keeping track of expenses who never used accouting software

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by shelbymustang616, Jul 25, 2010.

  1. shelbymustang616

    shelbymustang616 LawnSite Member
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    Hey, was wondering what is an efficient way of keeping track of your expenses and revenues etc. I have never used accounting software and wanting to start a business and keeping track of this information is getting me nervous. any help would be appreciated.
     
  2. clydebusa

    clydebusa LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Do you have a computer and if you do use a spread sheet. If not big chief tablet and a no 2 pencil.
     
  3. MowHouston

    MowHouston LawnSite Bronze Member
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  4. Louslawns

    Louslawns LawnSite Member
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    I just posted a couple down from yours about Intuit. It's real easy, keeps track of all your expenses and free!
     
  5. Jay Ray

    Jay Ray LawnSite Fanatic
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    Learned on Lotus 123 in the 80's and you really can make a spreadsheet do just about anything.
     
  6. clydebusa

    clydebusa LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Same here, I was in a network group for 16 years at the famous American Airlines, so we did everything on spread sheets. Still use them today and to make no bones about it, I know exactly what it cost me on every job, day, week, year, whatever.
     
  7. shelbymustang616

    shelbymustang616 LawnSite Member
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    Thanks for the replys guys. If anyone doesn't mind, Could someone show me like a layout of how you layout things? Please, you dont have to put in numbers, or fake numbers would work, not interested in that, but a thing i could go off could help me out, if anyone feels up to it.
     

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