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Small Business Management Software: 2022 And Beyond

Matt Bernot
October 24, 2022
5 min read

Everywhere you look, new small businesses are springing up. In this extremely competitive environment, incredibly talented entrepreneurs who are offering everything from phone repair to dog walking to proofreading to artificial nails are attempting to get the ‘business’ side of their business off the ground. No matter how big or small your company is, you should now realize how critical good management is to small businesses of any variety. This is not a simple task, as there are numerous aspects of running a business, each of which—if neglected even slightly—can have disastrous consequences.

Small business owners that are looking beyond 2022 will find a wealth of options for management software that make big promises. In this article, you’ll learn about the most important features of any small business management software of the future.


For small businesses with rotating shifts and flexible service hours, this is a must-have feature. Hiring a receptionist is an option for most businesses, but if the software you use is optimized for data input and organization, you’ll save time and avoid mistakes by allowing everyone to have access to all pertinent schedules. Perhaps it would be better to invest in small business management software to perform this task than to risk the typical errors that go along with manual data entry. This leads us to the next element:


The scheduling and payroll functions of small business management software must be trustworthy and precise. What if your company was overpaying its employees by hundreds of thousands of dollars a year, or worse, was facing a lawsuit for underpaying its employees? Thus many successful companies create paystubs and documentation and to have better records and less stressful paperwork. Paycheck disbursement is another important function of your small business management software. Paper checks are becoming obsolete. The most popular ways of distributing funds are direct deposit and money transfer services like PayPal, Zelle, and Venmo. The future of small business management software is already here, and it knows how to ensure all your company’s Ts are crossed, and I’s are dotted.


Your small business management software should also allow you to keep tabs on your company’s financial flow. Client payments are essential to the survival of your business. Checking the books at the end of each day will provide you peace of mind that your business isn’t slipping behind or, conversely, allow you to celebrate its success. By having accounting features directly embedded into a business management system, it’s possible to maintain a system of checks and balances so that executives, managers, and other relevant parties can keep tabs on profits and cash flow.


Payment processing is an integral part of running a business and should not be confused with accounting. Your consumers will certainly pay using credit or debit cards due to their convenience, but they may also pay with cash. The future of small business management software will lie in its ability to seamlessly handle payments, allowing you to keep the sales flowing without interrupting business operations. Being able to keep track of all of the invoices and payments received, no matter the method, is crucial.

Increased clarity over bank reconciliation, inventory management, and expense tracking is another key component of small business management software. Being able to know when items are in and out of stock so that stock levels can be properly maintained will go a long way to helping a small business shore up its financial transparency. 


Your next choice in small business management software should also include an easy-to-use method of conveying information to your employees. A number of services provide encrypted message boards where you and your coworkers can freely exchange sensitive information that can be tracked and monitored. Whether it’s internal messaging about a project or ask, or a customer asking a question about their product or service, it’s important to have a reliable method of communication baked into the software that your business uses to run its day-to-day operations.  

The Takeaway

To sum everything up, when looking for small business management software, you should verify that it has these bare-bones capabilities. Finding software that performs multiple, or perhaps all, of these tasks will make life much easier for your company.

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Matt Bernot

Matt Bernot has spent the past eight years working in software, banking, and finance. He specializes in business technology solutions and teaching efficient processes to help organizations accomplish more. Matt is a huge fan of the Philadelphia Flyers and a father to a pair of incredibly goofy cats.