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With QuickBooks Solopreneur, get organized with an easy-to-use app expertly created for your one-person business

As a business owner, your time is money. And when you’re a business of one, time is in even shorter supply. Digital tools like QuickBooks exist to help small business owners like you save time — so you can turn more of your minutes into dollars. New research by QuickBooks reveals that small business owners think time-saving is one of the top benefits of using new digital tools. 

If you’re ready to get more time back to focus on what you do best, let QuickBooks Solopreneur help you streamline your books and your business. QuickBooks Solopreneur is designed to help one-person businesses quickly and easily simplify their business finances. We tapped into our years of experience serving self-employed businesses to design a tool that perfectly fits the needs of a solo business owner. With growth-focused tools that drive financial stability, QuickBooks Solopreneur helps you get your business where you want it to be. Let’s take a look.

What is QuickBooks Solopreneur?

QuickBooks Solopreneur is a financial management tool designed for one person businesses. It includes an easy-to-use suite of tools to help you understand where your business stands, manage your business more seamlessly, and help you stay ready for tax time.

Who is QuickBooks Solopreneur for?

QuickBooks Solopreneur was designed for self-employed individuals without employees. If you are a sole proprietor who files taxes using a Schedule C (form 1040), QuickBooks Solopreneur is right-sized to support your business.

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I started my one-person business less than a year ago, so I didn’t need all the features that came with QuickBooks Online. QuickBooks Solopreneur provides me with the same seamless user experience as QBO, with the right tools that help me navigate my bank account with ease.
Dr. Brenda Sacino PT DPT, Owner of Playful Progress in Bedford, NH*

As a sole proprietor, you already wear the many hats it takes to run a business — including that of “bookkeeper.” That role includes a juggling act of separating personal and business transactions, tracking cash flow, and paying business taxes — all from various bank accounts and financial apps. If you’re ready to consolidate your business finance and banking tools in one place, it’s time to level up your financial management with an intuitive version of QuickBooks that’s expertly designed for your one-person business.

Features of QuickBooks Solopreneur

QuickBooks Solopreneur has features designed to help your one-person business thrive. Learn more about what’s included:

Get set up for success in no time

Getting started with QuickBooks Solopreneur is easy. No matter how you’ve been tracking your business finances, importing your data is fast and simple — so you (and your business) won’t miss a beat. Speed up your initial setup by automatically importing your spreadsheet data and bank account connections for instant business insights.

Track profitability

You started your business because you’re passionate about your work, not necessarily because you have a deep understanding of financial reports and terms. Fortunately, you don’t have to be a financial expert. QuickBooks Solopreneur makes it easy to track income and expenses, run reports, and get a clear view of your business performance. Easy-to-understand reports and dashboards help you see exactly where your business stands at a glance, so you can make informed, data-backed decisions.

Create actionable business goals and track your progress

As a one-person show, it can be hard to look back and gauge how far you’ve come since you launched your business — or how far you have to go to hit your financial goals. Use QuickBooks Solopreneur to set realistic customer and revenue growth goals with target dates, and track your progress, right on your dashboard. You’ll always know exactly where you are in your journey and what you need to do to get ahead or stay on track.

Separate business and personal expenses

Keeping your personal expenses separate from your business expenses is important for many reasons — it helps you accurately track business performance, file business taxes, and maximize your deductions. But separating your expenses doesn’t have to be a pain. QuickBooks Solopreneur automatically categorizes and separates your business and personal expenses for easy review — so sorting bank and credit card transactions is effortless. 

Manage business banking

Sign up for a free QuickBooks Checking account in QuickBooks Solopreneur for instant payment deposits and high-yield savings.* It’s a bank account reimagined for small businesses that helps you move, manage, and grow your money with confidence. QuickBooks Checking is free to open, with no monthly fees, overdraft fees, or minimum balances.* With a QuickBooks Checking account in QuickBooks Solopreneur, you have everything you need to streamline your money management.

Invoice and accept payments

Small businesses notoriously struggle to get invoices paid on time. Professional, easy-to-pay invoicing can make all the difference. Create professional, custom, pay-enabled invoices that you can send from any device in QuickBooks Solopreneur and get paid 4x faster.¹ Track invoice status, send payment reminders, and accept optional tips — all in one place. Less tracking down errant invoices, more getting paid on time. 

Your accounting, your taxes. All in one place.

Taxes are taxing. Save time and effort by seamlessly moving from books to taxes with QuickBooks Solopreneur. Prepare your current tax year return with unlimited expert help and get your maximum deductions, guaranteed. Access live tax experts powered by TurboTax and pay only when you file. Costs vary based on entity type and start from $169. Subject to eligibility.*

Automatic mileage tracking

Are you maximizing your mileage deductions? Whether you drive full-time or occasionally make deliveries, mileage can be one of the largest tax deductions for a small business. Use QuickBooks Solopreneur to track mileage automatically via your phone’s GPS, then categorize trips with just a swipe, so your business miles are organized come tax time.*

Calculate sales tax

Calculating sales tax correctly is one of the toughest things for a small business owner to learn — and miscalculating sales tax is one of the most common mistakes. It’s tricky to keep track of what’s taxable, which rate you should use, and what to do with the sales tax you collect. Almost every state has it’s own sales tax rate — and some cities. QuickBooks Solopreneur eliminates the burden of calculating sales tax. Sales tax is calculated for you whenever it's applied — and QuickBooks tracks rate changes for you, so you can send invoices faster and with confidence knowing your numbers are spot on. 

Create estimates

When you need to give your customers a quote or bid, QuickBooks Solopreneur makes it easy and accurate. Customize professional estimates, accept mobile signatures, and see the status of your estimates, all in one place. When the job begins, convert your estimates into invoices that get paid fast.

Run your business anytime, anywhere

As a small business owner on the go, you need a financial tool that goes with you. No matter where you operate your business, you can seamlessly track mileage, send invoices and estimates, view reports, and more with the QuickBooks Mobile app.* Work anywhere and run your business from your phone — QuickBooks automatically backs up your data to the cloud and syncs across all your devices.

Get organized with simple tools right sized for your one person business

Let QuickBooks streamline your books and your business, so you can focus on what you do best.

This information is intended to outline our general product direction but represents no obligation and should not be relied on in making a purchasing decision.

*Customer testimonial based on usage of QuickBooks Solopreneur Beta.

**Product Information

QuickBooks and Intuit are a technology company, not a bank. Banking services provided by our partner, Green Dot Bank, member FDIC.

QuickBooks Payments: QuickBooks Payments account subject to eligibility criteria, credit, and application approval. Subscription to QuickBooks Online required. Money movement services are provided by Intuit Payments Inc., licensed as a Money Transmitter by the New York State Department of Financial Services. For more information about Intuit Payments' money transmission licenses, please visit https://www.intuit.com/legal/licenses/payment-licenses/.

QuickBooks Checking Account opening is subject to identity verification and approval by Green Dot Bank.

QuickBooks Checking account: Banking services provided by and the QuickBooks Visa® Debit Card is issued by Green Dot Bank, Member FDIC, pursuant to license from Visa U.S.A., Inc. Visa is a registered trademark of Visa International Service Association. Green Dot Bank operates under the following registered trade names: GoBank, GO2bank and Bonneville Bank. Registered trade names are used by, and refer to, a single FDIC-insured bank, Green Dot Bank. Deposits under any of these trade names are deposits with Green Dot Bank and are aggregated for deposit insurance coverage up to the allowable limits. Green Dot is a registered trademark of Green Dot Corporation. ©2022 Green Dot Corporation. All rights reserved. QuickBooks products and services, including Instant Deposit, QuickBooks Payments, Cash flow planning / forecasting are not provided by Green Dot Bank.

Users must apply for both QuickBooks Payments and QuickBooks Checking accounts when bundled.

Instant Deposit: Instant deposit is an additional service offered by QuickBooks Payments subject to eligibility criteria, including delayed eligibility for new users and availability for only some transactions and financial institutions. The service carries a 1.75% fee in addition to standard rates for ACH, swiped, invoiced, and keyed card transactions. This 1.75% fee does not apply to payments deposited into a QuickBooks Checking account. Deposits are sent to the financial institution or debit card that you have selected to receive instant deposits. Scheduled instant deposits are run automatically; QuickBooks checks for eligible funds up to 5 times per day. Non-scheduled instant deposits are sent within 30 minutes. Transactions between 2:15 PM PT and 3:15 PM PT are excluded and processed next day. Deposit times may vary due to third party delays.

No minimum balances or monthly fees: There are no minimum balance requirements to open or maintain this account or obtain the listed APY. Other fees and limits apply. See Deposit Account Agreement for details.

Mileage tracking: Mileage tracking is only available to the master administrator of the QuickBooks Online account. Requires QuickBooks Online mobile (“QBM”) application. The QuickBooks Online mobile app works with iPhone, iPad, and Android phones and tablets. Devices sold separately; data plan required. Not all features are available on the mobile apps and mobile browser. QuickBooks Online mobile access is included with your QuickBooks Online subscription at no additional cost. Data access is subject to cellular/internet provider network availability and occasional downtime due to system and server maintenance and events beyond your control. Product registration required.

Syncing bank and cards: Online services vary by participating financial institutions or other parties and may be subject to application approval, additional terms, conditions, and fees.

QuickBooks Live Tax: Powered by TurboTax, is an integrated service available to one-person businesses / sole proprietors who file Schedule C (form 1040). Additional terms and eligibility applies; fees may apply. Some tax situations may not be supported. For guarantee information, see: https://turbotax.intuit.com/corp/guarantees/

Requires QuickBooks Online mobile (“QBM”) application. QuickBooks Mobile app works with iPhone, iPad, and Android phones and tablets. Devices sold separately; data plan required. Not all features are available on the mobile apps and mobile browser. Data access is subject to cellular/internet provider network availability and occasional downtime due to system and server maintenance and events beyond your control. Product registration required.

For more information about the services provided by QuickBooks Live Tax, refer to the  QuickBooks Terms of Service and TurboTax Terms of Service.

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Get paid 4x faster: Four times faster based on U.S. customers using QuickBooks Online invoice tracking and payment features, compared to customers not using these features, from Aug 2022 to Jul 2023.

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