The Personal Disquiet of

Mark Boulton

Flow: A money manager for freelancers and small businesses

– August 26th, 2006 –

Flow: A money organiser for freelancers and small businessesA few weeks ago, I wrote about my difficulty managing an increasing amount of requests for work and creating and tracking the paperwork associated with this process. I decided to build something in Expression Engine to solve my needs, but it was far from perfect. In fact, there was so much missing from my prototype, that it made sense to develop it further.

So, without further ado, let me introduce you to Flow; a money organiser for freelancers and small businesses.

So, a couple of weeks ago when I posted up the details about this little application thing I’d developed using Expression Engine, a friend of mine Keeran, who is a Director at the Cardiff based software development company Beanlogic Ltd, emailed me about something he was developing which was very similar and maybe we should go for coffee and have a chat about it. We did, and Flow was born.

So, what is Flow?

Without giving too much away at this point, it’s similar to what I developed, but includes a whole load of other stuff in there to help your workflow if you’re a freelancer or the owner of a small business. It’s about estimates, invoices and cash-flow. That’s it. Simple.

Go on, sign up!

We’ve been working on the application for a number of weeks now, and hope to launch in the next couple of months (if all goes to plan). Currently the landing page is a sign up for a launch invite, but a new site outlining the features and benefits of Flow, along with screenshots and a blog, will be along the next couple of weeks.

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