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Accounting & Billing


When I Work Now Integrates with Quickbooks

By James Clifton, 21 October 2014

Two things employers hate, employee scheduling and payroll, are about to get a whole lot easier. How so? Because, this really is great news for small business owners, employee scheduling app When I Work has just announced a new partnership with Quickbooks Online. In fact it is more than just a partnership it is full integration with Quickbooks Online.  (more…)


Xero is gaining popularity in the cloud-based small business accounting software space, as you may have heard by now. The app is in use at more than 334,000 businesses at present.  If you're one of its many fans, you may have heard about the new Xero Add-On Marketplace. Recently launched, the Xero Add-On Marketplace brings you more than 350 small business integrations that help you customize your accounting system, all within Xero's interface. (more…)


As a freelancer, you have a to-do list that is a mile long. There's the work itself, whether its graphic design, writing, editing, or anything else. There's going over briefs and interacting with clients. There's keeping your workspace organized, which is no small task. There's the never ending struggle to make some free time for yourself and your loved ones. And, on top of it all, there's the part where you keep track of your time and expenses, send invoices, and collect payments. (more…)


Wow, it seems like there are a million small business accounting apps on the market, with more coming out all the time. In fact, many of them are great, and one is often just as good as another, in terms of features. So it becomes a challenge to distinguish one accounting app for another, especially for small business owners who hate accounting. Let's face it, that's the case quite often - maybe most of the time! (more…)


The Top Ten Essential Apps for Start-ups

By Todd Spear, 7 October 2014

The story of your start-up begins with a great idea. Thankfully, nurturing and developing the idea is often the hardest part. After you've survived the agony and the ecstasy of first envisioning, then selling your start-up idea to yourself and others, the actual work can begin. And it's then that a carefully selected arsenal of apps becomes your best friend. (more…)



The phrase small business accounting has long been known to strike fear into the hearts of many entrepreneurs. If the thought of keeping track of invoices, receipts, and other financial documents makes you cringe or, worse yet, rue the day you put on your entrepreneurial hat and started your small business, fear not! With the help of two cloud-based apps - FreshBooks and ShareFile - you can take the sting out of small business accounting. (more…)


Small Business Accounting Apps and Add-Ons Twitter Chat

By James Clifton, 30 September 2014

Small Business Accounting Apps and Add-ons Twitter Chat with Quickbooks and Xero The second of our Twitter Chats where we talked integrations and add-ons with Xero and Quickbooks plus a host of QBO unconditionals and some random developers who popped in for the chat. We covered many topics relating to integrations, add-ons, life and more. Have a look through the chat let us know what you think and keep an eye out for the next #GetApp Twitter Chat. [View the story "Small Business Accounting Apps and Add-Ons" on Storify]


Six Kick-Butt Alternatives to Wave Accounting

By Todd Spear, 22 September 2014

Editor's Note: Several of our readers have written in to point out that Wave small business is a free tool, in contrast to the paid offerings in this article. Although pricing is not the focus of this article, it's certainly a top consideration, and GetApp nor the article's author meant to imply otherwise! Wave Accounting has been around for years, and many business have been using it, to varying degrees of satisfaction. In fact, user reviews and ratings of Wave Accounting here at GetApp are mixed. Certainly, this free accounting tool is not without its fair share of fans, but noticeable grievances have emerged. Users have cited issues with bank account migration/sync and data loss. In short, some say Wave has a few glitches. Rather than quibble about the oft-stated peculiarities of the app, we've pulled together this list of six alternatives to Wave Accounting that we think certifiably kick butt. The accounting and financial reporting apps that make this list have been selected for there stability, easy synchronization, and robust reporting features, as well as any features they might have which go beyond the capabilities of Wave Accounting. Here are our picks. (more…)


Community Education Partnerships is serving the needs of homeless children in California’s Bay Area.  The company, which was founded by Erica Mohan in 2010, envisions a compassionate and respectful community in which all children have equal access to educational resources. (more…)


In honor of our Free Twitter Chat on Add-ons & Integrations in Small Business Accounting Today at 1200 EST #GetApp, we are counting down the top accounting influencers on Twitter. Follow them to get all the numerical dirt! If you think accounting is boring by nature, think again. Money is, after all, what makes the world go 'round. The movers, shakers, and expert commentators that live and breathe money can be valuable founts of insights for you. At the macro level, a mere frown from the likes of Janet Yellen or Ben Bernanke can send ripples through global markets. Those occasions are (some would say, thankfully) rare. There's nothing mundane about money, day-to-day, though. The top accounting influencers on Twitter can help you keep a finger on the financial state of the world. More importantly, following the most influential personalities in the accounting space can keep you apprised as to where your small business fits into the broader economy, allowing you to react as necessary. Here are our top ten accounting influencers on Twitter. (more…)