QuickBooks Pro and Premier are terrific small business accounting applications. They serve millions of businesses capably. But you may find as you grow that the inventory-tracking features can’t meet your more sophisticated needs. Continue reading
Retail is all about having the right product at the right place for the right price. Although a simple concept, it’s a constant juggling act trying to balance those elements. To do so requires having constant control over your inventory, the type of control that a point of sale inventory system can give you. Continue reading
Paying your employees correctly and on time is an essential part of running your business. If you are new to the requirements of paying employees or if you need to teach a new staff member how to run payroll, you will discover that there are a lot of steps involved. You can make payroll easier with QuickBooks payroll services. Continue reading
The QuickBooks Item List is a powerful tool when it comes to managing, reporting and understanding your business. (To get there, click Lists | Item List)
Basically, the Item List is just that: any line item descriptions that are put on forms such as invoices or purchase orders. The line item can be an actual product description, or a customer discount, or even taxes and shipping/handling charges. Continue reading
Computer networks can be tricky things – all those layers of software, networking protocols, boxes of hardware, all of them interacting with each other in ways that can be difficult to predict or understand. Continue reading
Today, more than ever, your website is your company’s public image. As such, it needs to make a statement, inform the reader and present you as the company that they need. Your website design needs to be right. Continue reading
Inventory tracking can be problematic. Too much inventory on hand and you are tying up capital unnecessarily. Too little and you have back orders, maybe losing sales altogether. And you lose total control when physical inventory gets out of whack with the books. Competent inventory management is crucial for any company that sells product. Continue reading
The phone rings again. From the caller ID display, it’s easy to tell that this time it’s an executive officer who is calling. The network is down again, and now the boss wants to know what’s going on.
Unfortunately, far too many IT leaders get this call. Despite their best efforts, the inhouse IT services staff often cannot handle the volume of requests for new installations, let alone network upgrades, broken device troubleshooting and routine maintenance. Staggered shifts and six-day work weeks just do not seem to resolve the growing volume of requests. And before you know it, a catastrophic failure occurs on a network switch and you are in hot water. Continue reading
Are you considering adding ecommerce to your sales methods? It can be a huge boost for your business, as you will suddenly be able to reach out to potential customers anywhere in the world. You are no longer limited to your neighborhood or city. It is easy to see the benefits of a web presence for selling your products or services.
But ecommerce opens up a whole new set of issues, and it needs careful planning. An online shop requires some things that your retail outlet does not. Continue reading
Ask any number of accountants and they will tell you that the most complex part of any small business record-keeping is inventory. There are frequently thousands of different physical parts that must be reflected accurately in your books. Continue reading