QB Issue Resolution:

reports that are available in QBO can be customized to some extent when you click the customize button, you have to experiment

premier is desktop and is a completely separate program that does not interface with QBO, like QBO it has standard reports that also can be customized using the report customize button, again you have to experiment to see if you can get what you want.

There are custom report writers in the marketplace, they are very pricey

As far as hiring someone, check for a pro advisor in your area

Resolution for Issue 'Can I create custom reports using quickbooks essentials? If not can do it with premiere and can i hire someone to set them up?' available: Yes (Solved).
Source: Intuit Community forum.

Can I create custom reports using quickbooks essentials? If not can do it with premiere and can i hire someone to set them up?: this issue or error code is a known issue in Quickbooks Online (QBO) and/or Quickbooks. Support for this issue is available either by self-service or paid support options. Experts are available to resolve your Quickbooks issue to ensure minimal downtime and continue running your business. First try to resolve the issue yourself by looking for a resolution described below. If it is a complex issue or you are unable to solve the issue, you may contact us by clicking here or by using other support options.

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