Hi, my husband and I started an incorporated company and I have been trying to do the bookkeeping. I've been using quickbooks online and I understand how to do things on the technical side (how to log expenses etc) but I am feeling lost and overwhelmed when it comes to knowing WHERE to put things. For example, I dont know where or how to log the transfer of funds that we "pay" ourselves with. I also don't know where or how to enter in our overhead costs like house insurance, property insurance, property taxes, hydro bills, (I understand that there is only a percentage allowed ) etc etc. My question is does anyone know of a mentor/buddy program that I can join where I can have someone who can help me along when I need it? Does such a program exist? (I'm In Canada if that matters). Thanks for reading and for any helpful information. I am trying my best to keep things well documented and organized to save us a headache later but I'm not feeling confident that I'm doing this right.
Hello @BTCI ,
Where are you located? There should be a Quickbooks ProAdvisor in your area that could point you in the right direction. If you have any trouble finding someone, I would be happy to help you. I'll PM you.
Sorry, your email in your message was removed by the forum. I'm guessing they want us to stay within the community :) If you click on your Avatar on the top right of the screen, go to My Settings. Then Preferences, then Private Messenger. Put checkmarks in both boxes. Then I will be able to PM you.
QB has a lot of user guide + video and stuff that is very helpful for 'learning to use the program' - which is mostly HOW to do things.
But getting yourself some very basic accounting & bookkeeping knowledge first will help you to understand WHY to do things - which QB doesn't really teach.
I cant suggest any specific thing but there are tons of free learning resources on the internet. You'd probably be looking for the equivalent of a 100 level college class
Thank you for your response. I will do some research and try to find a bookkeeping courses. While searching thru the CRA website I also found a CRA liaison officer that can help smalls businesses by answering questions, looking over the books and making suggestions and offering advice so I have contacted them as well
Hi @BTCI ,
You're not in the right spot to get to Private Messaging. Follow this path:
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Underneath this, a list of options will appear. You have clicked on Preference Options. You want to move further to the right and click on Private Messenger instead.
Hope that helps :)