Sometimes we like to forget certain parts of the job of being an artist. We are also small business owners and with that comes everything that goes into running a business. Sales, marketing, and bookkeeping are a few of those tasks. I've written a few blog articles about marketing but I don't think I've written any about bookkeeping and accounting. Why? Well, because I'm not really good at it. I find it boring. I'm not sure what to do to make it more fun and interesting but I imagine having an easy to use bookkeeping software would be helpful in keeping me on track.
I use Turbo Tax and Mint.com and think they are excellent products (mint.com is free, check them out) so my first thought was to look into Quicken or Quickbooks since all of these products are made by Intuit. Of course they have various different flavors of Quickbooks and Quicken even has a home and small business addition to help add to the choices, and confusion. I know I don't need something that will do payroll and I don't see that in my near future so I can eliminate that but that still leaves lots of choices. So I'll ask you. What, if any, bookkeeping software do you use? What do you like about it and what do you dislike? I'd live to get some feedback from artists and non-artists.
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