How excited are we to be working with the B Bar in their new blogging series- the monthly post link up? (Very excited, just in case you were wondering.) Each month, the lovely ladies over at the B Bar will be providing a topic which a few bloggers will be weighing in on. What this ends up being is a great way for you to get introduced to blogs that you’ve never read before- and to hear from us, on possibly topics we might not usually cover.

Hold on your hats Betties, cause here’s the first question of the series.

What did you purchase in the past year that became invaluable to you? Something that makes you think “How did I live without this item!?!”

By far, the best money we spent in 2015 (other than hiring our magnificent assistant) was on our accounting software, Xero. (And we’re not even getting paid to say this!) When you have two creatives running a business, keeping track of financials can be a little hectic, but oh, so necessary. And the better your business does, it seems harder to keep track of anything (not that we’re complaining).

At the beginning of 2014, we began our hunt for an online accounting system. One that would work with our artist brains and keep things as simple as they could be. We saw their tagline and were immediately intrigued:

Beautiful Accounting Software

“Yes! That is exactly what we’re looking for!” we thought. Since we’ve started working with Xero, the program has made our life infinitely easier. (It’s made the life of our accountant easier as well.) We can easily see how much we’re taking in and spending and where. There’s a handy dandy app for our i Phones that helps us track our accounts on the go. Sending and receiving payments is super easy, and if you need a payroll option, Xero can do that too.

So what was your best purchase in 2014? Business related or not, we want to hear all about it in the comments below.

See what other bloggers had to say on the subject and visit a few that are participating in the B Bar Monthly Link Post Up by clicking on the links below.