A lot of my selling is at markets. After my daughter decided to play markets with my receipt book and cash box, I had to review how I did things.
Donna has asked us to share one tip to do with money, so I've decided to talk about the cash sheet that I use at markets.
Sometimes it can be so busy that I don't have time to write receipts for everyone, and not everyone wants a receipt, but I still need to keep track of the cash that I make at the markets.
I have created a sheet that is a simple table. It has the different t-shirts and the prices at the top, and room for the number of t-shirts sold underneath. This way, anyone working on the stall simply ticks the box of the t-shirt sold.
After the market, I use the sheet to compare with the receipt book and can enter them in to my accounts program. At the top I also write how much cash is included in the box as the float.
My cash sheet also helps me know how much money I need to take to the bank. I also write on it any money I take out for coffee or lunch, or if I buy anything from other stalls. This also helps to keep track of cash, especially if I forget to get a receipt or the stall holder doesn't give me a receipt.
I hope this helps if you have a stall at the market and you are having trouble keeping track of the cash you have on hand.