Sarah Salvatore
June 1, 2023



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Two Things New Entrepreneurs Should Have

As a new entrepreneur, there are several essential tools you should consider having to streamline your operations and increase productivity. Here are our two must-have tools that any entrepreneur should have when starting out.

Business Banking Product

When starting a business, it is important to have a dedicated banking product to keep your business expenses separate from personal spending. Combining the two can quickly become confusing, especially when tax season rolls around. Look for a tool that allows you to keep all of your business spending and payouts in one place, while still offering easy and quick options to move your funds around as needed. The right banking product can help you keep your business funds safe and secure, and make tax time a breeze. Trust us - the separation is worth it.

Now we might be a bit biased of course, but Slash is the perfect choice for young entrepreneurs. We offer account for those under 18, and we don’t check credit scores. Slash also allows you to have a built in personal spending account, along with instant transfer options to any platform or bank. It’s a secure place to keep your business funds safe, and earn cashback on every purchase.

Accounting Software

Managing finances is one of the most important aspects of running a successful business. It's not just about keeping track of expenses and generating financial reports; it's about understanding the data and using it to make informed decisions that will help your business grow. Fortunately, there are many tools available to help you with this task, such as QuickBooks, FreshBooks, or Xero. These software programs can handle everything from invoicing to cash flow management, making it easier for you to focus on the bigger picture.

When it comes to choosing an accounting software, there are a few things to keep in mind. First, make sure that the software supports integrations with your business bank and your inventory platform. This will help you keep all of your financial data in one place, and make it easier to manage. Additionally, look for software that can automate administrative tasks, such as data entry or expense tracking. This will save you time and allow you to devote more energy to growing your business. By using software like QuickBooks, FreshBooks, or Xero, and taking advantage of integrations and automation features, you can streamline your financial management tasks and focus on achieving your business goals. Hot tip here - Slash offers an integration to Quickbooks.

Remember that the specific tools you need may vary depending on your industry, business model, and requirements. It's also important to evaluate your budget, scalability needs, and consider integrating tools that work well together to avoid redundancy and improve efficiency.

Author Bio

Sarah Salvatore

As a Customer Success Lead at Slash, Sarah is responsible for customer success, support, and project management. She joined Slash from $4bn fintech lender Clearco, where she also worked in Customer Success. Prior to her work at Clearco, Sarah worked at SAP. Sarah holds a B.S. in communications from Ontario Tech University.