Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Is QuickBooks® Out To Eat Square's Lunch?

Quickbooks came up with their own version of a smartphone credit-card device.  They call the service GoPayment --with which you can accept credit cards and get paid instantly on your mobile device.

Company is offering a FREE offer to those who respond by 5/14/11, with: 
  •   No minimums or cancellation fees
  •   No need to purchase additional equipment
  •   Easy to download transactions into QuickBooks®
There is fine print, so make sure to read and understand the costs before you sign up.

You will remember that in 2010, Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey attracted a lot of attention when he left twitter to launch Square, which was the first mobile payment operation in the US to use apparatus to be added to smartphones for swiped mobile payments.   Dorsey since went back to Twitter.


Here at Office Divvy ™ we work with Small Business Owners, Startups, and Entrepreneurs providing them with ready-to-use offices, virtual office solutions, professional phone answering and other outsourced operations.  , Serving the small business community we really appreciate the possibilities these mobiles payments provide.

It's important to say that we've become big fans of Quickbooks particularly because of their Quickbooks Online product, which gives us tremendous flexibility.  Because it's a cloud-based services, it allows us to use remote team members, and transparency and collaboration between the accounting team and the co-founders.  We love it so much that we became a quickbooks affiliate, and recommended wholeheartedly!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Office Divvy ™ joins Northeast Florida Green Chamber

Office Divvy ™ joins the newly established Northeast Florida Green Chamber (NEFGC) --a chapter of The Green Chamber of the South, which brings together businesses across the Southeast to promote growth, innovation, and success of sustainability.

The Northeast Florida Green Chamber will provide local business owners with education, networking and an easily accessible green supply chain to promote their green business and create a permanent shift toward making the area a hub for sustainable business.

Office Divvy ™ co-founder Ky Ekinci says:

City of Palm Coast is well recognized for its green efforts.  We applaud the leadership role our city has played in Florida and nationally. It is now the responsibility of Flagler County businesses to step up their game and get serious in their commitment to support green practices and sustainability.  We are happy to further lead that commitment by joining The Northeast Florida Green Chamber.

The first president of the Northeast Florida Green Chamber (NEFGC) is Helen Rake of Collins Capital.  We previously supported Helen with her plastic bottle cap collection efforts since early 2010; which resulted in the collection of over 25 lbs. of plastic caps thanks to Office Divvy ™ members.

Memberships in NEFGC are available through reference, and those interested in membership in the Northeast Florida Green Chamber can contact Lisa Ekinci at 1.888.533.4889 in Flagler County.


Monday, April 25, 2011

Survey Monkey acquires Wufoo


Big News: Wufoo is acquired by Survey Monkey! 

Wufoo is a fluid company which carved itself a niche in data collection, html form building, and accepting payments only. Wufoo announced that their team will be moving out to California to work with the team at SurveyMonkey.  Congratulations to Wufoo, and we hope that they remain a hip startup culture within SurveyMonkey.

Do you use Wufoo? What's your thoughts?

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Giving a try to Domtar Earthchoice® in honor of Earth Day

At Office Divvy ™ we recycle --and don't just say "big deal" because in Palm Coast and Flagler County a commercial establishment that recycles is rare!  There is no mandatory recycling requirement for companies, and most commercial buildings do not have a recycle-bin.  Oh, well that's another blog post (and it's coming soon).

So, yes, we recycle; and we conserve energy, give back to the community and support several charities.

And in honor of Earth Day we're giving a try to the new Domtar Earthchoice® Office Paper by Staples®.   It looks like this is the real deal when it comes to a "green paper" that is bright white!
  • FSC certified
  • SFI Fiber Sourcing Certified
  • Rainforest Alliance supported
  • Elemental chlorine-free
  • Manufactured under alkaline (acid-free) conditions for increased longevity and performance

...and kudos to Staples® for helping this product come out to mainstream; and for offering a great deal, too.


Thursday, April 7, 2011

Visual.ly Site Launch: Visualize, Browse, Share Infographics

Visual.ly made a fresh announcement for their upcoming soft-launch and opened up sign-ups for the early adopter users. 

The site's is built as a social site, with the following goals:
  • Exploring others' infographics
  • Showcasing and promoting your infographics,
  • Connecting data-engineers, market research folks with advertisers and publishers
Here's their well-done announcement to create buzz around the upcoming launch:



You can sign up to hear about the upcoming launch at visual.ly.com

What's info-graphics?   InfoGraphics (short for information graphics) are visual, graphic representations of information and data; which help present complex data quickly and clearly.  Here is an infographic done by LinkedIn --in a honor of reaching 100Million users.