Two years ago, we discovered the cloud-based accounting solution Xero by googling "alternative to quickbooks online". Truthfully, we were so frustrated with Intuit due to their disorganization, general lack of interest in Canada and refusal to create a solution that wasn't Windows-based, that anything was better. A quick road test of Xero at that time caught our attention and we've been avid supporters of Xero ever since.
InHouseCFO's Small Business Blog
As Canadian small business accounting specialists, we focus on making sure all of our client's numbers are kept straight, current, and meaningful. With the recent introduction of a plethora of software tools, the numbers on which we are able to advise our clients now go far beyond just the financial ones.
In reviewing our current business numbers as part time CFO for Canadian small business, we're pleased to see that there seems to be a bit of an uptick in activity by small businesses looking to get their numbers caught up. This is as a result of the introduction of easy to use, available by anyone at any time anywhere software tools for collecting and recording key business numbers. We're crossing our fingers that this trend continues, and here's why.
While there are always technology solutions that are business specific, there are certain ones that all small to mid-sized businesses (SMB's) must have today. At InHouseCFO we see these must-haves falling into 4 main categories: