Customizing your company file’s appearance

You like it the way you like it. That's cool. You can customize QuickBooks so that its default display shows what's most important to you. Changing the desktop You can save your QuickBooks windows arrangement so that when you return to your company … [Read more...]

How are you doing in comparison to other businesses? Find out.

As a small business owner, you’re probably plagued with questions. “Am I overspending on rent?” “Am I spending enough on advertising?” “Is my business bringing in less cash than other businesses like mine?” Where do you find the answers to … [Read more...]

Importing contacts into QuickBooks for Mac

If you've been in business for a while before buying QuickBooks for Mac, you probably have contacts saved in Address Book or a spreadsheet. In QuickBooks for Mac, you can import your contacts so you don't have to enter them manually. It'll save you a … [Read more...]

Sharing your QuickBooks file across networks

Have you ever wanted to give your bookkeeper or accountant access to your QuickBooks file while you're still using it? Maybe you want to be able to work on QuickBooks while you’re away from the office. There's a solution! It's called LogMeIn … [Read more...]

Online banking: Tips and troubleshooting

Here are some tips to help you fix the most common problems with online banking in QuickBooks. Setting up online banking What do I do if my financial institution is not listed?If you don't see your financial institution name when setting up … [Read more...]

QuickBooks and your business: Farm, ranch, or other agriculture business

[Editor's note: This is the first in a series of articles we'll be publishing about using QuickBooks for Mac for specific types of businesses. Stay tuned for more articles in this series. - Shelly King, Managing Editor] When you spend your days … [Read more...]

Time sheets and progress invoicing

Progress invoicing is a great way to invoice your customers over time for work you do for them. And many times, that work involves billable time. So how do you apply that billable time to a progress invoice? A couple of things to understand Before … [Read more...]

So many choices, Part 2: Vendor transactions and more

This article is Part 2 of a two-parter on the transactions you can use in QuickBooks. Part 1 covers customers. This one covers vendors. With vendors, it's all about spending money. You need stuff to run your business, whether that's new inventory … [Read more...]

So many choices, Part 1: Customer transactions

This article is Part 1 of a two-parter on the transactions you can use in QuickBooks. Part 2 covers vendors and other transactions. This one covers customers. QuickBooks has lots of different transactions you can use to run your business. Which … [Read more...]

Bad debt: What to do when you don’t get paid

Is there anything worse than a customer who doesn’t pay you? OK, maybe a bounced check, but not getting paid at all is just so bad. Then you’ve got that invoice or statement just hanging around in QuickBooks. Well, I can’t get your customers to pay … [Read more...]

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