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August 3, 2017 at 5:34 pm #94735
and I am confused about the accounting portion. Will I need to get Quickbooks or a similar accounting software and Square?? I am concerned about paying for both services. I do not have the money for a book keeper and am looking for options.August 3, 2017 at 5:41 pm #94906
Hi Brenda, I can definitely understand being on a tight budget; most small business owners are. With that said, there is a free accounting software called Wave that you should check out. It offers most of the features that QuickBooks and Xero offer but at no cost. I spent sometime using this software as research for our Best Accounting Software guide, you can check out all of the features and benefits here:http://fitsmallbusiness.com/best-small-business-accounting-software/
I believe that Square is probably going to be your best bet when it comes to credit card processing. You can find out more info in our Square Fees & Pricing guide here: http://fitsmallbusiness.com/square-fees-pricing-guide/
I hope this info is helpful and thanks for reading!
Crystalynn SheltonAugust 8, 2017 at 7:09 pm #95549
hi brenda, i just completed my biz plan & financials with the amazing help i received from the mentors @ score.org its free and they were extremely helpful. i had what i thought was an almost completed biz plan. the mentor from score had me trim it down add other info clarify the financials recalculate the numbers,etc. with out there professional guidance it would never be what it is today, ready for lenders to view. good luck