Tired of QuickBooks? Discover Your Ultimate Accounting Solution

June 6, 2024

Ah, QuickBooks. Just the name can make even the most seasoned entrepreneur break out in a cold sweat. If you're reading this, chances are you've had your fair share of "I just want to throw my computer out the window" moments with QuickBooks. But hey, we've all been there.

I mean, who hasn't heard the same complaints on loop? "It costs too much," "I don't like it," or my personal favorite, "It doesn't work like I want it to!" It's like listening to a broken record—except the record is also being charged an annual subscription fee.

Fear Not, Brave Business Owner!

There is light at the end of the tunnel, and no, it's not a train. It's actually a couple of stellar alternatives that could make your life infinitely easier. Yes, you heard that right: easier accounting software exists! And it’s time to stop feeling like a hamster on a wheel and start feeling like a CEO again.

For those who’ve been loyal to QuickBooks Desktop, it’s time for a reality check. You're holding onto a dinosaur, and we all know what happened to those guys. Intuit has basically said they’re moving on, so unless you want to be stuck with outdated software that feels more like an archaeological dig than a business tool, it’s time to embrace change.

Meet Your Accounting Superheroes: Xero and FreshBooks

Xero: The PC-to-Mac of Accounting Software

Imagine, if you will, switching from an old clunky PC to a sleek, shiny Mac. Everything suddenly feels cleaner, more intuitive, and you’re half-expecting a choir of angels to burst into song. That’s what switching to Xero is like. Designed for the cloud from day one, Xero offers a streamlined experience without the “too many cooks in the kitchen” vibe that QuickBooks seems to thrive on. Plus, it integrates seamlessly with other software, making it the social butterfly of the accounting world.

FreshBooks: The New Kid on the Block

If invoicing is your jam, then FreshBooks is your new best friend. While it started as an invoicing tool, it has evolved into a full-fledged accounting solution that’s friendly both to business owners and accountants. Think of it as the cool new kid who just transferred to your school and is already getting straight A’s.

Why Calculated Moves?

Now, before you get overwhelmed and decide to stick with your familiar misery (QuickBooks), let’s talk about why you should consider partnering with a CPA firm like Calculated Moves.

For family businesses, reinvented careers, and modern entrepreneurs, Calculated Moves delivers financial preparedness to help you make great decisions, boost profits, and keep Uncle Sam from knocking on your door. We specialize in strategic planning to get rid of the headache of accounting work and prevent expensive mistakes, so you can spend more time doing what you love—like finally binge-watching that Netflix series everyone's been talking about.

Ready to Make the Move?

Stop complaining about QuickBooks, embrace the alternatives, and let’s chart a course to smooth sailing and tranquil waters.

Ready to make the move? Let's talk!

Got questions on whether Xero or FreshBooks is the right fit for your business? Drop them below or reach out to us directly. We’re here to guide you every step of the way.

Donna Bordeaux, CPA with Calculated Moves

Creativity and CPAs don’t generally go together.  Most people think of CPAs as nerdy accountants who can’t talk with people.  Well, it’s time to break that stereotype.  Lively, friendly, and knowledgeable can be a part of your relationship with your CPA as demonstrated by Donna and Chad Bordeaux.  They have over 50 years of combined experience as entrepreneurial CPAs.  They’ve owned businesses and helped business owners exceed their wildest dreams.   They have been able to help businesses earn many times more profit than the average business in the same industry and are passionate about helping industries that help families build great memories.