I recently picked up a new monthly account and my client asked me the following two questions .. (1) What do you need to get each month? (2) What do I get back from you each month? I pretty much explained it to be similar to what you will read below the fold. If this type of stuff interests you, you can hit MORE to continue .. or go to the next post upwards!
I’ve added a neat .pps to my Powerpoint entry .. HERE In case you are lazy and just want to see it from this post (although there are a lot of neat powerpoint slideshows on the above post) .. here it is… Not your every day’s pics Added July 13, 2006 http://www.1800HART.com/media/farkl_kareler.pps Did They Mean That? http://www.1800HART.com/media/DIDTHEYMEANTHAT.pps Enjoy!
I am currently away from the office, in my absence your emails will be handled as follows: (you’ll have to click it to expand it – to get the full animated effect)
Geez .. It’s been up on the PetLvr Community Calendar for a year now … I bought myself a birthday present last weekend in anticipation! Don’t worry – I sent myself a FREE PETLVR E-GREETING CARD July 11th … another year already? Awww. the years seem to go quite fast since I’ve been counting backwards since my 33rd birthday .. but, it sure feels good to be 23 again! :p So, I thought I would just play some appropriate songs today. Arrogant Worms – The Happy Birthday Song [audio:http://1800HART.com/meme/worms-birthday.mp3] The Beatles – Happy Birthday [audio:http://1800HART.com/meme/beatles-birthday.mp3] Uriah Heep – The Magician’s [More]
You might have noticed that this site is monetized to defray some of the hosting costs of all my blogs. As I mentioned in an earlier post .. you may now advertise on this site in the form of Text Link Ads. I should note that the link in the previous sentence is an affiliate link, and if you do sign up for the first time through this link, I may earn a small commission. I should also note that if you are a new client, you can receive $100.00 worth of FREE Text Link Ads by entering “new client” [More]
You might have noticed that this site is monetized to defray some of the hosting costs of all my blogs. As I mentioned in an earlier post .. you may now advertise on this site in the form of Text Link Ads. I should note that the link in the previous sentence is an affiliate link, and if you do sign up for the first time through this link, I may earn a small commission. I should also note that if you are a new client, you can receive $100.00 worth of FREE Text Link Ads by entering “new client” [More]
It sure took me a long time .. but that’s how it usually is with me. Something I can tolerate, and other things just start to bother me and I have to do something about it. Today, I am talking about those square box borders around all the images in this blog and even on the smilies! BEFORE: Well .. used to tolerate it .. but this morning I finally decided that it “irks” me – and I should fix this. It was a simple fix, as you can see … AFTER: HOW DID I DO IT? I just added [More]
I have been using Eudora 5.1 (free version) for the longest time. The copyright is 1991-2002 years. Before that, I was using Eudora 3.1 (free version) for the longest time before that! This week, I upgraded to Eudora 7.1 (Free Version) … it’s slightly better than version 5.1 but, nothing new that makes me have to read any “README” files! I did have a paid “Spamnix” add-on to version 5.1 and now it’s been automatically converted to “JUNK” folder, instead of Spamnix Folder. I don’t mind! BEFORE: I used to transfer my spam and junk and stuff that my Spamnix [More]
I should note that this site, and all the sites on my PetLvr.com Host Server Provider #1 (Blacksun.ca) will not be affected, so I thought I would post this message on the SAFE site … In Alphabetical Order: Affected Sites: http://Battling-Addiction.com http://Battling-Cancer.com http://Battling-Depression.com http://Battling-Forums.com http://Battling-HeartandStroke.com http://Battling-MS.com http://Battling-Obesity.com http://Battling-Schizophrenia.com http://Battling-Stress.com http://CorydonClock.com http://CurlingBlog.com http://HART-Empire.com http://HBSMC.com http://NewMoonScribbles.com http://The-Singers.com In Alphabetical Order: Sites Not Affected: http://1800HART.com/ blog & picks http://callHART.com/ blog http://HARTandYVONNE.com/ blog http://PapillonLvr.com/ blog and related sites http://PetLvr.com/ blog, forum and related sites Dear Valued Customer, We will be performing a server migration for all servers hosted with Acenet, Inc. We have new [More]
Jason Guthrie from the BeancounterBlog posted an interesting article yesterday … reminding me why I subscribe to his blog! James Bond 101: How To Set Up An Offshore Bank Account VERY INTERESTING! It should be noted, that in Canada .. the official CRA word is … …” Paying the taxes you owe is not only your responsibility – it’s the law …” The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) uses many tools to identify those who fail to file an income tax return, register their business account, or provide the CRA with complete and accurate information. The CRA has the authority under [More]
For those of you who are familiar with my “Stuff For The Taking” category .. you probably will note that I prefer to use EXCEL for Microsoft Windows 95 Version 7.0 I have purchased the latest version and have most of the other components installed with the later 2002 version, including WORD. But, when I started to use it for my business .. I found the latest version was not print friendly when it came to printing negative numbers used for accounting purposes. So I downgraded. Although I use various computer programs to prepare information, I prefer to just draft [More]
The Honourable Jim Flaherty, Minister of Finance, reminded Canadians of tax changes that will take effect July 1, 2006. “In Budget 2006, Canada’s new government introduced more than $26 billion in tax relief over the next two years, of which over 90 per cent will go to individuals,” Minister Flaherty said. Effective July 1: * About 655,000 low-income Canadians will be removed from the tax rolls altogether. * The GST will be reduced to 6 per cent from 7 per cent. This will put almost $9 billion into the pockets of Canadians over the next two years. * Working Canadians [More]
Today, June 23, 2006 is like a holiday for me … Based on my 2005 combined family income .. today marks the first day that my wife and I have worked and our earnings will go into our own pocket. You see, every penny we’ve earned up to this point … will have gone to the Canadian Government in the form of income taxes. Calculate YOUR Personal Tax Freedom Day, at The Fraser Institute, to determine the day you stopped working for the government and started working for yourself.
They say “If they said it on the internet .. it must be true …” … Well, somewhere they say that all of all the blog comments that are made, 90% of it is spam. I’m not going to verify that figure, because I think that while it probably is even higher than that on targeted blogs … (with high traffic or high paying keywords) .. I think it is much lower as a general percentage. Anyway … I’ve been getting spammed on all my blogs, just like everybody else with a blog. It’s been annoying lately, because most of [More]
Occassionally I do a “Google Search” of the 1-800-HART term .. and noticed this today .. in 4th place listing .. Oh yes! I forgot about that .. I created an online store at Cafepress last year .. I uploaded a few ‘ideas’, including a T-Shirt … but pretty much left the one saying in the Cafepress store. Well – I just checked that account, and I since last year I’ve earned $64.24 USD commission … and 75% of those commissions were earned from Mouse Pads! I did sell one T-Shirt, but the balance was from Mugs. Go Figure 🙂 [More]
If you are a registered business that charge Goods and Services Tax (GST) on your sales or services .. you already know that this is TRUST money, and that you are only collecting these taxes on behalf of the government. You also probably know that when you can collect GST … you are allowed to deduct most or all of the GST that your business has paid, called “input tax credits” (ITC)s. I’ve discussed previously of ways to help make sure that all your GST ITC’s are recorded in your accounting system or by your accountant. For eligible businesses, you [More]
From: “What’s New?” at Canada Revenue Agency Website… Ottawa, June 19, 2006… The Canada Revenue Agency is advising transit users to keep their monthly transit passes and receipts if they plan to claim a proposed new tax credit for public transit use on their 2006 income tax return. If a transit pass displays the following information, the pass itself will be sufficient to support a claim for the tax credit: * an indication that it is a monthly (or longer duration) pass; * the date or period for which the pass is valid; * the name of the transit authority [More]
I have just added a new page called “1-800-ASK-HART“. You can select this page either from the PAGE area in our sidebar, or at the top far right above our header. Here’s the experiment: * You can ask me any question – just post a question in the comments of the 1-800-ASK-HART page * I really mean – You can ask me any question .. serious and not so serious .. * During the Summer 2006, I will be taking as many questions as I can, and will give you an answer -I will post these answers here in this [More]
Hi. We go back a loooong time .. We used to go to different schools together >.. Or, that’s something my father might have said, without even knowing he was a comedian! Joe Yanuzzi and I have been instant messaging for the a while now .. the only thing is .. he doesn’t use instant messenger .. he uses Email. What this means is that we email back and forth emails that take up the least amount of characters, 😛 , and never change the subject matter for at least a few days! It’s quite exciting to find anything useful, [More]
NEW WORDS FOR 2006: Essential vocabulary additions for the workplace(and elsewhere) 1. BLAMESTORMING : Sitting around in a group, discussing why a Deadline was missed or a project failed, and who was responsible. 2. SEAGULL MANAGER: A manager, who flies in, makes a lot of noise, craps on everything, and then leaves. 3. ASSMOSIS : The process by which some people seem to absorb success and advancement by kissing up to the boss rather than working hard. 4. SALMON DAY: The experience of spending an entire day swimming upstream only to get screwed and die in the end. 5. CUBE [More]
Anybody who knows me (hopefully) will acknowledge that I am good at what I do. One of the reasons for this, is that I recognize that my brain, whether it is “beach property” or “vacant” property” .. is limited by by what I know. The more new knowledge that I may try to cram into this property, I have learned over time, that the most likely end result will be the obliteration of existing information. New information will just overwrite the older information. Yes – It’s True! When you hear that saying … In through one ear, out the other! [More]
My Spamnix add-on module to Eudora works great and practically captures 100% of the spamI receive everyday. But, I still like to look at most of the daily crap I received .. and .. You just have to laugh sometimes … 1) Email from: japanlottery@mxs.de >> From the Japan Lottery in Germany (.de domain) 2) The Winning numbers drawn June 8, 2006 = 9 0 9 16 28 28 >> That’s right – 9 picked twice, 28 also picked twice and the number zero and 16 only once It must be one of those “New Age” lotteries….. ATTENTION: SPAMMERS .. [More]
Businesses with sales over $30,000 CDN must register for a business number and charge 7% GST on their services or products, (6% beginning July 1, 2006). Just like the provincial retail sales tax (PST), to be compliant with the government, you must report and remit these collections over to the goverment. About this extra 7% money – it is “trust funds” – this money is not your extra profit. It’s money you collected as an agent or on behalf of the government and believe me .. they want it. The good news, is that everybody else is also charging you [More]
I wrote a post on May 25, 2006 about ClustrMaps. I had installed the code on my PetLvr site on May 19, 2006 for the following reason: * I wanted to know if the whole world is reading PetLvr.com – [The Blog], and if it truly is “A Website For All Earthlings, Who Love Animals” .. as my Tagline suggests. You can visit that site to see if this is true or not, as the same graphic is in its footer is continually to obtain data as time goes on. Well, I decided to place a ClustrMap here at 1-800-HART [More]
Listen .. trust your HART … If you don’t have the money to pay your income taxes, you should still make an effort to file your income tax return ON TIME. This way, it’s only a “collection issue” and you will only be subject to interest on the arrears balances owing. If you file late or after the due date (April 30th for most individuals and June 15th for self-employed individuals), you will have to pay a flat percentage penalty of the balance you owe plus a flat percentage penalty of the balance owing is added for every month you [More]
This was fun …. I started it over on the call HART crazy .. titled … Crazy Art – By Me! But, as you get the hang of it … you just never know what will come out of your mind ….. like this .. Watch Me Draw The Above Picture There are also some cool pictures on there – all you have to do is view gallery, skip to the end, then view another. When you see something you like .. click skip to beginning. You might find some interesting ones .. like this one by somebody else… YES [More]
Heads up from: The Blog Herald TIP #1 – Do NOT hire lawyers who do stuff like this … Read BoingBoing’s blog .. Hideous company sends Boing Boing a pre-emptive nastygram … Baker & McKenzie, be on alert: henceforth, Boing Boing will be actively monitoring your website to identify dumbass activity and will, if necessary, take appropriate action to point out instances of wasting clients’ money by sending out unnecessary and obnoxious warning letters.” (Thanks, Scott!) That’s funny. Go Get ’em BoingBoing! NOTE: My father-in-law is quite interested in watching FIFA World Cup “live” and following all the action .. [More]
Yes. That’s a good question. How DO you do that? I have been trying to write a “Bookkeeping and Accounting Tips” E-Book since 2003. I have some software and other resources on how to actually create an E-Book from a word processor and actually have a partial draft online – but .. then what? How do I publish it? How do I market it? How come it sucks so much? I can honestly say that despite being online since 1995, I do NOT know how to publish E-Books. Mind you, I have read many E-Books and even purchased E-Books online. [More]
Actually, that’s what the newsletter said …. I must have sent the BDC another Bank or Mortgage Confirmation, because today I received their Summer 2006 Newsletter (aka Junk Mail) …. It’s nice when bankers think you can bring them more traffic .. Actually – you know what? I hope I can do that .. It’s always good to network with bankers when you are in business. NEW BDC PUBLICATION: BDC is pleased to launch it’s new quarterly newsletter designed to give you insight into our specialized business solutions, so that you can offer even more to your clients. Our first [More]
Easton Ellsworth first came up with the concept of Blogtipping and we’re trying to get this into a viral internet phenomenom … to be repeated on the 1st of every month … Yes .. I know it’s June 2, 2006 and I’m late – again. As Easton said If you feel the Spirit of Blogtipping stirring your soul, join us on June 1st by sneaking up on a few blogs and offering them three compliments and one thoughtful suggestion each. (Or adapt according to your own preferences). I would like to participate in this project, despite that I am a [More]
I have many clients who have automated payroll services. By using the word “automated”, I mean specifically: * Companies who use payroll services like Ceridian Canada etc. * Companies who have accounting software with a Payroll Module and pay for periodic and/or annual updates But, I also have many clients that are just single owner/shareholders or small businesses that only have 2-5 employees and find that that it is too costly to keep paying for an updated payroll service or hire a company like Ceridian. Here is what I suggest that my clients do Let’s face it .. I would [More]
I added another PowerPoint Slideshow to my existing blog entry .. HERE .. in case you are interested in seeing a slideshow about the Top Ten Worst Women Drivers … (pictures to prove it!)
Everything should be back to semi-normal blogging schedules for me, by Friday June 2, 2006 .. Food for thought Are you leasing any computers? Vehicles? Other Equipment?