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QuickBooks 2014 For Dummies by Stephen L. Nelson

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Chapter 1

QuickBooks: The Heart of Your Business

In This Chapter

arrow Benefitting from a tool like QuickBooks

arrow Discovering what QuickBooks actually does

arrow Understanding why QuickBooks is a popular choice

arrow Getting started (in general) with QuickBooks

arrow Succeeding in setup and use of QuickBooks

I want to start this conversation by quickly covering some basic questions concerning QuickBooks, such as “Why even use QuickBooks?” and “Where and how does a guy or gal start?” — and, most importantly, “What should I not do?”

This little orientation shouldn’t take more than a few minutes. Really. And the orientation lets you understand the really big picture concerning QuickBooks.

Why QuickBooks?

Okay, I know you know that you need an accounting system. Somebody, maybe your accountant or spouse, has convinced you of this. And you, the team player that you are, have just accepted this conventional viewpoint as the truth.

But just between you and me, why do you really need QuickBooks? And what does QuickBooks ...

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