When building AND CO Abraham says he asked himself “What is the experience I wanted to have? I just throw it over the fence and it gets done. There’s where the idea of a chief operator comes in. If you’re an executive, you have a personal assistant you throw stuff at and they talk to the accountant, they talk to the lawyer, and what you need ends up on your desk. It’s creating a corporate support structure for freelancers.”
There is a “My Desk” section in AND CO where a chief operator will drop essential things that the user needs to take care of. These are the few things that are faster for freelancers to fill out themselves, like the purpose and amount of an expense, that AND CO will automatically prompt freelancers to fill out before handing off to a chief operator. But for the majority of tasks, chief operators handle things in the background, talking to tax professionals and CPAs on behalf of the user.
Update March 2018
AND CO has been purchased by Fiverr and is now free to use. Lewis Parrot has done a remarkable job reviewing AND CO here: AND CO Review: A No Nonsense Look At The Free Business Management Software. Lewis writes:
It’s fair to say that while AND CO isn’t exceptional at any one thing, it is reliably good at everything.
The clean, simple and easy to use interface makes it a viable option for the less tech-savvy freelancer, as well as being perfect for the more time-sensitive folk who just want to get in, get it done, and get out.
Considering AND CO is now a free solution, you really can’t ask for a better business management tool at this price point.
Read his full review AND CO Review: A No Nonsense Look At The Free Business Management Software at Freelance Effect.