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Chapter 1: QuickBooks: The Heart of Your... > How to Succeed with QuickBooks - Pg. 14

14 Part I: Quickly into QuickBooks How to Succeed with QuickBooks Before wrapping up the little why, what, and how discussion of this chapter, we ought to provide a handful of ideas about how to make your experience with QuickBooks a successful one. Budget wisely, Grasshopper Here's the first suggestion: Please plan on spending at least a few hours to get the QuickBooks software installed, set up, and running. We know you don't really want to do that. You have a business to run, a family to take care of, a dog to walk, and so on. But here's the reality sandwich you probably need to take a big bite of: it takes half an hour just to get the software installed on your computer. (This installation isn't complicated, of course. You'll mostly just sit there, sipping tea or whatever.) But after the QuickBooks software is installed, unfortunately, you still have to run through the QuickBooks Setup process. Again, this work isn't difficult, but it does take time. For example, a very simple service business probably