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Old 04-19-2014, 07:48 AM
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any good apps?

I am back into lawn care after about 5 years in Alaska, and have 22 accounts at this point. I plan to get quickbooks soon, and I am doing everything by hand for now. I am looking at the online and desktop software for lawn care businesses, but I want some more time (and growth) before committing.

Anyone using any simple or generic stand-alone cell apps for invoices or other business uses?

I will continue to research and read reviews on the lawn and landscaping business software, but I will start with Quickbooks.

Thanks!

Mike
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Old 04-19-2014, 10:36 AM
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I am a small time part time guy, and just started using Jobber this year. I didn't "need" it as I was pretty small, but I am bad with organizing paperwork. Plus being able to integrate credit card and electronic payments made it a no brainer.

I figured starting it now, with a few accounts would be easier to learn it, than to wait until I had 100+ accounts, then try to get it setup and figured out and have to move abunch of info at once. This way, it will grow with me, and be seamless over time.

Jobber has a free 30 day trial that is full featured, includes all options and is live. Meaning you can run your business through them for free for the month just to see if you like it. Being a small company, this is a great time to do this kind of trial as you dont have a huge client list to move from one platform to the other.

It is designed to work on a desktop and mobile devices via web browser. It doesnt have a stand alon app yet, but it is in the works. I run my company from the drivers seat of my truck on a samsung Tab3 10.1. It is great.
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Old 04-19-2014, 10:44 AM
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Try yardbook it's free and a really good program.
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Old 04-19-2014, 01:03 PM
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Try yardbook it's free and a really good program.
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Old 04-19-2014, 03:22 PM
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Lawnprosoftware.

Great program
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Old 04-21-2014, 05:48 PM
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I figured starting it now, with a few accounts would be easier to learn it, than to wait until I had 100+ accounts, then try to get it setup and figured out and have to move abunch of info at once. This way, it will grow with me, and be seamless over time.
Thanks again TuffTurfLawnCare! That is an awesome attitude. We also see some of our fastest growing companies say that.

The ones that we know are going to get big and do really well are the ones that get setup far ahead of time since being organized now when you are small means that when you get bigger you are also better at using the software and managing your business.

Learning how to do good business management using a good system and software while you are already struggling to handle growth slows everything down.

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Old 04-24-2014, 03:31 PM
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Locqus would be a good look. What I run my company through. Completely free, handles invoicing, quoting, CC payments, etc. Built our own native applications as well.
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