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Money Management Tools and Resources for Small Business Owners

 

Running a small business is challenging----from the delicate balance of budgeting to managing and inspiring employees, even the most seasoned entrepreneur has his/her hands full when starting a new venture.

 

Money management and small business

 

Getting a handle on your financial situation will be essential if you want to establish yourself long term. If money management isn't your thing, and you struggle with organization in general, perhaps it's time to get some assistance in this department and take one thing off your plate as you juggle other balls in the air.

 

Before you hire an accountant, consider this----there are a number of money management tools and resources that can help you get your house in order without putting yourself in the red. Consider these helpful apps, websites, and resources for balancing out in the black and continuing to profit, no matter what the market is doing:

 

  1. Invoice2Go

This app delivers what its name promises. It allows for invoice creation on the go that is also compatible with business software back at home base. Perfect for those owners who double as sales reps, you can keep all of your financial affairs in order as you travel from client to client and increase your volume. Invoice2Go will also compile your data and provide you with 15, 30, 60, and 90-day projections for sales based on your previous logs. Who doesn't like to know where they are headed? Invoice2Go can get you there.

 

  1. The Happy Penguin

Say hi to your new best friend with the Charlie app. This cute little penguin will track your spending, note promotions and coupons for you based on your spending, and even give you suggestions on how to maximize your dollar and minimize your "wasteful spending". Simply input a few items and watch Charlie go to work for you, finding the best deals, killer coupons, and amazing savings that will put money in your pocket, month after month. Every penny counts when building a business, right? Simply download the Charlie app and let Charlie do some of the dirty work for you.

 

  1. LoanCalc

Sometimes you just need cash, and you need it fast. LoanCalc makes borrowing easy; with the input of some important items regarding a loan, LoanCalc will give you the most important terms of any loan you borrow----current interest rates, estimated monthly payment, interest over time, and how long it will take you to pay the loan off. LoanCalc will also match you with area lenders to help get you set up and ready to net more profit for your business venture.

 

  1. Expensify

One of the best parts about owning a business is keeping track of expenses that you can write off come tax time. Expensify records and analyzes your expenses with a snapshot of every receipt that you input, and the result is magic----reports that show you how much money you are making, what you are spending, and how you are spending. In addition, detailed reports are available with regard to what expenses are tax-deductible, so get ready to put some of that money back in your pocket on or before April 15th.

 

  1. Currency+

If you are lucky enough to have international vendors and clients, you might want to invest in Currency+. Never again will you have to guess or estimate what a transaction is costing you---this app uses current market conversion rates to calculate each transaction from any currency to U.S. dollars and back again. Simply input your data and let the app do the rest. Your records will be even more accurate with the addition of Currency+ to your business tools bucket.

 

There you have it, business owner. This smattering of cutting-edge apps and technology will put you at the top of the pyramid when it comes to operating your business efficiently. Here's to your continued business prosperity and success!

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