Intuit, the company that makes Quickbooks, has just released the newest version of their Quickbooks software, Quickbooks 2013. To celebrate the release, they’re giving everyone 20% off. You don’t need a coupon code, or any sort of rebate, just go over and buy it directly from them, and they’ll give you 20% off. It’s a limited time deal, and I don’t know how long they’ll keep the deal going.
If you’re not familiar with Quickbooks, it’s the premier accounting software for small business. It makes it super easy to keep the books of your small business, while keeping you from getting bogged down in all the really technical stuff in the background. It also happens to be the software that most CPA firms use and can export your file for sending to your CPA, which can make for some pretty easy tax accounting come tax time.
I’ve been using it for several years to keep the books of both my eBay selling business and the books of all my online business. I’ve got it down to a science (nearly), and am able to just enter the data as I go along, then print off the reports as needed by the CPA for taxes. It makes it super easy to keep the books, and report that income on my tax return.
While they release a new version every year, I don’t think that you’ll feel the need to upgrade as often. I think if you were a small business, in the 50 employee range and a pretty sizable amount of revenue, you might think about it, but for small-timers like myself, upgrading every year is a somewhat expensive endeavor. My needs are simple enough that I’m still running the 2009 version on my machine, and it works just fine. The only thing I really have to worry about is that Intuit will stop supporting the older versions after a certain amount of time. Luckily for me (and not for them), the software is pretty solid and doesn’t require a whole lot of support.
If you’re looking for a good small business accounting software, I’d certainly give Quickbooks a look. (Click here to check it out) The 20% off drops the price on the Quickbooks Pro 2013 package down to right at $200. Given that you could probably run it for 4-5 years, $50 a year is a pretty good deal.