Systems Need to Be Flexible but Not Too Much!

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A system is designed to create efficiencies and ease and, most importantly, predictable outcomes. People should not have to think through each step. Systems need to be living organisms, where people are empowered to modify the systems (with oversight) to create an environment of constant improvement. When your business creates an environment of problem-solving people


The Inherent Risks of Desktop Computing

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I get frequently asked if cloud-based accounting is secure. My answer – “what has you think desktop computing is secure?” The answer I hear most often is something like this – “I want to control my own data; I don’t trust putting it online. What if someone hacks into it?” The other risk people fear


The Seven Dynamics Of Change

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As an accounting firm, we are surprisingly often in the midst of great change. And the biggest changes we go through with our clients are conversions. This is where we take a business on a legacy system and convert their accounting software, systems, and processes to cloud-based software. Also, in the dynamic world of real-time


People Buy the Differences They Perceive

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A lot of business people make the mistake of assuming their customers know the true value of their product or service. The truth is because we intimately know what we offer, we mistakenly just assume that our customers will just know that too! They don’t. So they need to be educated. How do you go


An Exciting New Development for Road Warriors

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I love technology when it creates efficiencies and scalability for work-flows. I am a bit of a road warrior in the sense that our business is 100% virtual, and I work from 4 different locations around the world – Salt Spring Island, downtown Vancouver, Naxos Island, Greece, and Kenya, Africa. My work station and tools


Cloud Based Accounting Versus Desktop Software

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The basic small business accounting packages on the marketplace today can do some pretty amazing things. The small business accounting packages like Xero and QuickBooks Online are at their best doing these core tasks: Accounts Receivable management Accounts Payable management Reporting Cash-flow Ok, so can’t QuickBooks Desktop or Sage do all those just fine? Yes,