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Weekly Wrap-Up: News You Can Use 4/20-4/26/2012

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There is so much news and information floating around the web – it’s difficult (at best) to keep up!  I’ve added a WordPress plug-in that grabs information from my Twitter stream to help me (and hopefully you as well) keep up with everything.  Look for the Weekly Wrap-Up: News You Can Use every Friday.

Weekly Wrap-Up News You Can UsePayroll

Job Costing


Accounting & Taxes

Social Media & Marketing

Accounts Payable


  • @donnagunter “A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.” Lao Tzu in reply to donnagunter ->
  • @KendaMorrison Keep learning new techniques and tactics – but don’t forget the value of common sense! #SmallBiz #YSBS in reply to KendaMorrison ->
  • Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.–Thomas Edison, American inventor
  • @SavvyBizBuilder Having your checklist in advance – follow the steps or tasks one by one only working on that thing until you are done.

Certified Payroll & Prevailing Wage


  • ARCHIVE:: Welcome to Learn to use QuickBooks in your construction business ->
  • In #QuickBooks, close ALL open reports & centers before exiting. From the Window menu -> Close ALL. Faster loading on startup.
  • How to Start a New QuickBooks File from Existing Data | QuickBooks and Your Business ->
  • In #QuickBooks, CTRL + A opens your Chart of Accounts List, CTRL + N opens New Account window.
  • In #QuickBooks, from the View menu -> Open Windows to see what reports & centers you have open.
  • @sleetergroup New blog article: QuickBooks 2011 R10 Released
  • ARCHIVE:: QuickBooks Tip-What Account Should I Use? ->
  • ARCHIVE:: QuickBooks for Contractors Tip – Advanced Progress Invoicing ->
  • ARCHIVE:: QuickBooks Tip – Understanding QuickBooks Inventory Cost ->
  • ARCHIVE:: Entering Job-to-Date Costs & Billing Data at the Item Level ->
  • ARCHIVE:: How to Set Up Timetracking – #QuickBooks Tip ->
  • ARCHIVE:: QuickBooks 2011 – New Balance Sheet by Class Report – Part 8 ->
  • ARCHIVE:: QuickBooks Tip – Construction A/P – Tracking Subcontractor Insurance ->
  • ARCHIVE:: QuickBooks Tips – Posting Transactions – Date Sensitivity ->
  • ARCHIVE:: QuickBooks Tip-Adding Project Information to Invoices/Estimates ->
  • ARCHIVE:: QuickBooks Tip – Merging Duplicate Items and/or Accounts ->
  • ARCHIVE:: QuickBooks 2011 – New Average Days to Pay Report ->

Organization & Productivity

Small Business

Accounts Receivable




  • @TomUrtis Tips For #Excel: Number in A1 = feet, example 319, convert to “26 feet, 7 inches”. =INT(A1/12)&” feet, “&MOD(A1,12)&” inches” in reply to TomUrtis ->


QuickBooks 3rd Party Integrated Applications

  • eCC Cloud is finally here! =) Try our free trial. #QuickBooks #cloud #ecc v3 #QuickBooks Online in reply to webgility ->
  • How to skip duplicate transactions with matching reference numbers using Transaction Pro Impo… via @TransactionPro ->

Website & Blog Creation

  • Cheat Sheet of the Anatomy of a WordPress Theme #infographic – #WordPress #Theme
  • Top five SEO tips for WordPress in reply to TotalTraining ->
  • Is Your Firm’s Website Leaving A Bad First Impression? – ->

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Nancy Smyth, Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor

Nancy Smyth, Sunburst Software Solutions, Inc.
QuickBooks Construction & Payroll Expert

I've been using and supporting QuickBooks products since the early 1990's. I've worked with thousands of contractors, assisting them with QuickBooks setup, Certified Payroll Reporting requirements, AIA Billing and Weighted-Average Overtime.

QuickBooks is a powerful product, but learning how to use it in your construction business can be difficult. I hope you find resources available here to be helpful.

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