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Technology News YOU CAN USE!November 2011
In This Issue
Quotable Quotes
From the Desk of...
QuickBooks Tip
Deep Diving Conference
How the Turkey has Fallen
Quotable Quotes


Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.

-Albert Einstein


The artist is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing without work.

-Emile Zola


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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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If that word strikes fear in your heart, it's about time to discuss what the correct payroll solution is for you and your business. If you're still trying to do your own payroll, it may be time to upgrade and get that burden off your shoulders. If you outsource payroll, stop creating double work for yourself and have the convenience of doing it all in one place. The holiday season is right around the corner, why not start off the new year right and give yourself less headaches for the future?


We have payroll solutions for business of all sizes, including the option of doing it all right from within your own QuickBooks or completely outsourcing it and saving money while at it.


Remember there are two sides to payroll -- paying employees and paying and filing payroll taxes -- so call us for a free consultation with our payroll specialist who can help choose the right option for you.


Let us take away the fear before the end of the year!



QuickBooks Solutions

QuickBooks Tip


Desktop Preferences

Do you like to leave what you're working on in QuickBooks open so you can get right back to it? Do you like to start fresh every morning and just see your home page? Do you like to open the same windows every time you open QuickBooks? Whatever your preference is, QuickBooks can make it happen.

Go to Edit, Preferences, then Desktop View, and you can choose the style you want. You can choose 'Save when closing company' which will save your open windows when you close QuickBooks. Or choose 'Don't save the desktop' so you always open QuickBooks to your home page. You can even choose 'Save current desktop' and QuickBooks will open to that every time you log in. This option is especially helpful if you want to look at certain reports or anything in particular every day -- it will save you the time of manually having to open them every day.


Deep Diving with QuickBooks


Last year in September, 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.


Next week, 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.

How the Turkey has Fallen

1782 was a big year for the bald eagle, but not so much for the turkey. That was the year that the bald eagle was chosen as our national bird, but not everyone was happy about it. Benjamin Franklin was very opposed to the bald eagle representing his country. He felt the bird was of "bad moral character" and also said, "For a truth, the turkey is in comparison a much more respectable bird, and withal a true original native of America." 

Can you imagine seeing a turkey on coins, emblems, or posters representing our country? Can you imagine a turkey representing anything besides Thanksgiving? Turkeys went from being a contender for national symbol to being on 91% of American dinner tables Thanksgiving night! What a turnaround. Here are more interesting facts about our beloved thanksgiving bird...

  • Turkeys can drown if they look up while it's raining. 
  • Domesticated turkeys can't fly, but wild turkeys can fly over 55mph for short distances. And a spooked turkey can run at speeds of up to 20 miles per hour.
  • A 16-week-old turkey is called a "fryer." A five to seven month old turkey is called a young "roaster" (destined for the dinner table, ha!)
  • Turkeys can have heart attacks. Apparently when the Air Force conducted test runs and broke the sound barrier, fields of turkeys would drop dead. (Hopefully those tests were flown near Thanksgiving time, ha again!)
  • A 15 pound turkey usually has about 70 percent white meat and 30 percent dark meat.
  • The heaviest turkey ever raised was 86 pounds, about the size of a large dog.

Turkey & Eagle