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QuickBooks 2011 All-in-One For Dummies Cheat Sheet

QuickBooks 2011 makes life easier for small business owners and accountants everywhere. But that doesn’t mean you want to spend any more time working with QuickBooks 2011 than you have to. These handy [more…]

How to Deal with Foreign Currencies in QuickBooks 2011

QuickBooks 2011 supports multiple foreign currencies, in case your business goes international. If you turn on the Multiple Currency feature within QuickBooks, QuickBooks sprinkles little [more…]

Controlling How Payroll Works in QuickBooks 2011

You can control and set various payroll settings in QuickBooks 2011 with the Payroll & Employees Preferences, which includes Company Preferences. The QuickBooks Payroll Features radio buttons let you tell [more…]

QuickBooks 2011 Reports and Graphs Preferences

The My Preferences tab of the Reports & Graphs Preferences set in QuickBooks 2011 provides radio buttons that you can use to indicate how QuickBooks should refresh reports when the information in them [more…]

How to Customize an Invoice Form in QuickBooks 2011

QuickBooks 2011 lets you choose the invoice form that best matches your business. To choose an invoice form in QuickBooks, choose Customers→Create Invoices. When QuickBooks displays the Create Invoices [more…]

High-Powered Invoice Customization in QuickBooks 2011

Perhaps you've used QuickBooks 2011's Basic Customization dialog box to make some changes to your invoice's appearance. And you haven't been satisfied. Maybe you've gone the extra mile and noodled around [more…]

How to Invoice a Customer with QuickBooks 2011

To invoice a customer in Quickbooks 2011, use the Create Invoices window to identify the customer and specify the amount they owe. To display the Create Invoices window, choose Customers→Create Invoices [more…]

Why Fiddle-Faddle Accounting Might or Might Not Be Right for Your Business

Most small businesses — or at least those small businesses where the owners aren't already trained in accounting — have used the fiddle-faddle method. The financial statements that follow show an imaginary [more…]

How to Run the QuickBooks 2011 EasyStep Interview

QuickBook 2011's EasyStep Interview offers a series of questions and text boxes to help you set up a new company account in QuickBooks. You can create a new company manually, but if you're new to QuickBooks [more…]

Entering a Starting Trial Balance in QuickBooks 2011

In order to record your starting trial balance, you record a journal entry. The journal entry records the trial balance amounts for all your accounts at the conversion or start date except for the account [more…]

How to Set Up a Payroll Item List on QuickBooks 2011

QuickBooks 2011's Payroll Item List identifies items that appear on employee payroll check stubs. You'll need to know how to use this feature if you're handling payroll in-house. [more…]

How to Add a Customer to the QuickBooks 2011 Customer List

A business without customers isn't much of a business. QuickBooks 2011's Customer List keeps track of all your customers' information, such as billing and shipping addresses and phone numbers. When you [more…]

How to Add a Vendor to QuickBooks 2011's Vendor List

QuickBooks 2011's Vendor List keeps tabs on your vendors, holding important and useful information like a vendor's address, the contact person, phone numbers, and so on. If you often have to buy supplies [more…]

How to Set Accounting Preferences in QuickBooks 2011

You can specify how QuickBooks works for you by setting preferences. In fact, much of what you do when you run the QuickBooks 2011 EasyStep Interview (when you set up QuickBooks) is provide information [more…]

How to Set Checking Preferences in QuickBooks 2011

If you display the Preferences dialog box and click the Checking icon on the left, QuickBooks 2011 displays either the My Preferences tab or the Company Preferences tab. The My Preferences tab for Checking [more…]

How to Set General Preferences in QuickBooks 2011

You can specify how QuickBooks works for you by setting preferences regarding how much help you want when making and recording transactions. In fact, just so you know, much of what you do when you run [more…]

How to Bill for Time with QuickBooks 2011

If you use QuickBooks 2011 with a service business, you might sell more units of time than you do material items. For example, a lawyer may sell hours or partial hours of legal advice. QuickBooks supplies [more…]

How to Print and E-mail Invoices in QuickBooks 2011

After you've created your invoices, QuickBooks 2011 gives you more than one way to send them out. If your clients accept e-mailed invoices, QuickBooks can send them to the appropriate contact over your [more…]

How to Record a Sales Receipt in QuickBooks 2011

To bill a customer in QuickBooks, you create an invoice. To record the fact that you sold the customer some item — presumably this is because the customer simultaneously purchases and pays for the item [more…]

How to Record Credit Memos with QuickBooks 2011

In QuickBooks 2011, you can create credit memos to show when a customer no longer owes you money or when you owe a customer money. Credit memos may occur because your customer returns items that you previously [more…]

How to Receive Customer Payments with QuickBooks 2011

When a customer pays an invoice that you have previously sent in the mail or through QuickBooks 2011, you choose Customers→Receive Payments in QuickBooks to record the payment. Choose the command and then [more…]

How to Assess Finance Charges in QuickBooks 2011

You can tell QuickBooks 2011 to assess finance charges on overdue customer invoices. To do this, you first set up the finance charge calculation rules. After you've done this, you can easily assess finance [more…]

How to Navigate the QuickBooks 2011 Customer Menu

The QuickBooks 2011 Customer Menu allows the user to bill, invoice, credit, and receive payments from customers. But that's not all it offers. The Customer Menu supplies several other commands that are [more…]

How to Create a Purchase Order in QuickBooks 2011

The purchase orders you create with QuickBooks serve a simple purpose: They tell vendors that you want to purchase some item. In fact, a purchase order [more…]

Recording the Receipt of Items with QuickBooks 2011

When you receive items from a vendor, you can record the receipt in QuickBooks. You typically do this when you want to record the receipt of an item even before you receive a bill for the item. For example [more…]

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