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You didn't know how to organize files and receipts for your business ... so as tax time draws near, you are going to be wading through a whole year of business receipts because ... you just didn't get to your bookkeeping each month.
How do you spell ... F R U S T R A T I O N?
Or perhaps you've promised yourself that this is the year I WILL organize my office ... but are still P R O C R A S T I N A T I N G.
Keep this in mind when learning how to organize files
Self-discipline is the ability to do what you should do,
when you should do it,
whether you feel like it or not.
-- Elbert Hubbard --
Do something every day that you don't want to do;
this is the golden rule for acquiring the habit
of doing your duty without pain.
-- Mark Twain --
Be honest. If organizing your business receipts continually falls by the wayside then ...
The information provided on this site is applicable to U.S. and Canadian small business owners.
My index of file organization articles I've developed and/or collected since 2009 will provide you with solution options on how to deal with your hardcopy and paperless documents.
You WILL find the answer your question, "How do I manage my business receipts?"
At the bottom of the page you will find a link to my index of file organization chats because you DO HAVE OPTIONS ... you really do!
Don't wait 'til tax time. Dazzle your accountant this tax season and start getting organized today.
What is the best way to organize your self employed business receipts? Bookkeeping-Essentials provides relevant and current information on organizing your business files as well as the handling of eDocuments and answers to questions such as ...
Should you be downloading
your paperless statements? ...
Is it okay to shred your
paper receipts once scanned? ...
What is the best way to
protect your paperless documents? ...
Having a filing system for your receipts and business files makes your life, your bookkeeper's life and your accountant's life easier.
Easy, simple file system solutions can help lead you straight down the path of success! The beauty of a good system is determined by how simple and easy it is to use.
Any of these systems will show you how to organize your files. To keep it simple, you can use a bookkeeper's box (also known as a banker's box) to file and organize all your income and expenses systematically and logically. It doesn't have to be complicated to meet your business's financial statement and tax preparation needs. Throughout this site you will also find practical tips to your bookkeeping dilemmas and easy to implement advice on managing your cash flow.
"Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going."
-- John Rohn --
"You will never change your
life unless you change something you do daily."
-- Mike Murdock --
My questions to you ...
Is your current filing system working for you?
Are you going to do things the same old way
... or try something new?
"A year from now you will
have wished you started
-- Karen Lamb --
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