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October 2013


This month we bring you 
2 QuickBooks tips!

#1 Download data whenever possible :

Downloading banking and credit card activiy directly into QuickBooks is a huge timesaver, even when factoring in initial set-up time.  Downloading data minimizes the chance of human error and records activity quicker than inputting it manually.


#2 Set a Closing date password to protect data :

On a regular basis (and before you send your QuickBooks file to your accountant for year-end closing), make sure to set a Closing Date password. This safeguard prevents from accidentally affecting closed periods by requiring to enter a password in order to make changes to transactions in QuickBooks.  This is one of my favorite QuickBooks features!

Quotable Quotes

Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.
-- Albert Camus
How beautifully leaves grow old.  How full of light and color are their last days.
              -- John Burroughs

Everyone must take time to sit and watch the leaves turn.
-- Elizabeth Lawrence

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Pembroke Pines, FL 33029

Greetings from Kralendijk, Bonaire... home of the Fourth International QuickBooks Conference. I am fortunate to have facilitated sessions at every one of these events over the years.


Bonaire is a Caribbean island that forms a special municipality of the Netherlands. The local flavor was felt even more so at this year's event. The location made it especially warm -- both for the friendly atmosphere and subtropical climate.


The island country's population of 17000 reminds that of a typical U.S. small town. And you know you are in good company when the flamingos and donkeys (which roam the streets freely) outnumber the people (!!)


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Besides the local fauna and food, I was greatly impressed by the accounting professionals and advanced QuickBooks users that attended the sessions. Their level of interest and extremely interactive participation was especially welcome. The two-day event was hosted and sponsored by our partner Intuit Premier Reseller firm ClASS N.V.  As in past years, I extend my genuine gratitude to Aubrey Pasial, founder and managing director of ClASS N.V., for inviting me to headline the conference.





On the home front, October marks the one-year anniversary of our own Mendelson Academy! In gratitude for the first year's success, we hosted the "What's New in QuickBooks 2014" seminars on 10/17/2013; we had to expand to three sessions due to overwhelming demand. And we are so excited to announce the launch of the new Mendelson Academy website... see more below!


We look forward to seeing you and your friends and colleagues at an upcoming Mendelson Academy event!  





QuickBooks Concepts Class

Tuesday Nov 12, 2013
9:00am - 12:30pm ET
Adventures in Inventory Class

Tuesday Nov 19, 2013
9:00am - 12:30pm ET
QuickBooks Deep Dive

Thursday Dec 5, 2013
9:00am - 12:30pm ET

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