Accounting Tips for Horse Owners – 3 Tools to Use

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Gone are the Days of Bob Cratchit Scratching in his Ledger

Gone are the days of  Bob Cratchit and Ebeneezer Scrooge scratching in their ledgers. These days there are many software programs to help business owners and horse owners to help balance their books.
Creative Commons License photo credit: CircaSassy

Microsoft Excel spread sheet

Microsoft Excel is a simple way or people to keep track of their expenses and  income.  Once set up your spread sheet will help you see where and how your money is being spent. Basic online training is provided and there are many easy courses to give horse owners a thorough understanding of the power of Excel.

FreshBooks.com

From a quick read on the FreshBooks.com site it looks as though they are gearing their product toward businesses which send out a lot of invoices.

They describe themselves as:

” Our mission is to deliver fast and simple invoicing and time tracking services that help you manage your business. We call these Unaccounting services and they will:

  • Save you time
  • Be easy to use
  • Make you look professional
    (think Fortune 500)
  • Let you manage your books without
    an accountant
  • Secure, encrypt, and back up your data
  • Be available 24/7 from anywhere with
    any computer

Quickbooks.ca

The QuickBooks website describes themselves as:

The best small business accounting software, like QuickBooks, is designed for those who are unfamiliar with accounting or bookkeeping.

Accounting software simplifies tedious bookkeeping tasks. It has formulas and reports built right in to do the math for you – so you can spend more time doing what you are good at.

QuickBooks is a revolutionary computerised bookkeeping system. It’s easy to set up and to operate. It offers you online access to a live community of other QuickBooks users, accountants and others who are willing to educate you with their knowledge. It will enable you to organise your finances, keep track of your expenses,manage your cash flow, generates reports when you need them and save you precious time.

About Laura

Laura Kelland-May is the founder of Thistle Ridge Skill Builders Development Program. She more than trains horses, she trains people to train their horses. In addition she is a Sr. Judge and can offer insight into What the Judge Is Looking For. Follow her here and get more tips.
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4 Responses to Accounting Tips for Horse Owners – 3 Tools to Use

  1. Thanks for the quick primer on accounting software tools. I’m only familiar with QuickBooks of the three you spotlight. Of course, your advice for businesses to get on top of their finances is spot on.

  2. Curious my avatar isn’t showing up. Ideas on why this may be?

  3. Laura says:

    Sorry Nanette … I have no idea! :) Will check and see

  4. Laura says:

    It shows up on the Right hand side on your comment!

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