FreshBooks Cloud Accounting

FreshBooks Cloud Accounting

Products I Love
Much of my business happens when I'm not directly in front of my computer. Signing up new clients, tracking time, and entering invoices are all really important to capture quickly and efficiently, and when I first launched Taff Data Services, LLC. I sometimes forgot to enter an invoice or log some billable time, which translated into lost revenues. It was obvious that I needed to find a better solution. After researching all the popular small business accounting products, I realized what would really move the needle for my budding business was to find an accounting system I could run from a web browser, tablet, or smartphone. There are lots of great products on the market, but I believe that FreshBooks Cloud Accounting is the best of them all. FreshBooks is…
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Great By Choice by Jim Collins

Great By Choice by Jim Collins

Books, Self-help, Technology
Winner. Good book. Worth reading more than once. Listened to it on audiobook last year and am reading back through it again now in electronic print on my Kindle app. Couple of notes on the format: I normally choose print versus audio, because it sinks in better and is easier to reference at a later time. One exception is Jim Collins. He reads his own books and does so with enthusiasm and energy that makes the book anything but dull. Collins is a safe bet in audio. Collins goes through some down-to-earth truths about breaking through from normal to extraordinary, such as: Plan meticulously.  Plan for even worse than the worst. Repeat your daily must-dos with religious fervor Taking risks the careful way This is book is a fresh batch…
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Simple DIY: Create a Website Using WordPress

Howto
Many people in my circle have recently become interested in making a blog or website, so a few weeks ago I set out to document the process.  This is the second of two posts on the subject.  The first is geared toward those who are looking to quickly and easily set up a personal blog to share experiences or advice.  This post is directed toward those who want to use the simplicity of a powerful blog format to help them easily create a website for their business or organization.  Let's get started. For this project we'll be using WordPress.com. The first step is to pick a name for your blog.  Just like the first post I have chosen Bullfrog Song. Success!  The name I want is available.  Save it using…
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Forklift 2008: Replace 2003 Domain Controller with 2008 R2 Using the Same Name

Howto
WANT AN UPDATE TO THIS GUIDE? If you'd like me to update this guide for Server 2012 R2 and beyond, or to see a similar guide for SQL Server, drop a comment at the bottom of this page and let me know. This document details the procedure for replacing an original domain controller running Windows 2000 Server or higher (referred to in this document as SOURCE) with another server running Windows 2000 Server or higher (referred to in this document as DESTINATION). During this procedure you will need a third server for temporary use (referred to in this document as TRANSITIONAL) – normally, this server is introduced in the form of a virtual machine, but a physical machine is also acceptable. NOTE: this document assumes that all forest operations will be…
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quicker way to p2v on desktops

Howto
I've been seeing an increasing number of PCs come into the shop that have needed to undergo the p2v process for one reason or another: maybe their computer died right before payroll had to run, or maybe they lost the installation disks to that application they just can't live without. Whatever the reasons, I'm seeing a bit of an increase in need for the very involved process of taking an ancient relic PC from the early 2000s, make it into a VM, and then make it easy for the end user to use. Today I think I came up with a method that doesn't involve 20 hours of nail-biting waiting. But first, a couple of the methods I have used in the past: -used vmware server, attached the physical disk…
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