Every once in a while we will get a new prospect that wants to get a handle on the bookkeeping for their business before they even begin operating. More often than not we see business owners try do it yourself bookkeeping and make a mess out of things. Typically a business owner will by some version of QuickBooks without considering their actual needs. Then they just start messing around with the program and don't get the books done accurately. A few months later if the business takes off they realize they need help. It is usually much more expensive to fix a bookkeeping mess than to just do it correctly from the very beginning. Here is how to get your bookkeeping ducks in a row from the beginning.