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QuickBooks Keyboard Shortcuts - How to Do More in Less Time.

Posted by Jakob Mann on Aug 13, 2018

A Pocket Dictionary of QuickBooks Shortcuts

One of my favorite ways to save time when I’m learning new software is to try and learn the shortcut keys for some of my more common tasks. The less time I need to spend poking around in menus and sub-menus, the more actual work I can get done. By learning some valuable shortcut keys, I give myself access to useful tools literally at my fingertips. Like most software these days, QuickBooks also includes a lot of great shortcut keys. Let’s look at some of the ones we love to use here at ebs Associates.

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Topics: Small Business Accounting, QuickBooks Software, QuickBooks Pro, QuickBooks Enterprise, QuickBooks Premier, QuickBooks Invoices, QuickBooks Desktop, Small Business Ideas

The Beginner's Guide to Sales Tax in QuickBooks

Posted by Jakob Mann on Aug 8, 2018

A variety of businesses must collect sales tax as part of their business operations, remitting those funds to the appropriate government agency on a predetermined schedule. The process of correctly collecting, recording, and paying these sales tax liabilities can be somewhat daunting at first, but QuickBooks has some tools built in that can help this go more smoothly.

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Topics: QuickBooks Software, QuickBooks Pro, QuickBooks Enterprise, QuickBooks Premier, Sales Tax, Taxes, QuickBooks Desktop

How to Track Time in QuickBooks Desktop II

Posted by Denise Loter-Koch on Aug 3, 2018

Last month, we learned about getting QuickBooks ready for time-tracking by activating it in Preferences and creating a record for a service item. This month, the focus is on using that record in the two different ways you will be using it in QuickBooks: to pay employees for their hourly work and to bill customers for services.

Recording Employee Hours

There are two ways to enter hours for your employees who provide services to customers and are paid by the hour. The first is to create a work ticket for a single activity. Click Enter Time on the home page, and then Time/Enter Single Activity to open this window:

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Topics: Customer Relationship Management, Small Business Accounting, QuickBooks Software, QuickBooks Pro, QuickBooks Enterprise, QuickBooks Premier, Taxes, QuickBooks Invoices, QuickBooks Desktop

6 New Features In QuickBooks Online

Posted by Lester San Jose on Aug 2, 2018

In case you didn't hear about the new features being made available to QuickBooks Online, our team did and wants to share them with you.

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Topics: New QuickBooks Features, Customer Relationship Management, QuickBooks Software, QuickBooks Online, Payroll Setup, QuickBooks Reporting, QuickBooks Reconciliation, Vendor Management

Why Your QuickBooks File Size is Important and How to Control It

Posted by Osita Egbukichi on Aug 2, 2018

For any business, managing your books via QuickBooks is something that is driven by a desire to simplify things. For many people, it just seems simpler to keep all your data in a single file because that way is obviously easier, right? I’d like to take a little bit of time to explain why this method of thinking can be more harmful than you realize; and, ultimately, how you can complicate things beyond your expectations.

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Topics: Small Business Accounting, QuickBooks Software, QuickBooks Enterprise, QuickBooks Invoices, QuickBooks Desktop, QuickBooks Company File

How to track time in QuickBooks Desktop

Posted by Denise Loter-Koch on Jul 30, 2018

When you sell a product to a customer, you know it. It goes away, and your inventory count in QuickBooks is reduced by one. This tracking helps you know what is selling and what is not, and it signals when a reorder is due.

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Topics: QuickBooks Warehouse Inventory Management, Small Business Accounting, QuickBooks Software, QuickBooks Enterprise, QuickBooks Premier, Sales Tax, Taxes, QuickBooks Desktop, TSheets

What are Account Security and MFA Best Practices?

Posted by Lester San Jose on Jul 23, 2018

One of the many challenges businesses need to stay ahead of is cyber security. Many service providers and their products have added stricter requirements during the account creation and product acquisition stages. However, there are still service providers not having adapted their requirements to growing trends in Internet Security.

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Topics: New QuickBooks Features, QuickBooks Settings, QuickBooks Software, QuickBooks Company File, Cyber Security Awareness, Small Business Ideas

How to Improve QuickBooks Performance

Posted by Lee Booth on Jul 19, 2018

If you are seeing slowness when using QuickBooks, there can be a variety of causes and solutions. Evaluating performance issues and what to do about them involves determining your best balance point between following one or more possible paths:

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Topics: QuickBooks Upgrades, QuickBooks Software, QuickBooks Pro, QuickBooks Enterprise, QuickBooks Premier, QuickBooks Desktop, QuickBooks Training or How To, QuickBooks Company File

QuickBooks Custom Reporting Part 2: Putting it all together

Posted by Jakob Mann on Jul 18, 2018

Welcome to part two of our post on custom reports training. If you haven’t read part one first, I’d recommend checking it out for an overview or refresher on the screens we’ll be going over in this post. 

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Topics: Customer Relationship Management, Small Business Accounting, QuickBooks Software, QuickBooks Enterprise, Customize Form Templates, QuickBooks Reporting, QuickBooks Training or How To, QuickBooks Company File

QuickBooks Custom Reporting Part 1: The Basics

Posted by Jakob Mann on Jul 9, 2018

If you’ve used QuickBooks for a while already, you may have found yourself customizing some of the built-in reports.

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Topics: QuickBooks Warehouse Inventory Management, Small Business Accounting, QuickBooks Software, QuickBooks Pro, QuickBooks Enterprise, QuickBooks Premier, Customize Form Templates, QuickBooks Desktop, QuickBooks Reporting, QuickBooks Training or How To

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