Your First Hour with QuickBooks Online

Your First Hour with QuickBooks Online Whether you’re just launching a business or you’re going online with an existing company, take some time to get acquainted with QuickBooks Online. Your first hour with any web-based application is probably spent exploring and clicking buttons, links, and other navigation tools to get the lay of the land. […]

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What Are Payroll Items in QuickBooks?

What Are Payroll Items in QuickBooks? 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 […]

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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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Setting Up User Access in QuickBooks

Setting Up User Access in QuickBooks 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 […]

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Make QuickBooks Your Own: Specify Your Preferences

Make QuickBooks Your Own: Specify Your Preferences 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 […]

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Using Sales Receipts: When? How?

Using Sales Receipts: When? How? Some types of businesses always use sales receipts. Some use them occasionally. Here’s what you need to know about them. How do you let your customers know how much they owe you, and for what products or services? In these days of ecommerce and merchant accounts, your customers may provide […]

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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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Are You Applying Finance Charges? Should You Be?

Are You Applying Finance Charges? Should You Be? Assessing finance charges is a complicated process. But if you have a lot of late payments coming in, you may want to consider it. There are many reasons why your customers send in payments past their due dates. Maybe they missed or misplaced your invoice, or they’re […]

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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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Setting Up Settings in QuickBooks Online

Setting Up Settings in QuickBooks Online 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 […]

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