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Posted by on Aug 13, 2012 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Outright: The Pteranodon of Accounting Solutions

What’s the first flying dinosaur that comes to mind? Did you say Pterodactyl? So did we. As it turns out, pterodactyls were pretty small, but had a larger cousin in the Pteranodon.  Take a second to briefly rock your inner eight-year-old by saying that name in a Megatron voice (Ter-AN-oh-donnnnnn); now let’s proceed with  something a little less extinct and more exciting: our second featured platform in our accounting solutions series. Outright has been designed for those entrepreneurs who wanted to break out of the corporate pack and “fly solo”. Forget learning how to walk through complicated accounting systems, Outright was developed to help small businesses and freelancers glide through their accounting with a user-friendly interface. Like the Pteranodon, Outright focuses its attention on the smaller (although probably evolving) fish in the business world. With its narrow scope, Outright excels in providing accounting for small businesses and freelancers who don’t normally have accounting backgrounds.  Here is what you can expect from its platform: Outright Strengths: Supports direct linking to...

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Posted by on Aug 10, 2012 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

How to get organized: Life hacks to organize your life, go paperless, and save time (Part I)

Organizing your life might be a daunting task (and require more than a blog article of advice). So we’ve decided to dedicate our Friday posts to biting off manageable chunks of life’s clutter and helping you get organized! ____________________________________________ Organize Your To-Do List The to-do list is a critical component to everyone’s daily productivity. In some form or another, everybody maps out what they need to accomplish. Whether it is in your head or the margins of a legal pad on your desk, its important that you actually have an idea of what needs to be taken care of! Creating an effective to-do list is just as important as executing the tasks on it.  And believe it or not, there is an art to it! Here are some considerations for your to-do list: 1)   Media for you Your mom was right, you ARE special; and your to-do list should be too. Whether you use an app on your computer or phone or you keep a handwritten list at hand,...

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Posted by on Aug 8, 2012 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Find the Right Accounting Solution to Count Your Bones

When you are choosing the right accounting solution for your business, you have to consider many things: The size of your business How your business operates Your accounting experience and skills What features the solution can provide This series is dedicated to exploring a few different accounting solutions so that small business owners can make informed decisions for their business. To spice things up (not that accounting software isn’t exciting…), we’ve put a prehistoric twist on it. [Disclosure: Small business owners with a hobby in paleontology might take issue with our representation of these dinosaurs. We understand that Jurassic Park and Land Before Time are not the most accurate source of dinosaur interpretations; however, the movies were awesome and we are not trying to pretend that our business and marketing degrees included a concentration in paleontology.] With that woolly mammoth out of the room, let’s move forward with our amazing adventures of accounting apps! QuickBooks: The Tyrannosaurus Rex of Accounting Solutions Click here for the complete QuickBooks product review. Or,...

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Posted by on Aug 8, 2012 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

QuickBooks: The Tyrannosaurus Rex of Accounting Solutions

This series is dedicated to exploring a few different accounting solutions so that small business owners can make informed decisions for their business. To spice things up (not that accounting software isn’t exciting…), we’ve put a prehistoric twist on it. When you ask any five-year-old boy what their favorite dinosaur is, your response is probably going to be the Tyrannosaurus Rex. In a way, QuickBooks is the T-Rex of accounting software. It is hands down (even with little T-Rex hands) the most popular accounting tool in the world, and arguably the most maligned.  That might seem contradictory, but bear with us for one Cretaceous period. What if T-Rex was just misunderstood, hungry and maybe a little mad about his little arms?  What if QuickBooks is just as misunderstood by small business users? QuickBooks is an extremely valuable tool, but it can sometimes seem big and complicated for people without basic accounting skills. Since it has the most users, it also makes sense that they would have some of the...

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Posted by on Aug 3, 2012 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

When Catching Flies with Honey Means the Most: Customer Service

If someone had to crown the “toughest job” title to a single position, it would probably be awarded to every employee that is on the front lines with customers.  It’s not possible to please everybody, but it’s always awesome to see the rock stars that try! Of course every company claims to prioritize customer service– which is not always the case– but recently I have had a string of extremely pleasantinteractions with customer service reps. As someone who has worked in customer service (now I sit safely behind a marketing desk), I can say firsthand it’s not easy!   FreshBooks: I like to think that I’m not the only person out there who makes bonehead mistakes like sending an email to the wrong person. I happened to be sending links to some shoes I was wearing for another employee to purchase. Naturally, in my bi-pedal excitement I misaddressed the email to go to the FreshBooks marketing team.  Because FreshBooks is one of Shoeboxed’s great partners, I couldn’t pretend like...

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