I was looking for a simple tracking solution for my costs as I am starting up my business. I want to eventually implement quickbooks but I was going to wait until I had room in the budget and got the hang of my accounting. I figured it would be familiar with what I need first so that I set up quickbooks correctly. Ive heard its a pain to change things after you set up your books. I found what seems to be a pretty good template for google docs from the Accountinator.com website. Using google docs is a huge plus for me as it is a cloud-based solution.  Another plus is that he says his spreadsheet is aligned with information needed for a schedule C. Hopefully this helps me out come april!

If you’d like to check it out I provided the link to the article and his youtube overview

http://accountinator.com/2012/04/17/a-simple-bookkeeping-spreadsheet-in-google-docs/

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