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Spend less time with the books and more time on business
If you're like most small-business people, accounting is the last thing you want to spend lots of time on. This handy guide helps you use QuickBooks to track sales and inventory, build budgets, figure job costs, and much more. Written by a CPA who knows QuickBooks and business, this book will help keep your business in the black.
Why QuickBooks? — meet Federal business accounting standards, track income and expenses, and know where your business stands
Start here — set up the software and quickly start creating invoices, reel in the dough, and pay the bills
The goal is profitability — produce common financial reports and track your progress on a regular basis
Save time with forms — enter data into QuickBooks once and produce checks, invoices, receipts, and more
Keep cash coming in — find out what your customers owe, how to reach them, and when to send collection letters
Financial housekeeping — estimate jobs, check inventory, evaluate fixed assets, and keep all your files straight
Track everything — keep track of your checkbook, credit card accounts, inventory, payroll, budgets, and all the stuff you'll need for tax preparation
Open the book and find:
How to set up QuickBooks for your business
Quick ways to create invoices and pay bills
Ways to simplify tax preparation
Steps for keeping inventory as you purchase and sell items
How to produce common financial reports
Tips for building the perfect budget
What you need to estimate jobs and track costs
How to handle payroll and withholding
- Store and organize all your financial information in one place
- Build a budget, create invoices, pay bills, and process payroll
- Manage inventory and track job costs
- Make tax preparation easier
The annual update of a perennial bestseller, fully revised for the newest QuickBooks release
QuickBooks is the leading software package for small business accounting, updated each year so it remains cutting-edge. QuickBooks 2010 For Dummies provides all the information you need to start using the newest version in your business.
You'll learn to set up your business accounting functions on QuickBooks and use all the newest features. You'll be able to create budgets, process payroll, manage inventory and invoices, track job costs, balance accounts, and make things easier at tax preparation time.
- Shows you, in plain English, how to set up QuickBooks and manage your small business accounting on your own
- Explains how to set up your business on QuickBooks, create invoices and credit memos, record sales receipts, set up inventory items, and track business credit cards
- Covers recording and paying bills, printing checks, processing payroll, and preparing payroll taxes
- Discusses building a budget, going online with QuickBooks, balancing accounts, generating financial reports, simplifying tax return preparation, and backing up data
- Also explores job estimating, billing, and tracking jobs and invoices
Written by Stephen L. Nelson, author of all previous editions and an experienced CPA, QuickBooks 2010 For Dummies will help you become your own accountant and keep your business in the black.
About the Author
Stephen L. Nelson, MBA, CPA provides accounting, business advisory, tax planning, and tax preparation services to small businesses. He belongs to the American Institute of CPAs and holds an MBA in Finance and a Masters in Taxation. His 100-plus books have sold more than four million copies.
Table of Contents
Part I :Quickly into QuickBooks.
Chapter 1: QuickBooks: The Heart of Your Business.
Chapter 2: Answering Mr. Wizard.
Chapter 3: Populating QuickBooks Lists.
Part II: Daily Entry Tasks.
Chapter 4: Creating Invoices and Credit Memos.
Chapter 5: Reeling In the Dough.
Chapter 6: Paying the Bills.
Chapter 7: Inventory Magic.
Chapter 8: Keeping Your Checkbook.
Chapter 9: Paying with Plastic.
Part III: Stuff You Do from Time to Time.
Chapter 10: Printing Checks.
Chapter 11: Payroll.
Chapter 12: Building the Perfect Budget.
Chapter 13: Online with QuickBooks.
Part IV: Housekeeping Chores.
Chapter 14: The Balancing Act.
Chapter 15: Reporting on the State of Affairs.
Chapter 16: Job Estimating, Billing, and Tracking.
Chapter 17: File Management Tips.
Chapter 18: Fixed Assets and Vehicle Lists.
Part V: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 19: (Almost) Ten Tips for Business Owners.
Chapter 20: Tips for Handling (Almost) Ten Tricky Situations.
Chapter 21: (Almost) Ten Secret Business Formulas.
Part VI: Appendixes.
Appendix A: Installing QuickBooks in Ten Easy Steps.
Appendix B: If Numbers Are Your Friends.
Appendix C: Sharing QuickBooks Files.