I have recently decided to become self employed and have just created my own company in the UK.
I am basically selling my time as an electronics engineer and consultant together with software development.
I currently have a couple of small software projects and 1 big client who has me working on hardware development about 40 hours a week, sometimes in my shed - other times from their site.
Being new to being a business man though not new to engineering I am looking to find what experiences others of had. I’ve always been a fan of open source so would like to use that as much as possible for business software, but since this business is my only source of income I need any such software to reliable.
I have a redmine server running to help me with project control but I need something to help me run my accounts and track clients with existing and future opportunities for me.
I know @jeremy, @jonobacon and @sil are all running their own companies and others here may be too.
Any advise or suggestions please?