• February 21, 2024

    Tech Talk: Updates

    Quarantined Email from a Known Sender We’ve seen this several times. An incoming email is Quarantined by your anti-spam software. You see it’s from a vendor you know and recognize, so you release it from quarantine. BUT, before you do, here’s something to consider. Perhaps this is a known and trusted vendor. But there’s a […]

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  • February 15, 2024

    S100C: More Updates

    December and January were a whirlwind of Sage 100 Contractor activity! Between the payroll closes, audit errors and repairs, preparing quarterly payroll reports, W-2s and 1099’s, and gathering info to get to the CPA, several IMPORTANT themes have emerged, and we wanted to get them in front of you. Job Cost Reconciliation to Direct Expenses […]

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  • February 08, 2024

    Computer Safety 101

    In November, I sat in a meeting of business owners who had gathered to spend a full day focused on their business and running it well. The pre-arranged discussion materials were focused on IT safety, security, and in my world, ‘IT 101’ requirements for anyone running a business in our technology age. Wow! I was […]

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  • February 02, 2024

    S100C: Some Updates

    We have a couple of time-sensitive updates to share with you, so here we go! Medicare – high-wage earners including owners and sales teams may have additional Medicare deductions once they hit over $200K in wages. This is an additional 0.9% deduction after they hit the ceiling, plus the regular 1.45% deduction. This is NOT […]

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  • January 18, 2024

    Crazy Is a Compliment: Book Review

    In a vendor event, Lindsey recommended this as one of her favorite books. The opening quote is, ‘If people aren’t calling you crazy, you aren’t thinking big enough.’ Well said! The author runs a company that encourages and nurtures entrepreneurs all over the world. Sometimes it’s funding, but often it’s encouraging, finding resources, and negotiating […]

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  • January 17, 2024

    Introducing Microsoft Copilot for Microsoft 365: A New Way to Work Smarter

      What is Microsoft Copilot for Microsoft 365? We are very excited to announce the availability of Microsoft Copilot for Microsoft 365, a new feature that leverages the power of artificial intelligence to help you get more done in less time. You have probably heard about Chat GPT, a groundbreaking natural language generation system that […]

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  • January 11, 2024

    Cash: Stewardship & Reality

    It’s been a while since I heard business owners talking about their cash. I’m sure they think about it all the time, maybe even check it each morning, but it’s only one of several important numbers to help gauge the health of the business. In construction, these include the cost to complete current jobs, the […]

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  • January 04, 2024

    Cash Transfers in S100C

    This has been a recurring conversation for years. When you make a journal entry between two cash accounts, the record can only hold one status—Open or Cleared—which impacts both cash accounts during the bank rec process. All our procedures address how to do this successfully. An alternative has been two entries to a clearing account, […]

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  • December 14, 2023

    Starlink – A New Option

    Starlink has been around a while. They offer satellite internet service and have been deploying equipment pretty aggressively of late. It seems that these efforts are now making this alternative a reality! A May announcement from the company features their new Priority plan for businesses and other high demand users. The promo says the service […]

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  • December 07, 2023

    Microsoft 365 Copilot

    This is a big topic, so we’re providing a recap here, and plan to have some webinars in the near future. Copilot is an AI product (Artificial Intelligence). More than Open AI’s ChatGPT embedded into Microsoft 365, it combines AI with the Microsoft 365 apps you already use, taking advantage of natural language for your […]

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