Mac) that are more than 3 years old. Sunsetting is when a company chooses to stop supporting older product or version of software. On April 30, 2019 when Intuit sunsets the 2016 version of QuickBooks Desktop (Pro, Premier and Enterprise) users of this product will no longer have access to technical support related to the product or data. This also means that is you are using any other QuickBooks or Intuit connected services such as Payroll, Credit Card Processing, Bill Pay, Online Banking, QuickBooks Email, Accountants Copy Transfer Service, etc. will no longer work. Why does Intuit sunset QuickBooks' versions after 3 years? At any given time, Intuit must provide tech support for three [...]

5 Critical Qualities for Successful Self Employment

5 Critical Qualities for Successful Self Employment Taking the plunge and working for yourself can be one of the most rewarding experiences in the world. Being self-employed and having the freedom to do things under your control with passion for the work you do are what many consider to be the American Dream. However, self-employment can also be a daunting lifestyle for many. It takes dedication, hard work, and most of all, time, to make a name for yourself in your field.  Here are just a few of the qualities that successful self-employed people have: 1 Foresight Know what your goals are. When you work for yourself, there are no concrete paths to success. You need to carve your own way through the unknown. The best way to make it out alive is to have a measurable idea of what [...]

5 Steps to Get Your Small Business Started with Social Media

5 Steps to Get Your Small Business Started with Social Media Is your small business ready to reach a larger audience, build a loyal customer base, and establish brand recognition? Then it’s time for your small business to embrace social media marketing. Social media is a great way for your business to grow and increase profits for (almost) free. Proper social media management may take a little effort, but the payoff can be huge. If you don’t know how to begin, or if you have started and feel stuck, here are 5 simple tips to help get your business’ social media on its feet. 1. Choose Social Media Platforms When you use social media for business, the first thing you should consider is which platforms will be most effective. Not all social media is created equal, so take some time [...]

What Forms are Required for New Employees?

What Forms are Required for New Employees? Question: We are a small business and will begin hiring new employees this year. I want to make sure that we are compliant with all state and federal regulations. What are the required forms for new hires? Answer: As an employer, several forms are necessary (depending on your state) when hiring new employees, or when an existing employee requests a change to their payroll records. It is your responsibility to ensure that employees complete each of these forms, and to retain copies for your records in a secure location (since they contain personal data). These forms should be completed before the new hire’s start date. We suggest sending these forms to new employees as part of a welcome packet. This will give them an opportunity to complete the forms prior to the start [...]