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Keeping Business Records

Keeping accurate, up-to-date records of your income and expenses is an essential component of running your business. You will need income statements and balance sheets to track the progress of your business, keep tax records, and demonstrate to creditors and bankers the financial health of your business.

You may hire a qualified bookkeeper to handle your records, or you may learn to "keep the books" yourself using business accounting software like Quickbooks or Acumen, or manually by using a single-entry or double-entry bookkeeping system. For a thorough guide to keeping books yourself, plus an explanation of important accounting terms and sample balance sheets, refer to the IRS' Publication 583, Starting a Business and Keeping Records (in Adobe Acrobat .pdf format).


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