Starting a new QuickBooks file is pretty straightforward if your business is new. Unfortunately, most people have an existing company and then decide to move to QuickBooks. It is also pretty straightforward to create a Journal Entry to enter the beginning balances of each of the accounts. But, again, most people have transactions and other data like uncleared checks, open invoices, and unpaid bills that also need to be entered. I have seen lots of creative (and messy) ways to enter these.
Turns out, the steps are not that difficult. At least it’s not something that an evening with some good music (and a glass of wine) can’t fix. The key is…do not follow Intuit’s instructions, because they actually make a bigger mess.
In this video (must be a Silver Club member to view) will walk you through the steps. If you would like assistance, come to Office Hours or use this link to set up a coaching session https://qbws.as.me/JT-Consult