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Hello. My dad runs a construction business (very poorly on the business side) and I am planning to start helping him with billing, paying sub contractors etc. My mom used to run Quickbooks and help him with these things. I am wondering if something like Quickbooks is still relevant or if there are good free options? I have no experience with any of this by the way. It's a small operation at this point being that he's in his 60s and slowing down, it will literally need to handle 10 max total options of pay/being payed. I guess my hope is to buff up the business side and make it a bit more professional.

Thanks for any insight Smilie

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There is a good free option https://www.waveapps.com/. I have used it and found it good. If you want a paid solution, I think Quickbooks is good as it isa one time cost for the downloadable version. They had a 50% off sale a few months back. May want to wait for something like that if you want to get Quickbooks.
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Quickbooks is one of the better pay-to-play accounting programs out there for us small business owners and can more than handle everything you mentioned. I'd also look into free alternatives such as the one ivedtara mentioned.
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Last edited by Brian1 August 5, 2015 at 06:16 PM
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I'm a small business owner and use Quickbook Pro 2015. Ask your CPA what he/she recommends for Accounting Software.
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Quickbooks is overkill for 10

excel
calendar
checkbook

1 place to do all paperwork. Nobody gets paid without an invoice. Seems more like a discipline problem than a magic software problem.

I use quickbooks for keeping records of tenants (30) rent payments. I get 2 payments for many. My bills are on calendar popups with most having due dates on the same day.

You should also set up payment cycle. Pay on 15 and 30th. sub misses turning in invoice by 30th, he can wait. (even though he's broke)
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