About Peter

BlackRock Business is a progressive company centered on helping small and medium businesses alike. Peter Eastvold comes from a background in Network Engineering and Computer Science. Bringing along his tool-set from numerous IT and Computing jobs, he enjoys being informative and helpful, pointing out useful workflows and time saving utilities that can supercharge business efficiency. BlackRock Business has worked diligently to bring others the instruments and training needed to keep their book-systems running smoothly. With the advances of modern technology and the work-anywhere ability of the internet, BlackRock has made a name for itself, helping retailers, manufacturers, firms, and businesses of every kind across the nation.

Customize QuickBooks POS for Maximum Efficiency

By | March 16th, 2017|Customize Point of Sale, QuickBooks POS Desktop|

To get the most out of your QuickBooks POS Point of Sale system, we recommend you customize your interface to better reflect your company's needs. When it's time to ring up a customer, this will allow you to do so efficiently. QuickBooks POS Customizations After you have completed the setup interview in QuickBooks POS, consider [...]

QuickBooks POS: Scan Tracking Confirmation from UPS or FedEx

By | February 7th, 2017|Miscellaneous, QuickBooks POS Desktop|

QuickBooks POS: Scan Tracking Confirmation from UPS or FedEx The one critical piece of functionality we need is the ability to scan the tracking confirmation from UPS or FedEx directly into QuickBooks and display it on the Point of Sale sales receipt. Can we do this? Answer Yes we can do this. The first thing [...]

Application update required, when opening Point of Sale

By | December 22nd, 2016|Errors, QuickBooks POS Desktop|

Application update required error shows when opening POS. After clicking Next, the screen freezes and your company file does not open. Error: Application Update Required, Intuit.RSG.QBPOSInterop.UpdateApplicationActionPage. How to fix it Solution 1: Ensure all Point of Sale updates are installed Click Exit on update screen. Choose Help and select Check for Software Updates. Allow Point [...]

QuickBooks POS Bookkeeping Tips

By | December 12th, 2016|Miscellaneous, QuickBooks POS Desktop|

Often times I receive calls from bookkeepers who are wondering why their QuickBooks financial accounts are all “messed up” because it is linking to QuickBooks POS. First thing I do is say, can I log onto your computer and see how you currently track your financials? Then, I go through the process of pointing out [...]

QuickBooks POS: Are You Prepared to Accept EMV Credit Cards?

By | December 12th, 2016|Money In, QuickBooks, QuickBooks POS Desktop|

Ready or not, here they come. If you deal with credit cards, it's in your best interest as a small-business owner to be ready for the switch to EMV credit-card technology later this year. Starting October 2015, U.S. credit-card issuers will hop onboard the security bandwagon that's been going strong in Europe since the late [...]

QuickBooks POS: Add Custom Discount Names

By | December 9th, 2016|Blog, QuickBooks POS Desktop, Sales and Returns|

How do I add customized Discount Names to track discount by category or event? This can be very important since we run several promotions throughout the year. Answer This is a great question so hopefully we can provide an easy solution. In POS V12 click on the Inventory drop-down menu and then choose Price Manager. In [...]

QuickBooks POS Online Powered by Revel Systems User Manuals

By | December 8th, 2016|Blog, Getting Started, Manuals, QuickBooks POS Online|

Use the following manuals to guide your way through using QuickBooks POS Online (iPad): QuickBooks POS Online Retail User Guide QuickBooks POS Online Quick Serv (QSR) User Guide QSR Hardware Install Guide QuickBooks POS Online Table Service (TSR) User Guide QuickBooks POS Online Kitchen Display (KDS) User Guide

QuickBooks: Windows 10 FAQ

By | December 7th, 2016|QuickBooks, QuickBooks Basics, QuickBooks POS Desktop|

Beginning on July 29 2015, Microsoft rolled out its newest operating system Windows 10. It was an optional update as you are not required to update to Windows 10 from your current Operating System (Windows 7 or Windows 8). Below you will find some FAQs regarding Windows 10, QuickBooks, and QuickBooks POS. To learn more about [...]

QuickBooks POS Adds Numbers to the UPC During Excel Import

By | December 2nd, 2016|Errors, Inventory, QuickBooks POS Desktop|

QuickBooks POS adding numbers to the UPC when imported from excel Why does QuickBooks POS add on a number to the UPC when I import from excel? It makes it so the item cannot be found in the sale screen. I just spent an entire day with a client on this one. Quickbooks POS recognizes only [...]

QuickBooks POS: Multi-Store Overview

By | November 28th, 2016|Multi-Store, QuickBooks POS Desktop|

The Way Things Work QuickBooks POS Multi-Store can be configured to manage up to ten stores, each with one to ten workstations running the software. Multi-Store includes features like centralized purchasing and inventory control, inter-store transfers, exchange of information between stores, company-wide reporting, and the ability at any store to view the on-hand quantity of an item [...]

QuickBooks Desktop: Creat Custom Manufacturing Reports

By | November 18th, 2016|QuickBooks, Reporting|

The feature of generating data reports using the QuickBooks accounting software is very fast. This feature of reporting in QuickBooks adds more power to the QuickBooks accounting tool which is already considered a powerful accounting tool by many small and medium businesses around the world. The reporting feature of QuickBooks enables businesses to get a [...]

QuickBooks POS: Zebra printer loses alignment when printing Jewelry Tags

By | November 18th, 2016|Errors, QuickBooks POS Desktop|

This issue may be caused by one or more of the following: Alternating back and forth between printing jewelry tags and other tags/labels. The printer may require alignment. The printer driver or the printer installation may be damaged. There may be a problem with the updated tag designs. How to fix it If you print [...]