Hi, I’m Tony, and I’m here at Patriot Software to share our accounting tools guide that might just help take the stress out of your small business accounting. Tool number one: basic accounting software. No more lost receipts, or filing documents away after hours. Use cloud accounting software to track your expenses, income, liabilities, and assets from any place with internet access. Tool number two: 1099 software. Use 1099 software if you want to print Form 1099 for your vendors and independent contractors. Many 1099 software providers let you make online payments to your vendors and contractors. Tool number three: invoicing software. Invoicing software provides a uniform template that makes it easy to create, send, and track your invoices. That equates to less paperwork, and more piece of mind. Tool number four: a business credit card. A business credit card is a great way to separate your business finances from your personal finances. This also gives you a way to automatically track your transactions, build credit for your business and even earn extra rewards. You’ll want to read the terms of agreement carefully before committing to a business credit card. Tool number five: a business bank account. A business bank account also provides a barrier between personal and business finances. Your transactions are highly traceable, and a separate bank statement for your business will make tax season a lot easier. Tool number six: a financial calendar. For real-time reminders of all your deadlines and meetings, organize your busy schedule with an online calendar. Tool number seven: an accountant. Now that you’ve got your business data organized, you’ll want someone to make sense of the numbers. An accountant will help you build a financial strategy, and determine the internal strengths and weaknesses of your operation. Thanks for watching. For more accounting tips and training, you can subscribe to our channel below and follow our blog. You can also visit us at patriotsoftware.com and sign up for a free thirty day trial of our fast, easy, and affordable accounting software.