QuickBooks Online vs. QuickBooks Desktop — Which Is Best For You?

QuickBooks Online vs. QuickBooks Desktop — which is best for contractors? I have a confession to make: I love them both!  I’m passionate about helping bookkeepers, contractors — and those who find themselves acting as bookkeepers — get the reports and numbers they need out of QuickBooks so they can make smart decisions. Keep on…

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New Receipts Feature in QuickBooks Online August 2019

I am LOVING the new Receipts feature in QuickBooks Online. I think it’s one of the best new features they’ve added in a long time. In this short video, I’ll do a little demo and share with you some of my insights about it.

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Transfer Credits Between Jobs – NEW 2019 QBDT Feature

I’m a little let down by the lack of new features in QuickBooks Desktop 2019, but there is one that is really exciting and LONG overdue – the ability to transfer credits between different jobs. You may or may not have had to deal with this, but for those who have, it’s been a real…

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Assigning Overhead to Job Cost Reports – Don’t Do It!

One of the most common questions I get is “How can I assign overhead costs to jobs on my job cost reports?”. Some of my colleagues have presented methods for doing this, and in rare cases it’s possible to come up with something that works, but MY answer is always “You don’t”. Why It Doesn’t…

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Why Focusing Only On Job Cost Reports is a BIG Mistake

Don’t get me wrong, your Job Cost Reports provide you with absolutely critical information about all kinds of things: cost overruns, where you are at on the job as far as completion, and how well you estimated the job and a host of other things. These reports are what Contractors tend to focus on because…

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