Lawn Care Business Forum Lawn Care Business Book Lawn Care Business Blog Lawn Care Software
Home Forum Contract & Flyer Templates Blog Software Videos Podcast Calculators / Estimators Store Mower Review Design It Yourself Lawn Business School

Go Back   GopherHaul Landscaping & Lawn Care Business Marketing Forum > Business > General Business Discussions

General Business Discussions A place to talk about general business discussions.

What software do I need?


General Business Discussions

A place to talk about general business discussions.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 02-12-2008, 08:59 PM
kc2006 kc2006 is offline
Members
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 424
Rep Power: 12
kc2006
Default

I made a post the other day about getting gopher, I'm still set on getting it, but I think I made a booboo, not sure.

I bought quickbooks pro, and after checking it out some I don't think I need it. The program seems way too complicated to me, first thing I thought was "if I don't even want to try and figure all this out now, how am I going to sit and enter info during the working season when I'm beat at the end of the day". I'm a solo op for now, I've used cheaper software for routing and it kept track of income and sales tax, thats all i used it for, then I did spread sheets for expenses. I'm still at that point where the paper work side of my business is simple. This makes me think quickbooks is too much for me now. BUT I do intend on getting a part timer maybe this year or next depending on growth.

Do you guys think I should stick it out and learn quickbooks or should I just use gopher for routing and keeping track of income, tax and expenses?

The only thing I like about quickbooks from what I'm gathering, is the fact that it will keep track of everything, from my checking and savings account, to income, expenses, and accounts payable even. It would be nice to have order over everything, but it seems like I'd have to invest alot of time into the program?

Thoughts? I'm just looking for some guidence I guess.
__________________
\"Every strike brings me closer to the next home run\"
Reply With Quote

Stop guess-timating. Learn how to estimate and make money! $$$
Mow Time Estimator Lawn Care Price Estimator Mulch and Topsoil Calculator Snow Plow Estimate Calculator


  #2  
Old 02-12-2008, 09:26 PM
All Aspects Landscaping All Aspects Landscaping is offline
James
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 508
Rep Power: 10
All Aspects Landscaping is an unknown quantity at this point
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
Software is not returnable ... id dont think... suck it up... buy gopher... and take the next year as you are not too busy and start preparing for growth... youll be glad you did... i can tell you from experience
__________________

Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 02-12-2008, 09:37 PM
kc2006 kc2006 is offline
Members
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 424
Rep Power: 12
kc2006
Default

QB says you can return it within 60 days if you don't like it. Don't know if they'd accept my reason for a return or not?

I got discouraged even more today when the accountant at my girlfriends workplace told me good luck with it. She said she hates using quickbooks, but the company keeps getting it.

I'm going to keep reading and watching the tutorial stuff. It is a complex program and I'm judging it on only a couple quick looks, I guess I should put more effort into it first before instantly giving up on it.
__________________
\"Every strike brings me closer to the next home run\"
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 02-12-2008, 09:45 PM
All Aspects Landscaping All Aspects Landscaping is offline
James
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 508
Rep Power: 10
All Aspects Landscaping is an unknown quantity at this point
Default

winter time is the best time... I spent 67 hours creating a web page one time... A WEB PAGE... yes 67 hours... worst part is the computer crashed 2 weeks after I made it... point being.. I mastered it and understand how to do it... now when I work on my site or a friends site... im glad I put in those hours... labor of love i guess
__________________

Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 02-14-2008, 02:19 AM
makbootzy's Avatar
makbootzy makbootzy is offline
Rick
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Leavenworth, Lansing KS
Age: 30
Posts: 265
Rep Power: 9
makbootzy
Default

There is a free version of quick books "QuickBooks Simple Start 2008" I have it and it seems pretty easy to get used to
__________________
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Forum Jump

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
Did this job free to...
JJand M Lawncare
05-02-2016 02:33 PM
Today 10:07 AM
by Steve
4 83
Correct way to quote a...
WarriorLandscapingCAN
05-02-2016 11:52 AM
05-03-2016 10:59 AM
by Steve
1 59
How to tell Cust. to...
GeeGood
04-09-2008 09:55 PM
05-02-2016 02:45 PM
by JJand M Lawncare
13 5,229
Having an issue with...
Mr. Mow
04-27-2016 03:58 PM
04-28-2016 05:04 AM
by Sprinkler Buddy
2 129
Hello From Virginia
JJand M Lawncare
04-25-2016 01:02 PM
04-27-2016 05:20 PM
by Steve
5 162
knowledge is Key
Greg'slawnandlandscape
04-23-2016 02:23 AM
04-25-2016 02:40 PM
by Steve
2 150
Hello from Calgary
Freshcut
04-22-2016 06:10 PM
04-25-2016 02:38 PM
by Steve
1 137
Echo Bed Redefiner...
NPM_LLC
04-12-2016 10:54 AM
04-22-2016 06:15 PM
by Freshcut
4 338
Has anyone done a garden?
Brian3137
03-28-2016 10:42 AM
04-22-2016 04:42 PM
by biglee
13 9,786
What would you charge?
markty
04-18-2016 03:28 PM
04-22-2016 09:01 AM
by chris2500hd
6 323
Replaced Mower Engine
Sprinkler Buddy
04-15-2016 06:21 AM
04-19-2016 11:03 AM
by Sprinkler Buddy
6 276
Hello from Oklahoma
Ron Hall
03-24-2016 06:59 PM
04-16-2016 03:51 AM
by Ron Hall
9 9,487
Laying down some stripes
MATTNAPIER89
04-11-2016 09:55 PM
04-14-2016 11:55 PM
by Steve
3 362
Find out what business...
MATTNAPIER89
04-11-2016 09:58 PM
04-13-2016 12:32 PM
by MATTNAPIER89
2 304
Hello my name is Matt
MATTNAPIER89
04-11-2016 09:46 PM
04-13-2016 12:58 AM
by Steve
1 260
How to drop some...
nickeckes
04-11-2016 01:07 AM
04-12-2016 05:22 PM
by Steve
4 334
Trash Receptacle for a...
tannerduncan
04-12-2016 05:02 PM
04-12-2016 05:19 PM
by Steve
1 240
Small Project Lawn
tannerduncan
03-31-2016 08:21 PM
04-12-2016 05:16 PM
by Steve
7 9,365
Please Help! Bidding...
Dorali
02-15-2016 12:02 PM
04-06-2016 01:08 AM
by Steve
36 13,105
Hello
pbcleff
04-05-2016 07:45 PM
04-06-2016 12:35 AM
by Steve
1 433
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:08 PM.


(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:08 PM.

(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy