12 Simple Steps to Get Started with Your Bookkeeping

Michelle Cornish, Author & Illustrator - Former Accountant

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17 Lessons (25m)
    • 1. Introduction to 12 Simple Steps to Get Started with Your Bookkeeping

      0:26
    • 2. Step 1 Assess Your Needs

      0:47
    • 3. Step 2 Separate Business Account

      1:06
    • 4. Step 3 Research Your Options

      2:09
    • 5. Accounting App Cheat Sheet

      5:50
    • 6. Step 4 Learn the Software

      1:19
    • 7. Step 5 Enter Business Details

      1:10
    • 8. Step 6 Enter Contacts

      0:40
    • 9. Step 7 Determine Account Set Up

      1:17
    • 10. Step 8 Enter Opening Balances

      1:21
    • 11. Step 9 Understand Tax Deductions You Can Claim

      1:05
    • 12. Step 10 Record Income and Expenses Regularly

      1:00
    • 13. Step 11 Keep Your Documentation

      1:22
    • 14. Step 12 Always Reconcile Accounts

      2:08
    • 15. Conclusion

      0:43
    • 16. Your Project

      1:03
    • 17. Resources

      1:04
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Project Description

The class project involves doing each of the 12 steps and sharing which accounting app you have decided to get started with.

Check the resource section for the PDF guide you can follow along with each step:

12 Simple Steps to Get Started with Your Bookkeeping

Also in the resource section, you will find this cheat sheet to help you decide which software you'd like to try:

Common Accounting Software/App Cheat Sheet

Check out these other classes for additional bookkeeping training.

Bookkeeping Boot Camp: Eligible Business Expenses

Accounting for Creatives

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