• 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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  • November 30, 2023

    Pay Calc Numbering

    Quite a few of you are adding benefits for your employees. Whether they’re Employee-paid, Employer-paid, or a combination, additional payroll calculations will need to be setup. When setting up new payroll calcs, it’s as important to consider the numbering convention as it is to get the calculation rules and rates correct. For instance, if you […]

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  • November 15, 2023

    Cues: Book Review

    I heard Ms. Van Edwards speak at the Global Leadership Summit last Summer. Based on that presentation, I decided to order the book, and I’m glad I did. The opening chapter starts with some visual cues from a Shark Tank episode. There were cues the entrepreneur missed and cues he sent that he probably didn’t […]

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  • November 08, 2023

    Background Colors for Office

    I logged into Office one morning and the background colors were all dark! Excel, Word, Email—all in ‘dark mode’ but I hadn’t changed anything. Turns out there’s a setting in the Office Suite that had changed (not by me, though), and it was easy for me to change it back once Chris found it for […]

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  • November 01, 2023

    Change: Increase the Odds of Success

    Planning on making changes? Many businesses have plans for the new year—new software; new workflow; new staff or new roles on a team; moving paper PO’s and/or timecards to electronic; and so on. You’ve probably also read the statistics about the failure rate of New Year’s goals or have your own stories about initiatives that […]

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