Check out my course, Intermediate Microsoft Access!

Check out my 6 week self-paced Intermediate to Microsoft Access course on using the link below. It’s affordable and in it, you’ll learn how to do the following:

  • Build a new database from scratch
  • Import table data from external sources like Microsoft Excel
  • Set table relationships to maintain data integrity
  • Design and run queries, use query joins, and common query functions like sum and average
  • Use action queries to update table data quickly and efficiently
  • Create forms and make forms easier to use
  • Build forms with subforms so you can display and edit data from multiple tables on one form
  • Design reports and use report features like Conditional Formatting to highlight important data on your reports
  • Develop a report dialog box to dynamically run database reports based on user selected criteria
  • Use Visual Basic to run reports from the report dialog box
  • Prepare a database for use by others

When the course is complete, you’ll have a fully functional Microsoft Access database. You’ll also be able to ask questions directly to me via the course’s Discussion Area posting while you’re taking the course. What a deal!

If you own or work for a small to midsize company or non-profit and need to organize your data, Microsoft Access is an affordable option for you over more expensive Cloud based software. It’s fully customizable so rather that settling for an existing software package that doesn’t have all the features you want, you can build your own database from scratch that exactly suits your needs.

To enroll, click this link:

New Microsoft Access for Dummies Book Released!

Microsoft Access is alive and well. It’s still here and will be for years to come according to Microsoft. Now, Access is not right for everyone. It doesn’t run in the Cloud or on mobile devices for starters. If that’s important for your business, then you’ll need to look elsewhere. Access remains a desktop computer database. However, I’ve worked with lots of small businesses over the years from landscaping companies and non-profits to farmers and small manufactures. To these organizations, Access is an essential tool. If fact, Access is used by millions of businesses and organizations throughout the world.

My new book co-authored with Laurie Ulrich is out – Microsoft Access for Dummies. If you run a small business or non-profit and want to organize your data, Access is the perfect tool for you. It’s affordable, 100% customizable, and is easily upsized so you don’t have to start over should your business outgrow Access. If you think Access is right for you, check out Microsoft Access for Dummies. It covers Access versions from 2013 on up including the recently released Access 2021 and has lots of useful information to help you get started.

Is it Time for a Database?

database planAs a database developer for small businesses in the service industries, I’ve found that Microsoft Access is still their database tool of choice.  It’s the logical first step for small business databases. If you’re storing your business data in spreadsheets, here are some questions to consider:

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