Every home based business is in need of basic tools and resources for day to day operation. We have created a list to help you with organizing, bookkeeping and record keeping for your work at business. Additionally, there are resources for grants to women in business and helpful links for women wanting to start their own business or for those that may just need some funding for their work at home idea.
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Accounting, Billing Invoicing, Estimating & Contracts
LiteAccounting – Invoice and track payment from your customers without a bunch of extra, useless features.
Invoice Journal – Free invoicing program.
endeve – Issue invoices, manage clients and check revenues all in one place.
ContractPal – Take your contracts and forms paperless and have them completed, validated, signed and processed online.
Bootstrap – Online bookkeeping software that lets you track sales and expenses, organize your records for tax time, and more.
Citrus – An online billing website that allows your customers to view, download and pay their invoices by credit card or direct debit.
Zapproved – Create and send proposals, manage the approval process and reach agreements without any hassle.
Mumboe – Online contract and business agreement management app.
Invoice Place – Online billing software that lets you track invoices, quotes, receipts and more.
Zoho Invoice – Manage invoices and payments, format invoices and quotes, set up recurring invoices, and more, with free and paid plans.
GoToBilling – An online app that manages invoices and payments, marketing, customer relationship management and more.
NetBooks – Marketing, sales, inventory and financial control in one place.
Pulse – Cash flow management app for small businesses.
Shoeboxed – Online tracking and organizing of your receipts.
FreeAgent Central – Accounting and money management app for freelancers.
CurdBee – An online billing application that integrates with payments through PayPal or Google Checkout.
Clarity Accounting – Online accounting for small businesses and professionals with multi-user support.
Calendar & Scheduling
Appointy – An online appointment management tool.
SuperSaaS – This is online scheduling software that allows you to accept appointments booked directly on your website.
BookingPad – An online bookings system that can be integrated into any website.
clickbook – A free online booking and scheduling program.
eXpireTrack – Track and plan for the date that products are to expire.
Scheduly – Add your business to their directory and then let your clients pick their own appointment time slots (from your available slots).
When is Good – Find out the best time for everyone to meet without the hassle.
Shiftboard – Online scheduling for businesses to coordinate worker schedules.
Robyn – Easy online scheduling for service providers.
ScheduleOnce – Scheduling engine to get everyone who needs to meet together at one time.
TimeBridge – See the availability of everyone you need to meet with.
Charts, Diagrams & Whiteboards
Exploratree – Online mind mapping software that provides ready-made thinking guides.
Wisdomap – A simple mind mapping application.
Best4C – An online charting and diagramming tool.
Scriblink – A simple, free online whiteboard.
Gliffy – Online diagramming and charting software.
Mindomo – Free online mind mapping software.
Mapul – Online mind mapping that allows you to create organic looking mind maps.
WiseMapping – Free mind mapping software that allows you to publish and share your mind maps.
Bank of America announced last week that it will provide $10 million in grants to Community Development Financial Institutions and other nonprofit microlenders to spur some $100 million in small-business lending. Read more here on small business grants
Women Business Loans:
Free Grant Applications
Business Loans Women with Bad Credit
Securing a Loan for a Home Business
Obtaining Small Business Loans
Banks and Finance Companies
Line of Credit for Small Businesses
Small Business Loan – Financing
Small Business Loans Encouraging Business Initiatives
We hope you have enjoyed and utilized this list of free information for running your home based business. We would love to hear about any additional resources you find helpful in running your business from home.