QuickBooks 2012 For Dummies [NOOK Book]

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Manage your business finances the easy way with QuickBooks

Get your small business rolling with great ideas, exceptional organization skills, unique products or services — and a trusted, accessible, accounting system like QuickBooks. QuickBooks 2012 For Dummies shows you how to use this popular business accounting program to clearly understand your finances and run your business with ease.

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QuickBooks 2012 For Dummies

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Overview

Manage your business finances the easy way with QuickBooks

Get your small business rolling with great ideas, exceptional organization skills, unique products or services — and a trusted, accessible, accounting system like QuickBooks. QuickBooks 2012 For Dummies shows you how to use this popular business accounting program to clearly understand your finances and run your business with ease.

  • Start here — discover what you need to do to be ready for QuickBooks, set up the software, reel in the dough, and pay the bills

  • Get it together — learn to enter data, create professional- looking invoices, and record and print sales receipts

  • Financial housekeeping — estimate jobs, check inventory, and evaluate fixed assets

  • Watch that dough — effectively keep track of your checkbook, credit card accounts, inventory, payroll, and budgets

  • Narrow it down — get a company snapshot telling you who needs to get paid, who owes money, and what needs to be done

  • Monitoring made easy — create financial reports and track every dollar coming in and going out

  • Fear tax time no more — organize your data and simplify tax preparation

  • Get on-track, online — securely download bank and credit card transactions directly into QuickBooks

Open the book and find:

  • Steps to setting up and succeeding with QuickBooks

  • How to compute employee wages and payroll deductions

  • Ways to customize invoices and memos

  • What you need to estimate jobs and track costs

  • How to keep an eye on inventory

  • Tips for building the perfect budget

  • What to do before tax time

  • Special guidelines business owners should never forget

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118177600
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 10/4/2011
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 19
  • Pages: 408
  • Sales rank: 450,357
  • File size: 19 MB
  • Note: This product may take a few minutes to download.

Meet 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.
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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part I: Quickly into QuickBooks 7

Chapter 1: QuickBooks: The Heart of Your Business 9

Chapter 2: The Big Setup 19

Chapter 3: Populating QuickBooks Lists 37

Part II: Daily Entry Tasks 81

Chapter 4: Creating Invoices and Credit Memos 83

Chapter 5: Reeling In the Dough 107

Chapter 6: Paying the Bills 131

Chapter 7: Inventory Magic 155

Chapter 8: Keeping Your Checkbook 175

Chapter 9: Paying with Plastic 193

Part III: Stuff You Do from Time to Time 203

Chapter 10: Printing Checks 205

Chapter 11: Payroll 217

Chapter 12: Building the Perfect Budget 229

Chapter 13: Online with QuickBooks 237

Part IV: Housekeeping Chores 249

Chapter 14: The Balancing Act 251

Chapter 15: Reporting on the State of Affairs 261

Chapter 16: Job Estimating, Billing, and Tracking 275

Chapter 17: File Management Tips 285

Chapter 18: Fixed Assets and Vehicle Lists 297

Part V: The Part of Tens 309

Chapter 19: (Almost) Ten Tips for Business Owners 311

Chapter 20: Tips for Handling (Almost) Ten Tricky Situations 317

Chapter 21: (Almost) Ten Secret Business Formulas 325

Part VI: Appendixes 339

Appendix A: Installing QuickBooks in Ten Easy Steps 341

Appendix B: If Numbers Are Your Friends 345

Appendix C: Sharing QuickBooks Files 363

Index 371

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