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Preparing for Life after Sage BusinessVision

For a couple years now, rumours have been circulating around the BusinessVision community about Sage ending support for BusinessVision. While the official response by Sage has been that they are committed to supporting BusinessVision customers for the foreseeable future, one must ask what does this mean? Read More…

Posted on August 5, 2014 by Al Romeyn | Permalink

Sending Personalized Communications with Mail Merge

Your customers matter and it’s important to show them that they are valued. Whether you’re sending out a thank you letter or an invoice, personalizing your communications will help show your customers that they are worth your time. This, however, doesn’t mean you need to manually create separate letters for each customer. Read More…

Posted on July 14, 2014 by Al Romeyn | Permalink

The Role of an Accounting Consultant

Companies hire accounting consultants to help identify and eliminate bottlenecks in their business, often requiring the consultants to source and implement new accounting solutions. Read More…

Posted on June 13, 2014 by Al Romeyn | Permalink

Getting Started with Inbound Marketing

For small business owners, a marketing budget can be non-existent. So how does a small business get noticed and compete with the industry giants on a shoestring budget? Read More…

Posted on May 21, 2014 by Al Romeyn | Permalink

Quick Tips on Keeping Your Customers Satisfied

Customers are always a priority for any business, but do you make it your first priority as a small business owner? Without customers, your business wouldn’t exist. So once you have them, how do you keep them happy? Here are some quick tips to help keep your customers satisfied. Read More…

Posted on February 26, 2014 by Al Romeyn | Permalink

Entrepreneurs and Work-Life Balance

For entrepreneurs, running a business takes up most of their time. Your business is your passion and you do whatever it takes to succeed. Entrepreneurship isn’t a 9-5 job, so what can you do to create a work-life balance? Read More…

Posted on January 28, 2014 by Al Romeyn | Permalink

When to Upgrade Your Accounting Software

Your business is growing. You see an increase in year-over-year revenue and have started hiring new employees to handle the growth. Growing pains are expected, but are you still seeing operational inefficiencies that hurt your profit margins? Read More…

Posted on December 6, 2013 by Al Romeyn | Permalink

Uploading a GoToWebinar Recording to YouTube

I host my webinars with GoToWebinar and usually share them on YouTube. The process of doing so is straightforward if you have the correct settings. Read More…

Posted on December 3, 2013 by Al Romeyn | Permalink

Reducing your Accounts Receivable and Preventing Overdue Accounts

Some customers pay right away when the job has been completed, and others pay after you’ve followed up with them several times. Then, there’s the few who don’t pay and the account becomes overdue. Before you start collecting, it’s best to investigate why there’s been a delay in your payment. It could be that the customer believes the job is not fully complete. Usually, the customer will not tell you they’re waiting for an outstanding item or service. They just don’t pay. Read More…

Posted on November 18, 2013 by Al Romeyn | Permalink

BViP Conference Toronto 2013

It was great to be back in Toronto for the annual BViP Conference! We had 10 speakers, including myself, presenting solutions on how to increase productivity, cut costs, and get the most from your Sage BusinessVision investment. This conference had something for everyone, from end users to BusinessVision partners. I’ve been involved with the BViP Conference since its inception, and it has grown to be the must-attend event for the BusinessVision community. Read More…

Posted on October 29, 2013 by Al Romeyn | Permalink

BVEssentials 6.3 and Upcoming Releases

The anticipation leading up to a major release of BVEssentials is stressful and invigorating at the same time. With version 6.3, it’s particularly exciting because we added brand new modules: General Ledger, Account/Bank Reconciliation, and Accounts Receivable. Most users can now work exclusively in BVEssentials without loading BusinessVision. Read More…

Posted on October 2, 2013 by Al Romeyn | Permalink

Infographic: Wholesale Trade Industry in Canada

Here's an infographic about the impact of the Wholesale Trade industry in Canada.This infographic illustrates the contribution of the Wholesale Trade industry to the Canadian economy, including the number of businesses, employees, and total export value. Read More…

Posted on August 29, 2013 by Al Romeyn | Permalink

Finding the Right Accounting Software for Your Business

When I meet with prospects, I find that most of them just use their current accounting system to pay bills, collect accounts, and report their income to the government and bank. Some businesses are content with this, but it’s only because they are unaware of what good accounting software can do for their business. Read More…

Posted on August 28, 2013 by Al Romeyn | Permalink

Inventory Balancing in Sage BusinessVision

Reconciling your physical inventory to the General Ledger account can be a daunting task. Here are some reasons why you may be out of balance between your physical count and the GL in BusinessVision: Read More…

Posted on August 1, 2013 by Al Romeyn | Permalink

Planning a Webinar

We recently held our first partner webinar this past week and had 29 attendees. The webinar was very last minute, but I thought it was a success and the feedback has been great. Read More…

Posted on July 9, 2013 by Al Romeyn | Permalink

A Great Trip to Ontario

I had a great trip to St. Catharines and Toronto. I met up with BC & Associates and Gemini Logic and spent a couple days presenting BVEssentials. Read More…

Posted on May 24, 2013 by Al Romeyn | Permalink

Ontario, Here I Come!

I am off to Ontario next week. I was there last year around this time and had fantastic weather. I'll be in the Niagara region for part of the trip and it's usually nice there. Unfortunately this is going to be a quick trip. I am flying into Pearson, renting a car and driving to St. Catharines. Read More…

Posted on April 29, 2013 by Al Romeyn | Permalink