January 2011 Blog Posts (41)

QuickBooks Mistakes – #1 Mistake Made By Small Business Owners

I’m starting a series of posts regarding the top 10 mistakes small business owners make with their accounting and QuickBooks. Here is mistake #1. Many small business owners don’t have QuickBooks® set up properly for their business.  In some cases they may even be using the wrong version of QuickBooks®. This causes small business owners to have to spend a lot of time getting information out of QuickBooks® or having to track information manually outside of QuickBooks®. The key…


Added by Veronica Wasek, CPAonDemand on January 31, 2011 at 12:43pm — No Comments

Liar, liar: How to come clean with your spouse about money

 Bert Martinez was hiding something from his wife, and it was eating him alive. He was tense, uptight, and withdrawing. His wife Joelle knew something was up, but couldn’t put her finger on it. In the meantime, communication between them was shutting down, and their marriage hung in the balance.

But it was nothing like the reported Charlie Sheen-style coke-and-porn-star addiction that was…


Added by Bert Martinez on January 31, 2011 at 12:38pm — No Comments

Cloud Computing - Explained?

Cloud Computing is the big hype in the IT world.  Microsoft is running "to the cloud" ads on TV and other companies like Buffalo Technologies are running ads on AM radio. So what is it?


“Ask 10 computer professionals ‘what is Cloud Computing’ and you will get 12 different answers!”…


Added by Rich Bruklis on January 30, 2011 at 12:32pm — No Comments

Tips for Creating an Advisory Board -

Tips for Creating an Advisory Board


Fox Small Business Center


Advisory boards can be one of the most resourceful components of a company, yet entrepreneurs often stumble in putting this team together. If assembled correctly, an advisory board can help fill talent gaps, build networks and gain…


Added by Bert Martinez on January 26, 2011 at 3:00pm — No Comments

I would love to help you?

Who is the next person that you know is most likely going to start looking for a house or wants to sell their house?

Added by Candice Price on January 26, 2011 at 11:15am — No Comments

Free SmartPhone App from the IRS - track your refund

The IRS has launched a free SmartPhone app that will let you check on the status of your refund and get tax tips.


Added by Veronica Wasek, CPAonDemand on January 25, 2011 at 3:36pm — No Comments

When the Business Needs a Makeover

I thought this article explains and shows what networking can for all of us...



Added by Goldie on January 25, 2011 at 10:16am — No Comments

The Secret Behind Earning the Most Viral From your Flash Mob









A special report featuring commentary and opinion from Improv Everywhere, the top creative performance art group on the web, as well as Houston's own legends "The Art Guys".  Learn how a new kid on the block, Houston the…


Added by recholes on January 25, 2011 at 5:06am — No Comments

Live today as if it is the last day of your life!



"You’ve got to find what you love."

"...Live like you are hungry everyday." Steve Jobs, CEO, Apple Computer

Work fills a large part of your life. To be truly satisfied you must strive to do great work. Notice I didn’t say, good work or okay work – great work. At the end of the year did you evaluate yourself, the entrepreneur that you are, and give yourself a grade? Was it an A, A+? Don’t settle for less…we know our clients won’t settle…


Added by Candice Price on January 20, 2011 at 9:13pm — No Comments

P90X for Accounting and QuickBooks?

If you're not familiar with P90X, it is an extreme home workout. I started my P90X journey 7 months ago and I've become extremely fit as a result. Just as we need to take care of our bodies, we need to take care of our business financies, specially our accounting and QuickBooks data.  With P90X, you work out different areas of your body each day - legs, back, shoulders, arms, abs, etc. All you do is follow the plan. You can do the same for your accounting and QuickBooks. Make a plan to work…


Added by Veronica Wasek, CPAonDemand on January 20, 2011 at 12:53pm — No Comments

Defending the Mortgage Interest Deduction

I was glad to see the National Association of Realtors respond to a Jan. 1 Washington Post editorial about the idea of cutting the mortgage interest deduction. I'm as interested in deficit…

Added by Najla Waters on January 19, 2011 at 6:10pm — No Comments

Free Article - "How To Select A CPA - What Every Small Business Owner Should Know"

Hi everyone. I recently published a free article "How To Select A CPA - What Every Small Business Owner Should Know". You can download it directly from my website - no e-mail address required. I will not spam you - ever.

Added by Veronica Wasek, CPAonDemand on January 18, 2011 at 12:11pm — No Comments

Are You Thinking About Buying A Home? Step #3



Added by Jo Ann M. Thomas on January 17, 2011 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Ever Wondered?... What You Need to Know Before You Buy a Foreclosure

Foreclosures are still a large part of our market in 2011, with another spike expected when banks release the next round.

Buyers all over are definitely taking advantage of these properties in financial crisis.

In the Pearland, Friendswood & Clear Lake Areas of Houston alone there are currently:

135+ Active Foreclosure Properties

55+ Pending Foreclosure Properties

150+ Sold Foreclosures in the Last Quarter of 2010

In addition, there are 80+…


Added by Shay Wesley on January 17, 2011 at 11:38am — No Comments

#SpeakChat Creating Community World Wide for Speakers, Event planners, Authors, Publishers

The vision for Speak Chat is simple...

Creating a community of individuals and companies who revolve around the professional speaking industry.

You are welcome if you are a speaker, event planner, speaker bureau, publishers, conferences, vendors of the industry i.e. video, sound, product productions...the list is rather long which is what will make this an exciting chat.

Our goal is to have weekly topics that share and expand all of our…


Added by Michele Price @prosperitygal on January 17, 2011 at 9:22am — No Comments

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Connect with the right people to help your job search or grow your business: http://branchout.com/r/OAZBTX.B3mRKU

Added by Eric Standlee on January 16, 2011 at 10:15pm — No Comments

3 Investments You Can Do. If Gold Is Not Your Thing.

 Take your money and do one of the following:


1. Invest in someone you know.                                                                                                   

Find a family member or good solid friend who has a solid business that is doing well, they have several years of energy left in their weary body, they have…


Added by Dr. Raymond Youngblood on January 15, 2011 at 3:23am — 1 Comment

Ever Wondered?... Things Not to Do Before Purchasing a Home


 Ever Wondered?....


No Major Purchase of Any Kind 

Avoid any major purchase that would create debt of any kind. This includes furniture, appliances, electronic equipment, jewelry, vacations, expensive weddings and automobiles, of course.


Don’t Move Money Around

When a lender reviews your…


Added by Shay Wesley on January 14, 2011 at 10:13am — No Comments

Estimated Tax Payment Deadline is January 18th

I hate to be the bearer of bad news but if you make estimated tax payments the deadline for paying for the last quarter of 2010 is this Tuesday, January 18th. Normally the deadline is January 15th but it falls on a weekend and January 17th is Marting Luther King Jr. Day, a federal holiday.

Here is some information on estimated tax payments…


Added by Veronica Wasek, CPAonDemand on January 13, 2011 at 9:24pm — No Comments

Gold Ain’t Cheap

There is no cheap gold. Picture yourself arriving at an African Airport, you enter through customs, on your right there is a giant mural and one of the pictures on that mural is a stack of gold bricks. This comfort and release a bit of tension for you. You have traveled hours for cheap gold…


Added by Dr. Raymond Youngblood on January 13, 2011 at 2:09pm — No Comments

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