LOS ANGELES, Sept. 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- After a highly successful soft launch in 2016, TopNotepad is setting their sights on new markets in the UK, Australia, and Canada. Founded in August 2015, just over a year ago, TopNotepad is a promising new startup dedicated to providing small businesses and freelancers with an easy and cost-effective option for online invoicing, accounting, CRM, and payment integration.
An Affordable Solution for Freelancers & Small Businesses
TopNotepad was founded to solve a problem faced by freelance contractors and very small businesses: the need for an online invoicing and accounting software system that provides the features they need, at a price they can afford. For over a decade, the market has been dominated by established companies like Quickbooks, Xero and Freshbooks. While these software suites are aimed at small businesses, their most affordable packages are decidedly lacking in features. They provide only limited access to much-needed functions like invoicing, billing, and CRM. For freelance workers and small businesses who need a broader range of features, programs like Freshbooks are priced out of reach.
With the rise of the "gig economy" in the US, UK, Australia, and Canada, an increasing number of professionals are working as independent freelance contractors. This trend is projected to continue into the future: by 2020, some analysts predict that a full 40% of workers will be independent contractors. For freelancers, especially those who recently transitioned from traditional employment, budgets for software services can be quite tight. However, there's still a need for invoicing, lead management, expense reporting, accounting, and other functions that are an unavoidable necessity for any business.
TopNotepad offers a solution, priced well within reach of freelancers and very small businesses with limited budgets. Even their free package is not restricted to a one month trial, and can be used indefinitely. Even their premium "Lake" option, designed for small businesses with multiple employees, is priced at a remarkably modest $25 per month.
TopNotepad may be considerably less pricey than their competitors, but for the price, they still offer an impressive range of features-- beyond what's available in other software companies' low-level packages. Their free package offers support for up to five invoices, five expenses, five leads, and five clients. No other company offers that much for free, especially without restricting it to a limited-time trial. An upgrade to their $12.50/month "Pond" package allows for unlimited storage, expenses, clients, and more.
The incredibly reasonable pricing, combined with a set of features that actually fit freelance and small business needs, is unprecedented in the world of SaaS accounting and CRM.
A Focus on Simplicity
Affordability is one facet of TopNotepad's philosophy. The other is simplicity. "At TopNotepad, we believe in uncomplicating things, and our product truly reflects our belief," says Lovleen Soni, the company's co-founder and CTO.
TopNotepad's design and user interface are designed to make business processes as simple as possible. For busy freelancers, this is a considerable benefit. The program has a very small learning curve, preventing new users from becoming overwhelmed while trying to figure out how to use the program.
It also has the advantage of being an all-in-one solution, eliminating the need for multiple costly subscriptions to a variety of software services. TopNotepad isn't just an online invoicing software: it combines a range of functions into one convenient package. With TopNotepad, users can handle invoicing, expenses, and paypal payment integration. The software is designed to handle bookkeeping automatically when the user logs invoices and expenses, simplifying the financial aspect of running a small business. Along with its robust financial functionality, TopNotepad also serves as a CRM, letting users import and track leads to improve conversions.
TopNotepad is Just Getting Started
TopNotepad hasn't been on the market for long, but users are already generating buzz about its affordable yet impressive set of features. "We are driven by love of our users, who talk passionately about our product and service," says Lovleen Soni. "Just Google 'TopNotepad reviews' and you will know how engaged our clients are."
Indeed, early reviews are looking quite promising so far. As TopNotepad expands its marketing efforts into the UK, Canada, and Australia, freelancers and small businesses throughout the English-speaking world will be able to take advantage of the program's affordable, easy to use accounting and CRM solutions.
About TopNotepad: Founded in August 2015, TopNotepad is a startup centered around affordable yet feature-rich solutions for freelancers and small business. Their modestly priced software service combines online invoicing software and invoicing templates, online accounting software, online payment, and CRM functionality, providing an all-in-one solution designed especially for the needs of freelance contractors and small businesses.
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