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9 Ways to Take the Pain & Suffering Out of Tax Time

by Diane Gilson, Certified Advanced QuickBooks ProAdvisor

It’s That Time of Year Again – TAX TIME! And guess what? I’ve been working with clients who have been turning their numbers over to their tax accountants starting the middle of January! Do you […]

Labor Profit Tip #4: How You Can Stop Labor Over-Runs Before They Get Out of Control

by Diane Gilson, Certified Advanced QuickBooks ProAdvisor

Labor Burden Information Tip #4: Make an Immediate Impact on Your Bottom Line by Heading off Labor Over-runs Before They Get Out of Hand. HOW? Regularly review and compare actual burdened job costs to your […]

QuickBooks Items: The Secret to QuickBooks Job-Costing

by Diane Gilson, Certified Advanced QuickBooks ProAdvisor

This post about QuickBooks items is based on our more extensive training video of the same title in our Construction Accounting & Management Program (CAMP). Why are QuickBooks Items Especially Important for Construction Companies? QuickBooks […]

How to ‘Carve Out’ the Results You Need For Your Business

by Shannon Goldyn, Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor

Improving your QuickBooks accounting system to get job costing, and more useful management reports can be very similar to pulling off a family pumpkin-carving experience. You need planning and preparation, the right tools, and possibly a support system to help get the job done.

The Worst Training You Can Buy (And Waste Your Time On)

by Shannon Goldyn, Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor

You Found the Perfect Seminar… It’s the training resource you’ve been looking for to make the changes you want in your company. The main problem – your QuickBooks company file was set up wrong from […]

Top 5 Things QuickBooks Experts Always Do (and You Should Too)

by Diane Gilson, Certified Advanced QuickBooks ProAdvisor

New to QuickBooks? Feel like you’re all alone? Well, you’re not! You’ve started your new business from scratch and know you need to really get a handle on your numbers. Maybe you’ve been recruited by […]

Top 7 Reasons Business Owners Call a QuickBooks ProAdvisor

by Diane Gilson, Certified Advanced QuickBooks ProAdvisor

Based on 20+ years of incoming requests for assistance from business owners, here are the top 7 reasons I’ve found that they call me as a QuickBooks ProAdvisor. See if any of these scenarios sound like […]

5 Ways To Make Your Construction Business More Profitable With QuickBooks

by Diane Gilson, Certified Advanced QuickBooks ProAdvisor

Finding clients and providing products and services – that’s just the beginning! Here’s how to be more profitable with QuickBooks… Successfully managing your own company means that you need to get profitable – and stay […]

Custom Fields in QuickBooks – 5 Ways to Tailor, Tag, & Track Specialized Information

by Diane Gilson, Certified Advanced QuickBooks ProAdvisor

Have you explored the many ways to use Custom Fields in QuickBooks?  If not, you’ll likely be surprised at how this feature can vastly expand the “trackability” of specific data that’s unique (and often, vitally important) […]

QuickBooks Payroll: 5 Major Benefits

by Diane Gilson, Certified Advanced QuickBooks ProAdvisor

Yes, your initial QuickBooks payroll setup can take some time and requires attention to detail. BUT manual payroll-processing requires even more work – and you have to do it over, and over, and over. Which sounds […]

QuickBooks Payments: Easier, Faster ‘Money-in-the-Door’

by Diane Gilson, Certified Advanced QuickBooks ProAdvisor

When you make it easier for your customers to buy from you – and pay you – two things typically happen: your sales increase, and you get paid faster. That means enhanced cash flow and fewer […]

A Tale of 4 Companies: A Job Cost & Gross Profit Percentage Drama (Part III)

by Diane Gilson, Certified Advanced QuickBooks ProAdvisor

How Bookkeeping Supports Job-Cost & Gross Profit Measurement at Paul’s Perfect Projects, LLC If you haven’t already read them, you’ll probably want to visit Part I and Part II of this “Tale of 4 Companies: […]

A Tale of 4 Companies: A Job Cost & Gross Profit Percentage Drama (Part II)

by Diane Gilson, Certified Advanced QuickBooks ProAdvisor

Paul (of Paul’s Perfect Projects, LLC) tackles the gross profit problem by showing Dave his Estimate vs. Actual variance reports.  (If you haven’t already read it, you’ll want to visit Part I of this “Tale […]

A Tale of 4 Companies: A Job Cost & Gross Profit Percentage Drama (Part I)

by Diane Gilson, Certified Advanced QuickBooks ProAdvisor

Can you really affect your gross profit by setting up a job-costing system? Is it worth the time, energy and effort involved to measure, track, and modify? Let’s visit with the owners of several hypothetical […]

What’s New? QuickBooks 2014 Speeds Up and Refines Workflow

by Diane Gilson, Certified Advanced QuickBooks ProAdvisor

QuickBooks 2014 Speeds Up and Refines Your Workflow QuickBooks 2014 combines small, but effective changes to make it faster and easier to do what ya’ gotta do. Rather than pile on tons of new features […]