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Your Spreadsheet Can Be Your Friend But Beware Of Boo-Boos

Here’s a testimonial we recently received, or could plausibly have received, from a new client whose name could plausibly be Hubert.

I put in my bidness’s transactions, using a popular book keepin’ program which I ain’t gonna name on account of not wanting to get sued (but it rhymes with “Slick Hooks”), so’s I could get it over to my accountant for tax figgerin.’


Boy, howdy, that was one of the dumber things I ever done. ‘Cause when my CPA was through with “preliminary findings,” turns out I owed $927,432 in state taxes, and about a gazillion bucks in federal, on revenue of about $42,000 from my laser surgery bidness.

Needless to say, my accountant said I figgered something wrong. Or Slick Hooks did.

So I finally decided to get brilliant and take the whole mess over to my expert friends at DK/RK Services, where I know I’m always “more than a number,” and where they really know their way around book keepin.’

I got a much better result doin’ it that-a-way, so I figgered I should tell y’all before you make the same mistake I did.

God Bless America, and the pros over at DK/RK Services.

This testimonial has not yet been published, if it ever will be, but we wanted you to be the first to see it. Because, as it turns out, many otherwise-savvy business people don’t know that they can get a lot more from formal bookkeeping/accounting software than they are currently getting from their spreadsheets… if they know how.

Hubert won’t get sued, so I can tell you that the program he was using was (you guessed it) QuickBooks, and he was right to bring his situation to us.

We’re certified QuickBooks ProAdvisors, and we do know how to help businesses get the best and most out of their QuickBooks software.

QuickBooks is one of the most popular bookkeeping/accounting programs out there, but any program can be tricky to use, and if you don’t manage it correctly, you can end up with drastic calculation errors – as our friend Hubert learned, the hard way.

Also, you should be using your bookkeeping/accounting system for more than just routine data entry. Properly managed, your software can yield outstanding and accurate financial reports, and those reports can be essential in making your next big move as a company.

So don’t despair. If you aren’t getting all you can from your spreadsheet, shoot me an email and we’ll set up a time to discuss how you can get more of what you need to drive smart business decisions.

That’s what we’re here for!

Discussion Questions

  1. 1
    Does your computer ever make you feel dumber than you are? Explain
  2. 2
    Using your spreadsheet, compute the likelihood that Hubert will not make the same mistake twice. Show your results graphically, using a pie or bar chart. Or just send pie
  3. 3
    Are you getting the most out of your bookkeeping/accounting software? Can your expert friends at DK/RK Services help you get more?

Don’t forget: at DK/RK Services, you’re always “more than a number.” We WANT to take care of your bookkeeping, professionally and personably, so you can focus on running and growing a great business enterprise! Please check out our many enthusiastic FIVE STAR online reviews (Yelp, Google, Facebook, you name it). We look forward to earning our next great review from YOU.

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Your Fur Buddy Wants To Get An “A”

Some of the two-legged companions we dogs keep around seem to be unaware that we not only respond to good training, we welcome it.

Who doesn’t want a good education?

Sadie here, and today I’m barking about a topic every dog-lover should understand: It’s not going to make your dog love you less if you stop indulging her, and start teaching her how to be a Good Girl.

Some people think the old saying, “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks,” is actually true. Sure, it’s a lot easier for us dogs to be good students if you start us on a strong training program when we’re puppies… but even later, hey, we can learn.

“But I’m too busy to learn how to train my dog,” you might say. Fine. There are great schools offered at some of the bigger pet stores that can help you. The better ones will teach both you AND your beloved dog how to give, and respond to, the basic instructions.

And for tricky situations, such as combining households where both Mommy and Daddy had their own dogs before they moved in together, there are professional trainers who can really help.

They might even help Mommy and Daddy live more happily ever after – together!

So don’t give up on a good education for your fur buddies. We want everyone to be happy, and generally speaking, we do want to please you two-leggers. We know you have opposable thumbs, and that you know where the kibble is kept.

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You Want To Help The World, But Where Can You Start?

The Katie Adamson Conservation Fund (KACF) is one of the non-profit organizations we’re most proud to support.

To put it simply, KACF puts your donations to work in an extremely efficient manner, to help endangered animals by helping the people who can best support them.

Founded and headquartered right here in Denver, KACF has a global presence, and is hard at work helping people and animals all over the world.

From keeping elephants from trampling crops by introducing bees to the area (elephants hate bees!), to establishing crucial veterinary services in remote places, to providing “eco-tourism” opportunities for donors to learn more about how they can help… KACF has a lot of good things going on!

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