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NetLedger Upstages Intuit and Peachtree

NetLedger, Inc., the leader in Web-based solutions that enable small businesses to succeed in the new economy has swept awards in its category from prestigious publications including PC Magazine, PC World, and Ziff Davis Smart Business (formerly PC Computing). PC Magazine honored NetLedger for its strong ledger, payroll, accounts payable, and accounts receivable modules. Additionally, NetLedger is recognized for being the first to use the strengths of the Web in its e-commerce tools for integrating users' books with an electronic storefront as well as built-in online bill payment.
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H.D. Vest Launches Free Tax Return Program for 2001

H.D. Vest has launched the 2001 version of its free tax prep web site. For the second year in a row, H.D. Vest will be offering free preparation and e-filing of their tax returns for consumers. The site has added several features for 2001, including the opportunity to open and fund an Individual Retirement Account (IRA) online and a paperless option with the new self-select PIN from the Internal Revenue Service. Users can also set up a free personalized Web site, MyHDVEST.com.
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SBA Launches Online Women's Business Center

Small Business Administration Administrator Aida Alvarez has announced that the award-winning Online Women’s Business Center has a new look and a new address on the Internet. The free, interactive entrepreneurial Web site, formerly managed by a grantee, will now be managed directly by the SBA’s Office of Women’s Business Ownership."The Online Women’s Business Center, which we launched just three years ago this month, has become the premier training site for women entrepreneurs worldwide," said Ms. Alvarez.
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Web Reference Tools - Smart Cursor Downloads

Smart Cursors provide additional information about words on Web sites, via partners like Britannica.com, Houghton-Mifflin's American Heritage dictionary and Roget's Thesaurus, as well as search engines from Yahoo! Inc., Google Inc., America Online Inc., Microsoft Corp.'s MSN, and Goto.com Inc.Three smart cursors available for free download are highlighted below:Comet Systems Inc. NBC Internet Inc. Atomica.
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Dot-coms Assist Minority Companies Get Connected

The Detroit News is reporting that two Detroit dot-coms are trying to help minority-owned companies do business on the World Wide Web. The U.S. Department of Commerce conducted a study last year and according to that study, minority-owned businesses lagged far behind when it comes to the Internet and e-commerce. The study also found that only 11 percent of black-owned companies conduct business over the Web while 13 percent of Hispanic companies engage in e-commerce.
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Will That Be Cash, Charge -- or Palm?

A recent article in Business Week reports that Software from eWallet will let handheld users pay bills, track expenses, and even download discounts. Believe it or not!Say good-bye to over-stuffed wallets and bulging purses? If the vision of the creators catches on, say goodbye to those paper receipts. Visa, European credit-card-payment company Ingenico, and U.S. payment-provider Verifone are already being tested by 100 Spanish Palm users who frequent 10 Barcelona restaurants.
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Don't Dial 411 - Find Phone Numbers, Addresses On-line Quickly

The next time you need a phone number, address, directions or zip code for a client, business associate, or long-lost friend, don’t pay 75 cents or more for that information, just logon to 411.com or SwitchBoard.com and search for the information you need.You can search for names of individuals, or find businesses or business categories using the on-line yellow pages.
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Outlook Tip - Quickly Address Messages to Multiple Contacts

Preparing an e-mail message in Outlook that is addressed to multiple recipients can involve several steps: First, create your e-mail message; next, open your Address Book; and finally, add the recipients to the To line one a time. Here is a simple shortcut for addressing and sending an e-mail to multiple recipients:Click Contacts. Select the contacts you want to send a message to by clicking on the first contact, holding down the CTRL key, and then clicking the additional contacts to receive your message.
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Free Accounting-Related Downloads on the Web

ASPs. Online Accounting. Web-based filing.
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Sent the Wrong E-mail? Retrieve It Quickly Using Outlook

If you use Microsoft Exchange Server as your e-mail server, and the recipient uses Outlook, you can recall the message before the person has a chance to read it. You have checked and double-checked your e-mail message for spelling and content errors before sending it, you click the SEND button, but to your horror, you see an error just before the message leaves your screen! Don't you wish you could just reach out in space and pull that message out of the recipient's inbox?You can!
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RIA Introduces Corporate Tax Planning Tool

RIA introduces InSource® CS - Income Tax Planning, a full-featured federal tax planning tool for corporate tax professionals. "Today's corporate tax professionals are called upon to advise on the tax impact of ever more complex business transactions," said Brian Peccarelli, Vice President, InSource Income Tax at RIA.
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QuickBooks Tips and Shortcuts, with Gail Perry

QuickBooks Tips and ShortcutsPresented by Gail Perry, CPAManaging Editor of AccountingWEB and author of "Using QuickBooks and QuickBooks Pro," and "The Complete Idiot's Guide to QuickBooks"Contact Gail at gperry@accountingweb.comJanuary 23, 2001Visit the AccountingWEB Workshop Calendar for upcoming sessions.Summary
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XBRL Symposium is Planned at Bryant College

The eXtensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL) has been called the most revolutionary development in accounting since the spreadsheet and the ASCII file. On Wednesday, January 31, Bryant College will host a symposium from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. for business leaders and academicians to learn more about this important technological development. XBRL is an XML-based specification that provides a standards-based method to exchange financial statements in a technologically friendly manner, particularly over the Internet.
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Melissa Virus on the Loose Again

Anti-virus software provider Sophos, has issued an alert that they have received several reports of the Melissa-X virus (alias W2001MAC/Melissa.W-mm, WM97/Melissa-X, Mid/Melissa-X, ANNIV, ANNIV.DOC) in the wild. This is a variant of the MS Word macro virus that hit the headlines a year or so ago.Melissa-X is an infected Microsoft Office 2001 file (Office 2000 for Macintosh). It appears that this virus variant came about when a Macintosh user who had a file infected with WM97/Melissa-X, saved it using Office 2001.
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File W-2s and 1099s Online - Quickly and Inexpensively

You can file Federal and State W-2, 1099, and 941 forms online at filetaxes.com. For the low fee of $3.49 per form, filetaxes.com you can prepare these forms online and file them with the proper tax authorities completely over the Internet.
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Find Out Easily How Your Word Document is Formatted

Have you ever found yourself struggling to figure out the formatting in a Microsoft Word document? Those of us who are former WordPerfect users remember the Reveal Codes feature that allowed us to view the codes that control the formatting in a document. Perhaps you think Word doesn't provide this feature.
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Software Giant, Microsoft, Says, 'Do It Yourself!'

In any other walk of life, a company that tried to market a series of do-it-yourself troubleshooting guides to its products would would be criticized for not providing adequate customer service. Not so in the IT world!Microsoft Press has just published the first seven titles in a new Troubleshooting series, covering topics such as Windows and Windows 2000, MS Office applications and PC hardware problems, and featuring step-by-step instructions and checklists to enable the average home user to solve most problems.
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QuickBooks Offers Training Course via the Web

Intuit and DigitalThink, a provider of e-learning solutions, are now offering a QuickBooks and QuickBooks Pro training program via the Web. "QuickBooks training on the Web is one more way Intuit is making it easier for small business owners to learn more about all QuickBooks has to offer - anytime, anywhere," said QuickBooks spokesman, Peter Karpas.
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Automatically Delete Unwanted E-Mail Using Outlook

Do you remember the ILOVEYOU Virus? By using the Outlook Rules Wizard you could have deleted any and all of those unwanted messages.
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More Excel Tips with Gail Perry

More Excel Tips!Presented by: Gail Perry, CPA,Managing Editor of AccountingWEB and author of Excel 2000 Answers!January 11, 2001Visit the AccountingWEB Workshop Calendar for upcoming workshop sessions.SummaryHere are some of the tips discussed in Gail's Excel workshop on January 12, 2001. Look for more of these tips in future stories on AccountingWEB.

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