How the past helps you plan future business success

Just as the seasons have indicators that let us know when they’re upon us, your business’ books will exhibit trends that tell you what financial shape your business is in compared to last year.
— Suzanne Kearns, QuickBooks Intuit Blog

For years, meteorologists have tracked seasonal weather patterns, to compare previous years and make informed predictions for the future. You can do much the same for your company's financials. When you know where you stood this time last year, you can make informed decisions and improvements for your future. It's crucial to track where you're at after each quarter, and evaluate and strategize accordingly. You can follow these instructions and adjust your date ranges to create year-to-date reports for comparison.

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Tony Solgard, a QuickBooks Certified ProAdvisor, is president of Bookkeepers Plus, located in Cape Coral and Bonita Springs, Florida. His professional bookkeeping services support businesses across Southwest Florida and nationwide. With the Bookkeepers Plus blog, Tony helps business owners understand the ins and outs of bookkeeping, explains why accounting details are important to their success, and shares his experienced advice to help them do it right. Tony also provides training and advice to maximize your use of QuickBooks.

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