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Tools for accounting

Most all-round accounting tools focus on entrepreneurs. They help you by keeping all your records in one place. For example, you can easily save all your receipts with most tools by taking a picture, which is useful for your VAT return. In addition, there is often a link in the app so you can quickly and easily arrange your VAT return from within the application. But your time registration, quotations and invoices are also easily set via the apps.

All programmes offer a trial period and different subscription forms with possible discounts for starters. You can often use one of the tools for as little as 10 euros a month. Below you will find the top 5 most frequently used accounting programmes:

  • MoneyMonk
  • MoneyBird
  • e-Bookkeeping
  • Informer
  • Visma e-accounting

Marketing faster and smarter

Whether or not you are a seasoned marketeer, tools are indispensable to achieving and measuring the right results. Setting up a website is enough for some, while others want to send customers regular mailings or be active on social media. Either way, visibility is essential. Below are some useful tools to help you carry out your marketing.

Email tools

Would you like to send mailings to customers occasionally or regularly? The right tools will help you create a personalised email with the desired design. You can also schedule these emails and send them automatically, which is efficient. The programmes below are some of the most commonly used options:

  • Mailchimp
  • ActiveCampaign
  • HubSpot Marketing Hub

Social media

Do you always want to be on top of mind with potential customers? Then visibility, in whatever form, is crucial. Interesting and stimulating content aimed at your customers will help you achieve this. As with mailings, it is useful to plan your content. A content calendar is an excellent first step. It gives you an overview of when you post which message in which form. Target the right audience with the right content at the right time, and watch your reach increase. Practical tools that can help you with this are:

  • Trello
  • Coosto
  • Hootsuite

Are you active on multiple social media channels? Then Hootsuite is a handy tool to manage all your social media posts from one place.

Track your hours efficiently

Being an entrepreneur gives you a lot of freedom. But you must still do the right task at the right time, within a specific time frame. After all, you often get paid by the hour. So the more efficiently you work, the better. You can use tools called time registration systems to give you more insight into your billable hours. Another advantage of these programmes is that they record your timesheets immediately for tax purposes. You can also link to your accounting package and easily keep track of billable and non-billable hours. Frequently used time registration systems include:

  • Timetell
  • Atimo

Do you also use accounting software? Then you can also consider an all-in-one solution that includes a time registration system, examples of which are:

  • E-Bookkeeping
  • Rompslomp

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