Do yourself a favour and use FreeAgent as your book-keeping software. Easy to use and fast, give it a try – including a permanent 10% discount.
LibreOffice is an excellent Microsoft compatible office suite
Google Apps provides email, word processing, spreadsheet and file sharing all in one low cost package.
Skype has a range of telecoms products to help with your home business- – including the ability to use a real telephone number without needing to install a line.
If you need a new laptop but your budget won’t stretch to the cost of a brand new one, we recommend these suppliers for good quality refurbished laptops with warranties.
The Lexmark CS510 is currently our favourite colour laser printer – crucially it is a “single path” model which makes it much more suitable for speciality papers than most.
PowerLine kits are the easiest way to set up a computer network in your home. This starter kit gives you everything you need to link one computer to your broadband router.
If, on the other hand, your budget is a little higher and you’re prepared to invest some time learning how to use it, a DSLR is the best investment you can make. The Sony A58 represents, in my view, the best value in the market and is the camera we use for all our product shots.