In This Chapter
Using the Item list to track stock
Keeping stock as you purchase and sell items
Using purchase orders to help track stock
Adjusting stock records to reflect what’s really in stock
Taking the lazy person’s approach to stock
For small and growing businesses, stock is one of the toughest assets to manage. First, of course, you need to physically care for stuff. Second, you have to make sure that you don’t run out of some item or have too much of some other item.
QuickBooks (fortunately) provides elegant sophistication in its stock management features, making stock management easy. With a little jiggering, you can probably get it to work in any simple case – and even in many more complex cases.