Weekly QuickBooks Tips and Tricks Newsletter

QuickBooks Edition - Issue 9.14
November 30, 2010

In this issue:

  • Ask the Expert: QuickBooks Paycard
  • The Sleeter Group Announces 2011 Awesome QuickBooks Add-ons
  • Our QuickBooks 2011 Contest - Enter To Win!
  • Live Events - More Opportunities to Win!
  • About Us
  • Quick Links

Tips and Tricks

Ask the Expert: QuickBooks Paycard

Q - I'm trying to get a paycard for an employee without a checking account for a client who wants to direct deposit paychecks. If you could help me, I'd appreciate it. Submitted by D. Smith

A - Here is the link for more information: http://payroll.intuit.com/support/kb/1000685.html
And here is the enrollment link: https://www.paycardconnect.com/OE/_01026/web/_intro.asp

Also note that there are more and more QuickBooks features being added. Below are three alternatives that are worth considering. To learn more, go to http://payroll.intuit.com/payroll_services/employee_management.jsp
* Pay-as-you-go Workers Compensation Insurance through The Hartford
* 401(k) Retirement Plans with investment choices from Morningstar
*Health Debit Card

One more quick note on QuickBooks Payroll: We use Assisted Payroll in combination with ViewMyPaycheck (one of 2011 Awesome Add-on winners at the Sleeter Conference) and love them both! With the no penalty guarantee we never worry about tax deposits, filing deadlines, etc and with multiple states it has been a great time saver for us. With Assisted Payroll you can even have the paychecks delivered to you rather than printing and you can process payroll up to 45 days in advance.

Contact us if you are interesting in discussing the QuickBooks payroll processing. Now is the perfect time to explore your options for the new year. We will do what we can to help, including access to our dedicated Intuit Payroll person, and pass along our best pricing. Call 1-800-787-8744 for more information.

The Sleeter Group Announces 2011 Awesome QuickBooks Add-ons

I was happy to work with Doug Sleeter as he reviewed countless applicants for his coveted Awesome Add-on award. The winners were announced November 8, 2010 at The Sleeter Group's 2010 Accounting Solutions Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada.

This year's applicants include solutions for everything from paperless document management solutions, to enterprise-level financial analysis tools, employee web portals, automated shipping systems, mobile inventory management, ecommerce, and application hosting services.

For the complete list: http://www.sleeter.com/awesomeaddons

Our QuickBooks 2011 Contest - Enter to Win!

We are very excited to have been chosen along with Laura Madeira, Ruth Perryman, and Michelle Long to give away more than $31,000 in software and memberships. We still have many exciting prizes that you can win by posting a review, attending a webinar, or just by simply being a subscriber.

For all the details: http://4luvofbiz.com/custom/quickbooks-2011.php

Live Webinar - More Opportunities to Win!

We are excited to be sponsoring the following live webinar to help you build your business, improve efficiency, and just continue to learn more about QuickBooks. In addition, many also have great bonus items to be given away in addition to the CPE that is available. We hope to see you there!

QuickBooks Professionals - Earning What You Are Worth! QuickBooks is a great cornerstone for building a business for many ProAdvisors, Bookkeepers and Accountants. However, there is also a lot of competition since everyone thinks they know QuickBooks. Join us for an interactive 1 hour session on December 16, 2010 to learn a variety of ways to differentiate you from the other service providers. Armed with this information, you can increase your perceived value (which translates directly to the rates you can charge) and increase your confidence as you work with a variety of QuickBooks clients.
As a BONUS to jump start the transition for you, we will have random drawings for:
QuickBooks ProAdvisor membership w/QuickBooks Enhanced Payroll (for new ProAdvisors, or have your renewal extended by 1 year)
Annual Subscription for the Small Business Diagnostic Tool: QuickBooks Edition
Annual Subscription for AuditMyBooks
(Note: Must be present to win.)

For the complete listing for live events as well as webinar and self-study information, visit: Training Calendar

About Us

McWilliams and Associates can help you keep pace with all your QuickBooks clients. Through many self-service options on our website www.4luvofbiz.com, group settings like seminars and webinars, or one-on-one services, we help you quickly and painlessly navigate through the obstacle course of QuickBooks and related add-ons. Our clients are primarily from all over the United States with 95% of our work being done remotely with other Accountants and Pro Advisors, or with their clients if they prefer. We do not do any income tax work or financial statements so there is never a conflict of interest. Most of our QuickBooks consulting clients need 2-6 hours with us to deal with a specific issue, transition, or just for those occasional questions that come up.

In addition to QuickBooks we love working with integrated applications: Some specific examples include XpandedReports, Fishbowl Inventory, and Legrand CRM. We have experience with all these products and would love to partner with you as you help your client address needs that are beyond the scope of QuickBooks alone.

If you want more information on how we might best work together, call 800-787-8744. We would love to talk with you about your needs and any special deals we have for Bookkeepers, Accountants, and ProAdvisors.

Quick Links

Monthly Discussion Forum

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Date: 
Tuesday, November 30, 2010 - 11:41
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