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« on: January 21, 2008, 11:16:25 AM »
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hello

hi, I'm checking out a few soft that will help me keep my business in order,
I'm now trying out MYOB first-edge as well as blinkbid.

I can get blinkbid running almost within the first 10 seconds, but that's because
everything is catered for photography, the menu "speaks" my language.

I've also looked at MYOB and I can see it is a much more comprehensive
package, BUT I don't even know where to start.

What do you guys think ?
Should I go with MYOB because I assume the stuff that I don't understand I probably
HAVE to learn how to use along the way, and I don't even know if blinkbid can do stuff
like tracking expenses and equipment purchases etc...

I have no accounting background which explains why I find MYOB harder to pick up.

BTW: can blinkbid do expenses ? like payment to my parttimers or to record equipment
purchases, supplied etc...

cheers
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« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2008, 01:09:19 PM »
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Blinkbid seems to be Estimate and Invoicing software.
Whilst MYOB is an accounting package.

So they do very different things.

Sounds like you should get an accountant! They should save you more money than they cost.
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« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2008, 02:49:37 PM »
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Quickbooks for Mac. I've used QB for my photo business for 25 years or so. I don't see the need for anything else.
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« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2008, 03:01:50 AM »
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With accounting software, where you trade can make a difference, as accounting software is usually country specific. Intuit [who make Quickboooks] stopped supplying one of their software ranges [Quicken ?] in the UK a few years ago, even though you can get it elsewhere, which was a real bumer if that's what you had been using.
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« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2008, 10:46:09 PM »
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With accounting software, where you trade can make a difference, as accounting software is usually country specific. Intuit [who make Quickboooks] stopped supplying one of their software ranges [Quicken ?] in the UK a few years ago, even though you can get it elsewhere, which was a real bumer if that's what you had been using.
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That's especially true here in Canada.  I was using MYOB but when I upgraded to an Intel based Mac, I was out of luck - they've dropped support for the Canadian version running on Macs.  The same applies to Quickbooks, both of which are run by Intuit here in Canada.  I was desperate to find something... anything that would work and stumbled across MoneyWorks.  They're based out of New Zealand, but now have an office in Toronto to distribute to Canada and the US.  I believe it's sold all over the world - 40 countries comes to mind.

Anyway... I liked it so much I became a dealer for them (blatant self-promotion to follow).  You can find some information about it on my website [a href=\"http://www.mgpacc.com/]here[/url].
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« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2008, 09:18:19 AM »
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There's a low-cost package called Peachtree, and an even lower-cost package called DAC Easy (sp?) that are HQ'd in the UK, but distributed worldwide. There should also be migration tools available in case that becomes necessary.
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« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2008, 03:21:05 PM »
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It depends on what you mean by accounting. If it's a full on bookkeeping package you want then any of the suggested items will probably serve, but you could also just knock up a few spreadsheets using Excel (forget Mac's Numbers) for the various purposes such as invoices, income, expenditure etc.  

I recently had to list my income from one source going back several years for the taxman. It took about three hours. Fifteen minutes to set up the sheet and the rest just slogging through the data entry, which you'd have to do anyway. The figures I wanted were all there sitting patiently at the bottom of page the moment I finished.

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