Running a small business is a lot of work. We have been self employed for almost ten years now and we have most of our processes down to a science.
The paperwork is the most daunting of all the tasks involved for running a small business.
The computer has cut down tremendously on many of the tasks but keeping the actual records still requires that dreaded paper and the storage of it for many years.
I do get to thinking, though, that I am glad we are just a small business without a lot of employees. All the extra work for maintaining employees is very daunting.
I have heard other business owners complain about their paperwork too, and I can just imagine the amount they must have to keep for their workers.
Also keeping track of each one's Expenses and Timesheet has to be a major job in itself.
Having software to manage employees projects and time must be a lifesaver for them.
We use several different programs to manage our different tasks and I am very thankful to have them.
Of course, I am also glad that I understand the basics of manual bookkeeping - but I hope to never see the day where I have to go back to it. I will then need some employees to carry on with the front end!