Archive | Financial/Accounting Services

UMS Saves Its Clients Millions of Dollars

Utility Management Services’ mission is to protect their customers from growing utility expenses. They are constantly educating them on rapidly-changing energy trends and fiscal energy opportunities that can have a significant impact on their organizations. The UMS experts perform in-depth studies, analyses and audits to uncover savings opportunities and reclaim any money due as the ….Read More

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An I.T. Assessment & Audit -Valuable Information for Businesses

All business owners need a clear picture of their company’s capabilities and whether they will likely meet the current and future needs of their industry and customers. A professional I.T. assessment can provide essential information and recommendations to allow smart, informed Technology Decisions and planning. Each business owner and/or board of directors needs to have a clear answer ….Read More

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Server or The Cloud or BOTH?

Is your server ready to be retired?  You’re now at that decision point that so many other business people are finding themselves this year.  And the decision is this:  do you replace that old server with a new server…or do you go to the cloud or maybe both? At Hooks Systems we hear this question every week. ….Read More

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Beware! Equifax is hacked, Freeze credit report now!

You probably have already heard that an astonishing 143 million Equifax records were compromised in the recent hacking attack. The difference with this one is that the three major credit bureaus like Equifax tracks so much personal and sometimes confidential information like social security numbers, full names, addresses, birth dates, and even drivers licenses and ….Read More

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Joseph M. Mahn, CPA

Joseph M. Mahn, CPA offers tax preparation services for Individuals, Partnerships, LLCs, Corporations, Trusts, Estates and Not -for-profit Organizations along with a full range of cost effective accounting services: Bookkeeping Accounting software setup General ledger and financial statement preparation Sales & Use return preparation Business Property Tax Listing preparation Annual Reports Personal Financial Statements Notice and ….Read More

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Anlyan & Hively is rescued from “Technology Hell”

For three years we endured “technology hell.” The promises of excellent service from our former company always fell short. The expense for a technology that didn’t work was enormous. After checking with our business friends, we received solid recommendations for Hooks Systems. Even with the glowing reports, we were still skittish. Promises are easy to ….Read More

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David L. Bublick, CPA, among Charlotte’s most technologically advanced firms

David L. Bublick, CPA, PLLC is among the most technologically advanced accounting firms in the Charlotte, NC area.  This allows speedier response time and improves accuracy and efficiency, helping their clients adapt more quickly to a rapidly-changing business environment leading to an improved bottom line. The firm recently teamed up with their I.T. Support company, Hooks Systems of Wilmington, NC, ….Read More

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Latest Ransomware virus declared a National Cyber Emergency -“Beef up your backup system now!”

The FBI is asking businesses and software security experts for emergency assistance in its investigation into a pernicious new type of “ransomware” virus used by hackers for extortion. “We need your help!” the Federal Bureau of Investigation said in a confidential “Flash” advisory that was obtained by Reuters. Ransomware is malicious software that encrypts a ….Read More

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Berry, Padgett and Chandler- A Full-Service CPA firm

The staff  and accountants at Berry, Padgett & Chandler of Southport, NC, are committed to providing close, personal attention to their clients. They take pride in giving their clients the assurance that the personal assistance they receive comes from years of advanced training, technical experience and financial acumen. Their continual investment of time and resources in professional continuing education, state-of-the-art ….Read More

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