There are two primary topics included in this lesson. The first topic focuses on creating a new company within QuickBooks. This step is essential to understand because it affects the organization and presentation of your company within the software.

The second topic lists preferences that will allow you to customize QuickBooks to fit your needs. This section explains the purpose for most customization options to help you decide which items are applicable to your company. The layout of this chapter enables you to easily navigate through the different preference screens within QuickBooks.