I developed a simple Google Drive template that will allow you to keep a set of books for a simple business. This will work for a simple business that has a few similar transactions a month. You can access the template here:
This is a view-only file in Google Drive. It cannot be edited. To make an editable copy, click on the above link. If you’re not already logged into your Google account, then do so. In the open spreadsheet, click on File and then click on Make a Copy. An editable copy of the file should then appear on your screen, and has been saved to your Google Drive.
The following video shows you how to use the template:
Here is the same template in Microsoft Excel format: http://accountinator.com/2012/07/25/simple-accounting-spreadsheet-excel/
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Both spreadsheets updated on April 21, 2013.