Years ago, business software was out of reach for the smaller corporations. Today, most of that software is available for everyone from the home based business to the mid size company for low cost. It doesn’t matter whether you have a MAC or PC, software packages are available for everyone. But from the hundreds available, most companies have a hard time deciding which ones provide the greatest benefit. Here are the top five soft wares a small business owner should be without.
If used correctly this accounting system is like having your own firm available to you 24 hours a day. The key point for most business owners is to spend the time using it correctly. It is one of the easiest way to keep track of expenses. The cost is relatively low at around $200 dollars. It can be purchased online at www.Staples.Com, www.Sears.Com, and other retailers. For questions regarding the software you can visit www.Quickbooks.Intuit.Com . At this site you can also try out the software for free before purchasing it.
Many small business owners will backup their computer with a external hard drive. That works great, but what happens that fails as well? The result could be disastrous. To safe guard this from happening you can use a online back up service like www.Mozy.Com . It offers unlimited space for less than $5 dollars a month! Well worth it.
If your small business required Internet communication with employees who may be in different locations to work on project, then Vyew would be a terrific software addition. The best thing about this software is that it is free for the first 20 participants, but does allow a small fee for additional features. Some of the features included are uploading documents, sharing information on your computer and creating designs that everyone can participate in. You can visit www.Vyew.Com for more information.
Do you want to be able to communicate with your customer constantly about new products or services? Then Topica is a easy and simple way to get your message out. You can upload your mailing list, send out fliers and separate your customers mailings to be target oriented. By a simple push of a button you can send your information out to a few hundred or a thousand clients. For more information go to www.Topica.Com. The cost starts at free and then goes to a fee based on the size of the contacts.
Power Bullet Presenter
The ability to do presentations, slide shows, and even creative animated additions to your show. The software program is free and easy to use. You can download it at www.PowerBullet.Com.
Small businesses now have to power to utilize software at their fingertips, without the high price cost of hiring a programmer. By taking advantage of the software programs listed above and many others that are available, the small business owner had gained more control over increasing profits, customer base, and marketing communication.