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Take control of your finances — and your business — with QuickBooks
To succeed in small business, you need great ideas, an entrepreneurial spirit, and competitive products or services. Oh, and one other thing: a good accounting system like QuickBooks. QuickBooks 2011 For Dummies shows you how to use this popular business finance program to gain a clear view of your finances and keep your business in the black.
Starting out right — discover what you need to do to be ready for QuickBooks, then install and set up the software
Satisfy the IRS — use QuickBooks to maintain your accounting records to comply with tax laws
Get right to business — quickly learn to enter data, create invoices, and record and print sales receipts
Count your beans — keep track of your checkbook, credit card accounts, inventory, payroll, and budgets, all in one place
See what's what — get a company snapshot that tells who needs to get paid, who owes money, and what needs to get done
Stay on track — produce common financial reports and track every dollar coming in and going out
The taxman cometh — Organize your data and simplify tax preparation
Go online — securely download bank and credit card transactions directly into QuickBooks
Open the book and find:
First steps to setting up QuickBooks
Secrets to building a solid budget
How to track accounts receivable and payable
What you need to estimate jobs and track costs
Steps for keeping track of inventory as you purchase and sell items
Ways to handle payroll and withholding
What to do before tax time
Advice on whether to use accrual-basis accounting or cash-basis accounting
Organize financial information for your business
Build a budget, pay bills, process payroll, and track expenses
Balance accounts, manage inventory, and estimate job costs
Prepare for tax time
Bestselling author Stephen Nelson returns with big help for small businesses
Offering expert advice, bestselling author Stephen Nelson returns with updated coverage of the latest revisions and enhancements to the leading small business accounting software package: QuickBooks. After a quick review of bookkeeping basics, you’ll discover how QuickBooks can help you build the perfect budget, process payroll, simplify your tax return prep work, create invoices, manage inventory, generate income statements, balance accounts, and much more.
- Veteran author Stephen Nelson updates his perennial bestseller and offers you easy-to-understand coverage of the newest release of QuickBooks
- Encourages you to take control of managing your own business accounting and financial management tasks so you can avoid having to hire expensive outside help
- Provides expert advice for building the perfect budget, processing payroll, creating invoices, managing inventory, tracking job costs, generating income statements, balancing accounts, creating financial reports, and more
QuickBooks 2011 For Dummies helps you handle your financial management tasks more effectively so that you can effectively manage your business!
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 master's 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.