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QuickBooks for Contractors Guest BloggersFebruary 9, 2011

Running a blog can be a full-time job.  Coming up with new content on a daily basis sometimes is a tough job, and it takes a good hour every day to put together a post.  And then, of course, there is the fact that people need and like variety.

So with that in mind, I’ve gone out and found some other worthy QuickBooks experts and asked if they would like to be a guest blogger, here on the QuickBooks for Contractors blog.

I hope you’ll enjoy their posts!

P.S. If you would like to be a guest blogger, please Contact Us, we would be happy to talk to you.

Meet our guest bloggers!

Diane Dennis

Diane Dennis

In 1999, after realizing there were so many contractors who were struggling with the day-to-day of their businesses, Diane Dennis – founder of – quit contracting (suspended ceilings) so that she could focus on serving contractors.  She now has four construction-related websites and she is rapidly becoming a top advocate for contractors in the United States.  With close to 20 years of experience in the world of construction contracting Diane continues to provide information that contractors need when they need it.  Find out more and claim your free gift here:

Joyce M. Washington

Joyce is a CPA who has spent the better part of almost 20 years honing her craft as an accountant with various companies in the Greater Baltimore-Washington, DC area – growing, mentoring and managing accounting teams. It’s this experience that she brings to services and training programs, including QuickBooks Basics.Website:



John Stahl

John has over 25 years experience in the painting industry, first as a painting contractor in New York City, then as an inventor of specialty restoration products. John now helps contractors to grow their businesses at the same time helping the owners to maintain a work/life balance.Reach him on the web at The Growth Coach of New York – OR – by phone at 888-625-9838.

Lorien Prince, CPA

Lorien, owner of Accounting and IT Solutions LLC is a CPA and Advanced Certified QuickBooks

Ray Kelly

Ray Kelly

Ray is currently the President and CEO of Certiport, the world’s leading provider of computer literacy skills training and credentialing programs.  Certiport currently provides the Certified QuickBooks User program.

Matt Clark

Matt Clark

Matt is the Principal for QB or not QB, a company that focuses on helping customers work with large QuickBooks files, prepare QuickBooks files for the scope of IRS audits and convert QuickBooks Enterprise files to Pro or Premier format.

Prevailing Wage Contractors Association

Jim Profitt

Of Prevailing Wage Contractors Association, a not-for-profit organization that sponsors tax-advantaged programs, enabling our members to comply favorably with the various prevailing wage laws on the federal, state, and local levels. Helping contractors since 1995, both Union and Non-Union employers, comply with the various prevailing wage laws in the most convenient manner. We sponsor Supplemental Unemployment Benefits (SUB) and Retirement (Pension) Plans that accomplish this goal.

Joanie Mann

Joanie Mann

Joanie has over 30 years experience in advanced network integration, IT management consulting, information systems management, telephony integration, and business process automation.For the past 10 years the specific focus has been on Internet technologies, the delivery of software as a service, and the development of comprehensive online services and solutions for business – with a specific focus on finance and accounting.

Charlie Russell

Charlie Russell

Charlie is the founder of CCRSoftware. He’s been involved with the small business software industry since the mid 70’s, focusing on inventory and accounting software for small businesses. Charlie is a Certified Advanced QuickBooks ProAdvisor and the managing editor of the QuickBooks and Beyond blog. Visit his CCRSoftware web site for information about his QuickBooks add-on products. He is also the author of the California Wildflower Hikes blog and a regular blog contributor to the Intuit Inner Circle.

Shannon Tucker

Shannon Tucker

Shannon is the co-founder of AccountingUsers, Inc., an accounting software support company. Their niche is solving database problems for QuickBooks, Peachtree, and BPI accounting software users; specializing in converting accounting data, providing data repair services, and providing end-user support through

You can reach Shannon at 719-395-8750 or

Denise Duplinski

Denise Duplinksi

Denise is a a CPA working with BMMP CPA’s in Atlanta, GA. She began supporting her clients who use QuickBooks in the 1980’s. Denise became a Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor at the inception of the program and is also part of the Intuit Solution Provider program. In 2001, she started 3 Blind Dogs Consulting specifically to support users of QuickBooks, QuickBooks Point of Sale and Enterprise Solutions, along with related add on products.For more information please visit

Ben Smyth

Ben Smyth

Ben is the Vice President, Sunburst Software Solutions, Inc.  I met Nancy in 2000 and after we fell in love, she had a business proposition that she had been trying to find a programmer for 4 years for. Well, despite some reservations we proceeded and it has been the most rewarding thing we have done, to have our software assist other small & mid-size businesses every week and same them countless hours.  Building a small business from the ground up has been difficult at times, but overall a great adventure.

Randal DeHart

Randal DeHart

Randal of Business Accounting and Consulting, is a Profit & Growth Specialist for contractors, QuickBooks ProAdvisor and UDA Construction Suite Advisor; with over 25 years of construction related, project management and accounting experience. Randal embraces technology, as a Certified PMP, he things process development/accounting/profitability. He understands your need for details -Estimating, Job Costing, Cash Flow and Profitability Reports.Business Consulting And Accounting, 64th Avenue W., Suite B – 2nd Floor, Lynnwood, WA 98036 Phone: (206) 361-3950 Fax: (425) 778-2090 – has an office with staff to serve contractors needs. Visit their website

About Your Host:

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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