We hope you are enjoying the new year so far! We want to remind you about our QuickBooks (QB) Webinars and training opportunities. See the calendar and details here.

Whether you're a seasond QB user or brand new to the software, we provide the level of training that you need. Our webinars are topical but we also offer personalized, one-on-one training for you and your staff. We provide a variety of QuickBooks support options because you want and expect to get the most out of your QuickBooks Point of Sale (QBPOS) and QuickBooks Financial (QBF) system.

As a service and product based company, we provide many solutions to meet our client's needs. For any business, it's easy to go day in and day out doing what you do. It's important to remain conscientious of the level of service you provide and to put yourself in the client's shoes. You can't always stop what you are doing to address another inquiry but you have to determine the level of importance and sense of urgency. Without client's, you wouldn't be in business.

Will recently assisted one of our long time retail clients with a credit card processing issue. With Will's expertise and level of committment as an Intuit Premier Reseller and Advanced ProAdvisor Consultant, he is able to escalate issues to Intuit on our client's behalf and be their liaison.

There is a company that emails surveys to our clients after they've purchased product from us and/or we have provided our professional services to assist them with their business needs. We'd like to share one that we…

One of our furniture store clients is transitioning to the QuickBooks Point of Sale (QBPOS) multi-store system. Their business includes a retail store & a warehouse.
They have entered all of the inventory into the first location within QBPOS, which is the retail store. They are ready to enter inventory into the warehouse, the 2nd location. They need to update what’s been received & sold. The question she needs addressed is how do you open the 2nd location within QuickBooks?

To turn on the second location, go into File menu and choose Company Preferences.

Then choose Multi store and increase the locations to 2.

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You work with the inventory from the headquarter computer which frees you from having to drive to the other location.

Contact us if you run into any issues with this or any other topic as well as with your QuickBooks questions. 877-467-0451 |…

“The America's Small Business Tax Relief Act of 2014 (H.R. 4457) is a bill that would amend section 179 of the Internal Revenue Code, which mostly affects small- to medium-sized businesses, to retroactively and permanently extend from January 1, 2014, increased the cap on the amount of investment that can be immediately deducted from taxable income.[1] The bill would return the tax code to its 2013 status and make the change permanent.” Content from Wikipedia online encyclopedia. 

“After months of turmoil resulting from a shift in industry preferences, a recent attempt to extend the Section 179 tax deduction has made another step toward success. This tax deduction allows taxpayers to deduct the cost of some types of business-related purchases, as compared to capitalizing and depreciating them…At the beginning of 2014, the law was changed so that businesses could only deduct about $25,000 per year. This bill, should it fully pass through the lawmaking bodies, is expected to…

Today, Intuit is releasing a press release (see below) announcing a strategic partnership with Revel to launch a new online iPad point-of-sale solution that works seamlessly within the QuickBooks ecosystem. QuickBooks Point of Sale powered by Revel Systems will be available in February 2015.

English Management Solutions, Inc. (EM$) has been in discussion with Intuit to become one of the first Resellers to be trained and able to offer this solution to our customers.  Call or email our office to be put on the wait list.
877-467-0451 | info@englishmgmt.com.
We are committed to offering the best solution to our customer base and this gives us one more solution to explain when looking at your needs.

Intuit Partners with Revel Systems to Deliver iPad Point of Sale Solution
withinn QuickBooks Online Ecosystem

QuickBooks Point of Sale powered by Revel…

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Will English was invited back to teach at the annual Sleeter Group's Accounting Solutions Conference.   
When our colleage presented Will with the opportunity this year, he stated "Your knowledge of a higher level POS system would be great to add to the panel, let alone your knowledge of the POS landscape." We appreciate the offer for Will to share his expertise with the attendees so they can glean nuggets of valuable information to put into practice at their businesses. 

This year's conference included four, information-packed days, including pre-conference workshops with deep-dive training sessions on several solutions. The Expo Hall with over 90 exhibitors is a one-stop shopping experience that allows you to meet technology vendors face-to-face and get an in-depth look at their solutions. This annual event is attended by hundreds of accountants, bookkeepers,…

With the holiday season around the corner, we would like to share some helpful tips & our holiday calendar.

In preparation for the holidays: 

Make sure you have enough store supplies on hand such as receipt paper, pricing labels, hang tags, etc. You don't want to run out & then have to wait for a shipment, hindering your production & possibly sales.*see Note below for ordering.Is your staff properly trained on the software? QuickBooks (QB) has a practice mode that allows users to practice using the software without affecting the actual system & data. No transactions are actually recorded.
At EMS, we offer onsite & remote training so you can be confident that your staff knows how to manage the various transactions & QB functions correctly. You don't want to lose business due to untrained or improperly trained employees.Gift cards: You can process gift card…

Intuit QuickBooks is hosting a first-of-its-kind event this week which provides QuickBooks users, ProAdvisors and Resellers the opportunity to learn from small business experts, successful entrepreneurs and social media leaders as they make connections needed to succeed.

As one of the top 30 Intuit Premier Resellers in the country, we are excited to go to this annual reseller conference that is being held concurrently with QB Connect.  We will receive additional training on all of the products that we offer as well as the chance to give direct feedback to Intuit’s upper product development management.  Also, after the conference, Will English is planning on attending the general sessions on Wednesday as well as a post conference half day event. We will provide a post-conference update so check back next week!

As an authorized Intuit Premier Reseller, we work with a remarkable team of professionals at Intuit, Inc. I had the pleasure of recently visiting the Intuit customer contact office in Tucson, AZ.

The tour of the offices and facilities, meeting managers and staff, and experiencing first-hand the inner workings of the departments provided me the benefit of face-to-face interactions and witnessing them living out the company values. And since the Intuit support representatives refer customers to Resellers for local assistance, it benefited them to meet a Reseller. We learned from one another and shared some best practices.

We live in such a technologically advanced world that we can easily get lost in emailing and online databases. This can lead to a sense of disunity and forgetting that there is a live person on the other end assisting those customers. No matter what our methods of communication are, we must take time to step back and make those interpersonal…

In yesterday's post, we provided the first part of an article that explains 4 tips to help retailers help more customers, faster during the holidays. We hope you enjoyed learning the first 2 tips. Today we provide the final 2.

If available in your POS system (and most have this feature), implement Touchscreens.  Why does this make a difference?  Two factors: first, POS clerks learn faster and can process tickets more quickly on a Touchscreen.  The days of a keyboard driven system that requires you to remember Alt+F2 as a command on a POS system should be long gone.  Shorter training times and higher retention of information means more productive time in the store stocking the shelves and focusing on customer service.  A touchscreen should also allow you to set up “buttons” for items in inventory that can’t be barcoded.  Services and items sold in bulk (neither can be barcoded) are two examples of how a “button” can help speed up the customer’s experience.…