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Technology News YOU CAN USE! September 2009 - Inaugural Issue
In This Issue
QuickBooks Tip
Quotable Quotes
From the Desk of...
Keep Your Mind Sharp
Hurricane Preparedness
QuickBooks Solutions

QuickBooks Tip

Did you know that QuickBooks has many keyboard shortcuts, allowing you to work faster?  Here are just a few of them:

Ctrl + I - Create Invoice
Ctrl + Del - Delete line
Ctrl + Ins - Insert line
Ctrl + F - Find transactions
Ctrl + D
- Delete transaction or record


> We're happy to announce the opening of our new location in Tampa, as an addition to our long-standing South Florida presence!

> Aug 2009 - Mario Nowogrodzki selected to the Intuit Solution Provider Advisory Council for 3rd CONSECUTIVE term -- the only individual in the nation to hold such honor and distinction.

> Mario Nowogrodzki to speak at these UPCOMING EVENTS:

- National ASBDC conference - Orlando, FL; Sep 15-16, 2009

- Intuit Solution Provider Summit - Chicago, IL; Oct 5-8, 2009 (Advisory Council meeting)

- The Sleeter Group's Next Generation Accounting Solutions Conference - Orlando, FL; Nov 9-12, 2009

- Alpha Kappa Psi Fall Seminars, Oct 30 (Hollywood, FL) and Nov 13, 2009 (Miami, FL).

Read details on these and all news...

Quotable Quotes

Be courageous.  I have seen many depressions in business.  Always America has emerged from these stronger and more prosperous.  Be brave as your fathers before you.  Have faith.  Go forward.

- Thomas Edison

If you don't follow your dream, who will?
 -Emeril Lagasse
You cannot create experience.  You must undergo it.
 -Albert Camus
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From the Desk of...

Founder and Principal

We are very excited to bring you our brand new newsletter!
Everyone needs to embrace technology at some point and to some extent.  I not only embrace computer and accounting technology but happen to like it and enjoy discussing it.  I like the computer world the same way children like candy, the way celebrities like the camera, the way accountants like numbers (yes, we do!)  Yes, I like technology and I'm pleased to impart our knowledge and experience with you.  That's the premise for this column.  In the future, you will read about smart and clean computer habits, computer security, data-redundancy (backups), and a variety of other topics.  We are America's QuickBooks Specialists, so we will also share a lot of information on QuickBooks including tips and tricks (see column at left).

For a long time, we have been contemplating the best method of delivering useful and timely information to our clients and associates.  With this electronic format, if you find something you like, you can pass on the newsletter or the pertinent information link.  We encourage you to share the newsletter and its content.  You will find it brings you great information about technology and accounting software.
In each newsletter, we will share technology articles, information on our events (see column at left), and other compelling content.  We know you will enjoy the newsletter and hope you take advantage of being part of our mailing list.  Lastly, I ask that you let us know what you think -- this newsletter will be the product of collaboration from readers' input.
Thank you and happy news everyone!

How to Keep Your Mind Sharp

Research into intellectual ability and aging shows that the more we use our brains, the longer they last. Regardless of a brain's age, it responds to increased use by developing greater speed, flexibility and durability. Staying mentally fit is fun, too. Follow these tips to get the most from your mind.

EinsteinPlay Games
At local bridge clubs, people are preserving their mental faculties as well as having a good time. Card games and board games, from bingo to Scrabble, exercise the mind wonderfully.

Something New
Discover a hobby, take a course or travel. The stimulation of the new gets the brain into high gear. Reading books exposes the mind to new ideas. Learning to play a musical instrument is a fun brain workout.

Do It Differently
Try using your nondominant hand on the computer mouse. The task's strangeness forces the brain to develop new neural pathways. Dress with your eyes closed. Take a different route to the mall. Challenge the brain to do standard tasks in different way.

The brain is part of the body and is strengthened by physical exercise. Regular, moderate effort, such as walking three times a week, reduces the risk of Alzheimer's significantly.

Eat, Drink, Sleep
Good nutrition, plenty of clean water and quality sleep are important for a healthy mind. The brain is 85% water. Make sure that its tank doesn't run dry.

Hurricane Preparedness
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In the middle of this hurricane season, we must not forget about the safety of family, employees and business. Protecting your data and information technology requires specialized expertise. The consequences of failure can range from simple inconvenience to financial catastrophe. Prepare for a storm and protect your computer data and equipment: 
  • Keep at least two data backups in different locations
  • Properly shut down your server and computers
  • Turn off UPS/surge protectors and disconnect them
  • Disconnect sensitive electronic equipment such as printers, scanners, routers, switches
  • Move equipment to a room/office without windows; otherwise, cover with plastic and secure
  • Have a hard-copy telephone list to notify employees of announcements

Please be safe.

Founded in 1992, Mendelson Consulting specializes in QuickBooks Solutions and Information Technology consulting services.  In 2008, Mendelson Consulting was recognized with two prestigious distinctions awarded by Accounting Technology magazine: 'Killer VAR', acknowledging our commitment and character as a value-added-reselling (VAR) organization, and 'Technology Pacesetter', recognizing our reputation among peers and participation on advisory boards and speaker panels at industry events.

We were the first charter member of the Intuit Solutions Provider Program.  Mario Nowogrodzki currently serves on the Intuit Solutions Provider Program Advisory Council--the only consultant in the nation to serve since program inception, for three consecutive terms.

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