Even if you’ve been using QuickBooks Online for a long time, it’s good to step back and evaluate your actions. “Best practices” aren’t enforceable rules. They’re simply guidelines businesses commonly follow in one area or another. If you’re in retail, for example, one best practice might be to always ask customers checking out if they…

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  They’re one of the rewards you get for your conscientious accounting work: reports. Are you using them to make better business decisions? What do you see when you log on to QuickBooks Online? Your most important business numbers represented by real-time charts. Profit and loss. Income and expenses. Sales. And all of your account…

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  Your First Hour with QuickBooks Online Your first hour with any web-based application is probably spent exploring and clicking buttons, links, and other navigation tools to get the lay of the land. Whether you’re just launching a business or you’re going online with an existing company, take some time to get acquainted with QuickBooks…

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Save time and ensure that recurring transactions are processed as scheduled. You know how much time QuickBooks Online already saves you. Customer, vendor, and item records need never be entered again once they’re created for the first time. Pre-built forms use your record data to complete transactions quickly and accurately.  Customizable report templates provide real-time overviews…

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Business Insurance Coverage

Do you have the right insurance for your business? Here’s a list of policies to consider. Liability insurance covers damages and defense for bodily injury, personal injury such as slander, and property damage to a third-party that is caused by you, your products, or your employees. Property insurance covers your building and personal property such…

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QuickBooks Online

In a previous column, we talked about setting up bills in QuickBooks Online. Now it’s time to pay them. We recently laid out the benefits of using QuickBooks Online for bill entry and payment. It’s faster than manual methods. It leaves an electronic record of your accounts payable. And it helps ensure that bills are…

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Business Changes

Change happens. That’s especially true in the business world, where changes may be mandated by tax or regulatory requirements, increased competition, shifts in customer needs, or technological advances. Whatever your reason for making a change in your business, managing the process effectively is the best way to succeed. Here are suggestions for handling change. Clarify…

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QuickBooks Online

There are more pleasant accounting tasks than paying bills, but QuickBooks Online organizes and simplifies this critical chore. How does your company keep track of its bills now? If you’re like a lot of small businesses, you’re still dealing with a lot of paper. You may have a paper or electronic calendar where you enter…

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QuickBooks Online

Everyone groans when budget time rolls around. QuickBooks Online Plus offers tools that simplify the process. Budget. The word evokes a sense of dread in most small business managers’ minds. Large corporations have entire teams of accountants that work on this critical element of financial planning. You, on the other hand, must go it alone…

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QuickBooks Online

You can’t see time. Nor can you look at hours and minutes to see how many you have in inventory. But if you’re a service-based business, your income is derived from this invisible asset. Billable time needs to be entered and invoiced with absolute precision. QuickBooks Online Plus has this covered. By using its time-tracking…

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