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Accounting for the Numberphobic Audiobook

Accounting for the Numberphobic: A Survival Guide for Small Business

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Publisher's Summary

If you're like many small business owners, the mere mention of the word "accounting" fills you with the same sense of dread you had back in high school the night before a big math test. But your company may be at risk of failing, not due to the realities and challenges of the marketplace, but because you are uncomfortable reading and using basic financial measurements. However, never fear. By the time you've finished Accounting for the Numberphobic, you'll be reading your financial dashboard like a pro. This audiobook takes the terror out of accounting, as it demystifies - in plain English - documents like the Net Income Statement, Cash Flow Statement, and Balance Sheet. Illustrated with real-world examples and packed with practical action steps, the book reveals:

  • How your Net Income Statement is the key to growing your profits
  • How to identify the breakeven point that means your business is self-sustaining
  • What to do to measure and increase cash flow
  • What the Balance Sheet reveals about your company's worth
  • And much more

As a business owner, you can't make responsible decisions if you don't understand the financial measurements that indicate the health of your business. This book takes the fear out of the numbers, and empowers you to steer your way straight toward profitability.

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

©2014 Dawn Fotopulos (P)2014 Gildan Media LLC

What the Critics Say

"Anyone who runs or owns a small business should know what's in Accounting for the Numberphobic. If they're willing to learn what Dawn skillfully lays out in this book they will be more successful. Period." (Rich DeVos Sr., Cofounder of Amway and Senior Chairman of the NBA Orlando Magic)

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    Palm-san 01-30-15
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    "Great book for the entrepreneur!"

    I was really happy with the information covered on accounting in this book. I've listen to and read several books on the subject to learn about balance sheets, income statements, and cash flow. This book did a good job of introducing the subject in an easy to understand way. You won't be a certified CPA when you finish but you'll be able to have an educated conversation with yours when your done.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    California Dreaming 02-12-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Great Book! Very helpful :)"

    Be sure to check out the PDF that comes with the book. Also, be aware that, if you're like me, you may need to hit that rewind button quite a bit. Sometimes it's tough to keep up with the formulas in your head. Still, I'm very glad they turned this into an audiobook.

    Great read!

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    josecotto1 06-07-15
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    "Good knowledge to understand"

    Currently an accounting student and this has opened up my understanding to the terms in class.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Jason 03-25-15
    Jason 03-25-15 Member Since 2017
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    "Best accounting book I have read"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Accounting for the Numberphobic to be better than the print version?

    I found it while searching the audible app


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The overall clear description of financial statements, break even point and lots of different concepts that many books make overly confusing


    What about Karen Saltus’s performance did you like?

    Great voice and clear articulation


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

    It should be digested in a few sitting and listened to a few times, as it is equivalent to a graduate level course in accounting


    Any additional comments?

    Great book for any and every business owner. This is good for business owners at all levels and great for any one about to enter a MBA program, or graduate business degree

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Danielle Vincent Los Angeles 10-26-16
    Danielle Vincent Los Angeles 10-26-16 Member Since 2012

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    "Business-changer!"

    I definitely am numberphobic, so this book appealed to me. I am SO GLAD I got it, and am going to get a hard copy to highlight. It has made a huge difference in my business. Always protect your bottom line. Thank you, Dawn!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Braulio 07-04-16
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    "Great Book"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, because the book gives the right tools, to understand the jargon of the financial statements and gives good advices for the non accounting professionals.


    What about Karen Saltus’s performance did you like?

    I loved her voice tone and the reading speed.


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

    Yes it was


    Any additional comments?

    Even though i'm an accountant, i chose this book, because i'm a native Spanish speaker and i want to learn the accounting terms and this book fulfills my goal. and gives good advice to all entrepreneur with no financial background.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Kerri Elkridge, MD, United States 02-17-16
    Kerri Elkridge, MD, United States 02-17-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Idiots guide to accounting. Exactly what I needed."

    loved it everything was in simple language it broke down the entire income statement balance sheet. She gave examples of changes in different aspects of the company's financial statement. I would definitely recommend this to anyone, even someone doing personal financial management.

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    Heribert Eisinger 04-19-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Full of insider lingo and specialist terms"

    This is not what's promised. The explanations are thorough, (I think because I didn't understand the insider lingo). As a owner of a small construction company, this is still way over my head and I'll have to listen to it another dozen times to make sense out of it. Maybe accounting is never simple. Get a crash course in accounting first and then listen to this book.

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    Thomas Chaves Brooklyn, NY USA 04-17-17
    Thomas Chaves Brooklyn, NY USA 04-17-17
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    "GREAT BOOK FOR SMALL BIZ OWNERS"
    What made the experience of listening to Accounting for the Numberphobic the most enjoyable?

    Dawn covers a wide range of topics I need to focus on while operting my small business. She clearly defines financial terms & practicesand uses lots of easy-to-understand examples to help her readers (and listeners) grasp semi-complicated bookkeeping terms.
    I am generally terrible with numbers and will be seeking a part-time bookkeeper to help me with my earnings and taxes, but this book gives me great advice on what questions to ask a bookkeeper before shelling out my money.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Accounting for the Numberphobic?

    I can now clearly define (and understand) terms such as COGS, gross margin, net margin, EBT, etc. Learning these terms will help small business owners read and understand a financial balance sheet.


    Which character – as performed by Karen Saltus – was your favorite?

    She did a great job reading slowly and clearly. Karen's over-all reading voice and tone are easy-going.


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

    I did most of my listening while driving in my car. Several times in the book, the narrator asked the listener to refer to the attached PDF, but I did not find one to download. I contacted the author directly and she emailed me a 25-page PDF. Very helpful to use in conjunction with the audiobook.


    Any additional comments?

    This book is fantastic and I will highly recommend it to my friends and colleagues who are business owners and freelancers. I will also be buying the physical book from Amazon to keep on my shelf and refer to in the future.

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    Seleena San Jose 04-08-17
    Seleena San Jose 04-08-17 Member Since 2016

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    "Great Book. Very Helpful."

    This is a wonderful way to start if you are looking to understand accounting or bookkeeping. It is easy enough to understand without prior knowledge of the industry but goes into depth of the most important aspects of business financial management.

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    "A fantastic book."

    An amazing way how to be able to do the business and be ok with the numbers Highly recommended. Thank you.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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