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Publisher's Summary

Three comprehensive manuscripts in one audiobook:

  • Bookkeeping: The Ultimate Guide to Bookkeeping for Small Business
  • Accounting: The Ultimate Guide to Accounting for Beginners - Learn the Basic Accounting Principles
  • Accounting: An Essential Guide to Learning Accounting Quickly

This audiobook is intended for people who want to know something about the fundamentals of bookkeeping and accounting without necessarily becoming a certified bookkeeper or accountant. Many people are in this position; small business owners, employers, employees, business owners, stockholders, investors, and many, many more. Most of these folks do not need a deep understanding of bookkeeping or accounting; they just need to learn what it is and how they should be using it. Just as important, they need to understand what bookkeepers and accountants are talking about in their reports. They must learn the vocabulary and the most important terms. If you are one of those, you have found the right audiobook for you.

Here are just some of the questions and topics discussed within this audiobook:

  • Bookkeeping Basics
  • What’s New in Bookkeeping for Small Business?
  • Managing Assets, Liabilities and Owner’s Equity
  • Using Ledgers and Journals to Track Business Activity
  • Bookkeeping When You Have Employees
  • Depreciation
  • Adjusting Entries
  • Making Sense out of the Financial Statements
  • Taxes for Small Businesses
  • Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Income Statement
  • Measures and Ratios
  • And much, much more

Listen to this audiobook now to learn more about bookkeeping and accounting!

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

©2017 Greg Shields (P)2017 Greg Shields

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Good Basic Book

This book goes over basic structures of businesses. One thing I learned that is so valuable is to keep business and personal financials separate. If you're just starting out, you'll want to read about the different roles accountants play in businesses.

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Superb Book

Very straight forward book easy to understand and follow. I recommend this book for what it is, just don't expect it to have all the answers...

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Awesome

This book delivered most of what I wanted, but it's a very simple primer at best. If you are looking for an in-depth accounting book this is not, it. It can teach you some basic terms and concepts, but if you don't have a good background in bookkeeping you may want to look further for a detailed "how to" book. It really is a simple, straightforward easy book.

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Good One

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I think this is a good book for newer businesses. It helps understand the different aspects of accounting. I guess everyone is on different levels in their understandings of accounting terms.

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Happy To Have This

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This book is written in a helpful voice with good direction and background for each area covered. This is not by any means a direct step by step because every business has different needs and accountings but it covers the basics for many difference aspects so you can get a good start and and know when to adjust if necessary.

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Helpful Book

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I am not a small business owner, but I did find this book to be interesting and also helpful to understand how the financial side of small businesses run.

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Enjoyed It

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I really enjoyed the way everything is broken down in to terms that everyone can understand. There are also many great examples which show everything from assets and liabilities to income, cash flow, and balance sheets. The book also includes some helpful hints and tips which would apply to any business.

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A Great Resourse

This book is a great resource for anyone wanting to know more about accounting as it relates to small businesses. It really walks you through all of the details and helps you to learn about different types of structures, corporations, small businesses, payroll, and more.

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Pretty Much Informative

This start guide is a quick and easy- VERY informative - for small business starters. Is you are looking to start a business (which I just started one before reading this book), I would recommend that you read this book as well! The information provided was easy to digest, once again, very very informative and user friendly!

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Good For Your Business

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If you own a small business, are planning on starting one, or are interested in the subject, you need this book for the accounting aspect. This book will inform you well and open your eyes.

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  • Michael Killen
  • 02-21-18

Thorough but designed for US markets

I wanted to learn more about bookkeeping, despite having a bookkeeper in order to better understand the financial information in my business.

I'm based in the UK and some of the information was tailored to US markets and businesses. Absolutely fine, but a UK version would be great.

It's very thorough and covers a lot, while also repeating core points to help the reader.

Small note to the audiobook company too, 11:18 into chapter 49, the reader makes a mistake and swears. Not a massive deal but editing should have caught it and I had kids in the car.

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  • Allerton
  • 02-14-18

I liked this book

I liked this book, it did teach me a lot. The book is broken down into to several chapters outlines get the importance of pre planning for your taxes. I have owned a small business previously and it did not survive, some of that was due to the lack of pre planning on my part.

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  • Blue
  • 02-14-18

Easy to understand.

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This actually helped break things down in plain language that was easy to understand and follow. Glad that i received this product for free and gave it an honest try. For those just learning the small business routine like myself (still in start up phase) this book is one i will most likely be turning back to so that i keep focused on the bottom line and keep things balanced. Thanks.

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  • Andrew
  • 02-14-18

Good basic understanding

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It really helps gain more insight on what questions you should be asking your accountant. It also supports to give you some basic understanding of how account works for a small business so as you study further you have something to go off of.

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  • Rashmoor
  • 02-14-18

Very helpful!

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I hope to raise it swiftly and the first way to get twisted up in a spider web is with your finances. This is a good quick start, supportive tool that can help you navigate and hopefully avoid potential hiccups in your accounting methods. I did receive this product for free in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.

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  • Zarqa
  • 02-14-18

The book provided me more knowledge.

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My friend just started a business and I am trying to learn the bookkeeping end of things as well as QuickBooks so this book was a great option to give me a little more knowledge on the language of accounting!

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  • Ranjan
  • 02-14-18

Great basics for beginners.

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Well...I have yet to put the info learned to use, but-wow! It seems I always find the right book at the right time! Having just started an LLC, I've been, shall we say, lost! This is exactly what I needed to get me in the right direction!

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  • terry
  • 08-04-18

over a good listen

I am a complete novice so there was lot of new words for me but educational and worth the money.
I guess for a novice like me I will benefit more the 2nd or 3rd listen

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  • Shorty
  • 07-17-18

it might be better in hard copy

As an accountant starting off I thought I would listen to this and see if it added anything new. It didn't but that's not to say it wasn't useful. Even though this book is written from an American perspective a lot of the GAAP principles are the same in the UK. For anybody who monitors this book in one of the chapters at 11 minutes 20 i there is swearing as the speaker thinks he made a mistake!

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  • Harper
  • 05-02-18

Uncomplicated

I found this book to be uncomplicated allowing for more easy understanding without needing a college degree. It's informative and very helpful for the new small business owner.