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It has become a popular trend to have a home-based business, so it should not be a surprise if you find yourself in a competitive market. Therefore, the challenge will be find ways and methods that surpass other business owners in the industry. One way to better improve the way your business is by using a software application that provides your company’s financial information right on your computer screen. It can help view any expenditures, and be used as a guide for how well a sales campaign is going, before spending more money on any supplies. There is a lot of software available to help a business owner manage finances, and the right software such as QuickBooks can help track how well (or poorly) the business is doing. Overall, QuickBooks does have numerous advantages for using it, but there are three advantages specific for the Home Business Owner, 1. In comparison to other accounting software, QuickBooks is very simple to use, and provides anyone new to finance or accounting software with an easy to use layout. This easy to use layout provides one-click options for inputting your financial information, and with the “Easy Step Interview” system, the application will change the options it presents to you, based on the answers you give. 2. Using QuickBooks allows the home business owner the ability to do their taxes more quickly. The way in which QuickBooks organizes all of your income and purchases will reduce the frustration that some people feel when doing taxes. Using this software also is important if the home business owner has hired a professional accountant for tax preparation. Using QuickBooks can make life more peaceful during tax time. 3, Regardless of how many customers your business provides services to or the amount of vendors it uses, QuickBooks can be used to create bills and invoices. The ability to create organized invoices and send them out quickly will reduce the amount of unpaid customer accounts. The invoices also created by QuickBooks are very professional, which is important for a home-based business. They will provide a detailed explanation of what the customer is being charged for. Bills to any suppliers or vendors can also be tracked using the QuickBooks software program. Overall, using an simple programs such as QuickBooks that allows the user to quickly create bills and invoices, with easier tax preparation and layout can provide a distinct advantage to your home business operations.