As he does every week, small businessman Jim Mulder of Lemon Grove, Calif. tucked his paid bills, sales slips and the salary record of his one employe into an envelope and dropped it into a mailbox. The envelope, and all Jim Mulder's bookkeeping worries, went to "Mail-Me-Monday." By last week, some 3,000 small businessmen in 58 U.S. and Canadian cities were doing the same thing Jim did.

This mail-order bookkeeping service was the brain child of Jack Hession, 36, who learned his bookkeeping as a federal bank examiner, got his financial backing...

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