Are You Using QuickBooks Online’s Mobile App?

Are You Using QuickBooks Online’s Mobile App? Even if you don’t travel for work (but especially if you do), you should explore what QuickBooks Online’s mobile app has to offer. You already know how convenient it is to be able to access your company’s financial data from any desktop or laptop computer that has an […]

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Are You Memorizing Transactions? Should You Be?

Are You Memorizing Transactions? Should You Be? You know that QuickBooks saves a lot of time. But have you explored how it does so by memorizing transactions? Your accounting work involves a lot of repetition. You send invoices. Pay bills. Create purchase orders. Generate payroll checks and submit payroll taxes. Some of the time, you […]

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Establishing Preferences in QuickBooks

Establishing Preferences in QuickBooks Before you start entering data, make sure QuickBooks is set up appropriately for your company. QuickBooks was designed to serve the needs of millions of small businesses. To do that, it had to include the tools and processes suitable for a wide variety of companies. But Intuit recognized that every organization […]

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Better Budgeting Using QuickBooks Online Plus

Better Budgeting Using QuickBooks Online Plus Everyone groans when budget time rolls around. QuickBooks Online Plus offers tools that simplify the process. Budget. The word evokes a sense of dread in most small business managers’ minds. Large corporations have entire teams of accountants that work on this critical element of financial planning. You, on the […]

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Charging for Time in QuickBooks Online Plus, Part 1

Charging for Time in QuickBooks Online Plus, Part 1 You could be losing revenue if you’re not tracking billable time carefully. QuickBooks Online Plus can help. You can’t see time. Nor can you look at hours and minutes to see how many you have in inventory. But if you’re a service-based business, your income is […]

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Tracking Products and Services in QuickBooks Online, Part 2

Tracking Products and Services in QuickBooks Online, Part 2 Last month, we explored the process of creating a product record. Now we’ll look at where they’re used in QuickBooks Online. Have you been able to create records for all of your products and services? If you have a large inventory, this can be quite a […]

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Use QuickBooks Custom Fields to Improve Insight

Use QuickBooks Custom Fields to Improve Insight 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 […]

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Working with Bills and Expenses in Xero

July 2015 Working with Bills and Expenses in Xero It’s much more gratifying to work with incoming payments, but the money has to go out sometimes, too. Here’s an overview. Xero provides numerous ways to pay for goods and services that your company needs in Xero. How you do so depends on the type of […]

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Use Xero’s Tracking Categories for More In-Depth Reporting

May 2015 Use Xero’s Tracking Categories for More In-Depth Reporting Xero offers numerous ways for you to sort and analyze your financial accounts. Tracking categories provide one kind of insightful filtering. Once you’ve spent some time working with Xero, you realize that your paper-and-Excel system was woefully inadequate. Instead of scribbling notes, hunting for documents, […]

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Creating Item Records in Xero

April 2015 Creating Item Records in Xero If your business buys and sells products, Xero can help you with the necessary record-keeping. When it comes to keeping track of inventory, product-based small businesses are probably a little envious of companies that sell services. Service companies may have occasional scheduling and staffing difficulties, but they don’t […]

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