This book provides a simple course in basic bookkeeping practices for a small business. It offers help in choosing an appropriate business structure for the person just starting out. It then goes on to instruct the business owner in all aspects of setting up and maintaining a good bookkeeping system. This book is ideal for someone just creating and starting a new business, no matter how small. It is also good for someone who is already an established business owner but thinking of changing their business structure or wanting to get a better idea of how their bookkeeping system works. It will help them understand their financial statements among many other important decision making tools that are the direct result of a well maintained bookkeeping system. This book is also ideal for someone who is just thinking of going into business for their self. If someone were to read this book before heading into a new business or use it while setting up a new business it may save that person many headaches and answer some important questions that any pre-business owner will have.