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Accounting software

Start your small business accounting with the leader in software, with none other than Microsoft maybe for free!

Small businesses, no matter how small, in fact this because they are small, need to account for their financial transactions carefully: small businesses need accounting software. Since accounting has many subdivisions, such as sales, banking, payroll, but your small business may not require accounting of all these concerns, you will want to obtain that software which satisfies only your business requirements, especially if you’re purchasing the software as opposed to getting free software (which is available if you search for it).

While you’ll start off by obtaining only those accounting subdivisions you must have, you’ll also want to anticipate future growth and diversification; you’ll want to start with an accounting software package that can be expanded from a basic set of necessary functions to include those you expect to need in the future as your business grows and diversifies. When reviewing what accounting software packages are out there in the market, ascertain that first, the package comes in modules that can be custom combined, and, second, that you can purchase and use the modules without having to obtain all parts. An extremely good accounting package that gives precisely this versatility is Microsoft’s Office Accounting Express (2007-2009), an accounting software package you’ve got to see to believe.

When we think about Microsoft, we think paying for whatever software they’re selling, but here’s the good news: if you happen to consider purchasing Microsoft Office Accounting Express when they’re having a market push, you can probably get their basic package for free!

We’re talking about an accounting software system that is tailored for small businesses, that starts you off with a sophisticated basic package what will not only allow you to account for one small company, but for many small companies, that is especially suited for eCommerce (they’ve got a Paypal component that integrates its sales, accounts payable, and accounts receivable with your Paypal account), that is modular, that provides the essential accounting functions, that handles either a sales or services company, and that can be built upon. The last point is the catch (not a regrettable one if the basic stuff is free). You’ll have to pay for additional modules and upgrades thereafter, at least as it now stands.

Still, look at what you get for the basic system: a complete accounting system that handles basic financial accounting, including accounts payable, equity accounting, accounts receivable, sales, fixed assets, banking, vendors, online sales, and all the reports you’ll need for even a medium-size business. This is just the ├ČExpress├« accounting system; the upgrade is the Office Accounting Professional├«. It will allow you to handle employees, inventory, project management, multi-user sharing, and foreign currency sales. This system will take your accounting practices from a small to a medium-size business with ease at a cost you cannot afford to ignore.

Finally, we’re talking about an accounting software system that is so user-friendly, even those who have no experience in accounting will find it easy to use. It’s graphic interface is truly artful, and it’s help and documentation makes it the perfect accounting system for those with little or not accounting background. Go to Microsoft’s site and check it out for yourself. If you’re on time, maybe the free Express edition is still available. Microsoft and free? This must be a revolution in the software industry.

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Before we tell you how to organize files on Windows, you need some essential information. When you click on the start button at the bottom of the root window that comes up when you startup your PC, you get a pop-up list showing various divisions available for access. Click on My Computer (you may also see an icon on your startup window that says My Computer and you can click on that instead). Up will come a window showing the various drives you have on your PC. These are named with a letter. C is the main drive, where the system files reside.

Let Windows organize your files for you, as much as it can.

Now, a drive is not a disk. A drive could take up all of a disk, but a disk may also be partitioned so that it will contain more than one drive. If this is the case, don’t be surprised if you see a D drive even though you have only one disk. It’s only the partition. If you are installing your operating system, you might want to partition your disk first. You can partition them so that you have a C drive, a D drive, and so on. You don’t need to partition to know how to organize files, but consider, most necessary programs go on the C drive. Better to put all your data on another drive, thus reducing the possibility of messing up your system files.

It also makes storage easy, because you just store the D drive, not the entire system if all files were in the main drive.

Let’s assure you’re going to put your files on the C drive. Now, files are grouped by folders. The folder icon looks life a folder. You don’t need to know how to organize files when it comes to operating system files. Microsoft has done all that for you (see how the C drive contains a folder for Programs, and so on).

In fact, Windows has made knowing how to organize files for a user elementary. It has a file on the main drive called Documents and Settings. The C drive contain a folder named Documents and Settings. If you click the icon, it’ll show another group of folders, folders for each user of the system. When a user was created, a folder for this user was also created. You’ll see a folder for your own user name. Click on it and you’ll see a number of folders with names starting with My. There’s My Videos, My Documents, etc. Microsoft seems to know how to organize files for you, because these folders will take care of most of your file structuring needs.

You can add a folder to your own folder now. Right click the folder window. Click on New Folder. A new folder is created and awaits your naming it. As you have seen, a folder can contain other folders. That’s how you structure the folder and organize your files. There it is. By creating folders and folders within folders, you know how to organize your files. What could be easier? Thanks Microsoft!

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