All too often we hear ‘I trust my staff’ or ‘I trust my bookkeeper’. Placing your confidence in someone is not the same as implementing internal controls to protect your business. Separation of duties and a few basic internal controls can go along way in preventing fraud.

Trust is not an Internal Control


a time to harvest, reflect and prepare

There’s nothing like the crisp cool fall mornings here in the high desert of New Mexico. It is my favorite time of year. The nights are cool, the days are warm. The air sparkles. Hot Air Balloons are populating the early morning sky. Soon there will be hundred’s as the opening day of the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta draws near. A short drive north to our neighboring state Colorado and you will see the beauty of the fall leaves in a myriad of oranges, reds, and yellows against the stark white of the Aspen. I recall sitting with Dad and watching the huge leaves of a walnut tree tumbling in a fall breeze across his lawn last fall. They appeared to be a troop of gymnasts arrayed in fall colors turning cartwheels. Ah Fall! A time of harvest, reflection, and preparation for the coming winter. Soon it will be a new year. (more…)


It’s that time of year when our thoughts turn from the holidays indulgences to getting fit. New Year’s resolutions are made to exercise more, get in shape, lose weight. If you were lucky enough to get a Fitbit for Christmas, you’ll love this.

The well-known App Integrator IFTTT recently featured Fitbit in its January newsletter along with other health-focused Applets to keep you accountable and help you reach your goals.


Speaking of being accountable, IFTTT helps enhance business workflows with Applets connecting Gmail , Outlook, Evernote, Box, Dropbox and beyond. Sync Outlook and Google Calendar so you don’t miss an appointment. Have routine email reports sent to Box for storage. Add a note to Evernote.

Whether for Fitness, Fun or Workflow Improvement; Find solutions for your favorite apps at IFTTT.


If This, Then That

Google Chrome Tip of the Day

The best tip is the one that solves a pain point immediately, don’t you agree?

With 3 monitors and working in the cloud it has become routine for me to have multiple tabs open on multiple windows.

I also routinely, inadvertently close a tab I wish I hadn’t!!!!

PC Magazine just made my day recently when I found the solution in 32 Hidden Chrome Features That Will Make your Life Easier

Scrolling thru these 32 tips made my day better. Check out the slideshow and find a tip that will make your day.