Which bookkeeping software shall I choose?
The cloud based software packages are the ones to use as the technology has improved so much. They allow you as a client to own the data, and your bookkeeper and accountant can have the ability to log in and work with or view the figures as needed. This means if you change your advisor, the data remains firmly with you and in your control.
The 3 that spring to mind for small business owners are Quickbooks, Sage One and Xero Accounting. They are user friendly and do not require you to take back ups as they hold the data on the cloud. Both Xero and Quickbooks are forward thinking companies and are constantly developing their software and bolt-on apps so that you can be sure you are working with the latest technology.
I personally enjoy working with Quickbooks Online and my clients like that they have a log in that some use on their phones, some on their desktops so that they can review which customers owe them money at any time.