Many start up and small businesses will know all about having to be the master of all trades when getting things off the ground. If it is marketing, legals, web design, networking, designing and more – You simply have to do everything yourself especially if your spending budgets are low.
I have done it myself I might add, starting a business up from just an idea, working on every part and finding time to network such as breakfast clubs and industry shows… It leaves very little time to yourself and you will soon end up, like it or not, living and breathing your concept.
One of the bigger things that need to be done, that task which you kinda always are putting off, is your accounts. Invoices, chasing, submitting accounts and more are dreaded words for many. I always attempted as much as I could do myself from the monthly white envelopes containing all my receipts to finding the cheapest accountant locally to take on my books.
Nowadays you have easy to use and very economically priced online accountancy software to take most of the headache out of your invoicing. The streamlining is done nowadays for you and the software available make for easy to manage and easy to keep on top of systems enabling you to spend more time on other important aspects of your business.
Here are five great small business accounting software options at only a few £’s / $’s per month:
QuickBooks™ Online Accountancy – Used by millions already and with a near perfect rating online. Easily Create Custom Invoices, Manage VAT & Run Payroll In Just A Few Taps. Manage Bills & Payments. Run Payroll In A Few Taps. Free 30 Day Trial. Track VAT Automatically. Easy Expense Tracking.
Xero™ Accounting Software – With over a million users (including ourselves) and a free trial option. Its online accounting software connects you to accountants and bookkeepers, your bank, and a huge range of business apps.
FreeAgent Accounting Software – Dedicated to freelancers & small business owners with a free trial option. Offers easy-to-use online accounting software with a range of features to help the self-employed stay on top of business finances.
KashFlow’s online accounting software – Starting from just £8 + VAT a month. With inbuilt features enabling faster payments, compliant tax filing & less time spent on bookkeeping, it’s no wonder so many UK small businesses and sole traders choose KashFlow’s accounting software.
Sage UK Software for Accountants and Bookkeepers – A client database of over 3 million, Sage is globally recognised and respected as an online accountancy solutions for business. From bookkeeping and payroll to practice management and compliance, we’ve got it covered. Sage Accountant Cloud, the platform to run your practice, providing you with automation, client collaboration, and powerful reporting and insight tools built-in.