record keeping assistance needed please

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by Derek's Lawn Care, Nov 17, 2009.

  1. Derek's Lawn Care

    Derek's Lawn Care LawnSite Member
    from IL
    Posts: 208

    Hi, I was wondering if anyone had a template they could show me on what they use to keep track of all of their transactions and book keeping, anything would be greatly appreciated, thanks in advance.



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  2. mowerbrad

    mowerbrad LawnSite Fanatic
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    You should really invest in Quick Books.
     
  3. LouisianaLawnboy

    LouisianaLawnboy LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,199

    Yea, get QB and look on their site for a ProAdvisor.
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  4. KeystoneLawn&Landscaping

    KeystoneLawn&Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
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    Another thing you might try. Go to Dave Ramseys web site and find the link for endorsed local providers. Fill in your info for a CPA in your area and talk to a professional who can show you where to start. A CPA will cost you more, but you will get much better advice than from a tax preparer! A CPA will also be able to point you in the right directions as you grow.
     
  5. Rick Beaver

    Rick Beaver LawnSite Member
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    I live by QuickBooks. Once you set it up you will be able to manage every aspect of the financial side of your business. I have used QBooks for over 20 years and it is as good an investment as the equipment you purchase to cut grass. Good Luck
     
  6. Derek's Lawn Care

    Derek's Lawn Care LawnSite Member
    from IL
    Posts: 208

    Ok cool thanks
     
  7. MarkintheGarden

    MarkintheGarden LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Derek, if you have the time to do so, take a class in accounting. You will then be able to either do the book keeping on paper, or if you do use quick books (and eventually you will), you will understand what qb is doing.
     
  8. Derek's Lawn Care

    Derek's Lawn Care LawnSite Member
    from IL
    Posts: 208

    Thanks for all thefeedback I will look into quickbooks
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