Small business owners have disparate needs and objectives. The need for a strong program to manage finances, however, is imperative whether you are a start-up, consultant, freelancer, sole-proprietor, or a growing microbusiness.
The day-to-day operations of burgeoning companies vastly differ from those of large brands. Ensure your small business is using the best financial management programs to meet your needs as your company grows and changes.
Below is a list of software programs that provide great tools for managing and tracking your finances.
1.You Need A Budget
If you’re new to the start-up or entrepreneur world, You Need A Budget is a great place to start when it comes to learning the basics. The software is synced to the Cloud, which allows it to constantly access and update your bank account so you know how much you’re spending. YNAB also lets users allocate funds for larger, infrequent bills and payments. Learn more here.
Quicken has multiple offerings for both financial novices and seasoned players. The upgraded tiers provide tools for managing debt, long-term saving, and managing investments.
Owned by Intuit, Quicken is synchronized with TurboTax making uploading data and completing tax returns quick and seamless. TopTenReviews ranks Quicken #1 for personal finance software.
3. Intuit QuickBooks Pro
This software is specifically designed with small businesses in mind. Features include the “capability to track income sales and expenses; pay bills; print checks; manage payroll and payroll taxes; create professional-looking invoices and forms; and even accept credit and debit card payments.” It also offers e-signature support and much more.
FreshBooks tracks you and your employees’ hours for easy billing to clients. The software also manages recurring invoices, and can automatically follow up with customers and clients when a bill is past due, which means you get paid faster.
5. Sage 50 Accounting
Sending invoices, cash-flow monitoring, online bill paying, job management, inventory management; Sage 50 Accounting tackles it all. They also put you in charge by allowing users to customize the software based on individual needs: “Create shortcuts to you most common tasks, access key screens with a click, and easily access your most important business information.”
There’s a number of credible software programs available ready to help you tackle your small business financial management needs.
Looking for more guidance or assistance with managing your businesses finances? Contact Millan & Co to schedule an appointment. 512-479-6819.