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Qualified Gas Contractors QuickBooks Presentation - April 18, 2013

Lynn was asked to present an overview of QuickBooks - "Small Business Owners: What You Should Know About QuickBooks" to HVAC small business owners. Among other things, the "Top 10 Mistakes QuickBooks Clients Make" was discussed.

Approximnately 15 people attended.

Happy 6 Year Anniversary - January 1, 2013

On January 1, 2013, Ailsworth Accounting & Software Solutions celebrated its 6 year anniversary!

Sage Peachtree renamed "Sage 50" - May 17, 2012

"Sage 50 is the new name that will be adopted for our small business accounting lines in 2012. Sage Peachtree products, which are available throughout the U.S., will be marketed as Sage 50—U.S. Edition beginning with the launch of the next major upgrade, scheduled for May 2012. As we begin to provide you with information about these product upgrades, you can expect to see the Sage 50 name introduced in our Sage Peachtree communications. In addition, our websites will begin to use the Sage 50 name, with the Sage Peachtree site likely converting in the May timeframe. Rest assured, Sage 50 will deliver the same great experience you’ve come to expect from your Sage Peachtree software, along with even better features that will help make your business life easier. For more information about Sage Peachtree, please visit the website at: www.Peachtree.com."

Click here to read all about Sage's branding changes and how it affects you and your business.

Celebrating 500th Customer - April 24, 2012

In a little over 5 years, Ailsworth Accounting & Software Solutions obtained its 500th customer! Lynn hosted a Happy Hour at the Blue Turtle in Virginia Beach and presented her 500th customer with a $100 gift card to a local restaurant.

Thank you, thank you, thank you!!

Fortune Names Intuit Most Admired - March 2012

Intuit® was just named to the Fortune World’s Most Admired Companies list for the ninth consecutive year. This year the company ranked No. 1 in the Computer Software industry category on this prestigious list. This news comes on the heels of Intuit’s huge jump earlier this year on Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For.

Intuit was also featured as one of the Top Tech Companies on the list with the best reputation, calling the nine companies “the envy of their peers everywhere.” The article goes on to say: “For Intuit, 2011 proved a good year. Profits rose to $634 million on $3.9 billion in revenues, up 11% year over year, with the Small Business Group and Consumer Tax segments being the largest drivers.”

Lynn Ailsworth Completed QuickBooks Enterprise Course - March 2012

Lynn passed the QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions v11 Certification Course on March 7, 2012.

Lynn Ailsworth Selected Intuit Solution Provider - July 2011

Lynn was selected as an ISP on July 14, 2011, after completing the proper requirements. Lynn has been an Advanced Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor since 2007 and a Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor since 2004. Click here to read Press Release.

Intuit Solution Providers (ISP) have expertise in technology and solutions integration for small-to-medium sized businesses. They are certified to resell, implement, and support QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions, Intuit QuickBase, and other Intuit and third-party products. To become an ISP, applicants are evaluated based upon their firms’ experience, qualifications, and their commitment of resources to the Intuit Solution Provider Program.

StellarOne Sponsored QuickBooks Presentation - November 29, 2012

Lynn was asked to present "Is QuickBooks Right for Your Small Business?" to small business owners sponsored by StellarOne, a new bank in the Hampton Roads area. The features and benefits of QuickBooks were discussed.

Approximnately 20 people were in attendance!

CPA Conferences - Fall 2012

For the fifth year, Lynn participated in displaying her products and talking about her services at the Tidewater Chapter of Virginia Society of CPAs conference in September (Accounting and Auditing Day) and November (Tax Day). Lynn talked to numerous CPAs about QuickBooks and Peachtree and gave away prizes totaling over $150!

Sleeter Group Accounting Solutions Conference - October 22-24, 2012

Lynn attended the Sleeter Group Conference in Anaheim to collaborate with other consultants from around the country regarding Intuit and Sage products.

Here's a brief overview:
•Cloud computing is catching on quickly
•Social media is a great way to stay connected
•QuickBooks Online Certification is a new certification available to QuickBooks ProAdvisors

Sage Conference - August 12-14, 2012

Lynn attended Sage Summit 2012 in Nashville to learn what's happening at Sage, hear more about the new features of Sage 50 2013, share ideas with peers, etc., all to better serve her clients' needs.

Here's a brief overview:
•SageOne is a new web-based bookkeeping and business management application for small businesses
•With technology growig so rapidly, Sage is working on products that integrate with Sage 50 (formerly Peachtree)
•On Day 3, Lynn participated in a roundtable discussion

Financial Security Sponsored QuickBooks Basic Training Class - May 24, 2012

Lynn taught "QuickBooks Basic Training" to small business owners sponsored by Ron McKinney of Financial Security. It was a full house!

Navy Federal Professional Business Workshop - April 23, 2012

Lynn presented "What You Should Know About Accounting" to small business owners at Navy Federal Business Services Professional Business Workshop.

Lynn was among several other presenters. Approximately 50 people were in attendance.

Intuit Summit 2011 - October 9-12, 2011

Intuit Summit is an annual conference exclusive to Intuit Solution Providers, this year's conference was held in Orlando. Lynn joined 300+ other ISPs to get an in-depth look at QuickBooks Enterprise, Intuit Payment Solutions (Merchant Services), Payroll Solutions, and Point of Sale. Lynn was able to meet the reps she deals with on a daily basis and other Intuit employees.

They also spent the first evening making goodie bags for our Military Troops, filled with toiletries and snacks. Navy personnel were on hand to accept the donations.

Sage Peachtree Conference - July 10-12, 2011

Lynn attended Sage Summit 2011 in D.C. to learn what's happening at Sage, hear more about the new features of Peachtree 2012 and plans for future versions, share ideas with peers, etc., all to better serve her clients' needs.

Here's a brief overview of what she learned:
•Peachtree will be renamed "Sage 50" beginning with the 2013 version as part of their branding campaign
•One of Lynn's favorite new features in 2012 is Peachtree Business Intelligence - an awesome report writing tool
•On Day 3, Lynn was voted as the spokesperson for her group to present our top selling points of Peachtree

QuickBooks Conference - May 23-25, 2011

Lynn attended Scaling New Heights 2011 in Las Vegas to learn what's happening at Intuit, hear more about the new features of QuickBooks 2011, learn tips and tricks, connect with other consultants, etc., all to better serve her clients' needs.

Here's a brief overview of what she learned:
•Intuit is focused on the technology changes to come over the next decade that will impact all of us
•On Day 1 of the conference, Lynn attended "Reducing the Risk of Fraud for QuickBooks Clients" - a topic of special interest to Lynn
•GoPayment is a new and exciting product for recording credit card transactions on the go!