Cloud Based & Desktop Accounting Services
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 Ardent Business Services provides accounting and financial consulting services for start-ups and growth-minded small businesses. Accounting specialties include accurate setup of financial systems and processes including Quickbooks Online and Desktop Conversions, ongoing bookkeeping and expert accounting review of your books and production of customized periodic reports. Finance-related specialties include an in-depth analysis of your business financial health, strategic financial guidance for growth, firm valuation and economic case-building to support negotiations and investments. As IRS Enrolled Agents, we also offer tax planning to help you keep as much of your profits as possible.
Quickbooks Online is your gateway to cloud accounting. You can access your reports and make transactions from any mobile devices connected to the internet. Your Company records are stored in the cloud and are protected by Intuit's encryption protocols. As Advanced Quickbooks Online ProAdvisors, we can offer the expertise to maximize your use of the programs. Of course, if you prefer to use or continue to use desktop accounting; such as, QB Desktop Pro and Premier, QB Enterprise and Point of Sale, we also hold certifications for these as well.
We specialize in the set-up, review of accounting procedures, optimization, reconstruction, staff training and coaching and maintenance of your Quickbooks accounting system. We will design a system that will make filing your taxes much easier by linking Quickbooks transactions into Intuit’s tax software to make it easy and less costly to have your year-end taxes completed by your accountant. As IRS Enrolled Agents, we can assist you with this by filing all necessary tax forms directly input from your Quickbooks software. E-filing 1099’s become a snap to complete. Your books should be simple and fast, yet detailed enough to satisfy the decision makers with the necessary reports and easily report necessary information to the necessary Federal and State agencies. We also specialize in inventory tracking, product costing and margin maximization. We want to find out what is most important to you and your company and tailor an approach specifically designed to meet or exceed those needs.
We specialize in one-on-one training and prefer to train at your office, depending on location . We will have an in-person initial consultation and can work at your location and/or remotely thereafter at very reasonable rates. From our office, we can assist you with bank and account reconciliations, payroll and many other beneficial functions. Whether your needs are weekly, monthly, quarterly or yearly, we focus on meeting your individual and company needs while adhering to the highest standards of quality, timeliness, courtesy and professionalism. We don’t aspire to be your accountants, but a member of your team.
We have achieved Quickbooks Online Advanced Certification to bring you the best that Cloud Based Accounting offers. We also are certified ProAdvisors for Quickbooks Desktop, Enterprise and Point of Sale. 
  
10 Reasons Why You Should Use QuickBooks Online, Desktop, Enterprise and Point of Sale

QuickBooks is the ideal business accounting software for small to mid-sized business owners.

1. You save time on bookkeeping and paperwork because many simple bookkeeping tasks are handled automatically making it easier to run your business.
2. You can easily generate the reports with the information you need, so you always know where your business stands. You instantly know whether you're making money and whether your business is healthy.
3. You save money because QuickBooks is so affordable. You can use it to run a $5 million or a $25 million business for a few hundred bucks. Accounting software is truly one of the great bargains in business.
4.  Your business can grow with QuickBooks. QuickBooks will help you design a business plan to use when trying to secure a small business loan or line of credit or to plan for the future. QuickBooks will create a projected balance sheet, profit and loss statement and statement of cash flows in the format recommended by the U.S. Small Business Administration.
5. You can customize QuickBooks to work the way you want. QuickBooks is specifically designed to be flexible and adaptable to a wide range of small businesses. To broaden its appeal, QuickBooks has recently added customized accounting packages for contractors, retailers, health care professionals, and non-profit organizations.
6. You can rest assured knowing that QuickBooks is a stable, reliable and proven product. Hundreds of thousands of small businesses throughout the world have chosen QuickBooks as their accounting software. You can't go wrong with a software program with such an extensive installed user base.
7. You save typing time and errors by sharing data between QuickBooks and over 100 business applications. You can even share data with popular programs, such as Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook and ACT.
8. You will get paid faster with QuickBooks online payments. E-mail an invoice or statement and with QuickBooks Online Billing, your customer can easily pay you with a credit card or bank account transfer. No more waiting for the check in the mail!
9. You can easily accept credit cards. With QuickBooks Merchant Account Service, you can accept credit cards with ease. QuickBooks Merchant Account Service is the only credit card acceptance service integrated with QuickBooks software, which means you don't have to enter the same data twice. No additional software or hardware is required. Your customers can use Visa, MasterCard, or American Express.
10 . You can pay your bills and handle your banking online. Setup your current bank account in QuickBooks, and you're ready to pay your bills without licking envelopes, sticking stamps, or printing paper checks. Just write checks in QuickBooks as you normally would, then click a button and your participating bank does the rest! Pay anyone in the U.S. from your credit card companies to your pizza service. Online banking also lets you download your monthly statement from your participating bank directly into QuickBooks for easier reconciliation.