View my monthly banking summary (business)


The Cash Flow page in the Business tab helps you track and manage the short-term spending for your business. By providing a quick overview of the business spending accounts where you manage your regular deposits and expenses, Quicken can help you determine if you have enough money to cover your monthly bills.

Spending Accounts - Quicken automatically adds the checking savings, credit card, and cash accounts you track as spending accounts. If you use other account types to manage your regular expenses, you can move them (with some exceptions) to a Spending Accounts group. Use the Account List to do this.

  • In includes incoming funds for the month such as payments from customers, deposits, and so on.
  • Out includes expenses such as bills and other liabilities.
  • What's Left reconciles the inflows and outflows, so you can immediately see if you brought in more money for the month or if you spent more than you made.

The In/Out/What's Left snapshot shows a combination of actual and projected values for the current month by default. You can also see actual values for past months and projected values for future months by clicking the arrows on either side of the date above the snapshot. Future (projected) values and estimates in the In/Out/What's Left snapshot are made up primarily of bill and income reminders. Bill and income reminders are scheduled expenses and income that you have told Quicken about. For example, you can schedule monthly bills such as rent and insurance so they appear in the Out area of the snapshot.


The "big picture" provided by In/Out/What's Left is supplemented by other convenient and intuitive tools that provide insight into your finances:

  • The Business Reminders tab displays future business transactions.
    To be a business transaction, a transaction must meet one or more of the following criteria: 1) It includes a category associated with a Schedule C tax line item, 2) It includes the Not Sure Business Expense category, 3) It is in an invoices/receivables or bills/payables account, or 4) It includes a business tag. 

1.  Click the Business tab.

2.  Click the Cash Flow button.

  • Why don't I see a Cash Flow button?
    The Cash Flow page in the Business tab displays cash flow activity in the business spending accounts you added to Quicken. The Cash Flow option only appears if you have a business spending account set up (checking, savings, cash, or credit card account). If you're tracking business transactions in a personal spending account, your business income and expenses appear with your personal income and expenses in the Spending tab.

3.  View the In/Out/What's Left snapshot that appears at the top of the page.

  • How do I add transactions?
    • Enter transactions directly in the register of the account; otherwise, choose Add Reminder to set up a reminder in Quicken.
    • Enter information about the transaction. If you need assistance, click the Help icon.
    • Click OK.

Notes

 

  • How do I customize this snapshot?
    • Click Select Accounts.
    • To include an account in the Business In/Out/What's Left snapshot, the account must be a business spending account. Click (change) near the account name to change the tab where the account is shown and the use of the account.

    Notes

    • Only spending accounts can be included in the In/Out/What's Left snapshot (investing, property & debt, and other types of business accounts are always excluded; you must purchase Quicken Home & Business to see business banking accounts, which appear only in the In/Out/What's Left snapshot in the Business tab).

      • Quicken automatically adds the checking savings, credit card, and cash accounts you track as spending accounts. If you use other account types to manage your regular expenses, you can move them (with some exceptions) to a Spending Accounts group. Use the Account List to do this.
    • Quicken automatically adds the checking savings, credit card, and cash accounts you track as spending accounts. If you use other account types to manage your regular expenses, you can move them (with some exceptions) to a Spending Accounts group. Use the Account List to do this.
    • See Hiding an account for more information about how this setting affects reports and graphs. 
  • What is the Bill and Income Reminders tab for?
    The Bill and Income Reminders tab displays the scheduled bills and deposits you've previously set up. Only scheduled business transactions appear in Business Reminders snapshot on the Business tab.

    • To be a business transaction, a transaction must meet one or more of the following criteria: 1) It includes a category associated with a Schedule C tax line item, 2) It includes the Not Sure Business Expense category, 3) It is in an invoices/receivables or bills/payables account, or 4) It includes a business tag.

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