Whether you've started a small business or are self-employed, bring your work to life with our helpful advice, tips and strategies.


A small business guide to income statements

The income statement is one of the three main financial statements, and reports financial performance based on revenues, expenses, and net income.

IRS mileage rates

By deducting mileage for use of your car for business purposes, you can save on your taxes. Use this guide by QuickBooks to utilize this deduction.

How to calculate and use the allowance for doubtful accounts, or bad debt reserve

The allowance for doubtful accounts is an estimate of a company’s outstanding accounts receivable that will not be paid. Also called the bad debt allowance, it helps businesses avoid overestimating assets.

How to calculate and record the bad debt expense

The bad debt expense records a company’s outstanding accounts receivable that will not be paid by customers. This accounting entry allows a company to write off accounts receivable that are uncollectible. Learn how to calculate and record the bad debt expense in this guide.

Retainage in the construction industry: A guide for contractors

Retainage in the construction industry is a portion of payment due to a contractor or subcontractor that is withheld until a project is completed. Learn how to manage cash flow when retainage is withheld, and get answers to frequently asked questions about retainage.

QuickBooks wholesale: How to use QuickBooks for B2B

Are you wondering how to use QuickBooks for wholesale distribution? Here's all the information you need on QuickBooks for B2B.

How cloud-based inventory management could benefit your business

Moving away from manual inventory management can open up a world of possibility in your business. Here's how automation can eliminate eCommerce headaches.

What is a furlough and how do you implement it?

Furloughing employees can save your business money. If you’re considering furloughs, use this guide to aid in compliance and help you implement your policy.

What is human resources? Introduction to HR services

HR is a vital aspect of any successful business, so don't let it fall off your radar. Managing HR is easy with a complete software solution like QuickBooks.

How to calculate overtime pay for hourly and salaried employees

Learn how to calculate overtime pay for both hourly and salaried employees with this guide from Intuit QuickBooks. Includes formulas.

What is workers’ compensation?

Workers’ compensation protects employees from workplace injuries and illnesses. Learn more about workers’ comp and what it covers here.

Why you should conduct an annual payroll audit

No task is more complicated than payroll. You can take proactive steps to reduce the risk of error by performing a payroll audit.

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