Offers Tips to Help Small Businesses Stay Organized and Efficient this Tax Season

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From laser Quickbook business checks to self-paced training, offers small business owners five key tips to stay organized and efficient this tax season and for years to come.

As the 2012 tax season draws near, Sherry Tingley, founder of and principal writer of the website’s popular finance and management blog, is offering up five timely tips to help small businesses stay organized and efficient:

1. Use QuickBooks for a Calendar Year: In order to benefit from the software, small business users should use it year round starting on January 1. That way, they’ll have an entire year’s worth of accounting to hand over to their accountant.

2. Get Quickbooks Training: There are several ways to learn how to make the best use of QuickBooks. Small business users can teach themselves using the software’s clear and well-written instructions, or they can call QuickBooks and schedule a one-hour expert training session at no charge, provided that they do it within 30 days of registering the software. There are also numerous fee-based online courses available from various providers, which offer clear, step-by-step guidance on how to get the most of out the software.

3. Print Laser QuickBooks Checks: Printing checks from QuickBooks is easy. Small business users simply create a list of payees or vendors, and enter the appropriate owing amounts. Quickbooks does the rest, including printing signatures and logos on blank checks pre-printed with account information, which can be ordered online from in a variety of styles and colors.

4. Learn How to Read Reports: QuickBooks offers numerous reports to help small business users recognize buying trends in various markets, create custom profit and expense reports, make better financial decisions, and more.

5. Practice, Practice, Practice!: Familiarity with Quickbooks will help small business users become more skilled. It’s important to be patient, because there is a learning curve. However, once the basics are mastered, learning how to use QuickBooks’ advanced features becomes easier and more intuitive.

“Whether it’s through QuickBook business checks or other handy tools and features, QuickBooks helps small businesses track their business transactions, print checks, access useful reports, and stay organized during and after tax season – whether that’s this year in 2012, or for years to come,” commented Tingley.

For more information or media inquiries, contact Sherry Tingley at sherry(at)coolchecks(dot)net or 801-683-8320.


Led by its Founder Sherry Tingley, offers a wide selection of business checks from several leading check printing companies. The company’s small business and personal finance blog, located at, features a wide selection of practical articles, advice, insights and tools for small business owners and individuals. Learn more about Coolchecks at


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