QuickBooks 2006 For Dummies

QuickBooks 2006 For Dummies

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Do a quick take on QuickBooks and you'll wonder where it's been all your life. If you're running a small business, you need an accounting system that monitors profits, losses, and expenses without costing an arm and a leg. And if you're running your own business - when you're trying to do everything, including things like, well, actually selling something - you need a good solid software system that stays one step ahead of you. QuickBooks 2006 is that software. Record invoices, pay bills-QuickBooks will crunch the numbers and keep you on track. Now you can add another member to your team: "QuickBooks 2006 For Dummies". This helpful book is loaded with the latest information, features, and expert advice you need to make the best use of the software. Pop open the book, and you'll quickly start getting the basics in plain English. Written for those of us who aren't CPAs, this down-to-earth guide explains how to: create invoices and credit memos; produce income statements and financial reports; process payroll and simplify tax preparation; and, estimate, bill, and track expenses.
Author Stephen Nelson not only has an MBA, a CPA and expertise in teaching the rest of us about QuickBooks, he also teaches other CPAs how to teach the rest of us about QuickBooks. You'll feel like you've got a knowledgeable and humorous buddy at your side as you learn how to: streamline bill paying with online banking and electronic checks; set up a workable chart of accounts and a good working budget; keep track of inventory, fixed assets, and vehicle mileage; handle selling a depreciable asset-and nine other 'Tricky Situations'; figure out your break-even point-and nine more 'Secret Business Formulas'; and, install QuickBooks in ten easy steps. If you handle the financial parts of your business like a pro, you're free to concentrate on what you do best. "QuickBooks 2006 For Dummies" is the fun and easy way to get started!
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  • Paperback | 408 pages
  • 187.96 x 228.6 x 25.4mm | 635.03g
  • Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • Foster City, United States
  • English
  • 2006 ed.
  • 0764599542
  • 9780764599545
  • 1,613,364

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Make daily, monthly, and occasional financial chores a whole lot easier! QuickBooks makes managing your business finances a lot less painful, so you can concentrate on what you do best. This friendly book makes using QuickBooks simple too! You'll find out how to set up QuickBooks for your business and use it to prepare invoices, track sales, pay bills, create a budget, figure job costs, and much more. Discover how to Create invoices and credit memos Manage inventory Produce income statements and financial reports Simplify tax preparation Pay bills and balance accounts Estimate, bill, and track job expenses
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Table of contents

Introduction. Part I: Quickly into QuickBooks. Chapter 1: QuickBooks: The Heart of Your Business. Chapter 2: Answering Mr. Wizard. Chapter 3: Populating the QuickBooks Lists. Part II: Daily Entry Tasks. Chapter 4: Creating Invoices and Credit Memos. Chapter 5: Reeling In the Dough. Chapter 6: Paying the Bills. Chapter 7: Inventory Magic. Chapter 8: Keeping Your Checkbook. Chapter 9: Paying with Plastic. Part III: Stuff You Do from Time to Time. Chapter 10: Printing Checks. Chapter 11: Payroll. Chapter 12: Building the Perfect Budget. Chapter 13: Online with QuickBooks. Part IV: Housekeeping Chores. Chapter 14: The Balancing Act. Chapter 15: Reporting on the State of Affairs. Chapter 16: Job Estimating, Billing, and Tracking. Chapter 17: File Management Tips. Chapter 18: Fixed Assets and Vehicle Lists. Part V: The Part of Tens. Chapter 19: (Almost) Ten Tips for Business Owners. Chapter 20: Tips for Handling (Almost) Ten Tricky Situations. Chapter 21: (Almost) Ten Secret Business Formulas. Part VI: Appendixes. Appendix A: Installing Quickbooks in Ten Easy Steps. Appendix B: If Numbers Are Your Friends. Appendix C: Sharing QuickBooks Files. Index.
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About Stephen L. Nelson

Stephen L. Nelson, CPA, MBA (finance), MS (taxation), has a simple purpose in life: He wants to help you (and people like you) manage your business finances by using computers. Oh, sure, this personal mandate won't win him a Nobel Prize or anything, but it's his own little contribution to the world. Steve's experiences mesh nicely with his special purpose. He's a CPA in Redmond, Washington. He's an adjunct professor of taxation (S corporations and limited liability companies) at Golden Gate University's graduate tax school. And, heck, he even used to work as a senior consultant and CPA with Arthur Andersen & Co. (er, yeah, that Arthur Andersen - but, hey, it was 20 years ago). Steve, whose books have sold more than 4 million copies in English and have been translated into 11 other languages, is also the bestselling author of Quicken 2006 For Dummies (Wiley).
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