How to Set up a Budget in QuickBooks

Budget is a process in which anyone does a financial plan for a particular period. It can include planning, sales volume, expenses, liabilities and cash flows, etc. This is also one of the best ways to keep on top of the business.

As a self-employed business owner, budget creation is one of the simplest ways to maintain your business health. It can be an annual budget, monthly or quarterly it doesn’t depend but yes it surely helps you in many ways.

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Below are some budget-making tips which may help you to make a good and proper budget. With the budget, you can manage the revenue, expenses, cash flow, expenses, financial goals for the business professional or in consultations.

Budget Tips for QuickBooks Users

  • Focus on more than individual Line items
  • Make sure to cover all expenses categories
  • Pay appropriately
  • Pay close to timely estimates
  • Treat the budget as a living entity
  • Take care of wishful thinking
  • Select the right tools
  • Keep the budget very simple
  • See the places where you can make the cut cost
  • Invest your business
  • Keep every person accountable

You can easily make and delete the budget in QuickBooks, which helps you to manage the different activities.

What are the benefits of creating a budget in QuickBooks?

  • Through the budget, it is very easy to print the report
  • compare the report plans with the actual expense
  • It helps you to analyze the reports and resource
  • Analyze the budget of your company by using the budget

How to create a budget in QuickBooks?

  1. Select the budget year – Use the year for which you won’t create a budget
  2. Select the budget type – Choose the budget type or class. You can select the Balance sheet or profit or loss budget. Profit and loss budget offers a more wide view of your budget for a year.
  3. After selecting the budget type click the next button if selected balance sheet click then finish button
  4. Add any additional criteria – if you want to add any option criteria such as you want to create a budget for specific customers you can go for customer job option. No additional criteria help you to make a simple yearly budget
  5. Select Budget Creations preferences – There are 2 options “Create a budget from scratch” or “create a budget from previous year actual data”. Select the option as per your convenience. Using options “create a budget from previous year actual data ” help you to create data as per your last year budget, however, if you are creating the first time then you can go for other option
  6. Enter your budget – Now enter your budget yearly or monthly which may take some time
  7. Save – Save the budget once it is completed which can be viewed at any time.

Steps in QuickBooks for Create a Budget

To begin, go to Company > Planning & Budgeting > Set Up Budgets.
  1. Step 1: Select Budget Year. Use the > to choose the year for which you want to setup this budget.
  2. Step 2: Choose Budget Type.
  3. Step 3: Add Additional Criteria (Not Required)
  4. Step 4: Choose Budget Creation Preferences.
  5. Step 5: Enter Your Budget.
  6. Step 6: Save.

Once the budget is ready it is advisable to monitor your budget over time. The budget helps you to compare many things and it also helps you to forecast which helps to take many important decisions for the company.

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