4 Programs to Make Accounting a Breeze

There are so many new and wonderful opportunities and equally difficult challenges that come with owning your own business. Velvet Cartel's B2B ATX blog is here to help you harness and enjoy even the unpleasant parts of entrepreneurship. Objectively, one of the most unpleasant parts is paying those taxes. Every quarter, you have to give a little back. The key to accounting for your small business is staying organized and on-time. We've put together a list of the most helpful applications and tech to help you breeze through the taxes without any tears.

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Are you still keeping every scrap of paper with a number on it filed away in a cabinet? You don't have to ditch your receipts, but we suggest you scan them with Shoeboxed. This "stupid simple" receipt scanning and expense tracking app will keep every cent of your business documented, stored and protected. At tax time, simply use the app to sort your finances. It's really too easy. View the full details HERE.

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FreshBooks is the self-acclaimed accounting service for the non-accountant. Perfect for your start-up, this software handles invoicing, accounting and billing. Available on mobile and desktop, FreshBooks offers free (limited) accounts, free trials and paid accounts starting at only $19.99 a month with ad ons available as you go. Tour FreshBooks HERE.

3. inDinero

Eliminate the early stage financial headache with inDinero. Designed for your budding business, this software will manage your accounting, taxes and payroll--all in one place. With round the clock support from real accountants, you'll have more time to manage the business side of your business. Request an invite HERE. https://vimeo.com/94325108

4. Zoho

Zoho is not only financial software, but business productivity software as well. In addition to solving accounting challenges and keeping track of sales, your business will benefit from its business process and human resource solutions. Seamlessly integrated from the cloud, Zoho could be just what your business has been looking for. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VHzesoI-HXw

What is your current accounting approach? Has your business had an experience with any of this software? Why is accounting software a better fit for your business than a hired accountant--or vice versa? Start a discussion below!

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