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.

closed as not constructive by bmike Apr 28 '13 at 18:02

As it currently stands, this question is not a good fit for our Q&A format. We expect answers to be supported by facts, references, or expertise, but this question will likely solicit debate, arguments, polling, or extended discussion. If you feel that this question can be improved and possibly reopened, visit the help center for guidance. If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question.

  • 1
    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 '11 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 '11 at 2:08
  • @Cte Numbers for iPhone can probably accomplish that. However, it's much easier to use on an iPad (larger screen.) – please delete me Oct 25 '11 at 2:32
  • okay awesome ill definitely check it out. thanks so much! – cte Oct 25 '11 at 3:08

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 '11 at 3:09
  • No problem. It's reasonably priced, compared to some alternatives. – please delete me Oct 25 '11 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.

We're looking for long answers that provide some explanation and context. Don't just give a one-line answer; explain why your answer is right, ideally with citations. Answers that don't include explanations may be removed.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .