As a small business bookkeeper I deal with all sorts of businesses and different types of business owners. That is what makes my job interesting and fun. Typically when a new business owner starts out they either can’t afford a bookkeeper or think they can do the bookkeeping on their own. I DO think that it is a good idea for a business owner to do the bookkeeping in the early stages of the business so that they understand the financial aspect of their business. This will prove invaluable when analyzing your financial reports later on in the life of the business. Usually once a business owner gets overwhelmed by their bookkeeping I get a call; and more often than not the books are a mess. So to help out these owners and hopefully help myself I would like to offer six simple steps to keep your business financials organized.