PASADENA, Calif., Dec. 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- 17hats, the all-in-one business management solution for solopreneurs, announced that the company won a Savvy Startup Award in the 10th annual Awesome App Awards, hosted by Sleeter Group. The awards ceremony was held at SleeterCon on Tuesday, November 17 at the Bellagio Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. The judges commended 17hats for its "impressive vision of how businesses should be managed."
The Sleeter Group's Awesome Application Program recognizes the highest quality software solutions available in the SMB accounting software space. Each year, a panel of experts researches solutions to identify the companies and products who deliver an "awesome app" to the community. The results from the panel of technical and marketing experts are combined with online voting to determine the top solutions awarded.
17hats clinched one of four Savvy Startup Awards with its cloud-based application that combines everything solopreneurs, freelancers and microbusinesses need to manage their business in one, easy-to-use system. From booking clients, to managing projects, to controlling finances, 17hats automates repetitive administrative tasks and saves entrepreneurs from the costs and inefficiency of juggling multiple business apps.
A complete business management solution, 17hats offers several bookkeeping features that stand out in the accounting software space. Users can transform completed projects into invoices with one click and accept payments via credit card, Stripe or PayPal. If clients are late to pay, 17hats automatically sends reminder emails. Notably, the billing system can support foreign currencies, recurring payments and installment plans. Through an integration with Intuit, users can also link their 17hats account to more than 20,000 different banks for more streamlined bookkeeping. 17hats learns to automatically categorize payments and expenses so records are ready for the accountant.
Launched in October 2014, 17hats now serves over 10,000 paying customers and has facilitated more than $30 million worth of bookings for photographers, developers, interior designers, business coaches, event planners, bookkeepers, consultants and other entrepreneurs with outside clients. In October 2015, 17hats raised a $4 million Series A financing round led by Wavemaker Partners.
"The Sleeter Group is renowned for its expertise in small business accounting, so it's truly an honor for us to be recognized in their award program," said Donovan Janus, founder and CEO of 17hats. "Bookkeeping is huge pain point for solopreneurs, so we tackled it holistically. From capturing leads to tracking time to getting paid, everything happens inside our platform. It's game-changer for businesses of one that are used to copy-pasting and reentering data again and again, just to send a bill."
17hats is cloud-based all-in-one business management solution built for solopreneurs, freelancers and microbusinesses. 17hats provides a single hub for email communications, quotes, contracts, project management, bookkeeping and more so that entrepreneurs can follow their passion instead of fumble with multiple tools. Designed to eliminate busywork, the platform also simplifies repetitive tasks with templates and automated workflows. Today, more than 10,000 entrepreneurs use 17hats to get organized, save time and end the chaos of juggling multiple business apps. 17hats is based in Pasadena, California. Learn more at http://www.17hats.com/.