Weekly Wrap-Up: News You Can Use 5/4 – 5/10/2012

News You Can Use
  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. Accounting & Taxes Foreign-bribery crackdown focuses on more than 100 companies https://t.co/I1N5EaOp -> IRS and Social Security Urged to Curb Tax Fraud and Identity Theft https://t.co/d7WO1ubM via @sharethis -> Reasonable-compensation standard creates tax risk for S corporation owners https://t.co/O1GMYyT0 -> Bookkeeping Quiz - Employer provided loans https://t.co/tRTSM1ua -> IRS to demand new reconciliations https://t.co/mHlmPonP -> Construction – Tools & Tax Tips https://t.co/ddQmuS1K -> eBooks, Webinars & Videos eBook: Hiring a Bookkeeper for your construction biz-Test…
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Weekly Wrap-Up: News You Can Use 4/27-5/3/2012

News You Can Use
  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 Accounting & Taxes IRS to Step up Audits of Sole Proprietors https://t.co/yXwtWsHG -> Chimpanzees and Charity - Tax & Business Counsel Newsletter via @TaxReturnCoach https://t.co/CEpZ8ppw -> IRS releases 2013 inflation adjustments for HSAs https://t.co/i58Sjl2U -> eBooks, Webinars & Videos eBook: Learn About AIA Billing & How To Fill Out an AIA G-702/G-703 https://t.co/Hc3o6nJh -> WEBINAR: Certified Payroll Reports - Learn how to fill them out https://t.co/Dkflvo5Z -> eBook: Getting Equipment Costs into QuickBooks Job Costing…
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QuickBooks for Contractors Hangout on Goolge+

Be A Better Bookkeeper, Webinars & Training
  QuickBooks for Contractors Hangout on Google+, join us today Thursday March 29, 2012 from 11-12 EST. Grab your coffee (or favorite beverage) and bring your QuickBooks for Contractors questions and join us for Google+ hangout. Google+ hangouts are a really cool way to meet and network with others; using nothing more than your computer with sound, a microphone and perhaps a webcam.  The best part -- it's totally free!  All  you need is a gmail account and then you need to create a personal or business profile and page. Next, you'll want to either add my personal page or my business page to your circles - here are the links: Personal Page - https://plus.google.com/u/0/108080696417608977304/posts Business Page - https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/109284398428124037383/109284398428124037383/posts The hangout is something new that we are trying, if there…
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Inbound Marketing

Social Media
Inbound marketing - the difference between potential customers finding your company vs. you looking for potential customers.  Maybe that is a bit to simplistic.  According to Wikipedia  - Inbound marketing is a marketing strategy that focuses on getting found by customers by publishing helpful information on a blog, etc. {earning their way in} in contrast to outbound marketing via paid advertisements {buy, beg, or beg their way in}. If your company is making the switch from outbound marketing and paid advertisements {which I've never found have worked well for our company} to inbound marketing; one of the things that you need to do is track how successful you are at publishing content on the web that is getting you found and analyzing if you are being found by the right…
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eBook – Have You Built Your Google+ Business Page Yet?

Social Media
Google+ is the newest social media network and it offers so much more than than just the ability to incorporate a +1 button on your blog. Google+ first introduced what I call a personal page sometime last summer based on the concept of networking by adding people to "circles" that you can create and have full control over.  It also provides each of us with the ability to host an online meeting or a hangout where we invite specific people or have it open to the public. Every Friday at 8 am Pacific/11 am Eastern I usually attend the Accountants, Bookkeepers & Business Owners Hangout for an hour (where we discuss QuickBooks, general business, social media, and whatever). On Wednesday, I participated in #GPCW (Google Plus Circle Wednesday) on Twitter…
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