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Get Ready for 2016: QuickBooks Can Help

We’ll be ringing in the New Year soon. Will you have wrapped up your 2015 finances by then? There’s something very satisfying about turning our calendars to January. It always feels like a fresh start. We resolve to develop new, better ways of using our work...

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QuickBooks Reminders Prevent Problems

Preserve your relationships with customers, vendors, and others by setting up reminders in QuickBooks. How many calendars do you maintain? Many businesspeople have more than one. Maybe you use a web-based or desktop application like Google Calendar or Outlook for meetings, task deadlines, travel dates, etc....

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Accounting for Time in QuickBooks

If you sell services to your customers, you'll need to understand how to use QuickBooks' time-tracking features. Small businesses that sell products have to do a constant balancing act. Keep too much inventory on hand, and you're sitting on potential profits. If you don't order enough...

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Customize QuickBooks Forms for a More Professional Image

Want an easy, free way to make your business look more professional and polished? Customize your forms. QuickBooks has the tools. You probably don't get as many paper forms in the U.S. Mail as you used to. But when you do, do you draw conclusions about...

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How QuickBooks Helps You Accelerate Receivables

Getting paid by your customers in a timely fashion is one of the biggest challenges of being a business owner. QuickBooks can help in several ways.   You're meeting your sales goals. Keeping inventory balanced. Making sure that every billable hour gets invoiced. Taking advantage of vendor...

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Receiving Payments in QuickBooks

It's probably one of your favorite QuickBooks activities. Be sure you understand the mechanics of recording payments. There are numerous ways to prioritize your workday. Do the most difficult things first. Get important phone calls out of the way. Respond to customer emails. But it's likely that...

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Why You Should Be Using Mobile Apps with QuickBooks

Intuit discontinued its own QuickBooks mobile app a while back, but there's still plenty of processing power available for your smartphone or tablet. In days gone by, running a company was a 40 hour per week proposition. You might have taken work home some evenings or...

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Preventing Data Theft in QuickBooks

Be proactive about the security of your QuickBooks company file, and you'll be less likely to encounter data theft. Thanks to the internet, privacy has been on the wane over the last few years. We assume that our addresses and phone numbers are public information, thanks...