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    Small business accounting software?

    So the misses started her own company and needs a good home accounting software . . . options are Quicken and Quickbooks. Same publisher, different programs . . . I've read half a dozen websites and can't come to a firm conclusion which is better. In the long run, we'll have an accountant . . . but for now, its a DIY type of thing.

    Any of you fuggers have experience with either of these programs?
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    I don't do the books for my company. That's handled by my wife and father, but after trying a few others over time we've settled on this as the best:

    Features | Xero | Beautiful Accounting Software

    And the best thing is it's all cloud based. It has great features like being able to upload bank statements automatically which saves a whole crap load of data entry.
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    All my buddies tell me Quickbooks...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    All my buddies tell me Quickbooks...
    And what does Capt. Hawg use?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 007 View Post
    And what does Capt. Hawg use?
    Handwriting and a calculator. My business is so small and simple that elbow grease and a few pieces of paper is all that's needed.

    I bought Quickbooks and registered it. But after looking into it, I found it to be overkill for my needs. I wouldn't use more 5% of what it has to offer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    Handwriting and a calculator. My business is so small and simple that elbow grease and a few pieces of paper is all that's needed.

    I bought Quickbooks and registered it. But after looking into it, I found it to be overkill for my needs. I wouldn't use more 5% of what it has to offer.
    Are you still banking with Sealy Posturepedic too?



    That's what I'm worried about . . . I think that Quickbooks is the way to go, and for what she's doing, there are going to be enough moving parts that an excel type spreadsheet ain't going to cut it. She'll have accounts payable, accounts receivable, multiple vendors and clients, etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 007 View Post
    Are you still banking with Sealy Posturepedic too?



    That's what I'm worried about . . . I think that Quickbooks is the way to go, and for what she's doing, there are going to be enough moving parts that an excel type spreadsheet ain't going to cut it. She'll have accounts payable, accounts receivable, multiple vendors and clients, etc.
    I bank with MTBR of America, a financial institute. They offer 12% on 6 month CDs, 6.75% on basic savings accounts, truly free checking with unlimited monthly air miles, .007% 40 year fixed-no money down mortgage plans, 0% 84 month auto loans, 0% 120 month boat loans, free accounting for all accounts-personal and business, free safe deposit boxes, and they always have a basket full of flavored suckers to dip into.

    Ya ought to consider it. Works for me.
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    Quickbooks over Quicken.
    Quicken is more of a personal accounting program. Quickbooks is for businesses. I don't know about the newer versions but it used to be pretty easy to just pick the parts of Quickbooks that you needed. You could always easily add more "modules" later if required.
    They're both pretty easy for newbs to get the hang of.
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    I use quickbooks but because I am still small I use the easy start edition.
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    Another vote for QuickBooks. I probably only use 5% of what it has to offer but it makes doing year end stuff and generating 1099s a breeze. I bought a cheap, maybe bootleg (couldn't really tell but it worked fine) copy about 10 years ago and then somehow got a free copy from Staples a few years ago. It seems like it is very scalable.

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    Quickbooks here to run a $6 mil distributor, works fine, could use a few more features, but we could also pay for a better version of QB....

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