There are more products and services out there than ever before. We help you find the right fit for your needs.
Overview QuickBooks is the most recognized name in the game. With solid customer service, flexible pricing to match different needs and the option to sync with a wide variety of third-party financial apps, this is the software to beat.
Overview Xero focuses on small to mid-sized businesses with its design-centric, online accounting software ready to challenge QuickBook’s grip on the marketplace. If you're looking for a beautiful alternative, this is the right choice.
Overview Zoho Books is online accounting software for managing invoices, bills, banking, and even inventory. It’s geared towards businesses of all sizes, so could be a good choice if you plan to grow.
Overview FreshBooks has become one of the best-known tools for online invoicing, time-tracking, and billing. A great choice for consultants and other businesses that need to track time and expenses, send professional-looking invoices, and collect online payments.
Overview BillQuick Online accounting software is for professional service firms such as architects, accountants, CPAs, IT consultants, marketing consultants, and legal firms.
Overview QuickBooks Self-Employed focuses on managing tax reporting and business expenses for sole proprietors, the self-employed, freelancers, contract workers, or anyone who’s part of the on-demand economy.
Overview ZipBooks was founded in 2015 with the goal of helping small business owners work smarter and get paid faster. The software is free to use, and the company makes its money through additional services.
Overview Wave online accounting software is for businesses smaller than 10 employees and sole proprietors. The software is free to use and the company makes it money through the sale of additional services.
Overview Harvest was founded in order to offer small services companies a better way to track time and invoices for services provided by their team. It's become popular with small design shops and consultancies.
Overview Rocket Lawyer offers three main types of services for small businesses: 1) Create, customize and sign legal documents online; 2) Ask a question to an on-call lawyer online; and 3) Incorporate and file formation documents for your new business.
Overview LegalZoom offers three main types of services for small businesses: 1) Legal forms and filings, completed and submitted through LegalZoom (its primary service); 2) Do-it-yourself legal forms; and 3) One-on-one consultations with attorneys for a flat monthly fee.
Overview Nolo was founded in 1971 as a publisher of do-it-yourself legal books and guides. Over the years it’s expanded to create a suite of DIY legal software, online documents, as well as an online directory of lawyers.
Overview Docracy is an open collection of free online legal documents, as well as a way to negotiate and sign documents online. The documents are shared, rated and curated by the community of users, including lawyers, organizations and business owners.
Overview UpCounsel is an online service that makes it easier for businesses to find and hire legal help for the long-term based on their needs, location and preferences. It’s founded on the idea that by eliminating overhead costs, it can pass on lower legal fees to customers.
Overview Priori Legal is a service that matches small business users with lawyers through a combination of proprietary software and hand curation by project managers. That matching is how they set themselves apart from other services.
Overview Law Trades is an on-demand service that helps you hire an attorney to work directly with your business. A legal project manager helps you determine your needs and connects you with a lawyer.
Overview Avvo is a multi-tool when it comes to legal services. The service includes a comprehensive directory for finding a local attorney, an active forum with 10 million indexed questions and fixed fee consultations (15 minutes for $39). Plus, they offer free legal forms for download.
Overview Gusto (formerly ZenPayroll) launched in 2011 after graduating from startup incubator Y Combinator and raising over $6 million in seed funding.
Overview Paychex is one of the oldest payroll providers in the U.S., launching in 1971 as a provider of payroll services to small and mid-sized businesses.
Overview A pioneer in business accounting software, Intuit was founded in 1983 and created its first payroll platform in the late 90s.
Overview OnPay launched in 2010 as a product at Payroll Center Inc. (founded in 1982) and broke off into its own company in 2015. It currently processes over $1 billion in payroll annually with clients in all 50 states.
Overview SurePayroll, acquired by Paychex in 2011, was founded in 2000 as one of the early entrants into the online payroll business and the first to have a mobile app.
Overview Patriot Payroll launched in 1988 with the mission of making payroll fast and affordable for small businesses.
Overview Gusto (formerly ZenPayroll) provides cloud-based HR services—including onboarding, PTO tracking, payroll services and benefits administration—for small-to mid-sized business. It also has an easy-to-use interface, integrates easily with third-party tools and offers customer support—at an affordable price.
Overview Zenefits recently launched Z2, a revamped version of the service that provides benefits administration and employee management for free in 39 states. There are a host of premium add-ons, including payroll and accounting, stock options, recruiting, performance management and even access to a certified HR specialist.
Overview BambooHR has emerged as a power player in this category. The service covers the full range of HR needs—applicant tracking, onboarding, benefits administration, reporting, employee records, PTO, performance management, payroll services and more.
Overview This service covers employee hiring/onboarding, payroll, benefits management and access to a local benefits advisor—all for free (it earns revenue via commissions from insurance providers on its platform). It serves small businesses across industries and offers several integrations with third-party tools.