Accounting used to be a lonely process for small businesses. Many businesses would either hire a bookkeeper or have a CPA come in and do the books, make the payroll etc. Accounting ain’t lonely no more (yes sometimes I really talk this way). With the advent of web based technologies, CPAs and small business owners can work together within the same system to manage all of the business’s finances. Systems such as Freshbooks, Xero and Bill.com are making accounting interactive by actively involving you in strategic points of the accounting cycle while letting the experts handle the details.