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Quickbooks ??

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by neversatisfiedj, Jan 12, 2006.

  1. neversatisfiedj

    neversatisfiedj LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,028

    Should I use quickbooks for hardscape co. ?
  2. Fantasy Lawns

    Fantasy Lawns LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,912

    QB Pro is a business tool ... n that's it

    What type of business has little too due with it .... the only exception is the complexity in ones billing due to large volumes of income ....

    ie a multiple million dollar company would have a staff & more than likely a custom billing system as well as custom spread sheets to perform budgeting, track cash flow & get to the bottom line .... they would have an HR staff performing employee related task such as payroll & taxes

    QB can do all this at an affordable level fore most business endeavors ... it is very practical ....the biggest obstacle is many users don't understand the full aspects of the program and don't use many of it's features

    I still have a CPA perform my quarterly and yearly taxes ....but I use QB to perform my payroll, invoicing, banking and than the number crunching aspects ..... at first I knew little of the program ... read some books ....went to my CPA n had her show me some basic stuff n than learned alot on my own ....when I was stuck I could call her or one of the other's in her office n get some quick help over the phone

    Ssoo Yes get QB and look into a QB qualified CPA

    Good Luck

    PS .... I got my recent copy on eBay ...QB Pro 2005 fore less than $200 which is a great price .... New & sealed
  3. zturncutter

    zturncutter LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,308

    Quickbooks Pro would be just fine for your hardscape company. Just Got my 2006 copy from Sams Club for $149.00 plus sales tax. I like the new interface even better than the old one.

    Messages: 153

    Got QB Pro 2006 at Costco for $ 148.00 and mailed in the $ 80.00 rebate from Intuit. Could not pass up this deal. Upgraded from QB 2001 Basic.
  5. zturncutter

    zturncutter LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,308

    Now thats a deal payup
  6. ArizPestWeed

    ArizPestWeed LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,457

    I like the '06 version better , too
  7. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
    from earth
    Messages: 8,745

    I used QB for years and years, but finally made the switch to Gopher, which is geared more towards our industry I feel
  8. out4now

    out4now LawnSite Bronze Member
    from AZ
    Messages: 1,796

    Same price I paid at Office Max. Bout the same regardless of where you buy it.
  9. kootoomootoo

    kootoomootoo LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,369

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