• September 16, 2019

    New MA Tax; Begins Oct 1st, 2019

    Greetings – there’s a lot of info here. If you have employees in Massachusetts, you need to grab your favorite drink and read this through. If not, count your blessings! Hopefully you’ve been following the news on this one. If not, you’re in for a shock. If you’ve been following along, then time is short […]

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  • September 12, 2019

    Replacing End-of-life Server 2008 Operating System

    We have a number of Construction clients with servers that need to be replaced before the January 2020 end-of-life deadline from Microsoft. Just to bring you up-to-speed, any server running 2008 OS, or any SBS server needs to be replaced. Microsoft has already retired these products and as of January, they won’t provide any security […]

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  • September 06, 2019

    Gift Cards Anyone? A ‘Good’ Email Scam

    Two Really ‘Good’ Phishing Email Scams Our bookkeeper received an email that looked like it was from me. It was from Catherine Wendt and the email address was It said I was thinking about an Employee Incentive program and I’d like to ‘spring some surprises and put a smile on some faces today.’ Then I […]

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  • August 22, 2019

    Giftology by John Ruhlin

    I had a chance to hear John Ruhlin speak at an industry event. He has a great personal story and clearly loves story-telling. His focus was on the art of giving and how it can be used in Marketing and Sales. Then he took it to another level; What if gifting was a way of […]

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  • August 08, 2019

    Technology and Lead (Pb) – Is One Like the Other?

    Our use of technology isn’t just sitting down at a computer; it permeates our entire day, every day, from your morning alarm on your phone all the way to the end of the day. Even when we’re on the road, we’re focused on where we can plug or recharge our devices so we can stay […]

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  • July 25, 2019

    Cleanup Your Data or Write a Check!

    Years ago, every November, our clients’ offices would have bankers boxes ordered and ready. It was time to clear out the old files and make room for a new year!  Several clients even had storage space in the shop that was filled with boxes. Every few years they’d pull out the oldest boxes and figure […]

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  • July 16, 2019

    Bank Relationships—A Painful Lesson

    We have a construction client who’s been in business for quite a few years. They have a small balance on the building’s mortgage, a Line of Credit, and a few truck loans. Twice a year, the banker would stop by, say high, pick up the CPA’s annual Financial Report and be on their merry way. […]

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  • July 10, 2019

    Android Phones—Changes are Coming

    August 1st, Android is set to make a new release that will require Android specific programs to have 64-bit Builds. As software companies make changes to meet these new requirements, some older cell phones may have issues running the replacement (or new) apps. It’s very likely that new apps, or newly updated apps coming out […]

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  • July 03, 2019

    Are YOU Prepared For The End Of Windows 7?

    Windows 7 Upgrades/Replacements We’ve sent newsletters, video blogs, email blasts; we’ve even included it in blue ink on our invoices – in January 2020, the Windows 7 Operating System is end-of-life and will not be supported by Microsoft. This means no more security updates or patches, making each computer vulnerable to hackers. If these computers […]

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  • June 26, 2019

    The Power of the Other by Dr. Henry Cloud

    Dr. Cloud starts this book with a neglected truth. To get more out of life, each of us needs to improve ourselves, our self-discipline, our commitments; but there’s more to the formula. Ask anyone who’s really ‘made it’ or been interviewed about their success, and there’s always someone who helped make it possible. Many people […]

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