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8 Great Financial Apps for Small Businesses

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Small Business Application

Small businesses need to have some type of financial software to track their expenses and income. There are many different financial apps available to make running your business more efficient and cost effective. Choosing the right one depends on what type of management tools you want.


Intuit QuickBooks

QuickBooks for small businesses is robust software that has many features and capabilities. With this system, you can pay bills, handle payroll and track income sales. The software allows you to create professional forms and invoices. The document management tools and features allow the user to share and store all of your documents in the system.



GnuCash is financial account software that is user friendly and allows a small business to track all of their expenses and income. This software is based on business accounting principles and helps the user to keep accurate reports and balance their books. It has many built in features that allow the user to save time, which in turn saves money.



FreshBooks is an application that allows you to create invoices and other billing documents. This software will also track your employee’s time so it can be billed to the proper department or client. To handle the billing process this app has an online service that will automatically handle recurring invoices. This is time saving software, which helps you process invoices much faster.



Mint can be used for small businesses to help track your business’s finances. This is user-friendly software that can show you quickly where your money is being spent. You can set goals and budgets with this software; including recurring bills and one-time expenses. You have the option of setting up alerts that will automatically let you know if there are any urgent changes in your finances.


Microsoft Dynamics GP

Microsoft Dynamics GP offers several financial applications that were created specifically for small businesses. This software is customizable and can handle a variety of duties including e-commerce, human resources and project accounting, just to name a few.


Peachtree Pro Accounting

Peachtree Pro Accounting software offers most standard accounting features including tracking payroll, creating budgets and creating invoices and checks. This app has an extensive list of financial statements and reports that are designed to help save you time and effort. This system was created using the standard double entry accounting principles.


Concur Expense

Concur Expense takes the nightmare out of creating and tracking expense reports. This app is an on demand web service that supplies expense report automation that is a cost effect solution. You set up the expense report guidelines and policies and the system will take care of the rest.



Quosal is an application that helps a small business to create proposals and tracks them through the system. It helps to streamline the process of creating and managing sales documents. The software can be loaded on your computer or there is also a web based application available.


All of these apps will help streamline your businesses tasks and save you time and money. Consider these apps, and others if you know of them, to find out which one will best serve your Small businesses .


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FirstHosting March 14, 2011 - 3:57 am

all these are good tools specially the ones related to management of clients and billing.

Helmi Asyraf | Kissing Crust March 14, 2011 - 8:44 am

Because of this post, now I realized how good Apple’s marketing is…


The time I saw your post title, it came straight into my mind the post must be about must-have iphone’s business related apps I should install.

To be honest, it took me sometime to realize that your post is not about Apple at all.

Btw, good post. Cheers!

ZK March 14, 2011 - 3:09 pm

That is so true ….The way Apple has marketed iphones and the download app store concept, the term “app” is become generic to the iphone and its applications 🙂

Jen Williams March 14, 2011 - 3:23 pm

ha so true. I’m even programmed to think of “app” as something from Apple. Perhaps they should trademark that… just like Facebook tried to trademark book.. or whatever it is they tried to do.

Alexis March 14, 2011 - 3:05 pm

Hey Jennifer,
Great job you’ve done here. Intuit QuickBooks has a free trial. That make it even more attractive to me.

Barbara Ling, Virtual Coach March 15, 2011 - 10:57 am

I vote as well for Quickbooks – found the benefits to be of great use for my business.

Alex March 15, 2011 - 6:09 pm

Hello Jennifer,

This tools might be useful but I remember when I had a class which involved working in Microsoft Dynamics GP (if I am not mistaken, do they offer any other type of CRM) and I must say it’s a pain to learn how to use them.

Of course you can make simple operations with it, but if you want to start adding something like taxes, shipping etc the things start to get messy. I am pretty sure that at the end of the course they offered us a voucher for the exam to be accredited in Dynamics, but we had to buy very thick book.

seo cyprus March 16, 2011 - 10:50 am

Did anyone use the above software?
Which accounting software is the easiest to learn and use?

Kai Druhl March 16, 2011 - 4:04 pm

I use MS Excel for everything, works just great. And I can customize to my hearts desire. Also, importing from online statements and even web data works well. Maybe I’m just a tech nut, but I just found the learning curve and data entry for most off the shelf software to hard to endure.
But, special applications may work well for people who prefer a more set and stable environment, and don’t want to risk loosing data and messing things up.
Thanks for the post, Jennifer. Are you playing with MS Excel sometimes? 🙂

Felicia @ No Deposit Poker March 17, 2011 - 12:30 am

Hi Jennifer,
I haven’t encountered all of these financial apps you’ve mentioned. I’m happy to learn new stuff today. Thanks for sharing!

hcg August 22, 2011 - 11:55 am

IPhones, Computers and other modern entertainment gadgets can now indeed be used to build a lucrative business opportunity and commercialize your Small Business.
These iPhone Small business apps can definitely help to save more time, since time is money, make the most of apps to maximize your time value in any location.


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