QuickBooks 2015: The Missing Manual: The Official Intuit Guide to QuickBooks 2015

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How can you make your bookkeeping workflow smoother and faster? Simple. With this Missing Manual, you’re in control: you get step-by-step instructions on how and when to use specific features, along with basic bookkeeping and accounting advice to guide you through the learning process. Discover new and improved features like the Insights dashboard and easy report commenting. You’ll soon see why this book is the Official Intuit Guide to QuickBooks 2015.

The important stuff you need to know:

  • Get started fast. Quickly set up accounts, customers, jobs, and invoice items.
  • Follow the money. Track everything from billable and unbillable time and expenses to income and profit.
  • Keep your company financially fit. Examine budgets and actual spending, income, inventory, assets, and liabilities.
  • Gain insights. Open a new dashboard that highlights your company’s financial activity and status the moment you log in.
  • Spend less time on bookkeeping. Create and reuse bills, invoices, sales receipts, and timesheets.
  • Find key info. Use QuickBooks’ Search and Find features, as well as the Vendor, Customer, Inventory, and Employee Centers.

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About the author

Bonnie Biafore is a Project Management Professional (PMP) with more than 25 year's experience helping clients, large and small, make project management excellence part of their business strategies. She is the author of 29 books about project management, investing, personal finance, Microsoft Project, QuickBooks, and more.

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Intuit's Quicken is one of today's most popular and convenient ways to keep track of personal finances, and Quicken 2006 For Starters: The Missing Manual for Windows is the indispensable guide to using the program to simplify your finances and make the most of your money.

Whether you're new to electronic banking or just new to Quicken, this refreshingly funny and sensible book zeroes in on exactly what you need to get into Quicken fast. It teaches you how do such essential things as: balance your checkbook on your computer, keep tabs on your spending, create and manage a budget, monitor and pay bills on time, determine more ways to save and stick to your savings plan, manage loans and maximize investments, make tax preparation easier (even find hidden tax deductions!), and much more.

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The book that gives you exactly what you need, Quicken 2006 For Starters: The Missing Manual helps you quickly make the most of Quicken 2006 for Windows.

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If your company is ready to minimize paperwork and maximize productivity, control spending and boost sales, QuickBooks 2006 can help you make it happen--but only if you know how to use it. And it doesn't come with a manual. Lucky for you, there's QuickBooks 2006: The Missing Manual, the comprehensive, up-to-date guide to saving time and money while beefing up business with QuickBooks.

Award-winning author and financial whiz Bonnie Biafore helps you select the best fit for your company from Intuit's QuickBooks line of financial management software, which includes five products ranging from basic accounting software for small businesses to sophisticated industry-specific enterprise solutions. She then shows you how to tweak and tailor it to your company's needs so you can manage your finances more effectively and efficiently than ever before.

If you're new to QuickBooks or to the 2006 version, you'll get started with ease and become quickly proficient with Biafore's tutorials on making and managing a company file and creating accounts, customers, jobs, invoice items, and other lists. If you're a more advanced user, you'll find countless tips, tricks, and shortcuts for becoming a QuickBooks pro. And everyone at every level will benefit from Biafore's seasoned, sensible advice on business accounting and finance.

Under Biafore's expert direction, you will be able to use QuickBooks for a lot more than everyday bookkeeping. Beyond billing and payroll servicing, generating business forms and easing end-of-year tax preparation, QuickBooks 2006: The Missing Manual shows you how to use QuickBooks to accomplish things like inventory control, budget building, and report creation for evaluating every aspect of an enterprise.

With Biafore's clear and friendly explanations and step-by-step instructions for every QuickBooks feature (along with plenty of real-world examples), you'll learn how to take advantage of online banking options, data exchange with other programs, and sophisticated planning and tracking tools for achieving maximum business success. QuickBooks 2006: The Missing Manual makes QuickBooks more powerful than you thought possible.

Every company large and small wants to boost its sales, control its spending, and keep the auditors at the Internal Revenue Service happy. But, no company wants to waste time on more paperwork. These days, a growing number of companies are turning to QuickBooks accounting software not only to speed up their bookkeeping efforts, but manage their businesses more effectively.Organizations come in all shapes, sizes, and business models, so it's no surprise that accounting practices can be a convoluted road to travel. QuickBooks can handle many of the financial tasks companies face, but the price you pay is an overabundance of software features. To make the learning curve even more challenging, QuickBooks doesn't come with a manual.Fortunately, to help pave the road to accounting success, there's QuickBooks 2005: The Missing Manual, a comprehensive guide from O'Reilly that examines everything the QuickBooks Pro edition has to offer, from invoices and inventory to assets and accounts payable.With QuickBooks 2005: The Missing Manual, financial managers can quickly learn how to use the program's tools to implement and maintain critical accounting processes. By covering details in a friendly and light-hearted way, the book explains when and why a feature is useful, and then offers indispensable, relevant advice. Each page of this Missing Manual provides insightful tips and tricks to help readers become more efficient, sophisticated users no matter what the extent of their existing knowledge is.Whether you're interested in QuickBooks for its basic bookkeeping features or its more powerful, business planning tools, the only way to truly harness its power is to read the book that should have been in the box: QuickBooks 2005: The Missing Manual.
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