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Quickbooks for Contractors

originally posted: 9/5/2006  revised: 12/11/2010

Q: I have a small landscape contracting business and I read our article about how a better accounting system can help boost profits. Which version of the software would be better the regular version of the version for contractors?

A: You are asking about QuickBooks software published by Intuit, available in various versions, that collectively make up the backbone of over 85% of the accounting systems of small business contractors. In most cases it makes sense to start with the basic version and upgrade to another version later. Intuit offers a free analysis of your business by an independent accountant through the ProAdvisor program is available that could address this issue in more details. Also, a new add-on product called "Easy Estimate" is worth your consideration. A short review is available at the link below.

"Easy Estimate" is an Intuit software product for contractors.

More resources:

A Review of "Easy Estimate"

QuickBooks ProAdvisor free consultation program