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Connecting Entrepreneurs, Investors and Cash Flow

Whether you need money to fund your business dreams or you want to invest in the next great entrepreneur,...

Small Business Guide to Online Billing Software

We look at how to choose an online invoicing software service -- the questions to ask and the features to look for.

Small Business IT: Cut Your Power and Cooling Costs

If you're looking for ways to save money, look to your electrical outlets. We show you how running your servers at...

Receivables Exchange Turns SMB Receivables into Cash Flow

With working capital tied up in accounts receivable and credit in short supply, SMBs lack funds to fuel growth. The...

How to Analyze Accounting Data in Excel

Want to harness the power of small business software to gain insight into business your data? Helen Bradley explains...

Small Business CRM Review: ContactMe

Customer relationship management moves out of the boardroom and onto Main Street. Now even micro companies can find...

A Guide to Small Business Accounting Software

Do you need full-blown small business accounting software or would a good invoicing and expense program suffice? Our...

A Small Business Guide to CRM

Small business CRM can make a big difference in a company's bottom line. But choosing the right CRM software can be...

Top 10 Small Business Tax Sites, Software & Services

Do you need a little tax help? If you're not the type to just dump it all on your CPA (well, even if you are), here...

Intacct Launches Upgraded Online Accounting Program

Intacct Winter 2010, a cloud-based financial management and accounting solution, adds new dashboard views, automated...

Top 10 Small Business Financial Applications

Running a business means crunching the numbers, tracking the cash flow, paying employees and staying on the...

Sales Compensation Meets CRM, Simplifies Incentives

Xactly Incent Express application leverages the Salesforce.com CRM platform, letting small business sales managers...

Accounting Software Review: QuickBooks Premier 2010

We take a look at what’s new and improved in the latest edition of QuickBooks small business accounting...

Electronic Bill-Payment Service Saves Time and Money

Bill.com’s ePayments service lets small businesses pay any and all vendors — regardless of size —...

Software Review: Qvinci Adds Power to QuickBooks

Qvinci displays QuickBooks data in intuitive charts and dashboards. No need to export or import data, and the...

Goodbye NetBooks, Hello WorkingPoint

What’s in a name? Ask WorkingPoint, which rose like a Phoenix from the ashes of NetBooks. And in the process...

Review: Peachtree by Sage 2010

We take a look at the expanded features and customization available in the annual refresh of Sage’s venerable...

Cisco Capital Offers Alternative Financing Source

The tech giant’s financial arm extends a helping hand to small businesses.

DotNetInvoice: New Features Improve Online Invoicing

Looking for an intuitive way to handle invoicing and payment processing online? The recently released DotNetInvoice...

FishBowl Inventory and QuickBooks: Satisfaction Guaranteed

Got inventory? Fishbowl integrates with QuickBooks and promises a full refund if you're not 100 percent satisfied.

Tools and Services Make Tax Time a Little Less Painful

While nothing makes preparing and paying your taxes pleasant, some services can make it easier and cheaper. Here are...

Review: Klix Online Accounting

Klix Online uses the Internet as the ultimate office network to provide decent accounting capabilities at a...

Intuit 'Stimulus Package' Offers Free Products and Services

The company shows its support for small businesses with free software, services and grants to help them survive and...

Nett 30 Provides Free Web-Based Invoicing Service

If you have better things to do with the time you spend invoicing each month, like, oh, building your business, you...

2009 Awards: Readers Pick the Best Small Business Tech Tools

Our roster of winners includes the best tools to help small business owners curb costs and improve efficiency....

PayCycle Payroll Service Makes Saving Money Even Easier

If you’re managing payroll manually, PayCycle can save you time and deliver peace of mind that it’s...

PayCycle Says Simplify and Save on Payroll

The online payroll company aims to make it easier and more cost-effective for small companies to pay their employees.

Review: Intuit's QuickBooks Accounting Premier 2009

In this year's update, the company focuses on online banking enhancements and international currency. Does it...

Review: HP rp3000 Point-of-Sale System

In the market for a new point-of-sale system? HP has married the technology from its high-end systems and its...

Sales Quotes and Proposals for the Digital Age

Do you spend too much time creating quotes for clients and even more figuring out where the deal stands? Quosal...

Review: QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions v. 8.0

The features in the latest version of QBE come primarily in the form of third-party plug-ins that greatly expand the...

Free Advice Online for this Taxing Time of Year

When it comes to tackling tax issues, you’re not alone. These online resources offer tax tools, advice and...

Review: Business Plan Pro 2008

If you’ve got a great idea for a business, the first thing that you’ll need is a plan. And to help with...

Mobile Finance: Tracking Money on the Go

A smartphone and the right software can help you keep your fingers on your company's financial pulse — no...

Life Beyond QuickBooks

If your company's growth rate is straining QuickBooks at its software seams, perhaps it’s time to take the next...

Online Services Reduce Payroll Pain

If you’re having trouble understanding the various payroll forms, regulations and procedures, online services...

Office Accounting Is Still Free, Now Bilingual

Microsoft Office Accounting 2008, the third iteration of the small business accounting offering, still features a...

Intuit Forces Your Upgrade Hand in QuickBooks 2008

The few new improvements and features in QuickBooks 2008 don't merit an upgrade for most people. But if you’re...

NetBooks: Accounting Meets Business Management

Web-based accounting plus business-management capability adds up to NetBooks, a new contender with impressive sales,...

Paradise By The Dashboard Light

For its 20th birthday, Act 2008 gets a dashboard feature. Get ready to upgrade.

NetBooks Targets 'True' Small Businesses

The Web-based application vendor says companies with fewer than 50 employees can benefit from an integrated business...

Peachtree Produces Smaller Crop of Fresh Fruit

Version 2008 doesn’t offer any new must-have features, but a few improvements plus its reliable inventory...

QuickBooks and Linux: A Server Story

Intuit takes an important, if incomplete, step by making QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions available on the server...

QuickBooks Goes for Gold and Silver

A new certification program at QuickBooks Solutions Marketplace aims to assure customers that the third-party...

Calculated Change in Excel

This month, our app-by-app look at MS Office 2007 focuses on Excel. How heavily you rely on the spreadsheet could...

Are You Outgrowing Your Accounting Software?

If your company's success is straining your accounting program's capabilities, it’s time for a mid-market...

FreshBooks Makes Invoicing All But Automatic

Stop billing the old-fashioned way. FreshBooks makes creating, sending, and following up on invoices painless —...

The Tax Help Cometh

Sure, tax time hurts. But these online resources for small businesses can help take some of the sting out of this...

CRM With Google Flair?

The new Etelos CRM software beta integrates with Google's personalized homepage and business suite.

POS Gives Small Retailers Big Boost

Whether you have one register or more, Microsoft's Dynamics Point of Sale 2.0 software lets you automate...

Accountants Put Security First

Information security and identity management top the list of IT concerns among the nation's top CPAs.

Choosing an Accounting Package

When it comes to managing a business, you want the strongest accounting package on your side. But which one can...

Microsoft in Hot Pursuit of Your Accounting Business

A dark horse in the race to win your bookkeeping dollars, Microsoft offers a viable application — but is...

Prepare for Success in 2007

Web services giant, Affinity Internet says this short lull after the holiday shopping rush is the perfect time to...

Growing With QuickBooks

Intuit's QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions supports up to 20 people simultaneously, controls access privileges and...

Put A Prophet in Your Outlook

Avidian integrates its Prophet 4.0 CRM software into Outlook, which the company claims helps small businesses...

Payroll Without the Pain

You don't need a degree in accounting to handle your company's payroll. Three new online services make it easier to...

Money Talks: Motivating Sales People

There's no mystery surrounding how to inspire sales people. It's as simple as this: Show them the money. Incent, an...

Visitar: New Kid on the CRM Block

Here's a dash of irony for you. Visitar, a new customer relationship management company, is taking on...

Review: QuickBooks Premier Edition 2007

As predictable as sparrows returning each year to Capistrano, Intuit's annual QuickBooks upgrade is migrating to...

PeachTree Ripe for Picking

Peachtree accounting products turn 30 this year, and in addition to the annual refresh of its standard titles, the...

New Peachtree Ready to Harvest

Sage says its new crop of Peachtree by Sage 2007 accounting software includes a redesigned interface,...

Intuit Helps Contractors Make Their Best Estimate

Still writing estimates on the back of your business cards? QuickBooks Easy Estimate is designed to help trade...

Does Microsoft's Small Business Accounting Add up?

A year of public beta testing helped Microsoft smooth out its accounting program's rough edges. Now a few months...

Low-Cost Direct Deposit From Wells Fargo

Looking for a way to offer your employees direct deposit? Wells Fargo hopes its patent-pending service interests you.

Intuit's Cure for Growing Pains

Worried about outgrowing Quickbooks? Don't. QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions 6.0 speeds through accounting tasks,...

Improving Small-Business Payroll

PayCycle.com rolls out two features designed to automate and simplify the payroll process for you and your employees.

A Fresh New Look for Quickbooks

Premier 2006 is faster and more intuitive to use than its predecessors. For the first time in years, it may well be...

Microsoft Connects POS and Accounting

The company releases a free plug-in that lets retailers transfer point-of-sale data directly into their financial...

Intuit Cuts Pricing, Kills QuickBooks Basic

The company says competition from Microsoft is not a factor, claims better customer experience is the only motivation.

Microsoft Accounts for Itself

Can Small Business Accounting 2006 out-maneuver and out-feature its entrenched competition and coax longtime...

Microsoft Plays Numbers Game

Despite arriving late to the ball, Microsoft Small Business Accounting 2006 offers a comprehensive feature set and...

Payroll: It Doesn't Have to Get Ugly

If payroll is your least favorite task, payroll services can do the dastardly deed for you. We take a look at how...

Buy Versus Lease: What You Need to Know

Because maximizing cash flow and minimizing taxes is critical to small business success, it pays to know your...

Peachtree 2006 Bears Fruit for Small Business

The company's annual accounting harvest offers convenient new features plus dedicated versions for construction...

Peachtree Unveils 2006 Release

The newest installment of the small business accounting program adds online bill paying, a way to find common...

Simply Accounting Upgrades for a New Year

New features and incremental improvements should appeal to longtime customers, but Simply Accounting 2005 doesn't...

It's Year's End — Do You Know Where Your Money Went?

Ketera's online software suite can help SMBs keep a tight rein on their spending and lets them know where every...

QuickBooks 2005 — New and (Slightly) Improved

While they're excellent programs, the latest QuickBooks for 2005 don't boast any killer features. For this fiscal...

Microsoft Targets QuickBooks With New Office

Looking to offer small businesses an integrated approach to accounting, contact management and general productivity,...

Intuit Unveils QuickBooks 2005 Lineup

The software company announces that the latest in its ubiquitous small business accounting product line features 22...

Intuit Builds a Quicker QuickBooks

For businesses with no employees or inventory to manage, QuickBooks may be overkill in terms of set-up, complexity...

Projected Financials: Overkill for Most SMBs

If you want to analyze your business finances but don't want to work with spreadsheets, Projected Financials offers...

Payday by Peachtree

Beyond the usual minor enhancements that we see each year, Peachtree now offers an online payroll service (finally!)...

For Accountants, By Accountants

ProConections, a monthly newsletter from the maker of QuickBooks, aims to help accountants work smarter and increase...

Software Review: Microsoft Money 2004

Bigger and not much badder, Microsoft Money 2004 retains everything that was good in the last version and serves some...

MYOB for Windows and Mac

A big fish in the Mac world and a definite contender in Windows, MYOB's latest accounting programs, MYOB Plus version...

Microsoft Money 2003 Deluxe

Microsoft Money 2003 offers great Web integration, strong setup tools and excellent planning tools — everything...

QuickBooks Point of Sale Solution for Retailers

Many small businesses use QuickBooks in the back office because it is relatively inexpensive and easy to use. Now,...

Peachtree Complete Accounting 2003

The latest Peachtree Complete Accounting 2003 will appeal to businesses that manufacture goods or have lots of...

An ASP With Small Business Aptitude

Application service provider apps4biz.com leverages its programming flexibility to provide small business with big...

Software Review: Simply Accounting 2003

Simply Accounting 2003 offers adequate accounting features for just under $40 bucks. But its new e-commerce...

BizfinityPro 7.0 Unveiled

Bizfinity expands and updates its suite of integrated e-commerce, inventory and accounting systems for small...

PayMaxx's Payroll Services for Small Businesses

PayMaxx offers a variety of Windows-based payroll processing and human resource services that are capable of meeting...

Working With Latest Version Of QuickBooks Premier

QuickBooks Premier 2003 effectively combines ease of use and strength, and is a first-rate program for small...

TaxACT Not A Tough Act To Follow

TaxACT 2002 distinguishes itself most with its low-cost — not its feature set. Although 2nd Story Software did...

TurboTax Premier Home & Business Software

If you don't mind the activation scheme or licensing limitations, then TurboTax Premier Home & Business software...

Make Payroll Processing A Pleasure

Are your employees anxiously waiting for you to deliver their 1099 forms? Preparing your payroll and related tax...

TaxCut Platinum From H&R Block

April 15th is just 90-days away — now is a good time to take a serious look at what H&R Block's TaxCut software...

TurboTax Limit on Single Computers Sparks Outcry

A new anti-piracy feature on Intuit's popular TurboTax software triggers an outcry from customers as a new...

VersaCheck Offers Versatile Business Software Solutions

Looking for cost-effective software options for finessing your small business accounting functions and check...

First Look: NetLedger Salesforce.com Migration Program

NetLedger announced new migration capabilities that will let businesses switch from Salesforce.com's legacy...

New Accounting App for Small Businesses that Think Big

Small Business Manager 7.0 delivers increased sales and purchasing features, plus sophisticated inventory and...

Intuit Unveils New Quickbooks 2003 Financial Product Line

Intuit introduced its new line-up of QuickBooks products for 2003. New financial solutions for small businesses...

Refreshing a 20-Year-Old ACT

' A round of new features and functions for both individuals and workgroups is designed to keep this ACT on the road.'

NetSuite's Online Advantage

' NetSuite Small Business lets you manage your financial and accounting data from any Internet-ready PC. But is that...

Ten Tips to Get Customers to Engage With Email Marketing

' With email marketing, you have only a few seconds to grab readers' attention. Here's how to make every second count...

Xactly Analytics: Look at Sales Compensation On-Demand

' The company claims it new online service lets small business owners tap into fragmented sales data for better...

QuickBooks Users Take to the Web

' Even though Intuit hasn't exactly pushed QuickBooks Online Edition on them, small businesses are discovering the...

Turn Outlook into a CRM Platform

' If you need a CRM and sales force automation solution but are reluctant to commit to a whole new platform, Prophet...

Simply Accounting Online

' ACCPAC has taken all the functionality of its popular Simply Accounting program and put it online to provide small...

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