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Accounting for Small Businesses QuickStart Guide Audiobook

Accounting for Small Businesses QuickStart Guide: Understanding Accounting for Your Sole Proprietorship, Startup, & LLC

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Publisher's Summary

Learning the fundamentals of accounting is like learning a new language. Becoming "literate" in accounting doesn't take quite as long as learning Russian, Spanish, or Chinese, but the advantages are indeed comparable.

It's safe to say that many people fear numbers - "I was terrible at math in school!" - so the word "accounting" calls up, for many, memories of days spent struggling over high school algebra. They prefer to leave the accounting to those who hang a CPA shingle outside their door, confident that the professionals will do a much better job of managing their money.

But the fact remains that everyone should have a little accounting knowledge and, truly, the math involved isn't all that difficult. Nonetheless, knowing the basics, from how to balance your checkbook to learning to keep good financial records for tax purposes, can go a long way, whether you're a small business owner, investor, manager, lender, or just in charge of the household finances.

Having a clear knowledge of your business's financial life is important. No one should be in the dark about their overall financial picture. That's a disaster waiting to happen. However, with a perfunctory knowledge of basic accounting principles, including assets and liabilities, creating financial statements, budgeting, and more, you'll be on the road to healthier relationship with your money.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.

©2016 ClydeBank Media LLC (P)2016 ClydeBank Media LLC

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    Slim Courtland, Virginia 04-08-16
    Slim Courtland, Virginia 04-08-16

    Audio books are growing. I have listened to books for months now, But I prefer my books in paperback/hardback format.

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    "I was provided this audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator in exchange for an unbiased review via AudiobookBlast dot com".

    19 of 21 people found this review helpful
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    Shopping With Tess 04-06-16

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    "Wow! New Knowledge on every chapter!"
    What made the experience of listening to Accounting for Small Businesses QuickStart Guide the most enjoyable?

    The Accounting for Small Business QuickStart Guide Audio book is educational, easy to listen to. I outsource my accounting needs to a local firm, but this is so helpful to learn the big picture and helping me to understand important terms and concepts in a simple way. My accountant is very helpful in explaining the process and necessary documents to do her job, but learning from this audio book helps me to better understand her needs in order to do the job right. I highly recommend this book to any business owners.
    Audio book was provided for my own honest review.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Accounting for Small Businesses QuickStart Guide?

    Learnig the concept of Double entry was eye opening and memorable.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Preventing fraud in my business.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Accounting for Small business 101


    Any additional comments?

    N/a

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Mommy Has Info 04-06-16
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    "Very Informative"
    If you could sum up Accounting for Small Businesses QuickStart Guide in three words, what would they be?

    Educational, informative, mandatory!


    What did you like best about this story?

    Learning about fraud prevention and accounting for different business types.


    Have you listened to any of Kevin Kollins’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Yes. It made me want to learn more about accounting so that I can keep track of my business finances.


    Any additional comments?

    This book is fantastic. I've learned so many things I didn't know about such as: Fraud prevention tips, cash flow organization and accounting business type differences. Listening to this book allowed me to absorb the information so much easier. I feel like I understand much better than with my accounting 101 book. I've learned how to forecast my earnings better and become much more organized! This product is loaded with tons of valuable information for anyone learning accounting for their small business.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Lauren Mccullough 06-22-16 Member Since 2015

    A VO gal listening to other VOs

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    "Audio is a good companion to the print version"

    This is a great starting point and over view for someone who knows they need to be keeping track of their accounting, but don't know the first place to start.

    I think having a copy of the print version would be super helpful, especially during the descriptions of debits & credits. Visually, it helps to make more sense of what they're talking about.

    Definitely one of those books you'll listen to a few times as you try to grasp the concepts, but luckily it's a quick and easy listen.

    This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBlast dot com.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jason 06-22-16
    Jason 06-22-16 Member Since 2009

    I am listening to something everyday!

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    "It's a good place to start!"

    Its a starter book! Get you up and running!


    This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBoom dot com.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Ashanti Calumet Park, IL, United States 06-01-16
    Ashanti Calumet Park, IL, United States 06-01-16 Member Since 2011
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    "Beware, My Audio Book Was Missing The Work Files."
    Any additional comments?

    This is a helpful audio book for anyone curious about accounting for a small business. It is exactly what it professes to be, a quick start guide. So don’t expect to get too in depth into the nuts and bolts of accounting. Also, apparently there should have been work files, (which, for some reason, was not provided), to go along with this audio book. You can get the work files, but you have to jump through a hoop or two to hunt them down from a company web site. In spite of that glitch, as a quick start guide, I think anyone will still be able to get something out of this quick start guide, but if I hadn’t received my copy for free, I’m doubtful as to whether or not I would have bought this book on my own. For me, it just wasn't what I needed. Finally, this audio book was provided at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of Audio Book Blast.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Shiy Conrow California 05-21-16
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Accounting for Small Businesses QuickStart Guide to be better than the print version?

    The audio is easier to understand but not better in the sense of one vs the other


    What did you like best about this story?

    It gives a nice simple basic how to on accounting for a small business.


    What does Kevin Kollins bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Sometimes hearing it helps it absorb better.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No, but I am a busy person that has a lot going all at one time.


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    Spicey1 05-09-16
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Accounting for Small Businesses QuickStart Guide to be better than the print version?

    I think the audio version is better because I am the type of person who absorbs what they are learning better upon hearing it. I am not a visualot learner at all irritating am more more auditory.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Kevin his voice was easy to follow and entertaining.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I loved the parts about planning for your taxes and setting a budget for yourself.


    What did you learn from Accounting for Small Businesses QuickStart Guide that you would use in your daily life?

    I would use the planning process in my daily life having a clear idea of debits and credits is definitely key.


    Any additional comments?

    I received this product for free in exchange for my honest review. All opinions expressed in this review are my own and I am under no obligation to leave a positive review.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Sheepdog627 04-26-16
    Sheepdog627 04-26-16

    I'm a Christian, a father, a husband, a cop (SWAT, DT, Det., Cpl.), have a black belt in taijutsu, and am a prepper. I also love Audibe!

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    "More than Debits and Credits."

    Accounting for the Small Business QuickStart Guide is exactly that, plus a bit more. I run my small business (real estate) on Quickbooks and I have an accountant prepare my taxes so I generally don’t worry about knowing all the terminology associated with accounting. That said, this book was a nice refresher to the accounting classes that I received in college (longer ago than I’d like to admit). I really appreciated the examples used by the author and even more importantly, the warnings on how to detect fraud in a business. If you are a small business owner or involved in a larger business and want to better understand your financial statements I would recommend you give this book a listen.

    “Full Disclosure: I received this book for free in exchange for my honest and unbiased review.”

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    EP Walnut Creek, CA United States 04-21-16
    EP Walnut Creek, CA United States 04-21-16 Member Since 2016
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    What made the experience of listening to Accounting for Small Businesses QuickStart Guide the most enjoyable?

    If you possess a reasonable degree of numerical literacy AND you have the accompanying PDF in front of you (while listening), AND you are willing to rewind this audiobook multiple times, this audiobook will provide you with a foundational understanding of the principles of business accounting. In fact, I believe the lessons provided are quite decent for such a brief audiobook-providing that you heed my advice; otherwise, you will struggle to comprehend the content of this audiobook!


    Any additional comments?

    I was provided this audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator in exchange for an unbiased review.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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