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QuickBooks 2009: The Missing Manual [Paperback]

Bonnie Biafore
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November 7, 2008 0596522908 978-0596522902 1

QuickBooks 2009 has impressive features, like financial and tax reporting, invoicing, payroll, time and mileage tracking, and online banking. So how do you avoid spending more time learning the software than using it? This Missing Manual takes you beyond QuickBooks' help resources: you not only learn how the program works, but why and when to use specific features. You also get basic accounting advice so that everything makes sense.

QuickBooks can handle many of the financial tasks small companies face. QuickBooks 2009: The Missing Manual helps you handle QuickBooks with easy step-by-step instructions. With this book, you will:

  • Get more out of QuickBooks whether you're a beginner or an old pro.
  • Learn how QuickBooks can help you boost sales, control spending, and save on taxes.
  • Set up and manage your files to fit your company's specific needs.
  • Use QuickBooks reports to evaluate every aspect of your enterprise.
  • Follow the money all the way from customer invoices to year-end tasks.
  • Discover new timesaving features like like better multi-user performance, a homepage dashboard, revamped online banking.
  • Build budgets and plan for the future to make your business more successful.

QuickBooks 2009: The Missing Manual covers only QuickBooks 2009 for Windows.

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About the Author

Bonnie Biafore writes about project management, personal finance, and investing. She's the author of Project 2007: The Missing Manual, as well as Online Investing Hacks, QuickBooks 2008: The Missing Manual, and Quicken 2008: The Missing Manual.

Product Details

  • Series: Missing Manual
  • Paperback: 736 pages
  • Publisher: Pogue Press; 1 edition (November 7, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0596522908
  • ISBN-13: 978-0596522902
  • Product Dimensions: 1.5 x 6.7 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #678,259 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

I have always been a zealous organizer, whether setting up software demos, cooking gourmet meals, or scheduling a vacation to test the waters of spontaneity. Ironically, fate, not planning, turned this obsession into a career as a project manager. I write about project management, small business accounting, personal finance, investing, and technology -- and with the publication of my comedic crime novel, Fresh Squeezed, hit men and stupid criminals. I'm fascinated by how things work and how to make things work better. I hate reading dry-as-dust books about anything, especially project management and finance, so I try to spice up my writing with my warped sense of humor.

I've written more than 25 books including QuickBooks 2014: The Missing Manual (Intuit's Official Guide to QuickBooks), Project 2013: The Missing Manual, Successful Project Management (winner of an International Award from the Society of Technical Communication), Your Project Management Coach, the Better Investing Stock Selection Handbook (Winner of a Distinguished Award from the Society of Technical Communication and a Grand Award from APEX), and Online Investing Hacks. The novel, Fresh Squeezed, is now available in print and ebook.

I have recorded several popular courses for Lynda.com including QuickBooks Essential Training, Project Essential Training, Project Management Fundamentals, and Managing Small Projects, and more.

To learn more about me, go to http://www.bonniebiafore.com.

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40 of 40 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellently Insightful and easy to read May 2, 2009
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I have been using QuickBooks for the last 5 years and I recently became a quickbooks pro advisor and have access to Intuit training and support information. Despite that I would buy this book every year! It is well written - providing a lot of practical information and basic examples of why you would or would not use certain features. The advantage with third party books is that they will tell you when a feature does not work the best and will tell you work arounds. I use this as a reference book, and to refresh me on features I may not be using. I seem always to learn a new tid bit whenever I pick it up.
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31 of 32 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding Guidebook April 3, 2009
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I love this book! I have no formal training in accounting, but I don't need it thanks to The Missing Manual. Basic concepts are explained in a lively, conversational style, and if you already know that material you could skip around to what you need with ease. Don't give up on QuickBooks Pro 2009 until you get this book! NOTE: Does NOT cover the Mac version of QuickBooks.
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22 of 26 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars good reference, but not connecting the dots... May 25, 2009
accounting is tricky. credit dedit... learning on the fly is my usual way to get through something new. quickbooks IS easier than some software products, but not easy enough to hack through it. their support center is huge seeming but i rarely get a direct reply to my questions... i got this book for these reasons. and as a reference it is thorough, very detailed and written well, it does not tie things together like i needed it too... still searching, may end up in a class or formal training situation after all...
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars dissapointed - no help to my business September 12, 2009
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Have been using Quickbooks for three years and want to move beyond basic record keeping (expenses, income & payroll) and into more analysis of my business practices - job profitability, etc. This book seems great in telling you what you can do within the Quickbooks program, but little guidance in applying it to real life situations. For a Quickbooks beginner its probably too complex and for an experienced user trying to improve their skills, too simple.
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17 of 20 people found the following review helpful
Learn how to set up QuickBooks files, track inventory, follow money from customer invoices to deposit, and more with a guide to Quickbooks packed with real-world advice. This should be the starting point for any Quickbooks user: it covers all the basics using step-by-step instructions and easy language. Small business owners using Quickbooks and libraries catering to them will find it invaluable.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This book saved my sanity! May 12, 2009
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I love this book! I was sinking in a quagmire of Quickbooks errors. After I got this book I started over, and I have found answers to all of my questions here. It is so easy to do the bookkeeping after everything is set up correctly and this book helps you to do that. My copy is marked and highlighted and flagged and obviously frequently used as a reference. Indispensable.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Really helps to have this book July 25, 2009
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This is a good book as far as quick books goes. It had some insight that the "Official Guide" did not have. I would have to recommend it along with the other two if you are serious about understanding this program. Do youself a favor and buy the other two books. QuickBooks 2009 The Official Guide, and QuickBooks 2009 Solutions Guide to go along with it. One of those three will most likely have the answers that you are looking for.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars NOW YOU CAN REALLY LEARN QUICKBOOKS!! August 12, 2009
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5.0 out of 5 stars This book is great!
I do believe this book is the MISSING MANUAL! It is fun to read because of the words chosen by the author too! I recommend!!
Published 11 months ago by shel
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome Book
Bought this book as part of a library for getting up to speed with Quickbooks. Another great book, this probably has a few more tips & tricks for users who know at least a little... Read more
Published on July 3, 2012 by William R. Donehue
4.0 out of 5 stars guidence
I'm just starting with Quickbooks for Mac 2009. I'm trying to find answers to basic questions but all books seem to be for PC. Read more
Published on March 31, 2011 by workingwithnumbers
3.0 out of 5 stars Kindle version keeps crashing
The book itself is fine, but it keeps crashing on my Apple Kindle. That has never happened with any other book I have on Kindle for Mac. Read more
Published on October 29, 2010 by John
3.0 out of 5 stars good for beginners
I've used Quickbooks for over 5 years and wanted to learn some new things about it. This book was not helpful to me. Read more
Published on April 7, 2010 by Merilee N. Lienert
4.0 out of 5 stars Very informative, easy to use
I am a fairly experienced QuickBooks Pro user. I bought this book because it is easy to quickly find an answer to a question about using QB that doesn't require a dozen looks... Read more
Published on March 29, 2010 by Samul L. Thacker
5.0 out of 5 stars Clear Answers!
Clear, easy-to-read (and follow) directions on Quickbooks 2009. The humor laced throughout only helps highlight the lesson at hand rather than distract. Read more
Published on March 7, 2010 by Sara Thornton
4.0 out of 5 stars Not for Mac users
On page four of this manual, the author warns that this book will not be useful for people who are using Quickbooks for Mac. Read more
Published on July 25, 2009 by Seussian Physics
5.0 out of 5 stars Quickbooks 2009 The Missing Manual
I read a bunch of books about Quickbooks 2009. This book was the easiest to understand and is perfect for teaching how to do quickbooks.
Published on July 14, 2009 by Tara
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