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  1. #1
    Grandma Donna
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    Default Quickbooks suggestions

    I'm trying to put myself on a strict budget and need advice. I own a

    party plan business (In-Home parties for women and couples) and have

    to get Quickbooks for my taxes this year. I know there is a free

    online version called Simple Start Desktop Edition and there's Simple

    Start Online Edition that are both free to download on our computers.

    Other versions cost mucho money. I saw an accountant for the first

    time today and it was recommended I get Quickbooks. It's not necessary

    because they'll take the information in my ledgers anyway but it will

    save me time and organize my business better which in the long run

    will save me money because I can track what I'm doing.



    I probably will get the Free desktop one but want to know if it can be

    upgraded later with all my information switched to a different version

    or would I have to painstakingly do it all by hand? The desktop one

    only allows up to 50 vendors and customers. I have hundreds of

    customers that I don't have in a database. It's all on paper and

    files. So I need a system to organize everything. If I go over 50

    vendors or customers then I think it's $9.95 a month to get I believe

    up to 14,000 customers/ vendors.



    The other versions of Quickbooks are very expensive $400- $3,000 each

    and since I'm on this group I can't afford it. LOL. There are programs

    depending on which Quickbooks I get where you can process credit cards

    for only $14.95 a month and no contracts or monthly minimums. I think

    it's 1.72% charge per card. I can cancel my merchant account through

    Pipeline credit card processing and save those fees since my 2 year

    agreement is almost up.



    I was thinking of the basic edition but that's over $400 unless I need

    better glasses. Can I buy Quickbooks software off of Ebay, craiglist

    or is it not recommended? Or maybe a website that is cheap.



    Thanks for all your suggestions

    Donna














  2. #2
    angies_groups
    Guest

    Default Quickbooks suggestions



    Hi, Donna,



    Hopefully, I can help. I am a QuickBooks
    Pro Advisor so am very familiar with the programs. The simple start has lost
    much of its functionality since it became free, so it can only handle limited
    customer transactions. Although the price is right, the limits in customer
    databasing, reporting, and inventory ultimately prove to be more hassle than
    they’re worth to most people. I’m not sure where you got the $400
    to $3,000 figures from but QuickBooks Pro is $199.99 and it is well worth the
    investment. It will help you track your bills so you don’t pay them late,
    will let you download bank transactions directly into the program (a great time
    saver) and easily exports into tax programs or for use with your accountant. You
    don’t have to upgrade every single year so your $200 investment can last
    for quite some time. With the number of customers you have, it’s a good
    solution. Also, you can download it directly from the QuickBooks website and
    start using it right away. There’s a live agent to chat with on the site
    if you need help, which is really useful. Whichever way you go, best of
    luck to you!



    Here are two recent articles I wrote on
    QuickBooks Tips & Tricks. Enjoy!



    http://www.associatedcontent.com/art...ooks_2008.html

    http://www.associatedcontent.com/art...short_cut.html





    Angie Mohr CA CMA

    www.numbers101.com






    From: Budget101_@yahoogroups.com [mailto:Budget101_@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Grandma Donna

    Sent: Thursday, January 10, 2008
    3:41 PM

    To: Budget101_@yahoogroups.com

    Subject: Budget101.com :
    Quickbooks suggestions








    I'm trying to put myself on a strict budget and need
    advice. I own a

    party plan business (In-Home parties for women and couples) and have

    to get Quickbooks for my taxes this year. I know there is a free

    online version called Simple Start Desktop Edition and there's Simple

    Start Online Edition that are both free to download on our computers.

    Other versions cost mucho money. I saw an accountant for the first

    time today and it was recommended I get Quickbooks. It's not necessary

    because they'll take the information in my ledgers anyway but it will

    save me time and organize my business better which in the long run

    will save me money because I can track what I'm doing.



    I probably will get the Free desktop one but want to know if it can be

    upgraded later with all my information switched to a different version

    or would I have to painstakingly do it all by hand? The desktop one

    only allows up to 50 vendors and customers. I have hundreds of

    customers that I don't have in a database. It's all on paper and

    files. So I need a system to organize everything. If I go over 50

    vendors or customers then I think it's $9.95 a month to get I believe

    up to 14,000 customers/ vendors.



    The other versions of Quickbooks are very expensive $400- $3,000 each

    and since I'm on this group I can't afford it. LOL. There are programs

    depending on which Quickbooks I get where you can process credit cards

    for only $14.95 a month and no contracts or monthly minimums. I think

    it's 1.72% charge per card. I can cancel my merchant account through

    Pipeline credit card processing and save those fees since my 2 year

    agreement is almost up.



    I was thinking of the basic edition but that's over $400 unless I need

    better glasses. Can I buy Quickbooks software off of Ebay, craiglist

    or is it not recommended? Or maybe a website that is cheap.



    Thanks for all your suggestions

    Donna

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  3. #3
    Dee Bleau
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    Default Quickbooks suggestions

    We own our own business and I use the simple start. I have had it for 2 years and LOVE it. I thnk the 1st year I pd $100.00 for it. I got it at sams club. I dont see why you could not get it off ebay. I can tel you it is so worth the $$$ you spend. And t cuts your time in 1/2 and does all the totalling. You can also use from year to year. I have opened a "new Business" w/new name each year. I tell you if you have the money to get it get it,. They do have the SImple start 2008 that I just got sent to me for free as well. We have all of our sutomer listed as well. My husband is a Mobile Mechanic. I can not tell you how many sustomers we have listed./

    Grandma Donna <venusypc@yahoo.com> wrote: <BLOCKQUOTE class="replbq" style="BORDER-LEFT:
    #1010ff 2px solid;"> I'm trying to put myself on a strict budget and need advice. I own a
    party plan business (In-Home parties for women and couples) and have
    to get Quickbooks for my taxes this year. I know there is a free
    online version called Simple Start Desktop Edition and there's Simple
    Start Online Edition that are both free to download on our computers.
    Other versions cost mucho money. I saw an accountant for the first
    time today and it was recommended I get Quickbooks. It's not necessary
    because they'll take the information in my ledgers anyway but it will
    save me time and organize my business better which in the long run
    will save me money
    because I can track what I'm doing.

    I probably will get the Free desktop one but want to know if it can be
    upgraded later with all my information switched to a different version
    or would I have to painstakingly do it all by hand? The desktop one
    only allows up to 50 vendors and customers. I have hundreds of
    customers that I don't have in a database. It's all on paper and
    files. So I need a system to organize everything. If I go over 50
    vendors or customers then I think it's $9.95 a month to get I believe
    up to 14,000 customers/ vendors.

    The other versions of Quickbooks are very expensive $400- $3,000 each
    and since I'm on this group I can't afford it. LOL. There are programs
    depending on which Quickbooks I get where you can process credit cards
    for only $14.95 a month and no contracts or monthly minimums. I think
    it's 1.72% charge per card. I can cancel my merchant account through
    Pipeline credit card processing and save
    those fees since my 2 year
    agreement is almost up.

    I was thinking of the basic edition but that's over $400 unless I need
    better glasses. Can I buy Quickbooks software off of Ebay, craiglist
    or is it not recommended? Or maybe a website that is cheap.

    Thanks for all your suggestions
    Donna




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