Introduction to QuickBooks 2016

Part of the Franktronics Training Series

QuickBooks   QuickBooks is Intuit Inc’s set of software solutions designed to manage payroll, inventory, sales and other needs of a small business. The software’s features include marketing tools, merchant services, product and supplies, training solutions. Each solution is developed according to different industries and their needs. Intuit’s products for construction contractors include the Simple Start Plus Pack, Quickbooks Pro, Quickbooks Premier Contractor and Quickbooks Enterprise Solutions: Contractor. These products are designed to meet contractor’s needs based on company size. These software solutions are used to monitor expenses, create invoices and reports, track change orders and job status, and manage inventory, customers, vendors and employees. In addition to these industry specific packages and their corresponding capabilities, Intuit offers add-ons to Quickbook versions as well as third-party tools that integrate with Quickbooks in order to enhance current functions.

Course Overview

This course provides the student with an overview  on how to best utilize QuickBooks for your environment. Some specific topics to be covered include:
  • Money in:  how to set up a customer, create an invoice, receive payment, and put in the bank.
  • Money out: Setting up a vendor, enter a bill, pay a bill.  How to enter checks written.
  • How to reconcile a bank account.
  • How to get the most out of your QB Reporting features.

If you have other topics of interest, please email us at classes@franktronics.net.

This class is being taught by our friends and experts at Black Marlin Financial Services Group.

Black Marlin Financial Services Group;    

Scheduled Classes

Sep
3
Mon
CLOSED: Labor Day Holiday
Sep 3 all-day

Franktronics will be closed for the Labor Day Holiday.  We will re-open Tuesday morning at 9:00am.

Sep
28
Fri
Guinea Jubilee
Sep 28 – Sep 29 all-day

The Guinea Jubilee and the Guinea Heritage Association are committed to preserving the history and values of a unique community we call Guinea. The Guinea Jubilee is a two day event that annually attracts thousands of people to celebrate and honor the way of life in the Guinea Neck. The Jubilee features cultural activities, arts and crafts exhibits, a parade, delicious seafood, and a fireworks show to end the event. Our festival is always held the last Friday and Saturday in September.

Oct
8
Mon
Columbus Day
Oct 8 all-day

Federal Holiday.  Franktronics will be open for normal business hours.

Oct
17
Wed
Seafood Festival by the Abingdon Ruritan Club
Oct 17 @ 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Abingdon Ruritan Club Seafood Festivals are held twice yearly and are located on our Festival Grounds behind our club building at 8784 Guinea Road, Bena, Virginia.  2017 marks the 38th year, and the Fall Festival was the 69th!

Nov
4
Sun
Daylight Savings Time Ends
Nov 4 all-day

Remember to turn your clocks Back 1 hour at 2:00am.

Don’t forget to check/replace the batteries in your smoke detectors!

Nov
11
Sun
Veterans Day
Nov 11 all-day

Federal Holiday.  Franktronics will be open for normal business hours on Monday, Nov 12 (holiday observed on Monday for federal offices).

Nov
22
Thu
CLOSED: Thanksgiving
Nov 22 – Nov 23 all-day

Franktronics will be Closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday.  We will reopen on Saturday at 9:00 am.

Nov
30
Fri
Computer Security Day
Nov 30 all-day

How to Celebrate Computer Security Day
The most obvious way to celebrate Computer Security day would be to focus on ensuring that your computer, your devices, and the data you have in the cloud are all secure. One very important thing to do for your online security is to have strong passwords and keep them updated regularly, as this reduces the chances of your personal data falling into the wrong hands. If you aren’t the sort of person who’s good at coming up with strong passwords (and let’s be honest, some of us aren’t), then there are a number of password managers which you can choose from to generate random passwords and also save them so you don’t have to remember.

One strategy is to mix upper and lowercase letters with symbols, as this can be harder to guess and also difficult to hack – and passwords increase in difficulty the longer they are. Surprisingly, it doesn’t seem that everyone would think to do this, because “123456” and “password” have remained the two most popular passwords for years now. And don’t use the same password over and over for every online account you have – this ensures that if someone manages to get into one of your accounts, then they can access all of your accounts. Bad idea. So make strong passwords, don’t recycle them, and update them regularly.

Another thing which you can do to celebrate Computer Awareness Day is to update all of your spyware and malware protection software. Follow up with thorough scans, and you should have a more secure computer or device as an end result. While you may be aware that computers require such protection, you should also remember that your other devices such as tablets and smartphones are also vulnerable to malware and spyware – so take the necessary measures to keep them secure. And if you still have a computer running the outdated Windows XP or Vista, you should be aware that this creates huge security vulnerabilities for you. So upgrade your OS or your device. For the rest of us with more contemporary operating systems, it’s still important to install the regular security updates in order to stay safe.

You can also observe Computer Security Day by encrypting all of your files and backing them up. Your device should give you the option to encrypt all of your files (this is typically found amongst the settings), and then it’s your choice whether to go for a physical device such as an external hard drive or USB drive or for any of the numerous online cloud storage options. Many of these offer encrypted storage, and while Google’s Drive is probably the best-known, it’s far from the only player in the field. And most of the cloud storage options are free up to a certain limit.

So remember Computer Security Day, and observe it in whatever way you can because online safety and security are important things. But maybe you’re a Luddite, and don’t interact with computers and smartphones in any way at all, whatsoever – then how did you come across this article? See, you are using a computer or another device. But is it secure?

Dec
24
Mon
CLOSED: Christmas Holiday
Dec 24 all-day

Franktronics will be closed for the Christmas Day Holiday.  We will re-open Wednesday morning at 9:00am.

Jan
1
Tue
CLOSED: New Year’s Day
Jan 1 all-day

Franktronics will be closed for New Year’s Day.

For more class schedules, please see our Computer Training Page.