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The Best 5 Software Picks for Your Small Businesses

Updated: Jul 7, 2021

Starting or growing your small business is no small feat. But combining the right tools with your talent and passion sets you on a course for profitability and success. One of the most valuable tools in your arsenal is financial software.

“Fortunately, there are many promising financial software options out there that help small businesses streamline tasks and stay organized. The right software for your business needs to synch with your operations, whether you’re just starting out or you’re a booming and busy business that’s been around for years,” noted Megan Schwan, CEO, and Founder of Sidekick Accounting Services.

We asked Megan and her staff of Sidekick Accounting pros to weigh in on what their top five software favorites are, and why they may make sense for your small business:

1. Quickbooks Online

From payroll to time tracking and inventory management, Quickbooks Online offers a whole host of features that help businesses thrive. Its offerings make your financial operations more efficient and streamlined, while its technology integrates with many other apps to grow as you grow your small business.

2. WaveApps

Looking for a smart software pick for small business startups or businesses with low financial activity? Look no further than WaveApps—its product suite combines accounting, payroll, invoicing, and payments into an easy-to-use format. Even better, it offers a free account option for businesses on a frugal budget.


Sidekick loves how puts accounts receivable and accounts payable management at your fingertips. One of its hallmarks is that this software integrates quite seamlessly with other accounting systems, such as Microsoft, Oracle, Sage, and Quickbooks Online.

4. Square

A popular pick for e-commerce or storefront payment processing, Square is a simple-to-use option for small businesses. Square integrates well with other software like Quickbooks, plus it has good reporting metrics to keep your books on track. It lets you set up a free online store that syncs with your inventory and social media, so you can make shopping more convenient for your customers.

5. Shopify

Another smart solution for eCommerce or storefront payment processing is Shopify. It helps you create an eCommerce website that’s equipped with tools to help you drive site traffic, boost sales, and manage day-to-day transactions. Like Square, Shopify also integrates well with Quickbooks and has good reporting metrics to keep your books organized and up-to-date.

Not Sure Which Financial Software is Best for Your Business?

Don’t sweat it—let the knowledgeable Sidekick Accounting Services team help you determine what your ideal financial software fit is, or help you with other money issues like tax planning or payroll management. Simply book an appointment with us at your convenience.

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