A Quick Tour of the Intuit Merchant Service Center

You may not have to visit it often, but know how to use it when you do.
If your business accepts credit cards, you’ve probably learned two things. One, giving your customers this option increased your sales volume. And two, credit cards are great when everything goes right, but they can be maddening when it […]

Spring-Clean Your QuickBooks Company File

There are a lot of clues that indicate trouble with your QuickBooks company file. Is it time for a check-up and tune-up?
After this ridiculously long winter, you’ll probably hear few complaints about things like puddles in the street, summer heat and spring cleaning. Most people are eager to throw open the doors and windows, […]

Setting Up Payroll Schedules in QuickBooks

One of your early tasks as a payroll administrator will be to establish payroll schedules for your employees. Here’s how.
Payroll administration can be complex and time-consuming. It requires precision and tremendous attention to detail. Your employees are counting on you for their livelihood, and multiple taxing agencies expect you to submit your payments accurately […]

5 Ways to Accelerate Your Receivables in QuickBooks

Increasing your income is good. But even if you can’t, you can still take steps to collect the money you’re already owed faster. Here are five.
If you asked five small business owners to name the top three roadblocks they face in their quest for ongoing profitability, it’s likely that all five would point to […]

9 QuickBooks Best Practices for Payments

9 QuickBooks Best Practices for Payments
They’re not carved in stone, but accounting professionals tend to agree that these guidelines can improve the speed and accuracy of your payments – both incoming and outgoing — through QuickBooks.
Old habits are hard to break. Once you start doing something one way, it can be hard to change […]

Start Planning Now for 2014 Income Taxes

You may not have even completed your 2013 taxes yet. But now is an ideal time to start getting ready for your 2014 returns.
We know that you’re in some stage of preparation for your 2013 income taxes. It may seem odd to start thinking about 2014 taxes just now, but actually, this is the […]