TOPThe Mendelson Active Solutions 
Technology News YOU CAN USE!June 2012
In This Issue
QuickBooks Tip
Quotable Quotes
From the Desk of...
Notes from the Field...
What is HAM?
Car Ready for Hurricanes?

QuickBooks Solutions

QuickBooks Tip


Customize the Icon Bar

QuickBooks has its default icon bar at the top of the screen. Did you know you can add, remove, or modify the icons to better fit your needs?

To remove an icon: Go to the View menu and click Customize Icon Bar. Select the icon you want to remove and click Delete.

To add an icon: Go to View / Customize Icon Bar and click Add. Select the icon you want from the list and change the label and description if you wish. Click OK.

To modify an icon: Go to View / Customize Icon Bar and select the item you want to modify. Click Edit, make your changes, and click OK.

Quotable Quotes


"A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing."

-George Bernard Shaw


"Very often a change of self is needed more than a change of scene."

-A.C. Benson


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Founded in 1992, Mendelson Consulting specializes in QuickBooks Solutions and Information Technology consulting services.  Mendelson Consulting was recognized with 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 also 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 served 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


Championship Solutions...


Creating solutions for a variety of entities and situations makes us a championship team.  We should know about winning -- we're from the same place as the recently crowned NBA champion Miami Heat! 

A winning consulting engagement is one where we discover inventive solutions to complex problems. We have become the "go to" people in the QuickBooks consulting world for any complex engagement. From involved workflow solutions to inventory and order entry systems to intricate commission calculation reports to virtually unsolvable networking problems, finding solutions for complex problems has become our mode of operationi.

With the same command and confidence as the Heat's clinching victory, we deliver championship solutions every day!


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Notes from the Field...
This month I write with musical undertones from our visit to the Grand Ole Opry while in Nashville, TN, for the Scaling New Heights conference.  I was honored to facilitate sessions every day of this national QuickBooks consultants conference -- including the first session to be sold out within minutes of conference registration opening (Advanced Excel with QQube full-day workshop).QQube


A great big thanks to my colleague Chuck Vigeant, on many levels.  QQube is the result of Chuck's 35 years work in the accounting and database technology arena.  I am humbled by his friendship and support.

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Mike's Tech Corner


What is HAM? And what is BACON?


I am not talking about dinner. I am talking about email and lots of it.

We all know what SPAM is. The technical definition is "unsolicited bulk email". Most people know it as "JUNK" email. There are two types of SPAM. One is to get you to purchase a product. The other one is more malevolent and devious in its way to trick you into installing a Trojan or clicking on a website link to infect your computer.

But HAM is something different. It is information from companies or partners you have a relationship with. It could be sales emails from Macy's or it could be informational newsletters. This alone does not make it HAM. It is only items that you don't want to receive anymore. Most of these emails do have an unsubscribe link. If it is something that you know is a legitimate email from a company but you no longer wish to receive it please use the unsubscribe to get your email off of their list.  (Before you even think about it, know that if you unsubscribe from our newsletter you will be missing our informative tech tips!)

So with this new knowledge, what is BACON? Well, quite simply... delicious.


Be Ready for Hurricane Season



Everyone knows the basic hurricane preparedness rules, have enough fresh water, food, shutters, batteries, and so on.  But many people seem to overlook their automobiles when it comes to hurricanes. If the picture above is your idea of getting your car ready for a storm (!!), we have some hurricane safety tips for your car. 

  • Make sure you have a full tank of gas before the storm (No one wants to be in those lines after the hurricane)
  • Make sure your spare tire is good and ready for use
  • Try to park on high ground
  • Avoid parking near a tree or under the ledge of a roof with roof tiles
  • If you need to drive after a hurricane (hopefully not during) avoid driving through water --  it may be deeper than it looks
  • Pack supplies (car charger, food, cash, water) in the trunk in case there's an emergency and you need to evacuate

Of course, with a hurricane nothing is guaranteed, but follow these tips and for sure you'll be better off than the genius in the picture above.