Author Archives: Monica Mitchell Muir, Advanced Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor

Where Did All My Money Go? Understanding the Statement of Cash Flows

If you’re like most QuickBooks users, you rely on the Profit & Loss Standard report to monitor how your business is doing. However, you may have noticed that it rarely, if ever coincides with what’s in your bank account (hint: … Continue reading

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Two Helpful Cash Flow Products

Get paid quickly and easily – A product that you may find very helpful in getting customer payments is Bill and Pay.  Features that I like include: Customers can pay you online – with or without an account With customer … Continue reading

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5 More Ways to Get Paid Faster

Last time I discussed ways you can get paid faster that centered on invoicing and payments. Today I want to take a closer look at how to bring payments in sooner by using reports and other features in QuickBooks to … Continue reading

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5 Ways to Get Paid Faster Pt. 1

Who doesn’t want to have money coming in sooner – especially this time of year? While there are a few general practices that come with an industry, maybe it’s time to make a few changes. Invoice quickly. The sooner the … Continue reading

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8 Ways to Get Your Invoicing Done Quickly

Those of you providing snow services, I know how you scramble to get those invoices out the door so you can get the cash coming in!  And for those of you who will start getting really busy soon, it’s important … Continue reading

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Working With Customer Deposits (or Prepayments)

Do you take deposits up front from clients? Whether you’re in the construction industry, landscaping, trades or some other type of business, deposits up front help cash flow and enable you to pay employees and purchase materials for the job.  … Continue reading

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Profit Planning with QuickBooks Budgeting Tools

Our last article discussed the benefits of using QuickBooks to help you in your “profit planning” by taking advantage of the budget tools in QuickBooks.  So now you’re ready to use create your  budget in QuickBooks – great! Select the … Continue reading

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Profit Planning for 2018

In previous articles, I’ve discussed reviewing your existing sales and profitability to see if you wanted to make any changes.  Now it’s time to plan for your new year and profitability. Many of you may have already worked on a … Continue reading

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QuickBooks Year-end Checklist

There’s lots that needs to be done at the end of the year to get your books ready for taxes. Here’s a list of to help you; those who have been diligent about bookkeeping will find this list will be … Continue reading

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QuickBooks Setup for Success

It’s the start of a new year and for many, this is the time to make changes to your QuickBooks before your season gets busy. There are 4 major areas I consider when working with contractor clients: Software – So … Continue reading

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