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Technology News YOU CAN USE!October 2011
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QuickBooks Tip
Quotable Quotes
From the Desk of...
Tech Corner
Deep Diving with QuickBooks
Trick or Treat

QuickBooks Solutions

QuickBooks Tip


Memorized Transactions


If you're using memorized transactions to enter any recurring transactions, you know how big of a time saver it is. If you're not using this feature, you should. To create one, just enter any transaction as you normally would. Once it's entered, in the Edit menu look for the Memorize option, or just hit Ctrl+M to be even quicker, and then set up how often you want the transaction to automatically be entered.
* New in 2012, you can now choose which transactions you want entered or postponed until a later date, (before you had to either enter them all or hold them all off for a later date.)
Quotable Quotes


It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.

-Charles Darwin 


Success is the ability to go from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.

-Sir Winston Churchill



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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.  In 2009, we were recognized as part of Bob Scott's Insights 'VAR Stars' for our accomplishments in mid-market financial software.

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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From the Desk of... 


Founder and Principal



Scary QuickBooks Problems...


You know the feeling, everything is running smoothly, business as usual, when out of no where you realize your Balance Sheeet
is out of balance! How could this be? What went wrong? How long has this been wrong? Most of all, how do we fix it?!?!?!?!?!?!


Issues in QuickBooks can be just as scary as vampires, zombies, and ghosts. Many issues, no matter how big they may seem are sometimes pretty easy fixes. Let's use the unbalanced Balance Sheet as an example. While this may seem like a major problem (which it is from an accounting perspective), it may not be as hard to fix as it seems. Sometimes all you need is to run a Rebuild of your data and problem solved. Of course, life isn't always that easy and many times it is more complicated than just that, but still, despite the major issue it may not be a major fix. While running a Rebuild, some information can be extracted that can help resolve other potential problems. You just have to know what you are looking for, which is when we come in to save the day.


Maybe your QuickBooks won't print anymore, but every other program on your computer is printing just fine. This is another fairly common "scary" issue we run into with clients. Again, it may as simple as restarting QuickBooks to reset the printing options or as complicated as reconfiguring your printer settings the right way. Either way, it's nothing to be scared of.


We are here to help with any and all of the QuickBooks ghouls and goblins you may run into. We aim to make working with QuickBooks a "treat".


QuickBOO!  Happy Halloween!



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Mike's Tech Corner


Disaster Recovery.  Are you prepared?

Don't let this be you... Disasters can be natural or man-made.  Causes can be from a hurricane, fire, or stolen equipment.

The National Archives and Records Administration reported in 2010 that 93 percent of enterprises whose data centers were down for 10 days or more due to a disaster filed for bankruptcy within one year of the disaster.  If you're not prepared for disaster you're only preparing for business failure.  If backups are not working I have a hard time sleeping until they are fixed.

The most common cause of IT disasters is human error.  The second most common is power outage.  Florida Power & Light has reputation for outages even on calm sunny days.  This is why all your computers should have a UPS (Power Backup).

Every business should have several ways for data recovery.  I always say "you can never have enough backups".  We recommend at least two.  One should be on-site like an external hard drive.  The second one should be uploaded to an off-site server for storage (i.e. cloud backups). 


Deep Diving with QuickBooks 


Last year in Spetember, Mario presented at the first ever International QuickBooks Conference in Curaçao. Based on popular demand and feedback from last year's conference, Mario has once again been invited as a speaker.


On November 28 & 29, Mario will be presenting at the second International QuickBooks Conference in Curaçao. It will be an advanced QuickBooks Conference with important international speakers. The perfect opportunity to "dive deeper" into the world of QuickBooks!


For more information click here.

Trick or Treat
October is when we welcome in the cooler weather and start dusting off those winter clothes that have been pushed all the way to the back of our closets. Besides the weather, there's nothing people look forward to more than Halloween. For adults, it's an escape from regular everyday life -- costumes, parties, and time with family and friends, are part of the fun. For kids, most of the excitement comes from trick or treating -- but how did this tradition of going around from house to house asking for treats begin?
Trick-or-Treating can be traced back as far as Medieval times. Back then, it was called souling, which was when poor folks would go from door to door begging for food (families usually made pastries that were called Soul Cakes) in return for their prayers on All Souls Day. Through the years, this tradition was continued and turned into what we now know as Trick-or-Treating. 
We wish everyone a safe and happy Halloween -- and don't forget to have your candy ready for all those trick-or-treaters out there!