• September 20, 2023

    Temp Labor; Job Costs

    Sticking with this month’s Payroll theme, thought I’d mention the Temp Labor trend. Usually these are individuals through a Temp Agency to whom you pay an hourly fee that covers all expenses. Since these folks are usually working on specific jobs or projects (including the Shop), it’s important to capture hours by person, by job […]

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  • September 13, 2023

    Positive Pay

    This seems to come in waves. Last year at this time, and this year too, more and more clients are experiencing bank fraud. Checks are presented against their accounts and cashed. In many cases, our clients lose a lot of time, but they were not responsible for the stolen funds. We have a couple of […]

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  • September 08, 2023

    Two Conflicting Truths

    I’ve often said we have amazing clients, and I’ve never been more convinced this is true than I am right now! I’ve also heard some of our client owners and senior staff wondering if they’re an island as they boldly move forward with their initiatives and businesses. As I mentioned last month, it’s a crazy […]

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  • August 24, 2023

    MS Server 2012 – Bye!

    In October 2023, this server operating system will reach it’s final conclusion. No longer supported, all extended support will end. If you’re running this server operating system (OS), it needs to be upgraded, equipment replaced with a new operating system, or you need to consider a move to the cloud. Just in time, we’re holding […]

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  • August 16, 2023

    Home Computers, Business Files

    We’ve seen a growing number of home computers who need/want to access the business SharePoint documents, but are shared family computers. You probably log in with a local user name (not a company name), so business documents are not readily available. So how do you access these documents when you’re at home without copying them […]

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  • August 09, 2023

    Reset: Book Review

    During the Global Leadership Summit (GLS) in August, I heard Mr. Taylor speak—a powerful message, insightful and a call to action. Based on that experience, I dove into his latest book. This book is focused on Human Resources and makes the argument to put the ‘Human’ back in the title. No surprise he feels companies […]

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  • August 03, 2023

    Insurance Companies in IT?

    I’m reminded of the not-too-distant past when the CPA firms were getting into the IT business. All of the sudden, annual accounting reviews included IT-related questions. Before they would sign off on an accounting audit or review, they insisted on details regarding the computers, the network, backups, and a variety of questions that I’m convinced […]

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  • August 02, 2023

    Do NOT Change Bank Info by Email

    We are so sorry to bother you again this week, but this is so IMPORTANT! A client received several email requests to change bank routing info – and they were fraudulent! We can’t emphasize enough – do not accept any electronic, fax, or mailed requests for bank changes; not for Vendors, Clients, or Employees. All […]

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  • July 26, 2023

    Outlook Signature

    As part of some recent Microsoft updates, you may have noticed a change in the email signatures. If you haven’t seen it yet, it’s coming your way. If the techs hadn’t mentioned the latest updates in our daily meeting, I might have panicked and thought they were all missing! I have quite a few signatures […]

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  • July 19, 2023

    A Daring Faith: Book Review

    As I sat down to read this book, it sounded like it was written to men, specifically. After all, Ken Harrison is the CEO of Promise Keepers. I almost put it down, but I’m glad I didn’t! I love the opening Preface—What’s the Point of it all? Why are we called to be selfless? We […]

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