I was trying to find a better way to manage my business, and I had a friend of mine develop this software for me. He made it for me, however it is generic enough that it could be used for any small or home-based business. There are other software packages out there, but this does all of the same things, and is much less expensive ($15.00) You can find the software on a couple of shareware sites (Winsite) in case you want to compare to others. The software is called "My Small Business". It is a simple to use, database application. Here are some key features: Customer recordkeeping Inventory management that is automatically updated with sales Create and print orders Track sales and expenses by date range Email order confirmation directly to your client Customize by setting your own tax & shipping rates Sort orders by customer or date I actually will bring my laptop to a party, and it will create the orders, and keep track of inventory right there! Here is a link to the website. It will tell you more about the features, and it has a free download of the demo program. http://home.comcast.net/~thomps98/msb/ Good luck!