Monday, July 27, 2009

Sending Large Files

Many times, the QuickBooks data file is too big to email to someone. Or perhaps, you have a large powerpoint file to send to someone. There are several services to transfer large files. A few FREE ones include:

Check them out next time you need to send a large file!

If you're sending a QuickBooks data file, make sure the file has a password. Send the password in a separate email--not with the data file!

You can use this option to help clients when you cannot use remote access--have the client send you a back up or portable file. Then, you can open the file and talk with the client about it.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

QuickBooks ProAdvisor Program and Certification Town Hall meeting

Mark your calendars for a Town Hall discussion ‘Everything you wanted to know about the ProAdvisor Program and Certification’. We’ll meet in the Long for Success room in the Small Business Town Hall on Tuesday, July 21, at 9:00 am PT (12:00 pm ET).

Michelle Long, CPA will be the moderator. Michelle is an Advanced Certified ProAdvisor, one of the national trainers for Intuit and author of the book Successful QuickBooks Consulting.

Special guests from Intuit include:
· Kate Viotto – Senior Marketing Manager, QuickBooks ProAdvisor Program
· Andi Anchetta – Program Manager, QuickBooks ProAdvisor Program

Discussion topics include:
· What is the ProAdvisor Program?
· How can it help me grow my business and be more productive?
· Details about the different ProAdvisor Certifications
· Tips & Tricks to help you study and pass the certifications
· Best practices for study and exam preparation methods
· Most importantly—your questions!!!

You can type your question into the chat window or use a webcam and/or mic (about $20) to join in the conversation! If you’re already certified, you can share your experience with others too!

Here are a couple of links to join, but I’ll post again next week as a reminder.

Click Under Small Business Experts -- Long for Success and type in your screen name to join room.

There is no need to register in advance or sign up, just type in your screen name to enter the room. You may want to do it in advance to see how it works. You should have Adobe Flash Player installed. When you enter the room, it will ask if you want to allow access to your web cam/mic. You can Allow or Deny. If you Allow access, then you can click on 'Request to Speak' at the bottom of the middle section and you'll be put in the speaker's que. When you're finished talking you click on 'Stop Speaking' at the bottom of that window.

If you don't want to speak up or use a web cam, you can type your questions or comments in a chat window on the right side.

Feel free to go into the room in advance to check it out and see how it works. You can even try out your webcam to see yourself & how it works!