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6 Tips for Choosing Small Business Accounting Software

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Should You Use Accounting Software?
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Using accounting software saves hours of time compared to handling the books manually and is usually more efficient than using spreadsheet. This is because accounting software reduces or eliminates redundant data entry, like entering the customer's address on the quote, then the work order, and then the invoice.

If you are a sole proprietor with no employees, low or no inventory and a handful of customers, you may not even need accounting software or there are free or low priced accounting software options available. Small business owners who carry inventory, have more customers or employees will save time and have more accurate records if accounting software is used.

Most accounting software is much easier to use than it once was, and some small business accounting software was designed for ease of use by a person with no accounting background at all.

Next: Common Accounting Software Features

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