firt year doing good

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by dalmquiz, Aug 14, 2009.

  1. dalmquiz

    dalmquiz LawnSite Member
    Messages: 2

    as a solo biss owner in my first year should i have a bookeper
  2. DA Quality Lawn & YS

    DA Quality Lawn & YS LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,266

    That depends on how complex your biz is. You haven't told us what you do. Mow only?
    Generally for the first season, you should not need a bookkeeper. Start an Excel sheet to log your A/R, receipts, and expenses. I even track my accounts and their progress on the same document. Eventually, I will go to Quickbooks which would make things much easier.
  3. dalmquiz

    dalmquiz LawnSite Member
    Messages: 2

    nice kinda what i'm doing,ya i mow and just got luckey and landed my second big landscaping job 4 about 7500 .
  4. jada86

    jada86 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 124

    You shouldn't need a bookkeeper until you don't have the time to input your information. QuickBooks is awesome! Do hire an accountant to do your taxes though so you receive all the tax breaks you can!!!
  5. DA Quality Lawn & YS

    DA Quality Lawn & YS LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,266

    You are a solo op landing a 7.5K landscape job? Surely you must have help.
    Have done some whopper 2K ones that just about take the sap out of me.
  6. Sean Adams

    Sean Adams LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,597

    The earlier you start using the right kind of software the better for all bookkeeping and accounting needs. I highly recommend Groundskeeper Pro Software. Yes, they are a sponsor, but I would recommend them regardless - check them out at
  7. tinman

    tinman LawnSite Bronze Member
    from ga
    Messages: 1,346

    I doubt it. Until your free time is consumed with working in the biz you can keep your own books. Also it is good experience simce you always want to know what is going on even when you have a bookkeeper. good luck

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