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Monday, November 15, 2004

DIY, or Seek Professional Help?

I got this question from John P. over the weekend. He asks: “I currently work as a contractor, and I am about to go out on my own. I have chosen QuickBooks Premier Contractor Edition as my accounting software. Do you think I should set it up myself using the interview or seek professional help?”

Well, what do you think?

1 comment:

QBblogger said...


I recommend that you have a professional set-up your QuickBooks software. This will save you many hassles and money down the road. It is also important that whoever sets up your software be familiar with the construction industry. This is important because they will be able to set-up and train you to use QuickBooks job costing features. Not only will this allow you to run your business more efficiently, it will save you money when you have your taxes done.

If you are determined to do it yourself, then I would at the very least have a professional review the file after you have entered a month or two of data. This is an inexpensive way to ensure that you are doing things correctly and getting the most out of your software.