QuickBooks 2013 For Dummies

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Get your business organized with QuickBooks

Now more than ever, keeping track of every penny is crucial to making it in business. And the owners of thousands of small-to-mid-size businesses turn to QuickBooks to help them manage their finances without having to hire an outside accounting professional. Bestselling author Stephen Nelson updates his popular QuickBooks For Dummies to cover the latest revisions and enhancements to this leading small...

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Overview

Get your business organized with QuickBooks

Now more than ever, keeping track of every penny is crucial to making it in business. And the owners of thousands of small-to-mid-size businesses turn to QuickBooks to help them manage their finances without having to hire an outside accounting professional. Bestselling author Stephen Nelson updates his popular QuickBooks For Dummies to cover the latest revisions and enhancements to this leading small business accounting software package.

After a quick review of bookkeeping basics, you'll discover how QuickBooks 2013 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. You'll learn what you should do before you install and set up QuickBooks, then move on to basic bookkeeping concepts and the fundamentals of building a solid budget. You'll also discover how to enter data, create invoices, record and print sales receipts, monitor your job costs, and generate most common financial reports with ease.

  • Veteran author Stephen Nelson updates his perennial bestseller and offers you easy-to-understand coverage of the newest release of QuickBooks
  • Enables 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 getting started with QuickBooks, building the perfect budget, processing payroll, creating invoices, managing inventory, tracking job costs, generating income statements, balancing accounts, creating financial reports, and more
  • Takes you through the steps of going online with QuickBooks, backing up your data, and simplifying tax preparation

QuickBooks 2013 For Dummies helps you take control of your financial management tasks. Big or small, your business will benefit!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118356418
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 11/6/2012
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 408
  • Sales rank: 194,220
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

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, including all editions of QuickBooks For Dummies and Quicken For Dummies, have sold more than four million copies.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part I: Quickly into QuickBooks 9

Chapter 1: QuickBooks: The Heart of Your Business 11

Chapter 2: The Big Setup 21

Chapter 3: Populating QuickBooks Lists 39

Part II: Daily Entry Tasks 83

Chapter 4: Creating Invoices and Credit Memos 85

Chapter 5: Reeling In the Dough 109

Chapter 6: Paying the Bills 133

Chapter 7: Inventory Magic 157

Chapter 8: Keeping Your Checkbook 177

Chapter 9: Paying with Plastic 195

Part III: Stuff You Do from Time to Time 205

Chapter 10: Printing Checks 207

Chapter 11: Payroll 221

Chapter 12: Building the Perfect Budget 231

Chapter 13: Online with QuickBooks 239

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 Formulas325

Part VI: Appendixes 341

Appendix A: Installing QuickBooks in a Dozen Easy Steps 343

Appendix B: If Numbers Are Your Friends 347

Appendix C: Sharing QuickBooks Files 367

Index 375

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