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.
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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.
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
- Secure, encrypt, and back up your data
- Be available 24/7 from anywhere with
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.