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QuickBooks 2012 For Dummies

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QuickBooks 2012 For Dummies

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QuickBooks 2012 For Dummies is a big help for small businesses

Most businesses can't afford a Big Four accounting firm to handle their books. That's why so many small-to-mid-size businesspeople turn to QuickBooks to help them keep track of their finances. Bestselling author Stephen Nelson returns with updated coverage of the latest revisions and enhancements to the leading small business accounting software package. After a quick review of bookkeeping basics, you'll discover how QuickBooks 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 onto basic bookkeeping concepts and the fundamentals of building a solid budget. You'll also discover how to enter data, create invoices, and record and print sales receipts; keep track of your inventory, payroll, and budgets; monitor your job costs; and generate the 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

QuickBooks 2012 For Dummies helps you handle your financial management tasks more effectively so that you can get down to business!

QuickBooks 2012 For Dummies is a big help for small businesses

Most businesses can't afford a Big Four accounting firm to handle their books. That's why so many small-to-mid-size businesspeople turn to QuickBooks to help them keep track of their finances. Bestselling author Stephen Nelson returns with updated coverage of the latest revisions and enhancements to the leading small business accounting software package. After a quick review of bookkeeping basics, you'll discover how QuickBooks 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 onto basic bookkeeping concepts and the fundamentals of building a solid budget. You'll also discover how to enter data, create invoices, and record and print sales receipts; keep track of your inventory, payroll, and budgets; monitor your job costs; and generate the 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

QuickBooks 2012 For Dummies helps you handle your financial management tasks more effectively so that you can get down to business!

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  • 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 have sold more than four million copies.

Table of Contents-
  • Introduction 1

    Part I: Quickly into QuickBooks 7

    Chapter 1: QuickBooks: The Heart of Your Business 9

    Chapter 2: The Big Setup 19

    Chapter 3: Populating QuickBooks Lists 37

    Part II: Daily Entry Tasks 81

    Chapter 4: Creating Invoices and Credit Memos 83

    Chapter 5: Reeling In the Dough 107

    Chapter 6: Paying the Bills 131

    Chapter 7: Inventory Magic 155

    Chapter 8: Keeping Your Checkbook 175

    Chapter 9: Paying with Plastic 193

    Part III: Stuff You Do from Time to Time 203

    Chapter 10: Printing Checks 205

    Chapter 11: Payroll 217

    Chapter 12: Building the Perfect Budget 229

    Chapter 13: Online with QuickBooks 237

    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 Formulas 325

    Part VI: Appendixes 339

    Appendix A: Installing QuickBooks in Ten Easy Steps 341

    Appendix B: If Numbers Are Your Friends 345

    Appendix C: Sharing QuickBooks Files 363

    Index 371

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