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best software for sole trader

Discussion in 'Money matters' started by mobile hair design, Oct 3, 2011.

  1. mobile hair design

    mobile hair design New Member

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    Hi there
    can anyone give advice on what software would be best for keeping records for a small sole trader hairdressing business. Its mostly for keeping records of invoices . Any ideas?
  2. Couple It

    Couple It Well-Known Member

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    Have you thought about starting off by using Excel? You can always move to accounting software later if you feel it's needed.

    Wendy :)
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  3. bluepenguin

    bluepenguin Well-Known Member

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    If you're going to be using a book keeper and/or accountant, you're probably best to check with them as they'll usually have a product they prefer to work with.

    If you're just gonna do it all yourself, I would recommend MYOB Just Invoices, but you'll find that everyone will have different recommendations based on their own experiences.
  4. StellarScott

    StellarScott Active Member

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    Hi

    The 'best' software is the one that suits your needs best so the most important thing is to consider your needs now, at the end of the financial year and maybe in a years time when youve grown a little. Dont forget you will need your track your expenses too

    Make sure you take a look at the cloud solutions like SAASU or Xero which have low startup costs and are easily scalable to your needs.

    Happy to give more info on SAASU or Xero if you contact direct
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    Hi,
    Another option that we have been moving all our smaller clients to is nominal. Its Australian software with a good local support, they guys there actually listen to their customers and what they want. 90% of the features that we've asked on behalf of our clients are now in the software..

    Email me if you want me info.
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    MareeJaeger New Member

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    Hey there- yes I agree with Wendy- infact at the moment I use Excel spreadsheets (I think there are also some on the Victorian Government Business website that you could download and modify according to your needs) linked to my Billing Software. My accountant told me there is no need to complicate things by using anything more. It has suited my needs so far.
    Good luck.

    Maree.
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    tndfloor New Member

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    Hi, i find xero really great. spot on, light , user friendly interface, reconcile is simple and keeping record is also easy and simple.

    I myself have small business and dont have strong knowledge when it comes to the accounting and book keeping. when i was searching information about accounting software many ppl told me that it is better off to find a good accountant, but hey,,i am not really there especially when they are asking me to pay 400$ for doing bas each quater(not that it is overpriced, it was way to much when considering size of my business.) and i wanted to know what is going on and wanted to be involved.

    And xero was there, recommended by fairly large number of people and i loved it.

    hope you find perfect software.!
  8. bridiej

    bridiej Well-Known Member

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    I also just use Excel for bookkeeping and find it does the job. :)

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