My hubby and I are in the process of starting a small business (sole proprietorship (me)) and it has been a really long time since I've done any accounting, other then household, so I'm wondering what the best route might be as far as record keeping, preparing for tax returns (sales tax) and such and if there is any free help available. I thought about taking an accounting class but I don't feel like spending the money on one so I've been looking at stuff online, but I'd like to hear advice from real people. If you have any tips, please let me know, I'm eager to get off on the right foot. Thanks!!