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Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by Leone LawnCare, Mar 22, 2003.

  1. Leone LawnCare

    Leone LawnCare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 154

    could i use quickbooks to keep track of my business and billing and expenses and what i have earned. What could i get at a store like officemax for this?
  2. Rob T

    Rob T LawnSite Member
    Messages: 165

  3. navyman

    navyman LawnSite Member
    Messages: 13

    Quickbooks Pro your best choice that I know of, it's widely used and most office personell can operate it easily, it is adaptable to nearly every business, sounds like I work for them but I don't.
  4. Leone LawnCare

    Leone LawnCare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 154

    how much does it cost?
  5. HBFOXJr

    HBFOXJr LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,712

    Check price at Staples or Office Max on line.
  6. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,501

    We've been using QuickBooks for about 5 or 6 years now...currently using Pro 2002. We wouldn't be able to run our business without it I can tell you that. It's amazing what it can do.
  7. Hometown

    Hometown LawnSite Member
    Messages: 60

    We use Quickbooks Pro things would be a struggle at best without it. Also when tax time comes we just take the back-up disk to accountant to run the buisness return off of really makes it simple for them if everything is set up right there are usually no questions about this or that and is all there for them and pretty straight forward.

    Messages: 153

    Also check out Costco and Sams Club for these programs. If you are member and have these warehouses in your location you can
    save even more than the office supply stores.
  9. Agricare1

    Agricare1 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 17

    We use Quickbooks Pro 2002. I couldn't run without it. But be Careful, you must use all features of it or your balances will be way off. for example if you use it to bill and receive payments but not for banking than you will show all kinds of money in a Quickbooks default account called undeposited funds. so if you try to run a balance sheet it will show that you have x amount of money in some un-known account which a bank or the IRS is going to ask you to prove where this money went and it's a hassle. Also if you are in a state where you collect sales tax on the services you perform, you must use the pay sales tax function and not just write a check out from the check reg. I had an Office manager do that for over a year and i am still paying for that mistake with St. Revenue Dept. Bottom line is use every feature and it runs your business smooth. That has been my experience with it.

    Big AL
  10. Mike Bradbury

    Mike Bradbury LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 492

    I too use Quickbooks, but only because I know it from 6 years using it at our franchise.
    It is pretty intimidating to a newbie with no accounting experience at all.
    Quicken now offers a business version with customizable invoicing and pretty much everything a simple biz needs. Much easier for a newbie to use, and cheaper too. FWIW

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