If you are in business then you usually have enough or your plate without having to worry about working out every last detail on your accounts as well. Sure you could hire an accountant to keep on top of things but for many small businesses just starting out this can be a costly and confusing process in itself. And then of course there are the software giants trying to sell you their accounting software that practically requires a university degree just to print off an invoice!
For the first year of my online business I battled with Quickbooks accounting software but it just seemed to succeed in making everything even more complicated than it already was. When the time came to review all of my systems and assess what was really working for me, this was the first thing that I set out to replace.
I first came about FreeAgent Central just over a month ago whilst researching alternatives and whilst I couldn’t find anyone I knew that had used it, I read a few good reviews online and decided to bite the bullet on thier free month trial. The selling points for me, beyond it’s simplicity, were it’s integration with an iPhone app and the well known Basecamp contact management system which I was also trialling.
I’d love to say that it’s been a thrilling experience using FreeAgent but the truth is I don’t think that I will ever get excited about the accounting side of running a business. What I can say however is it has made invoicing clients and managing the books so much easier. I can manage my accounts on the go and send out invoices without pulling my hair out at the same time. To that extent; FreeAgent Central has made managing my accounts a breeze and I am now a happily paying user. My only regret is that I didn’t find it sooner so whilst you have the chance; take the FreeAgent Trial. You won’t regret it!
Disclosure Notice: As a current customer I am able to offer you a 10% discount when you sign up by clicking any of the links within this post and in turn I will also receive a 10% discount. It’s a win-win situation that leaves more money for the both of us to do the things we love. Thanks!