Updated: Jun 2
As a solo entrepreneur or small business owner you often have to do many different tasks in any given day. There's so much to do it's difficult to be productive unless you use a few of the brilliant tools that are available to help you.
Keeping on top of your finances as a small business owner can be challenging in today's times, to say the least. The good news is that there are a number of quite powerful tools available online to help you stay on top of things. Let's have a look at a handful of the best ones available. There are dozens available across a range of platforms.
If you want to create customized and impressive quotes and invoices for your clients then consider 17Hats. You can add your own logo, create quotes and invoices fast, invite other members of your team and produce good looking electronic documents to send out to your clients. This tool supports both US and International currencies.
Calculator.me provides a wide array of free financial calculators. Everything from financial planning, mortgages, credit cards, and loans. If you have been needing to create a budget for your business, figure out your retirement calculations, or figure out how your revenue or wages are going to be taxed, check out these financial calculators.
Xero is one of the slickest online accounting tools available today. It's a combination of accounting, billing, banking and invoicing functionality. You're able to see graphically what your cash flow looks like at any point in time. There's a function to enable you to download your bank feeds automatically and the product has quickly grown in popularity, boasting more than 200,000 users in 100 different countries.
Kartra allows you to sell products through its complete online ordering and checkout feature. This Web-based solution is designed to help you sell more services and products easier, resulting in more earned revenue. There's also an e-mail functionality, enabling you to send targeted campaigns and it has the ability to allow you to accept payments and credit cards.
Tired of doing your own bookkeeping and need some bookkeeping support. Bench may be your solution. Not only do you get a dedicated bookkeeper to work with each month, the platform’s functionality includes multiple cash flow views, income and expense tracking, project categories and real-time updates on your financial position.
If you find that your expenses are all over the place when it's time to account for them consider Expensify. You will be prompted to photograph receipts and upload them into the system, where they can be matched to credit card transactions if applicable. Incorporated tools allow you to analyse the expenses, track business mileage and more.
If you are using one of these tools already, please feel free to leave us a comment on how you’re using them in your business.