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I don’t really like MS Money. Are there any good alternatives out there, either free or buy? I run a small business and would like business and personal finance in one package, would appreciate some advice please. Many thanks

  1. trv c
    Try Sage. This is good for small Business and accounts.,
  2. tony
    MS Money is not designed to run a business. There are advantages in separating your personal finances and your business - ask your Accountant. Yes, you will find cheap/free accounting software, but this is the one area that you should invest in, no matter how small your business. This link is interesting if you are considering accounting software. http://www.accountingweb.co.uk/awards/ Sage Instant Accounts is perfect for the small business. Almost all UK Accountants will recommend Sage products. It will set you back £100 on Amazon.co.uk, but will be money well spent. If you think your business may grow, or you want to keep your Accountant happy, then choose Sage. Quickbooks Simple Start is £24 on Amazon.co.uk - and is popular and another good path to choose. Just make sure you switch to Sage if things take off. Mamut have a free product with limited functionality, but a clear upgrade path: http://www.mamut.com/uk/startup/ You may find that software is available for your type of business - and this could possibly be more suitable than a generic accounting package. Try a google search for " software".
  3. ROD S
    Using a wordprocessing programme, such as Word, combined with a spreadsheet programme, such as excel, will give you all a small business needs to create invoices, stock and sales records, mail merges, customer databases, and so on. You could even download an open source (free) package of programmes know as "Open Office": http://download.openoffice.org/ Open Office includes a wordprocessing, spreadsheet and database programme (amongst others) that will help you run your business and personal finances.
  4. streetblitzer
    Sage. It does as much or as little as you decide. Overall the most user friendly, understandable package on the market, don't take my word for it ask almost any accountant what they would recomend and you will get the same answer.

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