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The World of Avatax Sales Tax Automation

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The World of Avatax Sales Tax Automation

[youtube id=”nYS4JBn0eGk”]   Avalara, one of our Viral sponsors, understands how difficult sales tax can be.  From calculating to compliance to sales tax return filing, Avalara offers many services to solve all of your sales tax needs!

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The 5 C’s of Borrowing Money

Posted by on 3:57 pm in Cash Flow & Financing, Fundera | 0 comments

The 5 C’s of Borrowing Money

Fundera published this article a while back to help small businesses understand how creditworthiness is determined, giving the small business owner the opportunity to create success in the borrowing world.  We found the information pretty helpful on a personal level as well!   – the QBOchat crew Original source: https://www.fundera.com/blog/2014/07/17/5-cs-borrowing-money/ There are some fundamental principles that all respected small business owners cherish: be responsible with your money, treat your employees right and cultivate your...

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How To Find The Heart of Your Accounting Practice

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How To Find The Heart of Your Accounting Practice

Funding Gates recently wrote a blog about finding the heart of your accounting practice.  We love it because while starting a business comes with plenty of emotion, we lose touch with the emotion that drove us to follow our dreams to begin with.  Here’s how to incorporate that emotion in your practice daily.  – the QBOchat crew According to plenty of research, summarized wonderfully in this article in the Harvard Business Review, 95% of purchase decisions take place unconsciously, as emotional decisions. The theory continues that...

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6 Things Young Accountants Know That You Don’t

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We are so excited to publish the latest from our friends at Funding Gates.  Check it out! – the QBOchat crew The top accounting schools in the country are teaching quite a few new lessons and strategies since you were last a book-toting future CPA. I got the inside scoop from several newly minted accountants on what key concepts are considered to be the most important to help level the playing field! 1. Offer Additional Niche Services The simplest yet most successful business lesson being taught in the top accounting schools these days...

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Learn More About Fundera

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[vimeo id=”85928087″ align=”center” mode=”normal” autoplay=”no”]   Fundera, one of our Trending sponsors, helps small business owners get the capital they need to grow.  They work with experienced lenders to find you the loan you need at the terms you need, to get you back to what matters most- growing your business!    

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A Guide to Understanding Sales Tax on Services – Sponsored by Avalara

Posted by on 3:26 pm in Avalara, Sales Tax | 0 comments

Avalara, the experts in all things Sales Tax and a viral sponsor, shares with us the details and their thoughts on sales tax on services. How may we help you? As more U.S. states look to do away with state income tax, they are shifting the burden onto sales tax and specifically sales tax on services. But how and what constitutes a “taxable service” can be a confusing prospect.  Any number of factors, from the different ways states tax services to how they categorize services to contradicting sourcing rules, can complicate this process and add...

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What is the purpose of QBOchat?

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What is the purpose of QBOchat?

I’ve been doing some soul searching the past few days and trying to better focus my business. If you don’t know, I am the CEO of Iconis Group, an outsourced accounting firm. I also had this crazy idea about starting a weekly tweetchat about QuickBooks Online a few years ago, which we expanded into a website this year. Both sides of my business have grown, but they are starting to take on different paths. I initially started QBOchat to try to reach out to the small business users out there and share my passion for the product with...

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How to Make Your Accountant Love You

Posted by on 5:57 pm in Planning & Strategy | 0 comments

Wouldn’t it be great if your accountant went above and beyond for your business? After all, few know your industry and business model better. Developing a friendlier working relationship is a great first step towards a powerful and beneficial collaboration with your accountant. Ask not what your accountant can do for you, but first, what you can do for your accountant! Have Goals & Objectives Accountants are masters of numbers and financials, but they are not mind readers. They don’t know your business plan as well as you, the owner...

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Leadership Advice From Intuit’s Leslie Barber

Posted by on 8:42 pm in Planning & Strategy | 0 comments

  During this week’s #QBOchat we welcomed amazing guest Leslie Barber to share her leadership advice. Leslie Barber is a Small Business Engagement Officer for Intuit and co-founder of NutraBella, the makers of Belly Bar prenatals. As a leader of Intuit’s Small Business Engagement team, she is also a devout small business advocate. During this week’s chat, app developers, small business owners and accountants all gathered to pick Leslie’s brain. Can you tell us your background in different leadership roles? Leslie co-founded NutraBella in...

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I’ve got the NEW QBOA!!

Posted by on 2:51 pm in Accountant Tools | 0 comments

I’m excited to announce that my firm, Iconis Group, has been converted to the NEW QBOA!! I’m excited to use all the new collaboration tools with my clients. To get started, reading this Welcome Guide is a must! Client List So, not sure if this will happen to anyone else, but my client list was basically duplicated in the NEW QBOA. Just be prepared that it might take a little work to clean it up. All of my “inactive” clients are now active again my firm QBO account. That is easy to just go back and make those inactive....

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The Rise of Niche Apps for QBO

Posted by on 8:52 pm in Technology | 1 comment

  In a recent #QBOchat, we discussed the rise of niche apps and their potential for the untapped broad spectrum of markets they can serve. Given the creativity and ingenuity of businesses these days, it’s no surprise there is great diversity in specialty niches and the apps that help support them. Keeping your eyes and ears open and staying up-to-date on the latest advancements in resources helps you stay competitive and allows you to simplify tasks and broaden your reach and better serve your clients and customers. How do you define...

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Learn more about Expensify

Posted by on 10:10 am in Technology | 0 comments

Learn more about Expensify

Take it from Expensify – Expense reports that don’t suck! Hassle-free expense reporting built for employees and loved by admins.

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