Small Business Accounting Software?

HoosPhotog

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I am looking for recommendations for a good business (not personal!) accounting app for my photography business. For now something basic will do just fine.

Especially interested in hearing about apps people have personal experience with.

Thanks a bunch!
 

AllergyDoc

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Hmm... You weren't very specific about your needs. Do you need to bill people? Keep track of invoices? If so, you're likely out of luck. I use Moneywiz, after much study. But I don't have to bill or invoice people. It's very flexible.
 

snberk103

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Look at AccountEdge. They have a 'lite' version that may be more suitable for a small small-business. I started using it when it was MYOB and have been happy with it for years.

You should state where you are since accounting packages are generally tailored for different tax and accounting practices. Even between the US and Canada there are important (though) subtle differences in accounting that need to be kept in mind.
 

RUGERMAN

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Jun 12, 2010
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Accounting SW

I am looking for recommendations for a good business (not personal!) accounting app for my photography business. For now something basic will do just fine.

Especially interested in hearing about apps people have personal experience with.

Thanks a bunch!
Take a look at MultiLedger very good program that is identical on both platforms and will do everything that QuickBooks will but easier. I have used it for 15 years for both my own business and for doing the books for others.
 

sahnert

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If you use an iPad, you might enjoy Kashoo. The app links to a web-based account so you can track your data anywhere and the pricing is reasonable. I just started using it this January, but I like it a lot.

If you don't need that type of connectivity, I liked MYOB for the brief time I used it.
 

weckart

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For the UK, this one is very easy and transactions are unlocked so no need to create journals to correct an entry. Also handles flat-rate VAT, which is a nice bonus and missing on more advanced accounting software. Mac and Win versions available.

A bit pricey, for what it is, however, although licences are lifetime with no upgrade costs.
 

robo456

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I used to use Billings back when I ran my own computer consulting business... did well for time tracking and stuff like that... looks like the software has "beefed up" a bit since I last used it:

http://www.marketcircle.com/billingspro/

Also, what about Quickbooks on the PC side (either run in bootcamp or a virtual machine?)

--rob
 

RUGERMAN

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Jun 12, 2010
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I used to use Billings back when I ran my own computer consulting business... did well for time tracking and stuff like that... looks like the software has "beefed up" a bit since I last used it:

http://www.marketcircle.com/billingspro/

Also, what about Quickbooks on the PC side (either run in bootcamp or a virtual machine?)

--rob
Again, I would recommend taking a look at MultiLedger, runs great on both platforms and IMO better than Quickbooks.
 

phoenixsan

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Maybe.....

Quickbooks from Intuit is a little bit much?....Still, good software to me....


:):apple:
 

mac2o

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Quickbooks for Mac

Great question. I'm interested in following this thread as well.

In your opinion, quickbooks for mac or run parallels with quickbooks for pc?

Getting ready to purchase my next computer, and this accounting software issue is really holding me back from deciding whether or not to get a pc or a mac.
 

steve123

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Download Apache Ofbiz. Steep learning curve but you will never need another accountng app until your photo biz hits $1B of revenue. :) Includes a web store, hr, erp, etc.
 

jdmage_mx5

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I have had great luck with waveapp online accounting software. Free and does what I need. They also have various platform apps to manage your account.

Edit: Just realized this is a resurrected from the dead thread. Im pretty sure OP has what they need by now.
 

rhett7660

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I am looking for recommendations for a good business (not personal!) accounting app for my photography business. For now something basic will do just fine.

Especially interested in hearing about apps people have personal experience with.

Thanks a bunch!
You might want to mention where you are located also. I have a feeling some of the Apps might be centered around US laws, while others might be able to be setup outside the US.

Also, like others have mentioned, are you doing billing/Invoicing of people? Processing credit card orders?

What about Freshbooks? They are an online application, so it doesn't matter what you are on.
 
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