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#2128084 - 08/04/13 06:49 PM Bookkeeping
IPlayPiano Offline
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Registered: 08/08/11
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I currently use Music Teacher Helper for all of my scheduling and books. Wondering what everyone else uses for the business end of things. I'm also a freelance musician. Does anyone know if I can use MTH to manage that as well? Thanks!

Edited by IPlayPiano (08/04/13 07:03 PM)

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#2128087 - 08/04/13 06:59 PM Re: Bookkeeping [Re: IPlayPiano]
Barb860 Offline
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Registered: 04/11/09
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Loc: northern California
I have considered using a site like that. What is the charge for this service?

Seems there are a few online sites that could be helpful.
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#2128088 - 08/04/13 07:03 PM Re: Bookkeeping [Re: IPlayPiano]
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It's a great program. I think I pay $29 a month and it does everything for you. However I am also a freelance musician and I haven't found a way to use this program to manage that part of my business.

#2128100 - 08/04/13 07:45 PM Re: Bookkeeping [Re: IPlayPiano]
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$29 a month is too much for me, so, I am using free google document to help myself.
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#2128261 - 08/05/13 12:14 AM Re: Bookkeeping [Re: ezpiano.org]
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Gosh, there are so many free and lost cost accounting programs, why not take a couple of hours and explore their features. Surely one of them will meet your needs. Or you could just use a spread sheet. I developed one to fit my studio's needs more than 20 years ago. It does everything I need and really doesn't need all the cosmetic fancy Dan features that modern accounting programs offer.
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#2128262 - 08/05/13 12:14 AM Re: Bookkeeping [Re: IPlayPiano]
laguna_greg Offline
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Registered: 04/02/13
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I just use Quiken, and I make up invoices and payables/receivables logs by hand using Excel.
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#2128329 - 08/05/13 03:35 AM Re: Bookkeeping [Re: IPlayPiano]
Opus_Maximus Offline
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Registered: 11/27/04
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I've tried several times to use Music Teacher's Helper, but oddly enough as soon as I click the "Sign up" link, it will simply never work on my computer. It will start loading and never finish. I even emailed their technical support team and they said they couldn't figure out what the problem was, as everything seemed to be working fine. I've tried both Safari and Firefox - does anybody have any experience with this?

#2128963 - 08/06/13 01:57 PM Re: Bookkeeping [Re: IPlayPiano]
Stanny Offline
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Registered: 11/08/06
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I use quicken, which merges with my business checking account. Keeps everything nice and neat without a monthly charge.

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#2129013 - 08/06/13 03:45 PM Re: Bookkeeping [Re: IPlayPiano]
asiantraveller101 Offline
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Loc: ME
I use Quicken too.


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