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Accounting & Bookkeeping for SMEs

For small business people, especially people who are not accountants, the idea of balancing the books can be terrifying. This is panic attack style fear, closely followed in fear factor by the idea of zombie pit bulls.  Freshbooks is geared specifically toward this individual.

The sole practitioner or collection of a few pros in the creative arts, information technology, business services and trade services can all benefit from the intuitive and simplified Freshbooks accounting program.

Freshbooks Cloud Accounting


Yes, this is the same Freshbooks that you may have found on the web using your PC. Now with a great app in your app store (Android/Apple), accounting easy to do from the road. The mobile platform of Freshbooks is aligned to the web based platform closely.

Kashoo Cloud Accounting


Kashoo’s claim to fame is its simplicity. It can be used either in a web browser on any computer, or from an iPhone or iPad.  The invoicing process is incredibly streamlined. Tax documents are prepared for Kashoo users, so that there is limited stress when it is the end of the year.

It’s not just an invoicing system, though. The full featured accounting system has GL, AP and AR are all included, and the modules interact well to prevent dual entry requirements. Bank reconciliations and other long running chores can be traded off among users as one person’s functions shift and adjust throughout the day. They even offer Quick Entry, an innovative way to quickly and easily to input transactions.

TurboTax SnapTax


TurboTax is probably the most well-known tax product on the planet. Intuit has taken their investment in the great brand and turned it into a powerful and easy to use app. For iPhone and iPad, the SnapTax app is in the store, and it’s free. The app gets amazing props for being easy to use and intuitive.

The only challenges reported were on iPhones or iPads lower than the software supports, or when there were unusual circumstances that prevented them from filing a 1040-EZ.



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