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August 2013
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QuickBooks Tip
Quotable Quotes
From the Desk of...
Happiness Happens
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QuickBooks Tip

Use right-click menus

QuickBooks makes boundless use of right-click menus everywhere in the program.  Use them anywhere you want to do something instead of heading right for the toolbar icons and menus.


For example, highlight an entry in the Chart of Accounts and you can perform numerous tasks, such as editing or deleting the account, customizing the columns, transferring funds or getting a QuickReport


You can learn all about tips like these and more by calling us at 954-447-0250...
Quotable Quotes

The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown.
-- HP Lovecraft

Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.
-- Helen Keller

A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.
-- Albert Einstein

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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


Fear of the Unknown...


While not admitting or realizing it, we all have xenophobic tendencies.  I see it too often, many times manifested in the questions we get as accountants and software consultants.


The dictionary defines xenophobia as "an unreasonable fear of that which is foreign, strange or unknown".  In our daily providing of training and support to clients, we find some common attributes among many people - individuals have an innate fear of unknown software and technology, few dare to step outside a comfort zone and try new things, investigate new features and functionalities.  Overall, unfamiliarity with technology can create a difficult learning environment.


Being QuickBooks training and support providers has taught us that, on another level, what contributes largely to mistakes when using accounting software is unfamiliarity with common accounting policies and practices.  How can you master a program's features and functionalities without at least a working knowledge of the underlying processes?  I am not necessarily speaking about debits and credits -- leave that for the accounting geeks like me (!!) -- but more of the underlying concepts such as inventory tracking, item profitability, job costing, accounts receivable and payable, and such.  A clear understanding of these concepts goes very far in anyone's gaining familiarity with accounting systems.


In addition, for those who come from other countries, sometimes you first have to get over the differences between our common accounting practices and those of other lands.  I've come to learn from first-hand training experience, that the variety of accounting, tax, or financial regulations imposed by foreign governing authorities pose an extra obstacle in the learning of U.S. accounting systems, and therefore closing even more the openness to proper use of an accounting program.


An additional type of fear exists when people need to learn new technologies to continue to stay competitive at work. We provide a supportive and constructive learning environment that no only addresses this fear, but helps people overcome it.  Many clients commend us on "breaking" that wall that normally inhibits most from learning.

I invite you to replace fear of the unknown with curiosity... Give us a call.



August is Happiness Happens Month!
 August 8th was Happiness Happens Day!  


Secret Society of Happy People... Even though it was on August 8, the Secret Society of Happy People has declared all of August "Happiness Happens Month".     

 Here are a few suggestions on how to commemorate the month:

  • Wear your silver shades, donate your silver coins - pay someone's toll, bus or subway fare, buy a soda, or take up a donation for your favorite charity - or pass out silver kisses. Why silver? Because not-so-secretly happy people have a way of finding the silver lining in even the darkest clouds
  • Send a text message that says: Celebrate Happiness Happens Month with me
  • On Facebook, make a post that says: Happiness Happen when ..." (and list your happy moment of the day)
  • On Twitter, make a post that says: #HappinessHappens when ..." (and list your happy moment of the day)

Class in Session


Summer may be here but

classes are still in session at

Mendelson Academy!



Check out the schedule below or contact us directly for an even more current list of courses: 954-447-0250... 

Upcoming Events
ABC basics
QuickBooks Concepts 
by Mendelson Academy
This training class covers the fundamentals of using QuickBooks for tracking business finances. You will learn how to set up a new company, work with lists, set up inventory, process invoices, work with bank accounts, process payments, enter and pay bills, when to use special transactions, and useful tips and tricks!
Thursday September 5, 2013 from 9:00am to 12:30pm ET

QuickBooks Networking
by Mendelson Academy

Understanding the best configuration for networks and servers are a requirement of effective QuickBooks consulting. Whether completing IT tasks yourself or communicating with IT specialists, you need to be more than familiar with IT concepts. In this session, we will build on fundamental networking concepts and discuss implementation scenarios and best practices for QuickBooks networking. Some of the concepts to be covered include Remote Desktop Server (formerly Terminal Server), VPNs, and virtualization, so you will know when and how to use them.

Thursday Sept 19, 2013 from 9:00am to 11:00am ET 

Click here to register!

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QuickBooks Deep Dive 
by Mendelson Academy
This training class covers advanced features of QuickBooks. You will learn how to create reports and graphs, customize forms, track and pay sales tax, handle payroll, write letters, how to share files with your accountant, estimating, time-tracking, and job-costing, and much more!
Thursday October 3, 2013 from 9:00am to 12:30pm ET

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