“Maad” Rants & Other Stuff
This is a collection of articles that just don’t seem to “really” fit into any one category or topic. These include just plain old “rants” about things that no one ever told me about owning a business, stuff that drives me insane, miscellaneous construction news, articles on social media, and news that you might be able to use.
14 years ago, on a sailboat in the middle of Flathead Lake in Montana, Ben proposed and we formed Sunburst Software Solutions, Inc. (Of course I had no choice but to say yes to the marriage proposal because I was… Continue reading
Anyone can say they are a QuickBooks expert and according to Google, at least 83,000+ people are making that claim! How valid that claim is, however, is another question! Most of these self proclaimed experts sure have a lot to say, but when it comes right down to it and you evaluate what they have actually said (or written) you find that they really haven't provided you with anything concrete to take away.
Remember the old saying "Jack of all trades - master of none"?Continue reading
Do you have a hard time with people who wear too much perfume or aftershave? You know, the people who you swear just opened the bottle and poured it over their head, rather than having taken a shower in the morning - the ones that walk by you and leave a trail of overwhelming SMELL behind them? Whether this happens in your work environment or when you are in the grocery store or out having dinner at your favorite restaurant - this can certainly be annoying.
People with fragrance sensitivities, often referred to as “multiple chemical sensitivities” when they are severe, are not just bothered or annoyed by fragrances. Rather, they have a physical reaction to certain chemical compounds in fragrances that may be contained in a myriad of products, including lotions, shampoos, perfumes, aftershave, deodorants, cleaning products, pesticides, air fresheners, and even floorings and wall coverings. Symptoms can include headaches, nausea, runny nose, itchy eyes, and skin rashes, and in more serious cases, breathing difficulties, poor memory and concentration, muscle and joint pain, and sleeping problems.Continue reading
There is a lot to learn about using QuickBooks and there is a LOT to learn about bookkeeping! Sure there are a lot of websites (including this one) where you learn how to do very specific tasks in QuickBooks and tons of YouTube videos - but tracking down the various pieces of the learning QuickBooks puzzle is horribly time-consuming and overwhelming; and the information that is found may not entirely meet the requirements of your company.
When you hire an inexperienced person and thrust them into full-fledged bookkeeping position; it’s very likely that you will end up with nothing but a huge mess on your hands and will need to have your books cleaned up by a professional.Continue reading
Diane Dennis of Monk and DBug, LLC, known as "Diane at TheContractorsGroup.com" since 1999, is launching a new website and newsletter focused on making life easier for contractors - InformedContractors.com.
Early on in Diane's contracting career, she learned that there was painfully little information available for contractors. Now she feels the exact opposite it true. There's too much information, some of which isn't really accurate, so much so that it's virtually impossible for a busy contractor to find time to wade through it all and find reliable and practical solutions that will lessen their hassles and increase their income.Continue reading
Personally, I think "quick" is a fantasy that we all live in or believe in. We all live, breathe, work, and earn by the clock and there is seldom any task that you perform that is "quick".Continue reading