Gnucash 2.4 Small Business Accounting: Beginner's Guide

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Learn
  • Handle routine transactions with ease, such as creating and processing customer invoices, vendor bills, and employee expense vouchers
  • Use your bank and credit card statements to double-check your accounts by doing smart reconciliation
  • Set up scheduled transactions to automate repetitive work and let GnuCash remind you when bills and payments are due
  • Create a Trip Planner to reach your business goals using GnuCash budgets so that you can drive your business purposefully
  • Make tax times less stressful by mapping GnuCash accounts to your income tax schedules
  • Charge state, county, and local sales tax and print statements to send with payments
  • Print regular and voucher checks, also with memos, to ensure proper credit as well as for professional appearance
  • Extend the features of GnuCash to meet the special needs of non-profits
  • Use your mobile phone to capture expenses on the go
  • Migrate transaction data from other accounting applications
  • Integrate with other applications to avoid redundant data entry causing frustration and errors
  • Use canned reports, customize them, or create your own reports and charts using popular spreadsheet software
About

Attention, small business owners! Stop tax-day stress. Stop procrastinating with a shoebox full of receipts. Stop reinventing the wheel with a spreadsheet. Stop making decisions simply on a hunch. Stop wasting money on software that is overkill. Start by downloading GnuCash and getting your accounts in order. Designed to be easy to use, yet powerful and flexible, GnuCash allows you to track bank accounts, income, and expenses. As quick and intuitive to use as a checkbook register, it is based on professional accounting principles to ensure balanced books and accurate reports. You can do it and Gnucash 2.4 Small Business Accounting Beginner's Guide will help you get up and running with maintaining your accounts.

Gnucash 2.4 Small Business Accounting Beginner's Guide speaks business language, not accountant-speak, because it is written by a former small business owner. It guides you to use GnuCash from scratch with step-by-step tutorials without jargon, pointing out the gotchas to avoid with lots of tips. It will teach you to work on routine business transactions while migrating transaction data from other applications gradually. You will be able to keep on top of transactions and run reports after reading just three chapters!

Beyond Chapter 3, it is up to you how far you want to go. Reconcile with your bank and credit card statements. Charge and pay sales tax. Do invoicing. Track payments due. Set up reminders for bills. Avoid stress at tax time. Print checks. Capture expenses using your mobile phone.

Gnucash 2.4 Small Business Accounting Beginner's Guide gives you the power. Know your numbers. Make decisions with confidence. Drive your business to its full potential.

Features
  • Help small businesses maintain their books of accounts using feature-packed, easy-to-use GnuCash
  • Written by an author who has "been there, done that": who ran two small businesses, understands the needs of small businesses, and guides you to effectively use GnuCash
  • Instead of simply describing the features of the software, this book focuses on how to use this software to plan, get the right numbers, and make the decisions to reach your business goals
  • While beginners can get started quickly, advanced users will find lots of features such as migrating transaction data and integration with other applications that they didn't know existed or could be used that way
  • Written without accounting jargon and with lots of hands-on tutorials, multiple choice questions to check your understanding, and additional challenges thrown at the more adventurous user, in an easy-to-read style
Page Count 324
Course Length 9 hours 43 minutes
ISBN 9781849513869
Date Of Publication 9 Feb 2011

Authors

Ashok Ramachandran

Ashok Ramachandran is a graduate in Mechanical Engineering and has a Masters in Business Management from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras. He started with an engineering career, including the running of two small businesses, and then made a mid-career switch to Information Technology (IT). Currently, he is a senior IT executive in the Washington DC area. His penchant for explaining technology to non-technical users and interest in writing culminated in this book. For other open source software suitable for small medium businesses, you can refer to his website http://smb-soft.com.