Make Your Preferences Known in QuickBooks

January 27th, 2015 by The Rodman Team

QuickBooks is ready to use when you install it. But you can change its settings to make it work the way your company needs it to. There are some features that all small businesses need in their accounting software. Everyone needs a Chart of Accounts and a good set of report templates. There must be […]

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Positive Trends in Solar Market Including Declining Cost of Capital

January 21st, 2015 by The Rodman Team

According to a recent North American Solar Trend Report issued by Mercatus Analysis, the cost of capital for solar deals continued to drop dramatically in 2014. Most developers found this to be good news, although due to the potential of higher risks in their projects, several small to medium size developers may not have experienced […]

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Did You Resolve to Start Using QuickBooks Online in 2015?

January 12th, 2015 by The Rodman Team

Here’s an overview of the home page and what you can access from there. Many companies have been hesitant to trust their financial data – and that of their customers and vendors – to the internet, despite the fact that solution providers have built sophisticated security systems for this critical information. But you’ve decided that […]

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Congress Provides Tax Relief and Help for the Disabled

December 18th, 2014 by The Rodman Team

Just before adjourning on December 16, the Senate passed the Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014 (TIPA), which was passed by the House on December 3. The White House announced that President Obama will sign the law, which renews more than 50 expired tax breaks. This gives taxpayers just 10 days — excluding the federal […]

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QuickBooks Quick Tip: Using Statements In QuickBooks: The Basics

December 15th, 2014 by The Rodman Team

Most small businesses use invoices for billing customers. But there are times when you may want to send statements instead of – or in addition to – invoices. One of the more enjoyable parts of your job is probably sending invoices to your customers to bill for products and/or services is probably one of the […]

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Do You Qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit?

December 15th, 2014 by The Rodman Team

There are many requirements you must meet in order to qualify, but it may lower your tax bill. Supporting a family can be difficult, not to mention expensive.  Working families whose income is fairly low need all the help they can get with their income taxes. The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) was put in […]

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QuickBooks Quick Tip: Using the Vendor Center in QuickBooks Online

December 1st, 2014 by The Rodman Team

Whoever handles Accounts Payable for your company has an unenviable job. While the Accounts Receivable person gets to send invoices and happily record payments, the A/P employee has to make sure that: Complete records exist for all vendors. Billing information – including due dates — is entered correctly for all accounts. Bills are entered when […]

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QuickBooks QuickTip: Understanding Your QuickBooks Online Accounts

November 18th, 2014 by The Rodman Team

The word “account” can mean more than one thing in QuickBooks Online. Before you started doing accounting tasks for your small business, the word “account” simply referred to your accounts at a financial institution – checking, savings, credit cards, etc. QuickBooks Online lets you access these same kinds of accounts via the internet and download […]

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The Road to Emerald City Isn’t Always Beautiful

October 18th, 2014 by The Rodman Team

Windmills are pretty in Dutch paintings, but on today’s farms in Oklahoma…not so much. In a recent AP article, a Northern Oklahoma real estate developer claims “the wind industry is turning the Oklahoma landscape into a “giant industrial complex.” In Massachusetts the ban on commercial food waste in landfills began just three weeks ago, but […]

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2014 a Big Year for Driving Future Growth of Anaerobic Digesters in New England

September 24th, 2014 by The Rodman Team

2014 will mark a major milestone for the recycling of food and other organic wastes in the three New England States of Vermont, Connecticut, and Massachusetts. Effective since July 2014, Vermont Act 148 bans the disposal of plastic, aluminum and metal containers, tin foil, paper/cardboard, leaf/yard residuals, and food scraps into landfills. Originally passed in […]

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