Welcome to the Small Business Ideas Forum! We are a community of over 100,000 small business folks with over 163,000 posts for you to browse. We pride ourselves on being the friendliest forum you will find and we'd love to have you as a member of our community. Please take a moment and register for a free account. If you need any help, please contact Chris Logan.

Small Business Ideas Forum

Small Business Ideas Forum

A friendly place to share small business ideas and knowledge, ask questions, find help and encourage others that are involved in the small business industry. Topics include small business marketing, generating revenue and small business computing.

Go Back   Small Business Ideas Forum > Generating Revenue, Insurance, Taxes, Etc. > Small Business Finance
Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Thread Tools
Old 28th August 2007, 10:46 PM   #1

Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 1
Default Service Business Receipts

I know this is going to seem really simple and obviouse but I am new to this and I want to make sure I am doing things right. I just started writing receipts for my service business. The receipt book I bought has the following fields:

Date: Self-Explanatory

Received From: I assume I put the company or individual I receive payment from.

$: Self-Explanatory

For: I assume this is the type of service performed.


From: I assume this is where I put my business name.

To: I guess I again put the business or individual's name I am writing the receipt for.

By: I assume I put my personal name. Not sure I should print or sign here.

Account: I think is how much is owed on the account.

Payment: I guess I again put the amount above.

Balance Due: Self-Explanatory.

Please let me know if my assumptions are correct or please clarify. Thank you for your help.


Tapwater is offline   Reply With Quote
Register or log in to remove this ad.
Old 29th August 2007, 07:50 AM   #2
VIP Contributor
pete's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Hampton Roads, VA
Posts: 488

Actually, it sounds like you have a pretty generic receipt. You don't need to enter something in each field. There is no "universal law regarding receipts". All you need to do is put in the date, the client's name the amount, what it is for and sign it. You can write across the middle, it dosen't matter. Date, who the money is from, why, and sign it. The rest of the fields are for if someone wants more information.

Again, there is no law or rules regarding receipts. They can be on napkins, as long as they show the basics.

And if you want to really do it right you need receipts with pre-printed consecutive numbers and you need to save all copies of any voided receipts, There should be no "break" in the numbers, you should have all of them,

pete is offline   Reply With Quote


Thread Tools

Get Updates
RSS Feeds:
RSS Feed for Small Business Finance RSS for this Category Only: Small Business Finance

RSS Feed for Small Business Ideas Forum RSS for Entire Forum
Forum Rules

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Small Business Ideas Forum

At Your Business - Small Business Directory
Free Business Forms - Prewritten Documents
Search Engine Guide
Small business guide to search marketing

Small Business Brief
Fetching the Best Small Business Info

Free Links - Free Advertising
Free Guide - Online Directory

Advertise your business here
Contact us for more details!

Semantic Juice
Register now to access free Quick SEO service!

Rocket Lawyer
Sign up for free 7 day trial. Boost your biz!

Buy UPC Codes
Get your products listed online!

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:53 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.3
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2004 - 2018 - Privacy