Happy Birthday to English Management Solutions, 15 years old and we have just gotten our learner’s permit. Seriously, I thought I would like to share some of our history and some of the lessons learned in the hope that those of you starting out can benefit and even seasoned business owners may find that some of our experiences resonate.

First of all, I didn’t start my business as part of some master plan.  I had worked in corporate America all of my life, I figured to retire in corporate America, like my dad did.

Happy New Year
From: English Management Solutions

Our Office hours are:

Satuday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED
Monday: CLOSED
Tuesday: 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

So, they say that you can’t avoid death or paying taxes, but in the fine state of California, the new year brings a bit of good news for all of us.  There was a quarter percent tax imposed by Prop 30 and it has expired as of December 31, 2016. The purpose of this article is to show you how to change your tax rate in QuickBooks Point of Sale Desktop software. The screen shots we have provided are for Version 12, but the steps are the same no matter what version you are using.

English Management Solutions wishes you and your loved ones
Happy Holidays!

Holiday Hours

Saturday: CLOSED

Sunday: CLOSED

Monday: CLOSED

In our last article, we discussed the importance of doing a physical inventory at least once a year and discussed some things to think about to make sure you get the best possible result.  We talked about making sure you knew where the inventory to be counted was located.  We also discussed who would be counting the inventory and how well equipped they were to perform the count.  Lastly, we discussed using technology to make the count easier.  In this article, we want to complete the circle of inventory so to speak and talk about when to do the inventory, how can you be certain you are complete and what accounting entries, if any you will need to make.  First up is when:

In the life of every retailer, taking a physical inventory is one of the unavoidable things that you should do at least once a year. However, like someone who has a toothache and puts off going to the dentist, I have heard about every excuse NOT to take a physical inventory.  I have too much stuff, I don't have very much stuff, my dog ate my homework (oh wait, that is a different excuse).  Unless retailers commit to doing a physical inventory AT LEAST once a year, they risk paying too much in taxes, or worst yet, not being able to withstand an audit, since the Cost of Goods Sold are directly tied to your inventory asset value and sales.

So, once you have decided to do an inventory, what next?  In our next few articles, we want to help you to prepare for the physical inventory process.

Happy 4th of JULY WEEKEND   
   In observance of the JULY 4TH HOLIDAY,
 English Management Solutions will be
CLOSED ON MONDAY, JULY 4th  We will return on Tuesday, July 5th
for our normal hours of operation.
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. We hope you have a
4th of July weekend. 

 For any questions or concerns please call 
(858) 467-0400                                                    

Get $600 back when you sign up for a new, approved Intuit QuickBooks Payments/Merchant account with the purchase of a new Point of Sale Revel hardware bundle.

An online iPad Point-of-Sale (POS) solution that works seamlessly within QuickBooks.

Contact us for all of the details and to see a product demonstration!

877-467-0451 | info@englishmgmt.com 

Season's greetings to you and yours!We wish you a Merry Christmas and a joyful New Year! We value our clients and appreciate you entrusting us with your business needs.
 Please see our Holiday Hours below.   Start off the New Year right! Don't miss this months QB promotions!Implement the QuickBooks systemUpgrade to the newest versionHave your staff trained so they're using the system correctlyEnhance productivity and have accurate records by taking an inventory count Let us review your data to see if there are areas of improvement and to clean up your data fileOur Holiday Hours:
Dec. 24th: close at 3pmPST for Christmas EveDec. 25th: closed for ChristmasDec. 31: close at 3pmPST for New Year's EveJan.1: closed for New Year's Day
 *VERY IMPORTANT: Customer Service…

Windows 10 is the latest version of Windows and there is a lot to like about it.  They have reintroduced a lot of functions back into the start menu, have made the operation system more secure, and introduced a new web browser to replace Internet Explorer.  The purpose of this article is not to extol the virtues of Windows 10, but to make you aware of Microsoft’s upgrade strategy. 

Windows 10 is a free upgrade to most every computer running Windows 7, 8 or 8.1.  What this means is that you can download and install the software for free.  In fact, Windows has made it so easy that they will download the update on to your computer and then prompt you to install it.  You are told that you can roll back to your old Windows within 30 days and then it is off to the races.  Seems pretty straight forward right? Well, like most things in life, stuff can happen.  We recommend planning for your upgrade.  Consider the following before pressing that button and installing the update: