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  • What software do you use to run your business?

    What software do you use to run your business? I'm looking for features like invoicing, estimating, scheduling, etc. Thanks!

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    Re: What software do you use to run your business?

    Most people seem to recommend CLIP. I've also seen Jobber, LawnService Pro and a combination of Quickbooks and Database.

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    • #3
      I have heard a software which has all the features that you have mentioned but haven't use them yet. The software is called Procore. You can have a look and check if that fulfills your requirements

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      • #4

        Using QuickBooks is a good start. Here are just a few things to be careful of:

        1. Learn about business taxes and licenses, before any problems arise. If it is difficult for you, then get advice from someone who knows. Depending upon where you live, there are small business helping groups. Many banks will also offer you guidance.

        2. There are several books on QuickBooks. Some offer details not just on how to use Quick Books, but on how to set it up based on the type of business you have.

        3. Go to the library and learn about how to manage a business.One of the biggest downfalls of new businesses, is because the owners don't know anything about running a business.. Knowing your products or services is about HALF of what you should know..

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        • #5
          I just switched to ArborApp.org's SMS PRO from JOBBER.com. SMS does everything we need including invoicing and it's dirt cheap compared to everything else I researched. Jobber is great software but ended up being too expensive for my size company and I didn't use most of the Jobber features. We are only a 1 crew operation. There are tons of options out there, do some research before deciding. Good luck!

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          • #6
            Easy Invoice. Simple and does the basics.

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            • #7
              I have started my own home delivery service of handcrafted items and I keep it in a student storage unit. Since I have an online business, so all I work is on Shopify for my eCommerce thingy and for marketing and website content purpose, I am using ahrefs tool to research my online competitors.

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              • #8
                As a contractor in the construction business, we use Bridgit Bench as our main construction resource management tool by collecting data and utilizing it to ensure maximum efficiency in resource allocation and scheduling. One of the best features that come with Bridgit bench in my opinion is that they have a very informative dashboard that presents a general overview of on-going projects at a glance as well as forecasts while still being flexible and customizable to let you highlight tasks that you would like to easily keep track of every time. We also did choose it as our main software because it has open API which allows easy integration of the other programs that we have as well as those that we plan on using in the future. Not to mention, it's also cloud based and is available for mobile devices as well which makes access to real-time data and working remotely during the pandemic a lot easier for out team.

                I saw that Laborchart is also a good one but would cater more towards subcontractors, you may want to refer to this post which contains a comparison between Bridgit Bench and Laborchart as well as the pros and cons of each to help you determine which one suits you better.

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