Introducing the New QuickBooks Online for PC App

Like QuickBooks Online but miss some of the desktop version’s features? You can have both now. QuickBooks Online has grown tremendously since its introduction more than a decade ago. It’s not quite as mature as the top-of-the-line desktop versions, but it’s not far behind anymore. No matter which version of QuickBooks you first used, there… Read more »

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 and you run out, your customers may go to… Read more »

QuickBooks Online’s Sales Tax Tools: The Basics

Are you paying the correct amount of sales tax to the proper agencies? QuickBooks Online can help. It’s hard to imagine that small businesses used to have to manage sales tax manually. It was quite a time-intensive process, and it was so easy to make mistakes. QuickBooks Online can handle the mechanics for you. Its… Read more »

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 the business that sent them based on what their… Read more »

Creating Reports in QuickBooks Online

Reports are the payoff for all of your hard work entering records and transactions. They can help you make better business decisions.   Now that you’ve been using QuickBooks Online for your company’s accounting, it’s probably unimaginable to think about going back to manual bookkeeping. Those file folders and paper forms and scribbles on notepads… Read more »

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 one activity takes precedence when… Read more »

Working With Your Accounts in QuickBooks Online

“Account” can mean more than one thing in QuickBooks Online. Here’s a look at its multiple concepts. Until you started doing your company’s accounting, the word “account” probably meant a checking or savings account at a bank or your identifying information at a place like a brokerage. In QuickBooks Online, “account” can mean the same… Read more »

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 gone into the office on weekends. Those days are… Read more »

Using Purchase Orders in QuickBooks Online

QuickBooks Online Plus offers the ability to create purchase orders. But they require knowledge that may be foreign to you. If your business purchases products from vendors that you then sell, you may have occasion to use purchase orders. These forms simply tell your suppliers what items you want to buy from them. Not all… Read more »

How QuickBooks’ Custom Fields Can Provide Better Business Insight

How QuickBooks’ Custom Fields Can Provide Better Business Insight QuickBooks’ customizability makes it flexible enough for countless business types. Custom fields are a big part of that. QuickBooks makes it possible for your business to create very detailed records for customers, vendors, employees, and items. In fact, you may find that you rarely make use… Read more »