Small business owners: what apps do you use?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Yixian, Sep 14, 2013.

  1. Yixian macrumors 65816

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    I'm looking into starting a small import/export business and I'm wondering what the best apps for the mac for keeping track of this kind of business would be?
     
  2. iBueno macrumors member

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    Hm, it all depends on what kind of business people use their Mac's for, I suppose.

    A few apps that I personally couldn't live without for my business are; Coda, Daylite, Fantastical, pwSafe, Sublime Text and Transmit.
     
  3. numlock macrumors 68000

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    are there any specific tasks or issues in this venture you are looking for apps for?
     
  4. Yixian thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Basically monitoring stock, managing invoices and also tallying up turnover, costs and profits etc.
     
  5. numlock, Sep 14, 2013
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    numlock macrumors 68000

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    assumed as much.

    i see you list europe as your location. do you know what softwares fulfill the official requirements? the tax codes and income tax and things like that can vary so much between countries

    for instance where i am sales and accounting softwares have to be approved by the authorities and of course from my experience accountants and bookkeepers often play a big role in what software is chosen.

    i have over 6 year experience in import and wholesale of among others healthcare products and the software used there everything from import to sales was called navision but that is probably way too much and expensive.
     
  6. Yixian thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Yeah I was hoping there would be a nice, easy to use app for small cottage businesses etc. I'm going to be operating in the UK only.
     
  7. numlock macrumors 68000

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    i think xero (online solution that you can buy/subscribe extra modules for) is suitable for the uk.
     
  8. sportsnapper macrumors member

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    Talk to your accountant - they often have a preferred package, and using the same one as them usually makes life easier as they can see all your data easily.

    I run a small business, and use quickbooks - but its a PC program so I have to run it under parallels. I have three of four programs I still have to run under windows and use parallels for them, everything else is native Mac (photo tools mostly)
     

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