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Business Growth Guide for 2023

Soon we will all be putting 2022 behind us and driving forward 2023 plans! Needless to say, this will require a decent-sized chunk of time for planning and preparation. And there is no better preventative step to tee up success than preparation! So, to help you with said planning and preparation, we present to you our Business Growth Guide for 2023!

Circling back to planning and preparation, here are some famous wise words that we can draw on. Abraham Lincoln once said, “Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.” That makes for a pretty sharp axe! And a thoroughly sharpened axe certainly cuts through more trees quicker! From over 500 years of combined QuickBooks and small-to-medium-sized business experience, we can vouch, that the right investments in the right places, at the right times, is what preparedness is all about. So, ask yourself this question:

Are you properly prepared?

We sure hope you are, but just in case, this article will help you with the tools and resources you’ll need. We’ll share some knowledge and expertise around preparing for the new year and how we can help you fortify your business. In 2023, we are dedicated to seeing you grow and succeed, and we’re going to show you how we can help! Ready? Set? Grow!

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Monthly Accounting Tasks Checklist

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Weekly Accounting Tasks Checklist

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New Features in QuickBooks Desktop Plus 2022

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]As stated in our first article, "New Features in QuickBooks 2022," Intuit confirmed that the QuickBooks Desktop 2022 product line would only be available to purchase via subscription. In addition, Intuit informed us about some new features that will be included in QuickBooks Desktop 2022. Well, you spoke and we...

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QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise or Online Advanced

If you’re wondering, “Is QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise or QuickBooks Online Advanced best for my business?” then this is the article for you!

Needs change over time as businesses grow and scale. Therefore, solutions must adapt and/or change to continue to support expanding essential business functions. One of the hardest decisions you will need to continually reassess and make is which accounting system is best for your operation. There are many considerations involved, and one of the most important considerations is if you are ready to upgrade or switch. Another important consideration is which accounting solution configuration will be the best fit for your industry.

We recommend QuickBooks because we:

  1. Know its vast array of functional capabilities, and
  2. Understand its high flexibility in accommodating wide ranges of varying solution configurations.

This allows us to design a custom-tailored solution configuration to meet and exceed your business needs. But, which solution will ultimately be best for your business; QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise or QuickBooks Online Advanced? This brings us to why we wrote this article. Our intent behind the article was to answer the two-part “Big Kahuna” of client questions we receive.

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Your First Hour with QuickBooks Online

This applies whether you’re just launching a business or you’re going online with an existing company. Take some time to get acquainted with QuickBooks Online. Your first hour with QuickBooks Online, or any web-based application for that matter, is probably spent exploring. Clicking buttons, links, and other navigation tools will help you to get the lay of the land.

QuickBooks Online should be no different. In fact, it’s even more important to take it slow when you’re using an accounting solution. If you start entering data without understanding how everything works together, you may make mistakes early on that will be difficult to undo down the road. Without further ado, let’s jump into your first hour with QuickBooks Online!

How to Setup User Access in QuickBooks

How to Setup User Access in QuickBooks

Will multiple employees be working with your QuickBooks company file? You’ll need to define their permission levels.

So, you want to know how to setup user access in QuickBooks? If your bookkeeping was ever done manually, then one thing is for sure… You probably did not allow every employee to see every sales form, account register, and payroll stub. Most likely, you have established a system that allowed staff to work only with information that related to their jobs. For instance, there may be times when someone pulls the wrong file folder and sends a report containing confidential information. So now that you understand why this is so important, let’s get on with how to setup user access in QuickBooks.

QuickBooks helps prevent this by setting virtual boundaries. You can specify which features of the software is accessible by employees who work with your accounting data. Each employee receives a unique user name and password that unlocks only the areas he or she should be visiting.

To help minimize errors, maintain data integrity, and preserve confidentiality, QuickBooks lets you restrict users to designated areas in the software.

How to Add Documents in QuickBooks

How to Add Documents in QuickBooks

Accounting is about more than just numbers. QuickBooks lets you make documents available from within the program itself.

You could call QuickBooks a “green” computer program. It can conserve reams of paper by storing customer and vendor records, for example, emailing transaction forms, and accepting online payments.

Most small businesses are a long way from being “paperless offices,” despite the predictions so many people made when PCs became commonplace. Even though you’re making an effort to be as digital as possible with your accounting files, not everyone else is yet. So you still have to deal with paper.

And you’re probably still consulting paper documents, stored computer files, or scanned images that relate to your accounting data. QuickBooks makes it possible to keep this information close at hand, easily accessible from the software itself. With this article, “How to Add Documents in QuickBooks,” you’ll be keeping this information close at hand in no time!

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