The start of a new year always brings about the urge to change: to finally get something in order, start a new habit and improve your life in some drastic way. We’re not against resolutions here at SPY, but definitely believe it’s easier to accomplish a goal if you employ the right tool to help you get there.
Chances are you’re not going to run longer distances if your shoes are uncomfortable and you’re less likely to eat healthier without tasty recipes.
That’s why if your goal in 2023 is to finally organize your small business’ finances, there’s no better tool to employ than Intuit QuickBooks.
Intuit QuickBooks is one of our favorite tools for not just keeping businesses of all kinds in order but helping newer, younger businesses get their feet under them during the crucial first few years in operation. They’re also a great resource for self-employed entrepreneurs taking the liberating, rewarding and sometimes lonely step of working for themselves.
With today’s challenging economic climate and the ominous headwinds of staffing difficulties, inflation and lingering supply chain problems — there’s never been a better time to take organization off your plate as a business owner and let the team at QuickBooks give you a leg up.
QuickBooks Has The Perfect Bookkeeping Tools For Business Owners
QuickBooks has an extensive ecosystem of tools to meet the needs of different types of businesses, but today we want to highlight two key products: QuickBooks Online and QuickBooks Payroll.
These are their two most-powerful tools for emerging business owners, and right now they’re offering a stellar 50% off promotion for the first three months so you can save and get organized in 2023.*
*Note, the 50% off promotion is for customers who sign up and purchase immediately and does not stack with their usual 30-day free trial.
QuickBooks Online is their basic bookkeeping software that allows you to view all your critical business info anywhere, anytime so you can make quick decisions easily. Know what’s in and out of stock, where your money is going and pay bills on time.
There are four different QuickBooks Online plans: Simple Start, Essentials, Plus and Advanced. Each one starts with a free trial for 30 days and they’re also currently offering 50% off all of their QuickBooks Online memberships for the first three months when you sign up and purchase immediately.
You can find a comprehensive list of what each plan does and doesn’t include and detailed pricing on their website here. Their Simple Start begins at $15 per month at the discounted rate and is perfect for one-man operations just getting up and running.
Essentials, Plus and Advanced grow in capabilities along with the size of your team and are currently discounted to $27.50/month, $42.50/month and $100/month respectively.
They all help you streamline critical business functions like tracking income and expenses, invoices and payments, tax deductions, cash flow, managing contractors and more.
QuickBooks’ second flagship product tackles the biggest pain point for many business owners: payroll. It runs your payroll automatically, automates all your tax forms and filings and enables you to set up and access HR and benefits packages from all of your employees.
It’s designed specifically to help you compensate your team seamlessly and is offered in a few different package sizes depending on how large your team is. QuickBooks is also offering 50% off your first three months of any membership if you sign up now, making this an even better time to get organized and save.
Payroll Core + QuickBooks Simple Start is their most basic package, great for paying your team, covering basic accounting needs, starting at $37.50 per month with the discounted rate.
Payroll Core + QuickBooks Essentials gives you slightly more capabilities including tracking billable hours and paying your bills quickly all in one place, starting at $50 per month with the discounted rate.
Payroll Premium + QuickBooks Plus is their most advanced payroll-related plan that gives you the ability to do all of the above and access HR benefits, track projects and products as well, starting at $80 per month at the discounted rate.
Other QuickBooks Products
They also offer two additional products: QuickBooks Live and QuickBooks Payments, two memberships worth considering if you run larger, more complex businesses.
If you’re the kind of person who always prefers to talk, email or chat with a live person when you have an issue then QuickBooks Live is worth considering. With this QuickBooks membership, you partner with a member of their team of certified QuickBooksProAdvisors, many of which are CPAs, who takes over your finances and manages your books entirely.
They also look at your past books line by line and ensure all historical transactions are up to date and organized correctly so you get a full, accurate picture.
QuickBooks Payroll makes it easy for you to pay the people who work for you, QuickBooks Payments makes it easy for you and your team to get paid by your customers and clients.
Owning a flexible small business sometimes means being paid in multiple ways — whether it’s a PayPal payment from your vendor or a Venmo from a customer. This QuickBooks product simplifies all of that and consolidates your multiple revenue channels into one, easy-to-access place.
How to Sign Up for QuickBooks
QuickBooks makes it easy to sign up for their two most-popular tools for business owners — QuickBooks Online and QuickBooks Payroll. Simply visit their website, choose your preferred plan and follow their setup instructions to get started.
Each QuickBooks Online membership comes with complimentary setup assistance with a QuickBooks live bookkeeper, and you can also add Payroll to an existing QuickBooks Online membership easily.
1. Visit the QuickBooks Website
- Start Your Free Trial for QuickBooks Online
- Save 50% on QuickBooks Payroll
2. Choose Your Plan and Sign Up
Each membership comes with different plan options depending on how large and complex your business is. Once you visit QuickBooks’ site you’ll pick the plan that works best for you, enter your payment details and start organizing your finances right away.
3. Get Your Business’ Finances Organized, Finally
Once you sign up you have access to QuickBooks’ fantastic suite of resources in addition to their memberships. These include:
- Free mobile apps so you can track all of your business’ dealings on-the-go.
- QuickBooks support via chat, phone and email anytime.
- App Integration with some of the most popular business apps.