My dad was one of the hardest working men that I knew, and yet he was a terrible money manager. As I was growing up we had repeated substantial money shortages that caused us much grief. Through all that I learned that good money management was one of the most crucial skills and practices needed to succeed in any business.
There are a number of ways to do accounting and bookkeeping for upholstery, pen and paper or on the computer.
Since I use Quickbooks for my bookkeeping, this is what the bookkeeping sections are primarily about.