Owning a small business is no cakewalk. It requires risk-taking, hard work, long hours, creativity, and organization. Tim and I actually make the perfect team when it comes to entrepreneurship because I am all about the big ideas and he keeps me grounded in reality. I am all about the relationships...and he reminds me that we actually should think about making money from time to time (Oh, right, money...and here I was just having fun and trying to save the world). Actually, the truth is that Tim is like a business genius. I think he's eventually going to be a millionaire..oh, sweet! I'm married to him...lucky me.
With QuickBooks ($199.95), small business owners can "create invoices, pay bills, manage expenses, and gain insight" into their business. You can personalize forms with your logo (your business will be professionally regarded when you send out company correspondence), synch your contacts with Address Book (an insanely helpful feature), or run over 100 reports to check in on the status of your business. It's thorough and versatile and can expand with you as your business grows. It's a powerhouse of a program, equally well-suited for individual entrepreneurs or small business owners with a group of employees working under them.
If you're a one-woman show, you might want to also consider Quicken Home & Business ($99.99). It's a scaled down version of QuickBooks and not quite as intimidating to use. Unfortunately, they don't currently have a Mac version available...
YOUR TURN: If you have a small business, how do you manage your finances?
WIN IT! One winner will receive a copy of QuickBooks for Mac or Windows ($199.95) by Intuit. To enter, leave any topic-related comment on this post prior to Tuesday, January 19th at 11:59 p.m. (Don’t forget to follow the rules…all generic comments like “Enter me!,” “Love it,” and “Cool stuff!” will be disqualified.).
* I received a product sample for review purposes.
*UPDATE* The winner is #156 R Hicks. Congratulations!