The journey to becoming an expert in using QuickBooks can
be shortened by investing a small amount in QuickBooks
Learning how to use QuickBooks can be
accomplished using many methods. Each takes an investment
of time, some requiring less time than others. Most
methods do have a cost but will provide a relative
savings in time and reduced errors. And we all
understand how errors in bookkeeping and accounting can
come at a much higher cost than any training program.
This article reviews alternative learning methods as
well as providing links throughout this website for free
or low cost QuickBooks help.
QuickBooks is an intuitive based bookkeeping system.
Open any form (check, invoice, bill, etc) and understand
(without any training) about 70% of all the required
input fields. The problem most of us have when
beginning with QuickBooks is determining which form is
appropriate for a specific transaction and where does the
information land once you click on the save button.
Once a transaction is saved, determining which of the
many reports will provide the information you need is
another challenge. After gaining an understanding of the
different basic transaction types, learning how to
deal with special transactions, how to reduce your
efforts in data entry, how to make your office run more
efficiently, and how to gather and extract the
information that will help you make better business
decisions become the next hurdle.
So where to begin? Which training methods work best?
Purchase QuickBooks software:
Sifting through the eleven different variations of the
software can be a confusing task.
QuickBooks software site will guide you
through the QuickBooks selection process (in the right
margin of this webpage follow the links and if you need
more information, click on the links in the right margin
for more detail). In a nutshell, if QuickBooks offers a
version for your industry, buy it. The incremental
cost is negligible compared to the superior help menus
and the added features that come with the program. If
budgets are a problem, try to squeeze out enough for
QuickBooks Pro, and install,
familiarize yourself with the menu options. Don't be
afraid of clicking your way through the software to see
what happens. Go ahead and enter transactions, and
if they are not right, delete them and try again.
QuickBooks is so flexible that any set-up errors or data
entry mistakes can be readily corrected at any time in
your use of the software. Plus QuickBooks comes
with sample company files complete with at least one year
of transactional data that you can play around with while
Books are a great source of information and a great place
to get a beginners overview.
QuickBooks Seminar on CD-Rom
There is nothing like having an expert demonstrate the
key elements and providing you with the tips and
potential downfalls. The seminar on CD-Rom is perfect for
beginners. Seeing, hearing, and then practice will help
you interpret and retain the knowledge you need to become
an expert at QuickBooks. This CD-Rom set offers all
three, as it includes 12 hours of training and comes with
a free QuickBooks Trial CD for you to practice with.
The set is well indexed for easy review of any topic and
provides the explanations you need to understand how
Start the training, and stop whenever you would like to
implement what you have learned on a real QuickBooks data
file. It takes only seconds to return to where you
Seminars are best for individuals who have worked with
QuickBooks for several months and are now ready to tune
up and maximize how they use the software. Get all your
questions answered and learn where pitfalls can happen
and how to avoid them.
One on One Training
Nothing beats personalized training. No matter how
much accounting, bookkeeping or computer knowledge you
have, this type of service will increase your
productivity immediately. Especially setting up beginning
balances, interpreting and building reports that make
sense, and getting the coaching you need to move to
the next level. All very affordable with our
internet support by CPA's and Certified Quickbooks
Advisors. Get a free sample of our support by
calling 800-216-0763 and evaluate the benefits yourself.
Tips and Tricks
QuickBooks effectively will bring financial rewards to
your business. You will reduce errors and increase the
amount of information needed for smart management
decisions. Invest the time to become more that an
elementary QuickBooks user through one or all of the
training options available here at QBalance.com