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March 2013
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QuickBooks Tip
Quotable Quotes
From the Desk of...
Mendelson Academy
Spring Forward

QuickBooks Solutions

QuickBooks Tip


Default Classes

If you use Classes in QuickBooks, how long have you wished for a default Class to be picked automatically Good News! In QuickBooks Enterprise 2013 you can now assign default Classes to items, accounts, or names. Saving valuable time in data entry.

Quotable Quotes


"Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work"

-Thomas Edison


"No amount of ability is of the slightest avail without honor."

-Andrew Carnegie


"Individuals win games, but teams win championships."


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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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March Greatness...


March is the month of the vernal equinox -- better known as the first day of spring. That's when day and night are each approximately 12 hours long. From this day and until the first day of fall (the autumnal equinox), days are longer than nights.


This is when daylight greatness begins every year. You could say days beat nights. Perhaps the perfect example of competition (because nights beat days during the other half of the year). Competition is at its best when the participants are level -- that is, when there is an equal chance of either emerging on top. If one side proves unfair competition to the other, then it's no competition at all; it's just one side exerting its superiority over the other.


In our personal and professional lives, we put effort to strive for greatness and achievement. In its truest sense, greatness is achieved, not when we are dealt a superior hand, but when we are even or shorthanded. That is when greatness yields maximum satisfaction and joy.


So let this month be your reminder to March towards Greatness!



The Mendelson Academy 
In Person and On Line Training 
The Mendelson Academy has successfully launched our online streaming classes. We are very excited to be able to offer all our courses as interactive web-conferences using GoToMeeting technology. To celebrate our new online academy classes, we are offering a special offer of 25% off our online courses for registrations made in March; just mention code MAR13 when registering to take advantage of this offer.


See bottom of newsletter for upcoming classes and click on any of the links for the course information page.  Customized group and individual training is also available online and in person.


For more information or to register please call 

954-447-0250 and speak with Jake or Susana, or email

Spring Forward:
Why We Observe Daylight Saving Time
What are the origins of daylight saving time? It was first suggested by Benjamin Franklin in 1784, but didn't come into actual usage until World War I, as a means to conserve energy. It's also claimed that observing daylight saving time results in fewer car accidents, as less people are on the road driving in the dark during rush hour. Another supposed advantage of observing daylight saving time is that it encourages people to be more active because they have more time to exercise during daylight hours.
Daylight saving time is observed primarily in North America and Europe. A United States Department of Transportation study in 1975 concluded that DST might reduce the country's electricity usage by 1% during March and April, but the a study by The National Bureau of Standards that reviewed the DOT study in 1976 and found no significant savings. Like it or hate it, daylight saving time is determined by Congress in the United States.
* Offer expires 3/31/2013
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