Got a business to run? QuickBooks makes small-business accounting easier, and QuickBooks 2009 For Dummies shows you how! Bookkeeping may not be your favorite part of running a small business, so learning to use QuickBooks might pay off in more ways than one.QuickBooks helps you keep financial records, prepare invoices and record sales, pay bills, settle up at the end of the year, and more. In this guide, a top accounting and tax planning consultant tells you what you need to do to be ready for QuickBooks, then how to install and set up the program for your business. Discover how to:Use the latest version of QuickBooks to maintain your accounting records in compliance with tax lawsCreate invoices and credit memos, record sales receipts, set up inventory items, and monitor your inventoryRecord and pay bills, print checks, and process payroll, including withholdingBalance accounts and generate financial reportsSet up a business budget and reconcile your accountPerform weekly, monthly, and annual record-keepingCreate job estimates that can be easily converted into invoices or compared with actual costsTrack accounts receivable and payableProduce reports that help you understand your customer list, vendors, job expenses, inventory, payroll, budget, and moreUse job-costing procedure that help you estimate, bill, and track jobsDecide whether to use accrual-basis accounting or cash-basis accountingHandling the financial chores with QuickBooks can put the fun back into owning your own business. QuickBooks 2009 For Dummies makes it easier!