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Daylight Savings Time - Are You Ready?

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“Quicklet” - A Podcast for QuickBooks Pro, Premier, Enterprise Solutions & Point of Sale users featuring helpful information, tips, tricks and suggestions for bookkeepers, business owners, and consultants. Got a QuickBooks Mess? Ask The QuickBooks Gal!



Hi, I'm Jayne Miller, The QuickBooks Gal. Welcome to another in our series of “Quicklets” – informational podcasts about QuickBooks and related bookkeeping topics. Today's topic is making sure we are ready for the new Daylight Savings Time that affects most of the country on November 4th.


While most computers will not be affected, you may want to play it safe and visit the Microsoft Daylight Savings Support Center to determine if you are ready or if you need to take steps to assure that you won't have problems when you turn your computer on after the time change. You can go to blog.quickbooksgal.com for a link.


I hope this information is useful. I appreciate your time and hope you will join me again next time for anothe…

Do You Have a Company Computer Use Policy?

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“Quicklet” - A Podcast for QuickBooks Pro, Premier, Enterprise Solutions & Point of Sale users featuring helpful information, tips, tricks and suggestions for bookkeepers, business owners, and consultants. Got a QuickBooks Mess? Ask The QuickBooks Gal!

Hi, I'm Jayne Miller, The QuickBooks Gal. Welcome to another in our series of “Quicklets” – informational podcasts about QuickBooks and related bookkeeping topics. Today's topic is Monitoring Employee Computer Use & Abuse.


Do your employees stab at their keyboards when you approach? Are their giggles unlikely to be caused by open invoice report or check register on the screen? Are they spending more time reading from their screen than producing when at the computer?

Maybe it's time for a formal Computer Usage Policy. Consider a policy that expressly states all or a variation of the following check list. I print two copies, require that employees sign both copies (one for them and one for me) and I add a disclaimer above…

QuickBooks Point of Sale

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“Quicklet” - A Podcast for QuickBooks Pro, Premier, Enterprise Solutions & Point of Sale users featuring helpful information, tips, tricks and suggestions for bookkeepers, business owners, and consultants.

Hi, I'm Jayne Miller, The QuickBooks Gal. Welcome to another in our series of “Quicklets” – informational podcasts about QuickBooks and related bookkeeping topics. Today's topic is QuickBooks Point of Sale. If you are a retailer with one cash register in one store or you have 10 stores and need 10 cash register stations, then QuickBooks Point of Sale is a great solution.

In addition to being a great product, Certified Point of Sale ProAdvisors are local and accessible when you need assistance. Their proven experience in the Point of Sale software and hardware installation, implementation and training is an added bonus when using this product.


Point of Sale is available in three versions: Basic, Pro and Multi-Store. I'm going to discuss some of the features of eac…

Enterprise Solutions "Magic Button" - Generating a Purchase Order from a Sales Order

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Hi, I'm Jayne Miller, The QuickBooks Gal. Welcome to another in our series of “Quicklets” – informational podcasts about QuickBooks and related bookkeeping topics. You can listen to our archived podcasts at blog.quickbooksgal.com. If you are using Peachtree or Microsoft Office Accounting, be sure to check out our PeachPods & MicroPods....just visit www.quickbooksgal.com and follow the links.

Today we're going to talk about QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions' magic button that allows you to convert a sales order to a purchase order. It's really easy! Here's how:

1 - Open an existing sales order

2 - Using the Create Invoice drop down, select Purchase Order

3 - Choose one of the following options

a) Create Purchase Order for All Allowed Items- this lets you to use all allowable items

b)Create Purchase Order for Selected Items - when you want only some of the items into into a purchase order, use this option and then you can select the items & quantities you wish to c…

Getting Ready for End of Year - W-2 & 1099

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Hi, I'm Jayne Miller, the QuickBooks Gal.

Welcome to another in our series of “Quicklets” – informational podcasts about QuickBooks and related bookkeeping topics. You can listen to our archived podcasts at blog.quickbooksgal.com. If you are a Peachtree user, be sure to check out our new PeachPod series at peachpods.custmbiz.com.

Last year I published a podcast about W-2's and 1099's that I think is worth repeating. It's getting to be that time of year and we need to be thinking about some of the things we have to do to get ready. As a business owner with employees or subcontractors you will be required to issue W-2's to employees and 1099-Misc to non-incorporated, non-employee service providers.

Subcontractors and service providers who are not incorporated must provide a form W-9 to you. You'll use this information to issue a 1099 to them if they were paid $600 or more in the tax year. You can download form W-9 at IRS.GOV. I generally mail this form to all subcon…