I manage a small lawn business, I currently use about 12 tabs in Excel and keep track of customers, expenses, income, payroll, etc. I now have an iMac and am wondering what quality small business management programs are available.

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    Is there software on other platforms you have used in the past that has features you would hope to replicate? If not, what features are you looking for or what do you want the software to do that your current setup in Excel doesn't do for you?
    – Daniel
    Oct 25, 2011 at 1:03
  • I'm open to new ways of storing and entering data. i like the way excel calculates its formulas. Is there something that is compatible with my iPhone to where i can update data on the job site as well as behind the desk?
    – cte
    Oct 25, 2011 at 2:08
  • @Cte Numbers for iPhone can probably accomplish that. However, it's much easier to use on an iPad (larger screen.) Oct 25, 2011 at 2:32
  • okay awesome ill definitely check it out. thanks so much!
    – cte
    Oct 25, 2011 at 3:08

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There's always Office for Mac if you like Excel, Numbers, and a host of other business apps. Check out the Mac App Store's "Business" section for more. Do realize, however, that Office for Mac isn't exactly the same as it is on Windows, and may not necessarily be worth the hefty price tag.

  • okay thank you for your help! I'm gonna check out numbers
    – cte
    Oct 25, 2011 at 3:09
  • No problem. It's reasonably priced, compared to some alternatives. Oct 25, 2011 at 3:34

Easy Books by Geode Software provides complete accounting, invoicing, and time-tracking functions on your Mac – which looks like it's a good fit for your lawn business.

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