Self-employed artist needs advice about record keeping. Lately my business has been growing and I find myself in need of having more than a pen and paper record /receipt keeping system. Unfortunately, I am not very familiar with different types of software options. Would you suggest a starting point for me?

24 Nov Self-employed artist needs advice about record keeping. Lately my business has been growing and I find myself in need of having more than a pen and paper record /receipt keeping system. Unfortunately, I am not very familiar with different types of software options. Would you suggest a starting point for me?

There are several options for accounting software that can help you out. QuickBooks is by far the most popular, well-known application for this, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s the best for your needs. How many different reports do you need? Do you have a payroll at all? How important is tracking inventory like art supplies? Do you own a computer? Consider what you need and then look for software that meets those needs. Looking at websites that compare various applications like www.toptenreviews.com can give you a good idea of what each application has to offer and how much it’ll cost. You might also look for software that offers free demos so you can see if it’ll work for you. Further, there are online services that can track all of this for you so you don’t have to worry as much about the record keeping.

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