Okay, let me first start by saying this: If you are not using WordPress for your website/blog, then this post is NOT for you. If you do have WordPress or if you are thinking about switching to WordPress, then YOU MUST READ THIS POST.
Okay, I have a confession to make: I am a Mom. Even worse, I am a Mom with a Toddler. What that means is that as a “Mom with a Toddler,” I know all the words to “Elmo’s World.” I also know how to “Do the Pigeon” and that “C is for Cookie” (which is good enough for me). I know how to read Dora’s map, and I know Hannah Montana’s true identity.
What’s more… I know “who lives in a Pineapple under the sea.”
Today was payday – the second since I’ve been here. I figured it was about time to test the Double Payday Scam – to see if my boss would actually catch me.
So, I started the day by doing the Payroll. Just like two weeks ago, I created and took all of the paychecks to the boss to sign. He signed them, with only the occasional request to see a corresponding timecard…then he signed mine without question.
You may be wondering, “E.T. Barton is a bookkeeper and a researcher. What the heck could she possibly know about customer service? What qualifies her to teach a lesson like this one? She’s ‘Back Office’ – NOT Retail.”
To be quite honest…I rock at customer service. I mean, I seriously kick butt. But that is not actually what qualifies me as a customer service expert. What qualifies me is the fact that one of my very first jobs – back when I was in … Read More →
One of the things I see a lot of when it comes to bookkeeping is laptops…lots of laptops. Some work incredibly well (whether for bookkeeping or anything else) while others work horribly. Thus, I have compiled a list of features to consider when shopping for any laptop, whether for bookkeeping alone, or for business in general.
(If you have any further recommendations, please leave them in the comments so that other readers will know what to consider.)
In the August 19th, 2013 Kindle Direct Publishing newsletter, Amazon made a casual mention about Kindle Worlds. Since this was a new tool I had never heard of (and I was about to do an Amazon workshop), of course I had to find out more.
To put it bluntly, Kindle Worlds is a place for writers to create Fanfiction that Amazon will then publish and promote to their Kindle machines. Here is a quote directly from their site:
“Kindle Worlds is a publication submission platform where you choose … Read More →
Many times, when businesses try to send out multiple emails at once, they end up getting put into the receiver’s Spam box. It isn’t because the receiver doesn’t know the sender. It’s usually because the sender has chosen more then 5 people (or some number just as disturbingly small). It can be really frustrating when you have to send out an email blast to a multitude of people, and then never hear from them because the message ended up in their Spam folder, and they never check their Spam folder. To bypass this, you simply need to send out an … Read More →
Another day, another dollar…or at least, another stolen dollar.
Well – I’ve had my own company for about two weeks now and I’ve made a couple thousand dollars skimming off the deposits. The boss hasn’t noticed. As far as he’s concerned, all of the invoices are paid, and I’m doing my job incredibly well. In fact, I just passed the three month trial period, and the boss gave me a $0.50 an hour raise. When he told me that, I felt like saying, “Really? A … Read More →
WARNING: This is not your typical bookkeeping book. You will not find a lot of “Industry Jargon” in this book, nor will you find your usual “do it this way because it’s always been done this way” kind of advice. The authors of this book have a twisted sense of humor and it shows. (Their defense – staring at computer screens everyday has finally made them go batty.) This book was written only for the bookkeepers who are dying to try something new, easy and simple, and who don’t want to do things “the same ORRead More →
At this time of year, your taxes are hopefully done, and you are probably not thinking of taxes at all. That’s all well and good, but have you begun planning for next year? Because whether your business is brand new, has never had a “regular bookkeeper”, or has been doing bookkeeping the same old ways for numerous years, it never hurts to consider if this year is the time to update your bookkeeping programs or stick with what you’ve always done.
For me, I always like the most updated version of anything… like the iPad 2… I … Read More →