It is hard to stay in business when you are disorganized. Trust me, I know because I was disorganized for years. I still don’t know how I didn’t completely fall apart without an accounting software program like Quicken 2016. I thought that keeping track of business accounting records would be very similar to keeping track of my own personal checkbook. The only problem is, I was not very good at that either when I was left on my own to do it. I knew that I could not use a regular notebook, but I thought my system was still good.
That thought changed when it came time to do my taxes for the first time for my business. It was always so easy taking care of my taxes before because the form was so easy. I also did not have to worry about employee pay, deductions, and expenses either. The first year, I think my accountant wanted to strangle me, and I really would not have blamed her if she had. She did get through all of my mess though, but she told me that I needed to step up if I was going to have any chance of succeeding.
She is the one who introduced me to Quicken, and it is extremely easy to use. I was able to install it the first time myself, and I also install the updates that I purchase when any come out, like the 2016 version. Quicken keeps all of my records in tip top shape, and I have no problem finding anything since I started using it. I have even been able to save money because I was able to eliminate some debt that I had accumulated, which I would not have paid off without Quicken helping me with my budget and debt reduction plan.