After you create a company file, you can start using QuickBooks right away. However, we recommend that you continue setting up your business to make sure your financial statements are accurate.
Although you set up your basic company information when you created your company file, you still need to set up additional, company-specific information. You can enter this information as you work, or you can enter this information now.
QuickBooks has a full-featured Help system to get you the information you need. To get help from anywhere within QuickBooks, just press F1. You can also enter a search term at the top of the Help window.