Member Since 2014
Austin, Texas Area
Marjorie Adams founded Fourlane in 2009, after years working as a Controller in the manufacturing industry. Marjorie saw a growing need for QuickBooks Enterprise expertise. Although QuickBooks is by far the most widely used accounting software, few companies were using it to its full ability, and even fewer were able to perform technical file services like product conversions, file condenses, or repairs of data corruption. In just one year, Fourlane became the #1 reseller of Intuit products, with more QuickBooks Enterprise engagements than any other company worldwide. The team has now grown to more than 30, including a U.S. based services team that assists clients with high-level consulting and deep technical work inside the software. Fourlane also continues to be the highest volume seller of Intuit products. Fourlane branched out to the ERP space by representing Acumatica ERP software. QuickBooks users who need to expand their system's capabilities find that our expertise in both products smooths the transition. In addition to leading Fourlane to consistent growth and success, Marjorie is a member of the Forbes Finance Council, a six-time Intuit ProAdvisor of the Year, and an Austin Profiles in Power nominee. She loves soccer and sports and spending time with her young son in their Austin community.
Ethical dilemmas are commonplace in society, but when a business experiences one, the impact (and potential fallout) can have a wide reach.
Not all customers are the right fit for your company, and that's OK.
When you're running an organization, communication breakdowns can lead to severe efficiency and productivity problems. While smaller teams may be able to quickly deal with the difficulties of communication inefficiency, this problem becomes harder to solve as the business grows and evolves.
Bookkeeping is a tedious but necessary process for all businesses. But for small businesses with limited resources, streamlining the process becomes of even greater importance. One way to do this is to invest in a reputable accounting software or tool that keeps you organized and on track.
At the end of the day, your company’s impact matters to your employees.
Your employees’ personalities and work ethics have a direct impact on how effective and efficient you and your company are at getting anything done. Because of this, putting together a well-functioning team isn’t always straightforward. For an entrepreneur who needs to have team members they can count on, a few personality traits stand out as necessary.
Last year's challenges were too many to count, but one of the most ever-present ones was the shift to an online workforce. Remote workers are nothing new—they've been around for at least a decade in some form or another. However, they've been mostly contractors and freelancers, not full-time employees.
The issue isn’t trusting remote employees to do their work. The issue is empowering staff with the tools, technology and management they need to validate their work and trust in themselves.
Members of Young Entrepreneur explain how hands-on CEOs can get more comfortable with delegation.
Cash flow -- the amount of money that comes in and goes out of a business -- is often a concern for many new companies. Generating a healthy cash flow requires careful planning and a commitment to a strong operational strategy. However, a lack of experience in cash flow management as a new entrepreneur can put you at a disadvantage.
Not all the obstacles to family succession are unsolvable. A little positive thinking can go a long way toward easing the next generation’s leadership of any family company.
Disagreements and conflicts are inevitable in the workplace. As a leader, it’s your job to mediate any issues between workers so your company culture remains positive and productive. However, this is often easier said than done: It takes a truly empathetic and effective leader to listen to each side and help both parties come to a mutually-beneficial solution.
If prompted, there's at least one employee that business owners can point to definitively and state that they are one of the most high-performing hires at the company. However, these high-performing employees sometimes go through issues that can put them off their game. For the company, this can impact performance and efficiency.
Fourlane, the #1 Elite QuickBooks Solution Provider and Reseller, is a privately held, woman-owned business that has helped thousands of clients with their financial systems, accounting software, and ERP system challenges. As industry and product experts for QuickBooks and Acumatica accounting and ERP software solutions, as well as bookkeeping, CFO/controller services, and payment processing, Fourlane ensures its clients are buying the right software at the best price, and recommends the best platform with a focus on their clients’ long term success. Fourlane has won numerous awards, including Intuit’s QuickBooks Solution Provider of the Year award every year since 2010. Fourlane has been a 100% remote company since its origination, and has consultants located throughout the country. Founded in 2009, Fourlane has lent its expertise to articles in Inc., Forbes, The Wall Street Journal and Huffington Post, among many others.