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Denise Loter-Koch

Denise Loter-Koch offers more than 30 years of experience assisting business owners, managers and bookkeepers with their accounting and bookkeeping, as well as teaching bookkeeping, accounting and QuickBooks classes, webinars and seminars throughout the western United States.
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What Is a Vendor Credit, and How Do You Record One? | QuickBooks Online How-To

Posted by Denise Loter-Koch on Sep 14, 2017

Whether you’re getting a vendor credit for a refund or a return, you can record it in QuickBooks Online.

When you’re dealing with your company’s vendors, you’re probably accustomed to money flowing in one direction: theirs. Maybe you send them purchase orders and they send you invoices. Or they send you bills and you pay them. Or you walk into a store and buy something your business needs.

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Topics: QuickBooks Online, QuickBooks Training, Learn QuickBooks, QuickBooks How-To

How To Use QuickBooks’ Income Tracker | QB Reporting

Posted by Denise Loter-Koch on Sep 11, 2017

QuickBooks provides numerous ways to learn about your company’s health. Income Tracker is one of the most effective.

You can get an enormous amount of useful information from QuickBooks’ reports – especially if you customize them to isolate the precise data you want. Reports included with the software range from the very simple, like Open Invoices, to output that’s exceptionally complex, like Trial Balance and Profit & Loss.

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Topics: Learn QuickBooks, QuickBook Training, reporting, QuickBooks How-To

What Sales Orders Are and When to Use Them In QuickBooks Desktop

Posted by Denise Loter-Koch on Aug 31, 2017

They’re not as commonly used as invoices. But if you need them, they’re there.

When you want to document sales that you can’t (or won’t) fulfill immediately, but you plan to do so in the future, you can’t create an invoice just yet. This is where sales orders come in.

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Topics: QuickBook Training, QuickBooks How-To, quickbooks desktop, Sales Orders

7 Best Practices for QuickBooks Online

Posted by Denise Loter-Koch on Aug 30, 2017

Even if you’ve been using QuickBooks Online for a long time, it’s good to step back and evaluate your actions.

“Best practices” aren’t enforceable rules. They’re simply guidelines businesses commonly follow in one area or another. If you’re in retail, for example, one best practice might be to always ask customers checking out if they found everything they were looking for. This serves two purposes: It conveys a feeling of concern for the customer’s shopping experience, and it may also lead to increased sales.

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Topics: QuickBooks Online, QuickBooks Tips

Working with Checks in QuickBooks Desktop

Posted by Denise Loter-Koch on Jul 6, 2017

Online banking may get all the headlines, but a lot of small businesses still prefer paper checks. QuickBooks can accommodate them.

“I don’t write checks anymore,” you hear a lot of people say these days. Debit cards, smartphone payment apps, and online banking have replaced the old paper checkbook for a lot of consumers.

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Topics: Bookkeeping & Accounting, QuickBooks Enterprise, Intuit QuickBooks, Learn QuickBooks, QuickBook Training, QuickBooks How-To, QuickBooks Write Check

Receiving Payments In QuickBooks Online

Posted by Denise Loter-Koch on Jun 30, 2017

It’s perhaps one of your favorite activities in QuickBooks Online: recording money that comes in. Are you doing it right?

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Topics: QuickBooks Online, Learn QuickBooks, QuickBooks How-To

How To Locate Missing Transactions in QuickBooks Desktop

Posted by Denise Loter-Koch on Jun 22, 2017

Have you ever been working in your company file only to find out that you cannot locate a transaction that you have previously entered?  Here are some steps you can follow to check and see if you can locate those missing transactions.

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Topics: QuickBooks, Bookkeeping & Accounting, Intuit QuickBooks, Learn QuickBooks, QuickBooks How-To

54 Reasons To Upgrade To QuickBooks Desktop 2017

Posted by Denise Loter-Koch on Jun 20, 2017

Are you still debating on upgrading to the newest offering of QuickBooks Desktop?  Think your current version of QuickBooks is working perfectly fine for you?  Are you aware of all the benefits and features that have been added to QuickBooks since 2017?  

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Topics: QuickBooks, Learn QuickBooks, New QuickBooks Features, QuickBooks Upgrades, quickbooks desktop

How to Prepare For A Computer Crash

Posted by Denise Loter-Koch on Jun 15, 2017

It’s a fear that everyone has that works with QuickBooks.  What do I do if my computer crashes?  All your company’s information, financials, customer information, and product information is contained in your company file and losing that could be very detrimental to a company.  Fortunately, there are safeguards you can take to prepare for a worst-case scenario. 

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Topics: Computer Security, Intuit QuickBooks, QuickBooks Hosting, QuickBooks Cloud

Jaw Dropping Speach | Keynote Rich Preece | Scaling New Heights 2017 Orlando

Posted by Denise Loter-Koch on Jun 12, 2017

Keynote by Rich Preece at Scaling New Heights 2017 in Orlando. Here is a recap for those who missed out. Let us know what speaches you found to be the most valuable in the comments below!

Here is what our team that attended the conference took away from this truly relevant and eye opening speach about the future of the financial accounting industry and QuickBooks.

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Topics: QuickBooks Online, News & Resources, QuickBooks, Intuit QuickBooks, QuickBooks ProAdvisor, qbo, SNH17