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Last month, we discussed QuickBooks’ report Preferences and The Report Center. We’ll look at report customization this month. QuickBooks makes your bookkeeping faster, safer, and more accurate than what you could do using a manual system. Still, you may occasionally tire of your daily tasks. You want to know what all of these forms and […]
QuickBooks comes with dozens of report templates that can be run as is. This month and next, we’ll show you ways to make them “fit” your company. Reports are your reward for all that hard work you put in entering records and transactions in QuickBooks. Sure, you can always find individual invoices, sales receipts, and […]
If you plan to process your own payroll using QuickBooks, you need to understand how payroll items work. Considering processing your own payroll in QuickBooks? Whether you’re moving from a payroll service or getting ready to pay your first employee, you’re taking on a complex set of tasks that requires a great deal of setup […]
Will multiple employees be working with your QuickBooks company file? You’ll need to define their permission levels. If you ever did your bookkeeping manually, you probably didn’t allow every employee to see every sales form and account register and payroll stub. Most likely, you established a system that allowed staff to work only with information […]
You’ll be visiting QuickBooks Online’s Settings screen regularly, so it’s good to know what’s there. You can get into a rental car and just start driving to your destination. But you soon realize that you need to know where the temperature controls and the radio tuner are. If it starts raining, you must know where […]
Your business is unique. Make sure that QuickBooks knows how you operate. QuickBooks was designed to be used by millions of businesses. In fact, it’s possible to install it, answer a few questions about your company, and start working right away. However, we strongly suggest you take the time to specify your Preferences. QuickBooks devotes […]
Assessing finance charges is a complicated process. But if you have a lot of late payments coming in, you may want to consider it. Be sure you know what your lease agreement says before you start this process.  If your lease agreement clearly states a flat fee per day, month or some other period then […]
QuickBooks’ structure is universal enough to appeal to millions of small businesses. Custom fields help you shape it to meet your company’s unique needs. If you’re using QuickBooks, you probably know that you’re complying with the rules of double-entry accounting. The software is designed such that you can be compliant with these requirements without even […]
Accounting is about more than just numbers. QuickBooks lets you make documents available from within the program itself. You could call QuickBooks a “green” computer program. It can conserve reams of paper by storing customer and vendor records, for example, emailing transaction forms, and accepting online payments. Most small businesses are a long way from […]
QuickBooks provides multiple ways to get information about your customers, and their payments, and your company itself. The software’s Snapshots provide quick, thorough overviews. What do you do when you need to get information in QuickBooks about customers or about payments they’ve made in QuickBooks? You have several options. You could, for example: Create a […]