Ever have one of those frustrating moments when you can’t figure out how to do something in QuickBooks? You know it’s possible, you might’ve even done it before, but you just can’t get it to work today?
Or maybe you know there must be a better way to do things, but you just don’t know what it is?
The old adage is true—you just don’t know what you don’t know!
These QuickBooks forums offer a great resource to learn more about how to use QuickBooks (even when you already know a lot), solve problems you’re having, and even get a bit of business savvy thrown in.
Full disclosure here: I’ve hosted this live, online chat show in some way, shape or format with friend and colleague Woody Adams since 2010.
Each Thursday from 6-7p ET, we host guests and talk about everything QuickBooks Online, Firm of the Future and apps—including features of new releases, training (where to get it and why), and how to do stuff in QuickBooks.
The audience has generally been QuickBooks ProAdvisors and others in the industry, but there are a ton of tips useful for any QuickBooks user. Check out our Tips page, with product comparisons, a set-up cheat sheet and more. Our Archives contain some great stuff—like Attaching Docs and Adding Clients to Wholesale Billing, Source versus Target in QBO and more.
Remember, the live show runs Thursdays from 6-7p ET. Grab a glass of wine and join us!
2. Woody’s Video Page
For lack of a better title, I call this Woody’s Video Page.
It’s the work of Woody Adams, a delightful utilitarian with a great (and dry!) sense of humor.
There are a ton of excellent resources and how-to videos on this site, including basic information like QuickBooks Online Best Practices and What You Need to Know, Wholesale Billing, and QuickBooks Self Employed. These free resources are available for anyone needing a little how-to help with QuickBooks.
3. Intuit’s Support Page
Intuit’s support page is probably one of the best support sites out there.
With users, experts, and Intuit employees jumping in to answer questions, you might very well wind up with more than one solution to your problem—which means you’re more likely to find one that fits your situation perfectly!
4. Between Wall and Main Street
I also happen to own the Between Wall and Main Street Facebook Group, and my friend Seth David administrates the group with me. This Facebook group’s tagline says it all: Wall Street advice for Main Street Business.
Members include many bookkeepers, accountants, executive assistants and small business owners, and our stated purpose includes:
- A place for discussion, support, and assistance to help each other achieve the work/life integration we want.
- Savvy financial advice for the small business owners we’re proud to work alongside.
- Timely updates on AppasaurusRex reviews.
- A judgement-free place to give and get help. (This is the most important one!)
Conversations range over topics like how to stay on top of email without going batty, the benefits of hiring 1099 as opposed to W2 employees, software advice, and more.
You’ll need to ask for permission to join, but since I own the group, I’d love to have you!
5. Intuit’s Blogs
Intuit has a zillion blogs out there, each with a different audience and great information.
- The QuickBooks Small Business Center offers basic small-business advice, with information broken into categories: Accounting and Taxes, Cash Flow, Starting Up, Financial Services and Finance and Funding. It’s designed for any small business person looking for resources.
- Need some help using QuickBooks? QuickBooks Accountant University offers free live webinars and in-person training courses. Mostly aimed at the accounting professionals, these resources are also available to small business owners.
- Basic QuickBooks info can be found at the QuickBooks Blog. Popular articles include how to pay bills, QuickBooks quick tips, and forms. (You can even win free t-shirts!) This blog is helpful for small business owners and accounting professionals alike.
- Tax Pros can keep on top of the latest in tax legislation, learn about managing client relationships, and understand how to optimize their workflow at the Tax Pro Center. While this information can be kind of techy for many of us, the client and workflow content is worth checking out for anyone.
- Bookkeepers and accountants follow the Intuit Accountants News Central for information on how to be more productive, ways to grow your business, training, news from Intuit, and more.
- Personal tax information, like how much of the kid’s summer can can you deduct from your taxes, can be found at the Turbotax Blog.
Phew… So many great resources out there. I hope these get you the fix you need.
And if not, drop me a line and I’ll see if I can help, or post your own resources in the Comments section!
from Fundera Ledger https://www.fundera.com/blog/2016/07/19/quickbooks-forums/