Three words that often result in sweaty palms and prolonged sighs from even the most hardened entrepreneurs.
Manual. Data. Entry.
It’s a prominent complaint among new clients - particularly those still using desktop accounting systems or spreadsheets - and it’s something I relish helping them leave behind as they move their business forward.
Those clunky, error-strewn spreadsheets are typical of a startup’s record keeping arsenal, but thanks to the advent of cloud-based technologies there’s a better way to manage business finances.
One such platform I love introducing to clients is QuickBooks Online* (QBO). And the thing I love most about QBO is the fact it can be accessed from anywhere, anytime, and on any device.
This is particularly useful for busy business owners who would rather quickly review transactions and invoices while commuting, or at the end of the day while sitting on the sofa. And when they do, they’ll have access to a full suite of incredibly useful features, including:
Slick, Professional Invoices
Make sure your business looks good and gets paid on time with professional custom invoices. And with a ‘Pay Now’ button on your online invoices, your customers can quickly and easily pay what they owe using a credit card, debit card, or bank transfer.
Valuable One-click Reports
With one simple click of your mouse or tap of your finger, you’ll have instant access to valuable and insightful business reports. Monitor performance, track profit & loss, review your balance sheet, or drill down into even greater detail with literally dozens of other reports.
A Smart Dashboard Overview
From the moment you sign into QBO, you’ll be able to quickly review your income, expenses, outstanding invoices, and other key financial data in a smart and easy-to-use dashboard overview.
Real-time Financial Data
By securely connecting your business bank account and credit card accounts, you’ll be able to review and categorize real-time financial data.
And this is just the tip of the iceberg!
Ready to Try QBO? Let’s Talk
I can’t understate just how much I love using QuickBooks Online. In my opinion, it’s cloud accounting at its finest, and I’ve seen firsthand the impact it can have on the fortunes of a small business.
So, if you’d like to find out more about how it can help you and your business, let’s talk.
*Note, there is a distinction between QuickBooks Online and QuickBooks Desktop. They share the same name and were developed by the same company, but they’re completely different software systems.