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  • How a Good E-Commerce App Can Improve Online Sales

    By MarksNelson on February 6, 2018
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    Though there are many e-commerce solutions built to integrate with QuickBooks, the setup can still be tricky. It’s much easier to get it right from the start than to go back and try to untangle implementation mistakes.
  • Don’t Be Afraid of Budgeting: Technology to the Rescue

    By MarksNelson on January 30, 2018
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    Many small businesses decline to create budgets because they’re not confident in their ability to estimate monthly sales and purchases for the coming year. Further, budgets are a pain to assemble manually.
  • How to Streamline Your Bookkeeping

    By MarksNelson on January 22, 2018
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    Sometimes it’s hard to know where to start when you come back to the office after the holidays. You may have some work left over from 2017, but you probably also have a new set of goals to meet and a new budget to watch.
  • How Not to Lose Your Best Staff

    By MarksNelson on January 19, 2018
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    According to the Work Institute’s 2017 Retention Report, it can cost as much as 33 percent of an employee’s annual salary to replace him or her after a resignation, layoff, or firing. Employee Benefit News also reported that there are many indirect costs related to worker turnover.
  • Are You Managing Like It’s 1990? 6 Tips for Dealing with Today’s Workforce

    By MarksNelson on January 19, 2018
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    No matter the age of the employees in your accounting department, today’s workers have expectations of their workplaces that differ from what was standard in the 1990s. Are you able to accommodate them when it seems appropriate?
  • Tax Season Expected to Bring New Surge of Phishing Scams

    By MarksNelson on January 19, 2018
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    The IRS is strongly urging employers to educate their payroll personnel on phishing scams involving Form W-2. According to a statement from the agency, more than two hundred organizations fell victim to the scam last year impacting thousands of employees.
  • What Businesses Need to Know About the 2018 Withholding Tables From the IRS

    By MarksNelson on January 18, 2018
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    The new tax withholding tables are out from the IRS and reflect changes from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Employers need to make sure the calculations are implemented no later than February 15th.
  • Accounting Automation in 2018: Are You Keeping Up?

    By MarksNelson on January 16, 2018
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    In 2018, keeping up with your peers in other businesses means one thing: automation. It’s this year’s buzzword where accounting is concerned. In fact, according to a 2015 study by PwC, accounting clerks and bookkeepers comprised the #1 profession most likely to be affected by computerization and technology in the next 20 years. Human intervention will undoubtedly play a role in financial management for a long time – maybe forever. We’re seeing the very beginnings of accounting automation today, though. Are you on board?
  • Accounting Automation in 2018: Are You Keeping Up?

    By MarksNelson on January 15, 2018
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    Accounting is all about keeping up—with sales and invoices, with bills and customer payments, with paychecks and payroll taxes. Falling behind on any of them leads to unhappy customers, vendors, and employees, and—worse—taxing agencies.
  • Look for These 5 Red Flags When You’re Hiring

    By MarksNelson on January 15, 2018
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    Forget the clichés about people who work in accounting departments. The individuals who manage your finances need to know about more than numbers. They need to understand technology. They need people skills. And they need to be able to function effectively as a part of a team.