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QuickBooks 2020 Discontinuation May 31st – How This Affects You

The QuickBooks 2020 Discontinuation is near! For many seasoned users, we know it is that time of the year. For those of you who have just started using QuickBooks Desktop, you may be wondering what this means to you, especially if you are using version 20 or earlier. Put simply: anyone who is still using version any QuickBooks Desktop version 2020 or earlier will lose access to important add-ons, or “connection-required” features, at the end of May 2023. Also, any live support for any inquiries or troubleshooting involving QuickBooks Desktop 2020 or earlier will no longer be available. What does this entail exactly? Read on to learn precisely what services and apps are affected; and how the discontinuation itself affects your support experience.

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Why Migrate to QuickBooks Online? Here are 5 Good Reasons

Small business accounting is full of challenges. From invoices to payroll to end-of-year taxes, figuring everything out without accounting software can be difficult. That’s where QuickBooks Online comes in. Quickbooks Online is accounting software mainly for small businesses that is used to manage their accounting needs. You can use Quickbooks Online...

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Powerful Benefits of Outsourcing Your Accounting Services

Outsourcing has become a popular business strategy for many companies looking to reduce costs and improve efficiency. One area where outsourcing can be particularly beneficial is accounting services. In this essay, we will explore seven benefits of outsourcing your accounting services. Cost Savings One of the most significant benefits of outsourcing your...

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7 Tips for Using Franchise Performance Data to Support Your Franchise Owners

As a franchisor, it is your responsibility to provide your franchise owners with the resources and tools they need to succeed. One of the most important resources you can offer is franchise performance data. This data can help franchise owners identify areas where they are excelling and areas where they...

QuickBooks Online – Top 4 Benefits of Migrating

Growing businesses have a lot of questions when it comes to investing in financial management software. What are the benefits? What are the risks? What will be my return on investment (ROI)? As more mid-market business owners outgrow desktop tools, sour on slapdash solutions, and move on from manual accounting methods, they require answers and insights to make smart, informed decisions on their next big technology purchase.

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Comparing QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise with Online Advanced

If you’re wondering, “Is QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise or QuickBooks Online Advanced best for my business?” then this is the article for you!

Needs change over time as businesses grow and scale. Therefore, solutions must adapt and/or change to continue to support expanding essential business functions. One of the hardest decisions you will need to continually reassess and make is which accounting system is best for your operation. There are many considerations involved, and one of the most important considerations is if you are ready to upgrade or switch. Another important consideration is which accounting solution configuration will be the best fit for your industry.

We recommend QuickBooks because we:

  1. Know its vast array of functional capabilities, and
  2. Understand its high flexibility in accommodating wide ranges of varying solution configurations.

This allows us to design a custom-tailored solution configuration to meet and exceed your business needs. But, which solution will ultimately be best for your business; QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise or QuickBooks Online Advanced? This brings us to why we wrote this article. Our intent behind the article was to answer the two-part “Big Kahuna” of client questions we receive.

Move from QuickBooks Desktop to QuickBooks Online

A lot of business owners are setting up their businesses to excel in 2023 by upgrading or migrating their QuickBooks products. Also known as a move, or moving from one QuickBooks software to another. Some businesses are upgrading to QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise, while others seek a migration over to QuickBooks Online. For those that choose to move over to QuickBooks Online, we offer a complete turnkey solution and service package that ensures business success. A lot of  clients want to know more about migration services, why they are so beneficial, and attempting to complete a migration without the help of an experienced professional might cause a major headache. By contacting us before proceeding into the QuickBooks unknown, you can avoid finding yourself ill-equipped in volatile territory.

In this article, a dive into the complexities of the QuickBooks Desktop to QuickBooks Online migration will be explained in plain language, along with what can happen when you venture out alone into the QuickBooks unknown, and how our QuickBooks migration services differ from all of the rest – how we move your data and empower your business for optimal success!

And, if you are still trying to determine which solution would be best for your business, there is help available for you. Check out the blog resources below, and Contact Us if you still need more help or have any questions:

Read on to learn more about QuickBooks Desktop to QuickBooks Online migrations!

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What is the Difference Between a Bookkeeper and a CPA?

The truth is, many business owners do not truly understand the difference between a bookkeeper and a CPA, so we have decided to help!

We have noticed that there seems to be a fair amount of misinformation online about this subject. Because these dissimilar occupations, with different technical skillsets (hired at much different price points), are often misunderstood to be the same occupation, we feel it is our duty to inform our clients.

We also arrived at this decision with the help of small business owners who contacted us looking into outsourcing some (or all) of their accounting needs. Enough of them have asked why we do not offer a “one-stop-shop” service, that includes Certified Public Accountant (CPA) work.

While a “one-stop-shop” service may be convenient for the client, it typically falls short in the areas of economic efficiency and performance optimization. For those reasons, we recommend the separation of Bookkeeping and CPA work between different organizations and/or contractors, and we’re going to share our reasoning with you in this article.

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Business Growth Guide for 2023

Soon we will all be putting 2022 behind us and driving forward 2023 plans! Needless to say, this will require a decent-sized chunk of time for planning and preparation. And there is no better preventative step to tee up success than preparation! So, to help you with said planning and preparation, we present to you our Business Growth Guide for 2023!

Circling back to planning and preparation, here are some famous wise words that we can draw on. Abraham Lincoln once said, “Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.” That makes for a pretty sharp axe! And a thoroughly sharpened axe certainly cuts through more trees quicker! From over 500 years of combined QuickBooks and small-to-medium-sized business experience, we can vouch, that the right investments in the right places, at the right times, is what preparedness is all about. So, ask yourself this question:

Are you properly prepared?

We sure hope you are, but just in case, this article will help you with the tools and resources you’ll need. We’ll share some knowledge and expertise around preparing for the new year and how we can help you fortify your business. In 2023, we are dedicated to seeing you grow and succeed, and we’re going to show you how we can help! Ready? Set? Grow!

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Form 1099 Information – Here’s What You Need to Know!

Hello world, and welcome to tax preparation season! Form 1099 variations, Balance Sheets that won’t balance, and unpaid client bills, oh my! With so many unchecked boxes remaining on your year-end tax preparation list(s), and so little time to check them off, accounting frenzy is afoot. Unsurprisingly, daily tasks, project work to meet or beat upcoming deadlines, and more 2022-year planning tend to be the priorities at this time. If accountants are not Superwomen and Supermen, leveraging their superpowers to churn out incredible accounting work, then how can they manage to get all of these things done in so little time? And, more importantly, with their noses to the grindstone, will the quality and accuracy of their work suffer?

We all know that accountants are busy people in busy professions, and during busy times of the year “busy” is more of an understatement. As a company dedicated to QuickBooks training and performing QuickBooks services for our many happy clients, with a team of Allstar, certified ProAdvisor consultants with strong accounting backgrounds, we know and understand what “busy” truly means for accountants. And we definitely know how “busy” can affect work quality and accuracy. The last thing any business wants are penalties imposed by the IRS for any mistakes or oversights! So it’s important to prepare and execute year-end taxes correctly.

Diving a little deeper into the weeds of year-end taxes, a lot of the technical questions we receive have to do with Form 1099. Form 1099 work can become quite tricky, and a lot of accountants can struggle with choosing the correct Form 1099 variant to file. 1099s are a complex component of the tax preparation and filing process, with 20 Form 1099 variants, and it is essential to report everything correctly to avoid an IRS Tax Audit. Correct reporting will also help to mitigate potential IRS Tax Audits of your employees, which can cause great stress and negatively affect work performance.

Our solution? Read on to learn more about how we can help!

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Year-End Accounting Resource Center

This page contains a multitude of year end accounting resources we have gathered from the web and produced internally for our clients. Use the navigation links below to scroll through the page to find the resources you need. If you would like a personalized consultation from one of our small business / QuickBooks accounting experts, please feel free to call (888) 232-4758 anytime, or request a year end review to get started.
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Data Migration & Data Conversion – What You Need to Know

Obvious reasons to undergo a data migration or data conversion include change in costs for your accounting software; adopting new software solutions due to business expansion; trimming the size of historic financial data; to clean up issues with data integrity; and so on. Part of the concern is retention of historic company data – if deemed necessary to do so.

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