Intuit provides some useful Visual QuickBooks guides to help you get started using their software.  The goal of theses free guides is to help you learn key tasks to get your business up and running as fast as possible.  These guides are PDF files which you can view on your computer screen or print out as hard copies.  They are also available for both PCs and Macs.

2013_Quick_Start_GuideThe Quick Start Guides are eight page documents that provide information on how to install your QuickBooks software and how to get started using QuickBooks for both new users and upgraders. This easy to download and print visual starts with basic topics such as creating your company file and importing and adding your contacts.

2013_user_guideIf you’re just getting started using QuickBooks, you’ll find the User Guide to be a particularly useful 18 page step by step guide that will show you the essentials on getting around in QuickBooks.   The guide does this is by introducing and explaining the essentials on how to do everyday tasks in QuickBooks such as to how to get paid, pay others and track how your business is doing.  Common tasks explained include creating sales receipts, creating invoices, making deposits, writing checks, entering bills, paying bills and using the Reports Center to track your business.

The guides are available for all versions of QuickBooks.  As these guides tend to be hard to find on the Intuit website, we’ve organized links to all the tutorials into one central location on  You can view and download the tutorials for your particular version of QuickBooks at the following link:  

Requirements: All the Quickbooks Tutorials are available in PDF Form so you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view the tutorials (download Acrobat Reader for free at

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