The idea of managing accounts and staff records can seem daunting. Once upon a time it involved lots of manual paperwork. The digital age has thankfully made it all much less timely and confusing. Not only do we have Microsoft programmes to help us, but there are also a plethora of other programmes out there to keep every detail safe and secure online.
Let’s start by looking at accounting. This probably most new starters worst fear. The idea of dealing with taxes and numbers and percentages and keeping records of all payments and spendings can seem like a job in itself. That’s why it’s worth looking into software that can do all this complex organising for you.
Programmes such as Quickbooks and Wave Accounting are regularly used by startup companies, but there are many others on the market. There will be one catered to you depending on the size and scale of your company, so it’s worth shopping around. Having this kind of software will put your accounts all in one place, useful for showing the taxman without having to dig out multiple statements and receipts.
Keeping a record of all your staff may also seem like a challenge, something that has also been niftily taken care of with software. Programmes such as Zenefits will take care of the payroll and make sure everyone gets there wages on time. No-one wants unhappy employees who have forgotten to be paid.
Then of course there is the aspect of marketing and getting your brand out there. Yes, you may have to get off your chair for this one, but there’s software out there to help with certain aspects. For example, a programme like Flyer Maker can help you produce your own professional flyers instead of having to approach a company to do it for you.
Finally, there are pieces of software that you can use to help with scheduling. An old fashioned calendar or diary can have its uses, but some diaries get busy and complex (having to move dates around can get very confusing) and in these cases software such as Booker and Genbook can come in handy. It’s worth looking into which programmes are also available as phone apps, so that you can keep your schedule updated on-the-go. You’ll never have to worry about losing a diary again.
Overall, all these kinds of software could help in the long run – not just saving you time and energy, but also the money of otherwise having to hire someone for the job. As a start-up company, you want to be spending as little as possible. Even if you choose to expand in the future and such software no longer becomes practical for your huge empire, having detailed digital records will make it very easy for an accountant or HR staff member to take over when you need it. The days of stressing over pieces of paper and file cabinets are over. Get downloading and let computer magic do all the organisation for you.