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Time is MoneyNow that you've planned your Web design business or small business, how do you best handle all the money that comes in and goes out? This section is devoted to how to handle the financial aspects of your small business, including articles and tutorials on accounting and record-keeping, time-tracking, tax information, small business financial software, including accounting software for small business, payroll software, small business tax software, QuickBooks accounting software tips, and recommended books on small business accounting, taxes, handling finances, and more.

Know of some good articles, tutorials, tips, Web sites, books, or other resources related to the financial aspects of running or managing a Web design business or small business? Recommendations are welcome and encouraged!

Articles and Tutorials on Small Business Accounting, Small Business Finances, Small Business Taxes

How you handle the financial aspects of your small business can contribute enormously to making or breaking your business, from handling business records and bookkeeping, sending out invoices and billing statements, and keeping track of the money that goes in and out. Below are some articles, tutorials, and tips on small business accounting, record-keeping, and tax information, followed by helpful accounting software for small business including Web design business software for accounting, time-tracking, tax preparation software, and more.

Small Business Accounting and Record-Keeping Tutorials, Tips

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Small Business Tax Information, Tutorials, Tips

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Small Business Accounting Software, Time-Tracking Software, Tax Preparation Software

Small Business Accounting and Financial Software

Which software to choose? What do others think? Financial Software Reviews,'s Financial Software Guide reviews the top accounting software with links to the sites. Ask your accountant, your friends and colleagues what they use, and discussion lists can be a great source for honest recommendations. Here are a few of the most popular programs.


Working with a solution that handles your bank accounts and the invoicing provides a seamless, simplified approach to your billing and produces professional invoices to clients. Some solutions also integrate time-tracking, while others provide import/export capability. In addition, some offer PDA versions to use when you're out and about, and some PDA software will integrate with a variety of accounting programs.

Instead of using accounting software, some small business owners set up spreadsheets, track time manually, and create an invoice template to use, too.

There are plenty of approaches for managing your small business finances, that's for sure! What counts the most is developing a system that works the best for you and is convenient and as easy to use as possible.

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Time-Tracking Software

In addition to the listings below, QuickBooks and possibly other accounting software products include good time-tracking software. See the Accounting Software section above.

Note also that some of the time-tracking software below also handles invoicing and offer other features in addition to their time tracking features. If you have a PDA, check out the timers and time-tracking freeware and shareware at PalmGear.

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Small Business Tax Preparation Software

Not sure which one? Check out reviews by - Top 3 Top Picks: Tax Preparation Software or Best Tax Software: Top 5 Tax Software, Reviews.

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Business Tax Forms, Small Business Tax Forms

U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Forms and Information

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Web Sites Devoted to Tax Information and Small Business Tax Information

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Recommended Financial Software for Small Business, Small Business Accounting Software, and Books on Small Business Accounting and Handling Finances

Books on Business Finances, Money Management, Small Business Taxes

  • Cover - Working for Yourself: Law & Taxes for Independent Contractors, Freelancers & Consultants (6th Edition), by Stephen Fishman. NOLO (March 30, 2006) 
  • Cover - The Small Business Survival Guide: How to Manage Your Cash, Profits and Taxes, by Robert E. Fleury. Pub: Sourcebooks; 3rd Rev ed. (September 1, 1996) 
  •  Cover - Small Business Taxes Made Easy 
  • Cover - Women & Money: Owning the Power to Control Your Destiny, by Suze Orman. Spiegel & Grau (February 27, 2007).
  •  Cover - Rich Dad, Poor Dad: What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money--That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not! By Robert T. Kiyosaki, Sharon L. Lechter. Warner Business Books (April 1, 2000) 

See also Recommended Books on Planning, Running a Web Design Business, Small Business.

Financial Software for Small Business, Small Business Accounting Software

  •  Box - Intuit QuickBooks Pro 2009 (Windows) 
  •  Box - Intuit QuickBooks Pro MAC 2009 (Macintosh) 
  •  Box - Intuit Quickbooks Simple Start Plus Pack 2009 for Small Business (Windows) 
  •  Box - Intuit QuickBooks Premier Professional Services Edition 2009 (Windows) 
  •  Box - Intuit Quicken Home and Business 2009 (Windows)
  •  Box - Intuit Quicken 2009 Deluxe (Windows)
  • Box - Peachtree By Sage Pro Accounting 2009 (Windows) 
  • Box - Microsoft Money Plus Home and Small Business 

Read short reviews and find more book recommendations on Web site-related topics in our Recommended Books, Software section!

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