Bookkeeping Basics for Entrepreneurs

Everything you need to start doing your own bookkeeping.

Bookkeeper Basics

Bookkeeping is seen as the flossing of the small business world.

It’s not very fun, and if you skip it, you won’t notice for a while. You might also secretly doubt if you have to do it at all (we’re not judging).

But bookkeeping is much more than tax hygiene. Done right, it gives you a financial dashboard from which to base your business decisions on.

In this guide, we’ll convince you why bookkeeping is worth the investment, and give you a step-by-step process for setting up your own bookkeeping process.

We’ll cover things like:

  • How bookkeeping can help you get a better tax return
  • How up-to-date books can help you get a bank loan
  • How to choose a bookkeeping system
  • The difference between cash and accrual accounting
  • How to categorize transactions
  • When to hire a bookkeeper for your business

Download the guide and start setting up your bookkeeping process today. Your gums won’t bleed, and you just might have a revelation or two about your small business.

Bookkeeping Basics for Entrepreneurs

Everything you need to start doing your own bookkeeping.

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What you'll learn in this guide

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A simple overview of bookkeeping

Bookkeeping can be complicated. This guide makes it simple.

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How to choose a bookkeeping system

There's lots of different variables in how to do your bookkeeping. We help guide you through the options.

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When to hire a bookkeeper

Not everyone needs to hire a bookkeeper. We'll show you when it's time to hire some help.

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