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

Construction News
  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. Payroll ARCHIVE:: QuickBooks Creating a More Meaningful Payroll Expenses Section https://t.co/jx9eioLw -> ARCHIVE:: QuickBooks Setting up/Creating a Scheduled Payroll Liability https://t.co/nbER1ogk -> EEOC issues update on criminal-background-check policy https://t.co/CnuxPi9Y -> ARCHIVE:: Payroll Tip - Health Insurance Tracking Requirements for 2012 https://t.co/3G1FkmAA -> Use #QuickBooks? Tired of manually calculating overtime? Check out https://t.co/8pIGV5Yo -> Use QuickBooks? Need to change rates of pay for multiple employees? Check out https://t.co/tgn397Dz -> ARCHIVE:: E-Verify Update https://t.co/lruDd54Y -> ARCHIVE:: What's…
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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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Top 10 Tuesday – Tips from Around the Web – 7/19/2011

News You Can Use
Top 10 Tuesday includes our favorite tips and news stories from around the web.  This week there are some important articles for you to read and information to be aware of. Construction Industry News Birmingham Post - "Suicide bidding" could take more construction firms to the wall BuildingGreen.com - New HVAC Standards Will Be Regional VERITAS Health and Safety Consultants - OSHA's Role in Workplace Safety American Express OPEN - A Guide to Government Contracting Opportunities in Texas Husch Blackwell - OFCCP's regulatory agenda signals increased enforcement efforts Business, Customers, Networking & Website Design RAIN Selling Blog - Selling Consulting "What Do You Do?  - 6 Building Blocks for Communicating Your Value Proposition American Express OPEN - 4 Steps to Better Business Writing SavvyOnline Business Builder - Here's a Powerful…
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Top 10 Tuesday – Tips from Around the Web – 6/21/2011

News You Can Use
Top 10 Tuesday Tips from around the web includes our favorite QuickBooks and business productivity tips from other bloggers around the web.  We hope you’ll find these articles as interesting as we did. Veritas Consulting Safety Services - Free Health Safety Checklists, Templates and Forms for your Business BNET - 7 Things Employees Are Thinking - But Won't Say Construction Law Developments blog - Are You REALLY An Additional Insured on All Subs' Coverage? QuickBooks in the Cloud - Running QuickBooks in the Cloud: Information from those who know Mashable - HOW TO:  Create Custom Twitter Backgrounds Accounting Today for the WebCPA - Selling Your Services?  Think Like a Buyer Inc. Magazine - 3 DIY Facebook Design Services PC Magazine - 100 Essential Tips for Microsoft Office 2010 TFCN -…
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Social Media & Marketing – How Much Is TOO MUCH?

Social Media
Social media and marketing your business articles are widely available, and I tend to read a lot of them, however,  one thing that has always plagued me is how often should you post, tweet, email, etc.  How much marketing is enough and how much is too much?  After all no one wants to be considered an annoying spammer. Market Unto Others As You Would Have Them Market Unto You... We are adopting this new marketing attitude here on the QuickBooks for Contractors blog; we'll continue to provide a new daily blog post; however, we will be far more prudent in the manner in which we will be publishing the content. You can find us on LinkedIn - QuickBooks for Contractors group, Twitter, and Facebook.  After today we will no longer…
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