10 Reasons Why You Should Use QuickBooks

QuickBooks is the ideal business accounting software for small to mid-sized businesses.

Here are ten reasons why you should be using QuickBooks:

  1. QuickBooks automatically handles many simple tasks, saving you time on bookkeeping and paperwork. That makes it easier to run your business and focus on more important things.

  2. You can easily generate the reports containing all the information you need, allowing you to always know where your business stands. At a glance, you know whether you're making money and whether your business is healthy or needs your intervention.

  3. You save money because QuickBooks is so affordable. For a few hundred dollars, you can use QuickBooks to run any size business – from a sole proprietorship to a $25 million corporation. Their PC accounting software is truly one of the great business bargains available.

  4. Your business can grow with QuickBooks. The program can help you design a business plan to present to lenders when trying to secure a small business loan or line of credit to plan for the future. QuickBooks creates a projected balance sheet, profit and loss statement and statement of cash flows in the format recommended by the U.S. Small Business Administration.

  5. You can customize QuickBooks to work the way you want it to. The software is specifically designed to be flexible and adaptable to a wide range of small businesses. To broaden its appeal and usefulness, QuickBooks recently added customized accounting packages for Contractors, Retailers, Health Care Professionals, and Non-Profit organizations.

  6. QuickBooks has an established track record. You can rest assured knowing that QuickBooks is a stable, reliable and proven product. Hundreds of thousands of small businesses worldwide use QuickBooks as their accounting software. You can't go wrong with a software program with such an extensive user base.

  7. You save typing time and errors by sharing data between QuickBooks and more than 100 other business applications, such as Microsoft Excel, Word, and Outlook.

  8. The QuickBooks online payment system allows you to get paid faster. With their Online Billing program, you can E-mail an invoice or statement, allowing your customer the option to pay you with a credit card or bank transfer. No more waiting for the check in the mail!

  9. With QuickBooks Merchant Account Service, you can easily accept credit card payments. It is the only credit card acceptance service that is fully integrated with QuickBooks software, meaning you don't have to enter the same data twice. Your customers can use Visa, MasterCard, or American Express without you needing any additional software or hardware.

  10. QuickBooks allows you to pay your bills and bank online. Once you setup your current bank account in QuickBooks, you're ready to pay your bills without licking envelopes, sticking stamps, or printing paper checks. Just write checks in QuickBooks as you normally would, then click a button and your participating bank does the rest! Pay anyone in the U.S. from your credit card companies to your pizza service. Online Banking also lets you download your monthly statement from your participating bank directly into QuickBooks for easier account reconciliation.

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