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December 2011
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QuickBooks Tip
Quotable Quotes
From the Desk of...
Mike's Tech Corner
Ready for Change?

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QuickBooks Tip




You can customize the Home Page and Icon Bar to your liking. You can remove unused or unnecessary icons and add more useful icons to make your life easier and more convenient. Not to mention more productive.


Right click on the Icon Bar to customize it for frequently used tasks and reports. Here you can add, remove, and choose the icon for your shortcut from a pre-selected list. You also can add any tasks, reports, or window you have open to the icon bar by clicking on View > Add to Icon bar.


To customize the home page go to Edit > Preferences > Desktop View. Here you can tweak the homepage to cater more to your type of business.

Quotable Quotes


"Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people."

-Eleanor Roosevelt


"An optimist stays up until midnight to see the new year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves."

-Bill Vaughn


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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...


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2011... The Year in Review


As 2011 draws to a close, we reflect on some events that shaped the year (and us!)

As part of the Intuit Solution Provider Advisory Council, in March we attended meetings in Silicon Valley (Intuit Headquarters); we met with top level executives and had first-hand interaction with QuickBooks product managers, giving our clients an unequaled opportunity to voice ideas for product enhancements and new features. On a personal level, visits to the Tech Museum in San Jose and the Computer History Museum in Mountain View made that visit extra special.

Earlier this year, when I received an email asking for help in Africa from an official government source, I jumped at the chance (wouldn't anyone, especially when it comes via email from Nigeria?!) After careful project due diligence, in May, I found myself in Abuja, Nigeria, to help re-design an accounting and procurement system for a U.S. health research facility. I was fortunate to visit this progressive nation and appreciate its rich resources, both natural and people.

Later on in May, at the Scaling New Heights Conference in Las Vegas, I facilitated several breakout sessions and participated in expert panels. Included was a session with the first public unveiling of Clearify's new data extraction technology-QQube. It was the first live, in-person, national-stage presentation of this revolutionary, game-changing technology tool.

Closer to home, weeks before Labor Day, Mendelson Consulting moved its headquarters to a space three times the size of our previous office. The larger premises include an expansive conference area to serve the dual purpose of board room and lecture hall, for offering in-house classroom-style training. We look forward to this exciting offering in 2012!

In November, at the Sleeter Group's Accounting Solutions Conference in Las Vegas, I led several teaching sessions. Among them were advanced inventory management topics and another raving reception of QQube, showcasing us again as leaders using this custom-reporting technology.

The week after Thanksgiving, for the second consecutive year, I had the opportunity to lead the International QuickBooks Conference in Curaçao, Netherlands Antilles. The conference was followed by the first two-day International QuickBooks Training, which I enjoyed the opportunity to teach. This third visit to the beautiful island country gave me again the opportunity to experience the local culture -- the people, the food, the life. My appreciation and admiration for the people of Curaçao will never wane, with their affinity for laughter and the lighter side of life and their impressive linguistic skills -- everyone is fluent in four languages!

As we wrap up the year, we are pleased to share that 2011 was our firm's number one year in revenues! We continue to strive and achieve unequaled success in our industry, growing at a steady and healthy pace. For this, we say THANK YOU to you, our partners, for making this a possibility.

From all of us at Mendelson Consulting, we wish everyone and look forward to a healthy and happy 2012!


Mike's Tech Corner


Stop worrying and learn to love the cloud...



You might have heard the term cloud storage.  What is it?  The cloud is an old expression from the Internet.  If you could imagine a diagram of all the millions of computers hooked together forming the Internet, it would look like a giant cloud, hence the term.

When people talk about storing your data or a backup of your data to the cloud they really mean storing it on some else's servers.   This server should be owned by some large reputable company (examples are or, but there are many more).  It is a good idea to have your important company data backed up to such remote server in case your in-house server is lost to fire, hurricane or theft.  You can always replace your server and your office but can you replace your data if it was washed out to sea?  Give us a call. We specialize in setting your company data in several safe locations including "THE CLOUD."

Time to Get Ready for Change
New Years Resolution
A few days into the New Year most of us are already beginning to waver on our earnest resolve to skip dessert, hit the gym every morning, or finish War and Peace. It's a well-known phenomenon that happens every year. New Year's Resolutions can be both troublesome and rewarding. It's very easy to make New Year's resolutions in the heat of enthusiasm and glowing joy, but most of us are more familiar with the difficulty of sticking to those resolutions. Many people make them, but few make a real commitment to stick with them. It is possible, but it takes focus, planning, and determination to stick with the resolutions for the same amount of time it takes to change a habit. Like that the resolutions turn into new habits and you can successfully accomplish your New Year's Resolutions. Best of luck in this New Year!
Happy 2012