Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Tax day is coming ...dirty word

I've been searching for new software for a small business for two days.  I hate Quicken....don't even get me started.  I just need something very very straight forward.  Yes, I know Quicken can be straight forward but it annoys the crap out of me.  I need a program...or spreadsheet if you will.. that I can just enter my invoices and categorize them by Material, Labour and Rent, plus break out the taxes without me entering them in.  Same with expenses.  We have such a small business and I don't need all the bells and whistles.  Last year I got mad and just made a spread sheet and did it on there, but I didn't know how to make a formula on Excel to break out the taxes without entering them. I tried a few, but they were a little iffy. I still need a little more smarts with formula's. 

I know this is boring. 

So go to bed.  I just needed to write this after downloading so many programs today that were useless.  I liked one, but it just sucked the resources out of my computer.

Google needs to get bigger.  I will go on Microsoft tomorrow and try to figure out a spreadsheet that fits our needs in Excel. crockpotting going on here tonight...chicken fried steak..seasoned rice and creamed corn.

PS...Gord's in the bathroom trying to fix a leak in the tub surround with the caulking gun.  Nothing good can come of this.....mark my words.


bubs said...

I keep books for 5 people and use Quickbooks Pro which is a lot better than Quicken.

Donna said...

I also use QuickBooks Enterprise (construction version). I think QuickBooks offers a Home version...You might want to check it out.
BUT, it may be more than you need...Invoicing, payroll, payables, A/Rec, Inventory..blahblahblah...All accounting areas.
We use to use PeachTree...I liked it as well....
Good Luck Girl!

Sally said...

Can't help you here. But, I'm laughing at Gord fixin' the tub. lol

judemiller1 said...

Click on the"help" button in Excel and learn how to do the formulas. Hey--if I, a person who got terrible grades in Algebra and math and still hate it, can figure out Excel formulas, so can thou!!!