Category Archives: QuickBooks Software

Charging for Time in QuickBooks Online Plus

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 … Continue reading

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5 Ways You Can Use QuickBooks’ Income Tracker

The Income Tracker is one of QuickBooks’ more innovative features. If you’re not using it, you should be. One of the reasons that QuickBooks appeals to millions of small businesses is because it offers multiple ways to complete the same … Continue reading

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Receiving Payments in QuickBooks Online

It’s probably your favorite activity in QuickBooks Online: recording payments from customers. Here are the options. QuickBooks Online was designed to make your workflow fast, intuitive and easy. This is especially true of the interface upgrade that some of you … Continue reading

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Do You Need to Use QuickBooks’ Fixed Asset Tools? The Basics

Managing your company’s fixed assets is a complicated process, one that will require some extra assistance. Much of the work you do in QuickBooks is short-term. You send an invoice and it gets paid. Your purchase order is fulfilled, and … Continue reading

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5 Ways to Accelerate Your Receivables in QuickBooks

Increasing your income is good. But even if you can’t, you can still take steps to collect the money you’re already owed faster. Here are five. If you asked five small business owners to name the top three roadblocks they … Continue reading

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Is Your Business Using the Right Accounting System?

Have you ever tried on a shirt or jeans and found they didn’t fit at all?  They looked great on the hangar, but that was the end of it.  Accounting systems come in all sizes, shapes, and colors just like … Continue reading

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Make QuickBooks Yours in 2014: Customize

QuickBooks can be used as is (with some exceptions), but you can customize many elements to improve your workflow, your form output and your business insight. While many of the things you purchase and use in your daily work and … Continue reading

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Creating Estimates in QuickBooks Online

Once you’ve entered customers and items in QuickBooks Online, you’re ready to start creating estimates. In a previous column, we showed you how you could get up and running with QuickBooks Online and create your first invoice within an hour. … Continue reading

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QuickBooks 2014 Simplifies, Accelerates Common Tasks

New version of desktop QuickBooks accomplishes goal of speeding up, refining your workflow. If Intuit named its desktop versions of QuickBooks by the version number rather than the year, we’d be in version 20-something by now. QuickBooks, still the preferred … Continue reading

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Do You Need a More Robust Version of QuickBooks?

Maybe you just need to study your current version thoroughly. But it might be time to move up. If QuickBooks were just one product, its appeal would be more limited than it is. Because there’s an entire family of Windows … Continue reading

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QuickBooks Online Takes on a Whole New Look

Revamp of interface improves usability, while new open platform streamlines integration with related solutions. Since it was launched over a decade ago, QuickBooks Online has been easy to use. It’s been quicker and “lighter” than the desktop versions, thanks to … Continue reading

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Announcement: Laura Sabbagh Achieves QuickBooks Advanced Certification

I’m honored to have just earned the QuickBooks ProAdvisor Advanced Certification from Intuit.   This certification is awarded by Intuit in recognition of elite advisors who pass a challenging exam and have been certified as QuickBooks ProAdvisors for the past … Continue reading

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25 Accounting Terms You Should Know

It’s back-to-school time. Why not take a page from the kids’ books and do some learning of your own? QuickBooks is easy to use, intuitive and flexible. But it is not an accounting manual or class or tutorial. If your … Continue reading

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QuickBooks Online: Getting Around

So you finally made the decision to go mobile, and you’ve just spent some time getting acquainted with QuickBooks Online. Moving to the cloud will obviously change the way you work – for the better – and give you new … Continue reading

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How to Create a Progress Invoice from an Estimate

Not using progress invoices? Maybe you should be. The U.S. economy may be picking up, but your customers are probably still being very careful with expenditures. If your company’s finances will allow it, you can help them out on sizable … Continue reading

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Is Hosted QuickBooks Right for You?

If you are currently using the popular QuickBooks desktop software, you now have a fairly new option available to you: hosted QuickBooks. In this article, we’ll talk about what it is, what type of businesses it’s right for, and how … Continue reading

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Does This Icon Make Me Look Fat?

Does This Icon Make Me Look Fat? Spring is a good time to clean up and slim down QuickBooks and its data.

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What is Cloud Accounting?

  One of the most exciting changes in the accounting industry is cloud accounting.  The concept is easy to grasp:  cloud accounting simply puts your accounting system in a private space online so that it is fully accessible to you … Continue reading

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Use QuickBooks’ Tools – and Common Sense Procedures – To Prevent Financial Fraud

You work hard for your money. Strong internal controls can keep it from disappearing unnecessarily. You trust your employees or you wouldn’t have hired them. That’s what everyone says as they watch a valued staff member being hauled off in … Continue reading

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Is 2013 the Year You Finally Go Mobile With Financial Data?

  Figure 1: You can see this screen no matter where you and your smartphone are – Android is pictured here.  Using QuickBooks Mobile, you’ll improve business relations, put out fires before they start and unchain yourself from your office computer. … Continue reading

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QuickBooks 2013 Gives You a Reason To Upgrade

Tired of QuickBooks’ cramped, claustrophobic screens and uneven interface? You’ll be pleased to see the 2013 version.    You chose QuickBooks for a variety of reasons,   a major one being its simplicity and usability.

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QuickBooks Payroll Runs: Easy, Fast, Accurate

  If you’ve already set up your QuickBooks employee and company payroll files, the hard part’s over.   It’s not just a catchy ad slogan: It’s true. Unless you have dozens of employees or numerous exceptions each payday, you can … Continue reading

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