The problem with most accounting and business training is it is boring.
As a high school student, I took accounting classes. They were so boring that I can’t believe I chose accounting as a profession. Back then, I spent most of the class time staring at a textbook trying to keep my eyes open and hoping the bell would ring before my head hit the desk. At the ripe old age of sixteen, I went to work in the automotive industry. It was there that I learned to do accounting – the old-fashioned way – in ledger books! Yikes, that was definitely an education.
Some courses sold as homeschool-friendly feel like classroom courses not fit for individual student usage.
With QuickBooks for Beginners Homeschool Online Course, we take a different approach. While the course is geared toward middle and high school students, I know homeschool families come in all shapes and sizes. The material is so adaptable, it can serve one student or a whole house full. Whether students are allowed to complete it all online or you portion it out by screencasting video lessons for the family and printing the downloads, the choice is yours. All content is kid-friendly and special attention is given to the free resources that are included.
Learning accounting is difficult when you have no real-world scenarios.
That’s why we start with a small service business that any teen can probably run – a lawn service. The lessons are real-to-life from the years my first two homeschooled children were home. Our son cut grass and our daughter created beach bags to sell. This course draws on those two examples. This is not theory we are talking about, it is real business accounting.
Love it or I’ll Buy it Back Guarantee.
Being a homeschool mom, I know what is important in a course.
- Multiple learning styles are accommodated in this course
- Video lessons are enough to teach QuickBooks all by themselves
- Additional resources inspire entrepreneurial pursuits with free links to stories about young business owners
- Printable worksheets, puzzles and vocabulary lists
- Progress tracker helps keep student and parent on same page with the lessons
- Graded quizzes are downloadable for easy record keeping
- Once the course is completed, there is a final quiz too!
- Quizzes are set for at least 80% correct to pass, with unlimited attempts
- Printable certificate available at completion
This course was extremely helpful to me. The videos were very user friendly and showed me ways to really improve the methods that will help me advance my business. The quizzes taught me better means to discuss my plans and goals. Thank you for making this a pleasure to learn more about QuickBooks. Highly recommended!!
QuickBooks for Beginners Online Homeschool Course
Units 1 & 2 – The Beginning
In this module, students will learn how to open a new company file in QuickBooks Pro. Students will also learn the importance of a backup and how to ensure a good recovery should a loss occur. Multiple company files can be created in the software by following the instructions for the original company.
Unit 3 – Chart of Accounts
Students will learn about the structure of the accounting system. We call it the Chart of Accounts or the bones.
Units 4 & 5 – Item Lists
Item Lists include Service Items, Inventory Parts and Sales Tax Items. This module will focus on all item types.
Unit 6 – Customize Forms
Students will learn to use Canva.com to create a custom logo and edit QuickBooks forms to create custom invoices, sales receipts and statements. We will be demonstrating the free version of Canva.com in this module.
Units 7, 8 & 9 – Name File
In this module, students will learn to manage the Name File in QuickBooks. We will work with Customers, Vendors, Employees and Others.
Unit 10 – Banking
Students will learn options available for Bank type accounts and what they should look for when choosing a bank or credit card for their business, as it applies to QuickBooks downloads.
Unit 11 – Billing Customers
Learning how to create Invoices, bill Accounts Receivable customers, accept cash, make deposits and run reports associated with AR are the subjects in this module.
Unit 12 – Buying Inventory and Paying Vendors
In this module, students will learn how to prepare documents when they buy inventory and how to pay vendors for inventory purchases and expenses.
Unit 13 – Selling Inventory and Sales Tax Payable Report
Posting inventory sales invoices plus where to find and how to run Sales Tax Payable Report is so important to any business. We cover it all here.
Unit 14 – Financial Reports
Finally, students will learn how to run and read the business financial reports – P&L and Balance Sheet. This module also contains the Final Quiz. It’s a good one.
Frequently Asked Questions
Which QuickBooks software do I need?
QuickBooks Desktop Pro PC annual subscription is the recommended version for homeschoolers. If you already have this software there is no need to purchase another copy. However, if you want to make a one-time-purchase without having to renew each year, I’d recommend QuickBooks Desktop Pro PC
Yes, you can use Premier edition. It is generally twice the price of Pro, so I’d recommend using it only if you already have it or can find a good price on it.
How can I use the course for more than one student in my immediate family?
Signup and send me an email asking for additional access. email@example.com Please provide separate email address and user name for each login. The student name can be any screen name you choose. Does not necessarily need to be real name. The email address needs to be one that is accessible by the parent in order to receive quiz results.
If you’d rather do the course together, there is no need to request additional login access. Quiz questions can be viewed on-screen with parent/siblings and grading can me done manually or verbally. The choice is yours.
How long will the course take to complete?
The course is ten modules with lots of content. Students can progress at their own speed. Take your time and absorb all the information. Students can run through it quickly the first go around and then come back to really dig into all it has to offer.
The videos focus on using QuickBooks, while the additional resources focus on business and accounting. QuickBooks is an accounting software, but does not teach accounting. That’s why we use the additional resources.
How do I request a refund?
We offer a 30-day no questions asked refund. Just send me an email if you are not satisfied with the course. firstname.lastname@example.org
I have a coupon code. Where do I use it?
If you have a discount coupon code, use it on the checkout page. There is a field you can pop it in and see the price before you checkout.
Which forms of payment do you accept?
We use Stripe and PayPal for credit card processing. We do not store any credit card information. If you choose to use your PayPal account funds, you can do that too. It is all seamless and easy.
When do I get access to the course?
Once the payment is processed, you will receive a welcome email with your credentials. Be sure to check you SPAM folder if you do not see it pretty quickly.
Choose “Login” on the top menu bar and use your credentials.
Choose “My Courses” dropdown and then “QuickBooks for Beginners”
The Course Outline will open.
Start by clicking on the first module link.
I’d like to take a minute to introduce myself.
My name is Vicki McCay. I’m a wife and homeschooling mother, who has an Amazon FBA business and does accounting for local small businesses. With many years in automotive (double-entry) accounting under my belt, QuickBooks was a logical solution when we started a 401(c)3 mission organization almost twenty years ago. Learning it was hard, but with perseverance, I succeeded in setting up the accounting system for the non-profit.
I left the automotive business to be a full-time mommy to our youngest son. Once he started school (public school at the time), I accidentally got a part-time job as a personal assistant and bookkeeper! It’s a long story how that happened. Just saying, volunteering for Meals on Wheels can be dangerous to your unemployment plans. Anyway, with the part-time job, I was still able to be home with our son when he was out of school.
Testing proved our son is Gifted, which doesn’t mean smart. It means he learns differently. It doesn’t mean Advanced, either. So when he reached sixth grade and moved into all Advanced classes things got rocky in his education. We decided to homeschool. It’s not our first rodeo; our two adult children were successfully homeschooled and are wonderfully productive citizens today.
A few years ago, I started investigating options for what we’d do when my husband retired. We’ll be debt free, except for living expenses – utilities and food. We won’t need much, but we will need some. So, one day I stumbled upon Amazon FBA. It intrigued me because I liked the fact that it was something I could do without being tied to the house or inventory. We want to be able to travel on the spur of the moment, you know. Homeschooling fits our lifestyle and he is growing so quickly, we can’t waste a single day.
Being an entrepreneur and teacher at heart, it is only natural to share what we learn with others.
Important: Information in this document does not constitute tax or legal advice and must not be used as such. If you have tax or legal questions, please contact your professional adviser. Any course offered here is simply to demonstrate how to use accounting software or spreadsheets. QuickBooks for Amazon Sellers and QuickBooks for Beginners courses have a 30-day refund policy. eBooks, spreadsheets, and courses for spreadsheets are not included in the 30-day refund policy. I am happy to help with use issues with spreadsheets and courses.
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