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.
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Audio books are growing. I have listened to books for months now, But I prefer my books in paperback/hardback format.
I thought the information in this book was useful
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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.
Learnig the concept of Double entry was eye opening and memorable.
Preventing fraud in my business.
Accounting for Small business 101
Educational, informative, mandatory!
Learning about fraud prevention and accounting for different business types.
Yes. It made me want to learn more about accounting so that I can keep track of my business finances.
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.
A VO gal listening to other VOs
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.
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I am listening to something everyday!
Its a starter book! Get you up and running!
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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.
The audio is easier to understand but not better in the sense of one vs the other
It gives a nice simple basic how to on accounting for a small business.
Sometimes hearing it helps it absorb better.
No, but I am a busy person that has a lot going all at one time.
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.
Kevin his voice was easy to follow and entertaining.
I loved the parts about planning for your taxes and setting a budget for yourself.
I would use the planning process in my daily life having a clear idea of debits and credits is definitely key.
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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.
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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!
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