| March 17, 2008

Welcome to the “Practical QuickBooks” Blog. My name is Charlie Russell, and my goal is to talk about ways for you to get more out of QuickBooks for your business. I’ll talk about various add-on programs, tools that can help you, tricks I’ve learned, and ways to accomplish different important tasks. Feel free to let me know what kinds of things you are interested in seeing here.

I’ll avoid certain kinds of things. I’m not a CPA or bookkeeper. I won’t talk about payroll, for example. Please note that I am not an employee of Intuit (maker of QuickBooks), and the opinions expressed here are my own.

A short synopsis on my background: I’ve been involved in the small business software industry since the late 70’s (long before Microsoft Windows, and the IBM PC). My focus has been on inventory control and accounting software for small businesses, with a special interest in manufacturing firms. My current company provides business consulting services and develops custom and off-the-shelf software and was started in 1990. Prior to that I had another company that produced accounting and inventory control software for small manufacturers.

Since 2004 my company has focused on QuickBooks – I am a Certified Advanced QuickBooks ProAdvisor and our company is a Silver Developer in the Intuit Developer Network.

Just to confuse things we are going through somewhat of a name change – we’ve been operating as Computer Consulting Resources for 17 years, but starting in 2008 we’ll start promoting the name CCRSoftware for our software division. It will take time to make that transition.

So, feel free to leave comments here, send an email to me at charlie@ccrsoftware.com, or visit our web page at www.ccrsoftware.com. I also have a blog on our QuickBooks Compatible software products at http://ccrqblog.ccrsoftware.info/

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Charlie Russell is the founder of CCRSoftware. He’s been involved with the small business software industry since the mid 70’s, focusing on inventory and accounting software for small businesses. Charlie is a Certified Advanced QuickBooks ProAdvisor.

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  1. jayem says:

    how to write a check number?

  2. Jayem, you have to give me more to go than that – what are you asking about?

  3. Evam says:

    Charlie – is there a way to add a subtotal data field for the Rate column in an invoice, basically I want to be able to total the rate field then multiply it by the rate at the end. So I only enter descriptions and qty (time), then can total the qty and apply the appropriate rate. Thanks!

  4. Charlie says:

    Evam, sorry, QuickBooks won’t let you do that. I could modify my CCRQInvoice product (http://www.ccrsoftware.com/CCRQInvoice/InvoiceQ.htm) to do that, for a fee…