Sources of my Freedom Benefits Web traffic

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Over 85% of my collective Web visitors – typically 300 to 500 unique visitor per day – come from organic Google searches. The remainder come from a wider range of sources and referrers. It is interesting that the volume of traffic from Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter is almost identical, a handful of people from each […]

Accounting vs. bookkeeping vs. artificial intelligence

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I read an article that started out with a silly statement “It’s not a reality—yet—but accounting software is poised to eliminate accountants”. The article goes on to discuss the role of bookkeeping software, not the work of accountants. I responded “If you believe that this next generation of software will replace accountants, then I would […]

Script of new introductory video

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This is the working script to my new personal introduction video that will be recorded soon and then made into a multi-media video some time after that: “Hello, this is accountant Tony Novak with a quick 10 point personal introduction: 1. The value I bring to clients today comes directly from experience and relationships built over several decades […]

Where is small business health insurance headed?

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This article was written for 2014 and then updated for 2017. Little has changed. These points are still not well understood or agreed upon by professionals in the small business health insurance field: Quality of information: Most of the information published in this field appears to comes from those with a vested economic interest and/or political […]

The detail of my complaint against the Better Business Bureau

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I became aware that the BBB had removed my A+ rating on Saturday September 21, 2013 I don’t known when they actually initiated the action. This was about one week after Yahoo Finance published an article on the potential for abuse by scammers playing off the federal health insurance exchange launch scheduled for October 1. […]

Accounting Software

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Update: QuickBooks Online version addressed all of my concerns and is less expensive than any other option. I consider the issue resolved. I suffered a calamity with my local accounting software last month which led me to consider options to QuickBooks. QuickBooks is such a dominant software in the small business market that in the […]