Budgeting in QuickBooks

Bridget Jackson CPA, Manager, PPA Business Consultant

As a subsequent offering to QuickBooks: Basic Users Guide, Budgeting in QuickBooks walks you through the step by step process of building a budget in QuickBooks. It includes an explanation of PPAedu’s online tool, Square One, to help you set up your business to achieve profitability or to reevaluate an existing business to achieve success.

Success is defined by each individual studio and owner. By building a budget and by comparing actual financial results to a budget, the studio and the owner are more likely to reach their goals.

Inputting your financial information in QuickBooks is only part of the process of managerial accounting. Building a budget and tracking against it helps the owner make management decisions based on facts not on gut instinct.

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Bridget Jackson Bio

Bridget Jackson is a Certified Public Accountant and the lead advisor with PPA's Studio Management Services. She has worked with small businesses for over fifteen years and has been with PPA for the last seven. Bridget enjoys educating thousands of photographers on the business of photography and working one-on-one with hundreds more to help them understand business concepts that can help them achieve their goals. Whether it is greater profitability, a better work/life balance, creating personal financial security, or questions on taxes and bookkeeping, Bridget is an all-in-one resource for studio management.  She’s leveraged her expertise by overseeing the 2008 and 2010 Benchmark Surveys, using the data collected to create tools and resources to aid photographers in implementing the results with their own studios. 

Bridget has brought a wealth of financial knowledge and experience to PPA, and has quickly become an industry expert on the financial operation of a photography business. If you have any questions for her about your business, or would like to schedule a one-on-one consultation, you are welcome to contact her at sms@ppa.com. Find out why so many photographers say they owe their business’s success to the time they’ve spent with Bridget!