Thursday, 20 November 2014

Managing Your Handmade Business Just Got a Whole Lot Easier

As a small business owner you wear many hats. One moment you are the sales department, the next complaints, then there is production, marketing and then let's not forget accounts and of course collections.

Having a clear picture of your financial position is imperative in small business. Maintaining the mountains of bookwork and keeping it all up to date for some of us is the elusive Holy Grail. Even at tax time we are wondering, did we miss anything?

I personally have tried many systems for keeping the financial side of my business all nice and up to date, and while I love using pen and paper, sometimes a little electronic intervention is needed.

Introducing 17hats ...

Screenshot from 17hats website
Just as the name of the app suggests, 17hats is an all in one solution for the multiple hats you wear in your business. Seriously, it is that awesome!

This one app replaces so many different apps and brings all that functionality under the one roof.  Contacts, Quotes, Invoicing, Bookkeeping, Projects, Questionnaires, Calendar, Emails, To Do List, Receive Credit Card or PayPal Payments and even contracts. This is just the starting line up for this new application and the great team behind 17hats are working on a range of new features based on user request. Personally I am excited about the new workflow feature.

Screenshot from 17hats website

If you are just looking for an invoicing solution I can tell you that you won't be disappointed with 17hats. Once you start using it you will soon start to use some of the additional hats in there.

For those of you who do custom creations for customers, I can see the quote and even the contract features being of particular benefit to you. Take the chance of miscommunication out of the equation and set each project up right from the start.

I find the project part of the application invaluable as it is a quick and easy overview of my workload. 

17hats has streamlined my business and made keeping track of my communications with customers easy.

I have been using this application for a while now. I have really wanted to test it out before I wrote about it, see if I still felt the same after the honeymoon period. This app has given me back time ... TIME ... and that is worth every cent!

Take the stress and worry out of your business, focus on what you do best. Go and check out 17hats and see if it could be the perfect solution for you and your business.

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