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The Basics of Small Business Accounting

On its most basic level, accounting is how a business keeps track of how much money is coming in and going out. Small business accounting involves the process of tracking, recording, and analyzing the financial transactions of your business. It translates numbers into a comprehensible statement about the profitability of your business.

If you’re a startup company or an already existing business, you know that you have to consider a bunch of financial objectives. This will be a daily experience for you and it can be overwhelming but if you keep an organized checklist of things that you need to cover, then you’ll be on your way to a smooth-running company while you keep your sanity in check.

Here are some basics that you need to cover when you manage your small business.

1. Open a bank account
2. Track your expenses
3. Develop a bookkeeping system
4. Set up a payroll systems
5. Investigate import tax
6. Determine how you’ll get paid
7. Establish sales tax procedures
8. Determine your tax obligations
9. Calculate gross margin
10. Apply for funding
11. Find high-quality accounting partners
12. Periodically re-evaluate your methods

Murphy, Kendra “Basics of Small Business Accounting: 12 Steps to Get Your Company on Track.” 01 February 2020

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