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Kristine S

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About Kristine S

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  • Birthday 03/17/1969

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    I love to create recipes and read. So cookbooks are my favorite things to read. It's where I get all my ideas of what to create.

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  1. Thank you BOTH! I was limiting my search to finding regulations for selling the product itself due to a previous search by a former team member. Both of these sites will provide me more than enough direction to go in. I knew I would find someone to help-THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! You just helped me keep my client very happy! Have a great weekend!
  2. Hello my Australian Friends! I'm not sure if anyone can help me or not, but thought that I would reach out & see I have a client who manufactures pesticides and would like to distribute the product in Australia. I have done research on www.apvma.gov.au It is a very informative website, but yet has so much info and so much go here and then here and then here....typical gov't website, uh? Does anyone know anything about your regulations or forms for pesticides in Australia? Can you give me some guidance on where to begin? I have pulled applications that need completed but from what I can tell we need to know the category of the product in order to complete the correct form. And there are so many forms. Thank you in advance!
  3. Candy, I'm just like you "old school", I'm very picky about my record keeping. For mine & my husband's business, I keep the 2nd copy of the check stub in order to attach to my invoice so I know check # & paid date in case I can't access the system fast enough if someone calls. I too, to do backups regularly, but I use Carbonite and Intuit's backup system for my QB Accts Edition Most of my clients' bills are paid online so I print the "paid" confirmation from the system and attach to my invoice copy for my records. I notify them that the invoice was paid by supplying them with check date & check # through processes that are set up. I have one client who still insists on sending me a package once a week with invoices & checks (already signed to be mailed) when things are to be paid. I match up the stubs with the invoices & send back to him (& mail the cks out for him). I guess you can consider him to be "old school" too b/c he likes his paperwork but didn't want an accountant in his office. He pays for the expense so what the customer wants, the customer gets I have set a goal for 2010 to "Simplify & Electrify" my systems & my clients' processes! I'll be happy to pass on any ideas to you. Have a great weekend! K.
  4. I have a You Tube Acct and I know that I can "save" a video as my favorite, but what if the original video is removed by the source-does it go away from my favorites collection? Also, do you know if there is a way to download the video to your computer in case the original source removes it or updates their account? Thanks for any info you can pass on! Hope everyone has a great weekend! Kris
  5. I connected with someone via a group that we were both members of. After talking via email a few times, she is NOW my client. I love working with her b/c we have similar interests since we were in a group together on LinkedIn. I also have a client in the promo industry who uses it as a research tool to prepare for meetings with prospects. He also is able to research a company in detail prior to contacting with someone just in case they are not what he considers his "ideal" customer. He has had two orders that were over $10,000 from contacts who he met on LinkedIn. I always suggest LinkedIn to people who are reaching out in a professional way. But that's b/c I use Facebook only for personal socializing. I don't believe in mixing business & pleasure so I don't "friend" anyone on FB who would considered a business contact but if I am contacted I simply state my "belief" and ask them to find me on LinkedIn. I don't live close to my family & friends so my FB page is truly about keeping in touch and sharing my life with them. Having it setup this way, allows me to goof off with my friends and not have to worry about me saying something that doesn't sound professional. LinkedIn is all about business and it keeps me in a professional state of mind when I'm responding to questions in the groups that I'm a member of. Kris S. Price KSP Accountants & Assistants www.accountantsandassistants.com
  6. Congrats Tawyna! Very good article and it's nice to learn more about our fearless "leader"
  7. Welcome Devorah! I always love when we get members from other countries b/c I see it as an opportunity to learn things about other economies. Good luck with your business!
  8. Congrats! Keep up the great work in growing your business
  9. Hi Nikki-Welcome! I'm from Houston too, you know there is also a local VA Meetup group on Meetup.com if you're interested. I tried to get involved but my schedule hasn't allowed me to make the meetings that they have had so far. Good luck w/ your business! Kris
  10. 1st- Brent-I would love to be your friend, not to pick your brain but so I could ride in your race car! I love your responses on here, you always make me laugh! #1- If I had a family/friend ask me to do work for them, I would offer my services for free IF I had time to do the project. I would not do any long term work for them-EVER, only projects. #2- I tell people that I do virtual acctg work, but if they look at me weird --- I say I manage the accounting side of my clients' businesses so they can do what they enjoy doing. Happy Sunday to all!
  11. Hello Milly, I'm sorry you're so down, starting out on your own is very hard and can be really stressful. I have been in business for almost 3 years now and there are times that I get down (even w/ clients) b/c I want more. Back in April I took my business in a different direction and have never finished my website (i deactivated my old one b/c it was truly a completely different business that I began). So everyday I beat myself up about that new website <img src="http://www.vanetworking.com/forum/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/blink.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid="" border="0" alt="blink.gif" /> I will finish it!!!!! It's impossible to compete with other countries who bid on jobs at those rates, that's why I do not use Guru or Elance. If I were you, I would focus on sub-contract work with multi-va businesses. This will help establish you in the industry and will help you network with others that have the same struggles that you have. I'm not sure what kind of mailings that you're sending out but I don't market locally and I don't have advertise on Craig's List. If you want to be virtual, then local advertising is not always where you should focus. I get RFP's from the forum and I check out the IVAA ones also. Don't get too down b/c then you are "breeding" the negativity into your business. You have to stay upbeat and positive. Read some books are marketing and growing your business, even if they are about HUGE businesses have success.....it gets you pumped up and keeps you focused. When I get down, I read books written by people like Brian Tracy (a great motivator), Susan Wilson Solovic, Elizabeth Cogswell Baskin. Just log on to Amazon and reads some of the book reviews on some of these writers and go w/ what drives you internally. When I get bummed or feel that I need boosted, I turn to one by SWS which is The Girls' Guide to Building a Million-Dollar Business. It always gets me back on track. I have so many little sticky notes and highlights in that book and I've only had it for about a year and half. Find something that motivates you, whether it's reading success stories online or writing to all of us on the forum....the key is to stay focused and find something that works for marketing your business. I'm not a marketing person so I can't give you any suggestions like some of the great marketing minds on here will be able to do. I'm just trying to help you snap out of little rut that you have gotten yourself into. Please don't fall into it-it wil gobble you up faster than you can imagine. Hang in there! YOU CAN DO IT, YOU WILL DO IT! Stay positive and stay focused! Good Luck! Please keep in touch with us, things will be improving in no time so let us know how it's going. <img src="style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/thumbup.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid="" border="0" alt="thumbup.gif" /> Kris
  12. They are the sister company of a business that had a bad rep in the "work at home" industry a few years back. Has that changed?
  13. You'll love it here! Everyone helps & my favorite part....they don't hold back, if you ask for an opinion you will receive an honest opinion from all. Good luck & Welcome!
  14. Hi Sussa, That sounds so exciting!!!! Intuit (QuickBooks) has a great POS accounting software. I've trained on it but have never used it with a client. I'm a QB Certified ProAdvisor, I haven't taken my certification in the POS software b/c I don't have any clients who would use it. Currently it's not a priority on my certs, but it will be. Here's a link for some more info on it, if you need any help or more info I can hook you up with my Intuit Rep-I love her, she's very informed and always helpful http://proadvisor.intuit.com/product/more-...int-of-sale.jsp If you have problems with the link, let me know. That is so exciting for you, I love new clients that need new things-it's my favorite part of what I do for my clients. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions, I'd love to help you out -no cost to you....I would get to learn about another country's economy & accounting processes...seriously I would love to consult with you on it, FREE of charge. I also have recently done some research on shopping carts & programs to integrate smoothly with QB for inventory tracking from ecommerce, so I do understand what your needs are for inventory control. Hope to hear from you! Have a great week! K.
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