Why I Developed My Own Micro Business Software
In 2009 I became a dad for the first time and good time management became essential in my life. When my second daughter arrived just 14 months later, juggling time with my girls and running my small business became a more of a challenge.
I started to look for some software that would help me to run my small business from wherever I was and let me spend more time with my family. Although I found plenty of decent CRM solutions, accounting programs and task managers, there was no simple, all-in-one solution that offered everything I was looking for.
So I decided to develop it myself. I needed some small business software that would:
- give me the flexibility I needed to run my small business from wherever I was;
- give me my life back so I could spend the time I wanted with my girls.
- give me back time by drastically cut down the amount of time I spent on paperwork;
- be simple to learn and quick to use;
I started developing something just for me to use. But following a chance meeting with my bank manager in a coffee shop, she said “if you can build it really easy to use why wouldn’t any small business use it”, it developed into SpinLessPlates.
Meet my inspiration
My name is Isabella and I was born in August 2009.I’m a bit of a rascal and am now at nursery. My favourite book is The Very Hungry Caterpillar and I love dancing class on Thursday where, being a rascal, I don’t dance but bang on the cupboards.
I am now nearly 3 years old and have just won my first award for being the most improved in my dance class. I still love it.
Being moved up to the next class in nursery as they are getting me ready for “going to school”. No idea what that means but it sounds very exciting.
My name is Jemima and I was born in October 2010. I am walking and climbing the stairs now. My favourite thing in the world is Waybuloo and I enjoy milk at bedtime with daddy and milk in the morning with mummy. Actually I just like milky time.
Talk, talk and talk is pretty much all I do at the moment. The words don’t always make sense but Isabella understands me. But I’ve got the most important word sorted – Daddy. I’m a real daddies girl …. unless mummy has a biscuit. Did I mention I have teeth? Oh yes, eighteen of them.