We believe that the skills we train our staff to master should be shared with our audience. This is what we mean by “Eating Your Own Dogfood.” Today, our #DailyIgnite will be a great post we use internally to help our team draft and publish blog posts on TooLegitToAudit. We think it applies to everyone with a blog, so we wrote it and shared it publicly.
Our company specializes in automating processes, including QuickBooks and so can yours. As a bookkeeping or tax professional, you are constantly dealing with data and data entry for your own firm and on behalf of your clients. The next time you find yourself assembling an invoice or inputting data or re-inputting data, stop for a moment and look around at the tools that exist today and consider automating these processes.
We use Amazon’s Alexa at home and at work. At first, I wasn’t sure what would happen. Mom didn’t love it. The kids were using it to make funny noises. But as I am writing this, mom just said, “Alexa, set a 5 minute timer.” I smell muffins cooking. Mom has found a few ways to use this device that I’m highly confident I’d be in big trouble if I took them away.
One of our favorite tools at 74 Systems and schoolofbookkeeping.com is CoSchedule. It’s an extremely powerful tool that helps small business owners share content effectively. This post will be shared automatically by CoSchedule through a Zapier Zap automation sequence that will take this post and push it out to 8 social networks when it’s published.
Beware of your cable company right now. They are usually also your Internet provider. Recently, many Internet companies have started charging usage fees. This means that the unlimited package you signed up, no has limits. To make matters worse, if you pay an exorbitant fee to upgrade back to unlimited, you will just pay more. But, do it on time, or you will incur usage charges at far more than the new rate.
Many go and many have a blast, learn a ton, and make new friends and contacts. Many also spend a lot of money and lose a week of work, a double whammy. When attending a conference it’s important to plan and set goals. Remember, this conference is not where you will find clients directly, rather, you’ll be hanging out mostly with your competition. Along those lines, you can still find more than just interesting conversation and new relationships.
Transaction Pro comes in a variety of flavors. The most commonly used version is Transaction Pro Importer or affectionately known as TPI. Transaction Pro is built and run by Karen Magno and her husband, people we have come to love in the industry we share. This post will give you a few ideas on how to make more money with Transaction Pro, written by our esteemed colleague and brilliant ProAdvisor Terri Wilson.
We couldn’t be more excited to bring you our latest creation – Certificates of Completion for our Courses! Now, after you complete a course (testing is now being rolled out too), you can visit your Completed Courses page and View/Download your Certificate. It’s automatic and get one for EVERY course you complete. So, go buy some frames and get your courses complete. You’ll have a wall of achievement in your office in no time!
Angela just wrote a post about How to Land Clients on Facebook. It’s a great post and she used new skills in developing it. She now uses Adobe Stock images and resizes them beautifully. But I noticed her Adobe Stock image was plain and without branding. She is great at many things, but Photoshop is not yet in her bag of tricks. So, I did a video to teach her. It’s called “How to Edit an Image with Photoshop, Add a Logo and Text and Make It Ready for your Website and Facebook.”
Here’s a guide of social media image sizes for 2017: Facebook Image Sizes Cover photo: 851 px wide by 315 px tall Profile image: 180 px wide by 180 px tall Highlighted image: 1200 px wide by 717 px tall Shared … Read More
Today is a great day. I get to do something I’ve often wished to do. It’s called putting my money where my mouth is and maybe eating my own dog food too! If you know me, I’m not shy. I … Read More
Not too long ago, everyone thought that accountants could be replaced by software, just like the travel agency. Isn’t accounting easy? It’s math and rules after all! If a software company can develop an algorithm for all the “rules” than … Read More
You know what I mean right? When you see $55/mo for a new app you want to try. You sign up for the 14 day trial. Then, you fall in love. When it’s time to buy, you get billed on … Read More
We’re really excited to announce a brand new course with over 138 minutes of presentation video to take you through the important fundamentals of bookkeeping. This is not about a product! This course is about bookkeeping, including: Double Entry Bookkeeping … Read More
ignitization.com was created to extend our offering with new ideas and sort of be a “test kitchen.” Some things worked and some didn’t. Pretty typical. Like X, the experimental lab at Google, tackling a problem only to fail was often … Read More
This series began with Why People Love and Hate Paypal and we discussed PayPal vs. Stripe. Now, we take it a step further buy discussing this from the bookkeeping point of view. One of the single most important features of … Read More
Our parent company 74 Degrees created the 74 Ignite Program and the 74 CMO Program after many of our members asked for help with marketing. Today, we’re super excited to share our newest offerings. We think you’ll like them more … Read More
We recently did a webinar on this topic and it was a big hit! Each week our very own Webinar Wednesdays from ignitization.com (included with PRO schoolofbookkeeping.com membership) host amazing topics that are useful to building an accounting practice or … Read More
This is a series of posts to discuss various merchant services providers and their benefits and use cases. We will examine PayPal, Stripe, QuickBooks Payments and Square. Let’s begin with PayPal. PayPal is everywhere, integrated with more software than any … Read More