While being your own boss has its bonuses, self employment means you’re tackling everything on your own. But in today’s digital world, there are plenty of apps and software options to ease the burden. Here are some of my favourites.
1. Xero accounts
This is a brilliant package which allows you to access your business accounts anywhere anytime. We are now using it for our own accounts and rolling it out to our clients who love it.
2. Receipt Bank.
This is a brilliant service for bookkeeping and organising receipts plus it integrates with Xero. Cuts bookkeeping time and costs by half.
3. Capsule CRM
I use Capsule to keep track of the people and companies I do business with, communications with them, opportunities in the pipeline, and what needs to be done when.
4. Survey Monkey
Survey Monkey makes it easy to get feedback from contacts. You create a questionnaire using their templates, and then ask your contacts to complete the survey via e-mail or a social media platform like Linkedin.
This is an online package that’s great for email marketing and newsletters and linking these with social media sites like Twitter, Facebook and Linkedin.
A free service that lets people bring their documents, photos and videos everywhere and share them easily. It allows us file all our documents online.
Paddy Gahan Gahan.ie Xero Small Business Accountants