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One of the principles of good business and good money management is to make the most of what you have. QuickBooks All-In-One Desk Reference For Dummies
helps you make the most of QuickBooks business accounting software. Updated to cover changes and enhancements to the software, it combines eight quick reference guides:
- An Accounting Primer that covers basic principles, double-entry bookkeeping, and special accounting problems
- Getting Ready to Use QuickBooks with information on setting up QuickBooks, loading the master file lists, and fine-tuning QuickBooks
- Bookkeeping Chores, covering invoicing customers, paying vendors, tracking inventory, and more
- Accounting Chores including financial statements, reports, and budgets, using activity-based costing, and setting up project and job costing systems
- Financial Management such as ratio analysis, economic value-added analysis, and capital budgeting
- Business Plans, featuring profit-volume-cost analysis, forecasting, and writing a business plan
- Care and Maintenance, with information on protecting data, troubleshooting, and more
- Additional Business Resources including a crash course in Excel, a glossary, and more
Written by veteran Dummies author Stephen L. Nelson, MBA, CPA, and author of more than 100 books with more than four million copies in print, QuickBooks All-In-One Desk Reference For Dummiesgoes beyond the basics of how to use QuickBooks and provides expert advice on accounting chores, financial management, business planning, and much more. With a comprehensive index, it’s your instant, at-your-fingertips reference for everything from how to handle everyday accounting tasks to long-term planning for your business.
- Fine-tune QuickBooks for your business and your accounting systems
- Calculate breakeven points
- Budget for capital expenditures
- Take advantage of online banking
There’s even a companion Web site where you can take advantage of a sample business plan workbook and download a profit-volume cost analysis workbook. You won’t find a more comprehensive, authoritative, yet understandable guide to QuickBooks.
Offering twice as much content as competing titles, this resource shows people how to get the most out of QuickBooks. It explores the key features as well as small business accounting fundamentals, including accounting principles, planning and preparing a QuickBooks accounting system, invoicing customers, tracking inventory, and protecting financial records.
If you’re a small business owner, you’ve already come face to face with the accounting monster—that voracious beast that consumes your valuable time, exhausts your patience, and tries to lead you up dark and dangerous paths. Fortunately, there is a mighty weapon at your disposal that can help you subdue the beast—QuickBooks. QuickBooks automates many of the accounting tasks involved in running a business while saving you a bundle on accountant’s fees. It also offers you powerful business planning and management tools that can help you grow you business and keep it on track.
Your one-stop guide to small business financial management, QuickBooks All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies brings together eight self-contained minibooks, including:
- Accounting Primer
- Getting Ready to Use QuickBooks
- Bookkeeping Chores
- Financial Management
- Business Plans
- Care and Maintenance
- Additional Business Resources
Each book features step-by-step instructions, expert tips, and examples that help you practice and fine-tune your skills. From the ABCs of accounting to using all of QuickBooks’ advanced features, QuickBooks All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies shows you how to set your company up in QuickBooks and how to use that software’s features to the max. In plain English it tells you what you need to know to:
- Streamline your business accounting
- Automate most daily bookkeeping and accounting chores
- Effortlessly keep track of all your credits and debits
- Eliminate tax-time headaches
- Write and print checks
- Manage general ledger tasks
- Keep track of inventory
- Create budget and balance sheets
- Develop bang-up business plans
- Automate payroll functions
- Keep your financial information safe from prying eyes
- Keep track of your company’s financial performance
With QuickBooks and QuickBooks All-in-One Desk Reference in your corner you’ll have the business accounting beast eating out of your hand in no time.
Packed with expert tips to help you stay on top of your finances
Your one-stop guide to easier small business accounting and financial management
QuickBooks makes it easier to handle all those financial chores you have to do for your small business, and this handy reference makes it easier to use QuickBooks! You'll find minibooks on setting up QuickBooks for your business needs, using it for accounting, bookkeeping, and business planning, keeping your data safe, and much more.
Discover how to
- Prepare common financial statements
- Simplify tax return preparation
- Invoice customers, pay vendors, and track inventory
- Understand ratio analysis
- Calculate breakeven points
- Save on business taxes
8 books in 1 your key to business accounting success!
Your one-stop guide to small business financial management
If you run a small business, youve already met the accounting monster. With QuickBooks and this all-in-one reference guide, youll soon have him eating out of your hand. Eight self-contained minibooks make it easy to find just what you need, from accounting plans and principles to capital budgeting, protecting your financial records, creating a business plan, and more.
The Dummies Way
- Coverage of the essentials and beyond
- Explanations in plain English
- "Get in, get out" information
- Thumbtabs and other navigation aids
- Tear-out cheat sheet
- A dash of humor and fun
About the Author
Stephen L. Nelson, MBA, CPA, provides business advisory, tax planning, and tax preparation services to small businesses. He is also an adjunct professor teaching graduate tax courses at Golden Gate University.
Table of Contents
Book I: An Accounting Primer.
Chapter 1: Principles of Accounting.
Chapter 2: Double-Entry Bookkeeping.
Chapter 3: Special Accounting Problems.
Book II: Getting Ready to Use QuickBooks.
Chapter 1: Setting Up QuickBooks.
Chapter 2: Loading the Master File Lists.
Chapter 3: Fine-Tuning QuickBooks.
Book III: Bookkeeping Chores.
Chapter 1: Invoicing Customers.
Chapter 2: Paying Vendors.
Chapter 3: Tracking Inventory and Items.
Chapter 4: Managing Cash and Bank Accounts.
Chapter 5: Paying Employees.
Book IV: Accounting Chores.
Chapter 1: For Accountants Only.
Chapter 2: Preparing Financial Statements and Reports.
Chapter 3: Preparing a Budget.
Chapter 4: Using Activity-Based Costing.
Chapter 5: Setting Up Project and Job Costing Systems.
Book V: Financial Management.
Chapter 1: Ratio Analysis.
Chapter 2: Economic Value Added Analysis.
Chapter 3: Capital Budgeting in a Nutshell.
Book VI: Business Plans.
Chapter 1: Profit-Volume-Cost Analysis.
Chapter 2: Creating a Business Plan Forecast.
Chapter 3: Writing a Business Plan.
Book VII: Care and Maintenance.
Chapter 1: Setting Up a Peer-to-Peer Network.
Chapter 2: Administering QuickBooks.
Chapter 3: Protecting Your Data.
Chapter 4: Troubleshooting.
Book VIII: Appendixes.
Appendix A: A Crash Course in Excel.
Appendix B: Government Web Resources for Businesses.
Appendix C: Glossary of Accounting and Financial Terms.