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QuickBooks is a powerful software technology that many small business managers and owners depend on to maintain their books current. But are you really deriving the maximum efficiency from your software investment?  Here are seven tips that will improve QuickBooks efficiency and maximize your optimal use of of the software. Improve QuickBooks Efficiency Tip #1 – Utilize your […]

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No, you’ll never run out all of the Intuit QuickBooks functions and features… …. but here are some pointers on tools that extend QuickBooks’ usefulness – and save you time. Zero In On Key QuickBooks Report Figures You’ve undoubtedly created reports that were so lengthy that you got tired of scrolling up and down to […]

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We can think of seven immediate benefits to outsourcing your bookkeeping / accounting to Catalyst – Never hire – or fire – a staff bookkeeper again. Expert service for a fraction of your current costs. No extended contracts required – cancel any time. No minimum payments. No problems/costs of computers, furniture, absenteeism or other headaches. […]

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Should You Prepare Your Own Taxes? Should you fix your own car or plumbing? It seems you can’t go anywhere without seeing or hearing advertisements for the easiest, most cost effective and secure way to file your Federal Income Tax return. But how do you make the decision what way is best for you? Should […]

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According to Charlie Russell, writing at Sleeter Group’s QuickBooks and Beyond, it appears that Intuit QuickBooks has a renewed focus on helping the Accounting Professionals and ProAdvisors with the release of Quickbooks 2012. Russell takes a look at several new features and improvements that will be helpful. Most of these recent elements are found only […]

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During the course of your company’s life, things do not stay the same. For example, in the beginning phases of your business, you may have opted to keep matters simple with an partnership or sole proprietorship.  But as your business and expectations grow, you might need to change your company’s structure – what may have […]

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Job costing, which is the single most important task in an estimating systems process flow, is something that is often neglected by so many start-up, small and mid-sized construction companies. Failing to job cost effectively or failing to execute it altogether, would be similar to a pilot attempting to fly a plane through thick cloud […]

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Located below the File / Utilities command in the QuickBooks menu tab, you will find the “Verify Data” and “Rebuild Data” commands. The importance of these commands to your overall proficiency with QuickBooks cannot be understated. What is Verify Data command? From Cynthia Huber, CQP | The Marks Group – This is a tool that QuickBooks provides […]

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Growing too fast can be dangerous to your company’s health.  Use the Sustainable Growth Rate ratio in order to track your company’s financial ability to grow. What typically tops the list of worries of the chief executive officers of fast growing companies? Financing that growth, according to surveys over the years. This is because many companies […]

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What can you do if you do have an Accounts Receivable balance on your Cash Basis Balance Sheet? First, modify the following report, to help you locate the transactions making up this balance: From Laura Madeira’s QuickBooks 2010 Solutions Guide – • Select Reports, Company & Financial • Select Balance Sheet Standard • Click the […]

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… and vice versa. Here’s a neat little integration trick you can do yourself. If you have QuickBooks 2005-2010 (installed and registered), and Microsoft Outlook 2000, 2002, 2003 or 2007 and Microsoft Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows Vista, or Windows 7, go to the following website to obtain the latest Microsoft updates: http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/officeupdate/default.aspx Then go to […]

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