Small business owners either love or hate bookkeeping - there seems to be no middle ground. If you are looking for help in doing your own bookkeeping, Enterprise Toronto is sponsoring a program in September called Does It Add Up? Basic Bookkeeping for the New Business Owner. Click on the link for more details.
Here are some books at the Toronto Public Library that will help you get started:
If you decide you want to hire a bookkeeper, how do you find one? Have a look at the Canadian Bookkeepers Association website. It includes a list of association members organized by province and city.
You may also wish to check the Scott's Business Directory Online, one of the online databases to which the Toronto Public Library subscribes. Using Scott's you may narrow your search to bookkeepers close to you - for instance, in your forward sortation area (the area represented by the first 3 letters of your postal code). You can also sort by how long the company has been operating.
You will need your Toronto Public Library card to access this database from home. You may want to come into the library the first time you use the Scott's so a librarian can assist you.