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Keeping the Books
Linda Pinson
Feb 2004
Book Description
Most entrepreneurs enter new ventures because they know something about products or retail or sales and marketing. Despite a burning passion for their new businesses, entrepreneurs will not succeed unless they learn to keep their financial records in order. While even the largest corporations can suffer from financial myopia, new business owners are especially challenged. Fortunately there are some simple principles that set the stage for success to help business owners get their arms around bookkeeping basics. Over the years, hundreds of thousands of business owners have benefited from the practical and easy-to-use concepts in Keeping the Books. In this new and updated sixth edition, financial expert and entrepreneur Linda Pinson shares a time-tested recipe for mastering record-keeping essentials. ...

Bookkeeping for Dummies
Lita Epstein
Nov 2005
Book Description
The painless way to master the art of bookkeeping!

Manage your own finances to save money and grow your business!

If you're a small business owner who manages your own finances, Bookkeeping For Dummies is for you. This friendly guide covers all the basics of bookkeeping — from recording transactions to producing balance sheets and year-end reports. It's the easy way to keep track of your business's financial well-being.

Discover how to Keep track of transactions Produce balance sheets Create financial statements Manage assets and liabilities Keep ledgers and journals

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The friendly, easy-to-use guide to bookkeeping basics This handy guide covers everything professionals need to know to balance...

How to Open your own In-Home Bookkeeping Service 2nd Edition


The Best Home Businesses for People 50+, October 2004
"How to Open your own In-Home Bookkeeping Service" is nicluded as a "What Next" guide to opening a bookkeeping business.

Entrepreneur Magazine Home Biz Article - Nov 17th, 2003
Accountant Julie A Mucha has distilled her experience into a book called "How to Open Your Own In-Home Bookkeeping Service"

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Step-By-Step Bookkeeping
Robert C. Ragan
June 2001
(Paperback) - Revised Ed.
Book Description
“Persons beginning a business may have technical knowledge, management skills, or marketing experience, but most likely no knowledge of accounting or record keeping. [He] clearly describes the basics of ledgers, balance sheets, tax forms, accounts receivable, etc. Many updated sample forms are included.”—Booklist. “A book well worth reading...exhaustive detail.”—INC Magazine.

Bookkeeping Basics: What Every Nonprofit Bookkeeper Needs to Know


Gloria Nedved, CEO, Ripple Creek Business Solutions, Inc., Denver, CO
"Short, concise, and not intimidating, with many reproducible forms. The internal control sections are wonderful."

William K. Flowers, CPA, Financial Consultant, Nonprofit Financial Center, Chicago, IL
"The step-by-step approach combined with the tips , sample forms, and the audit preparation checklist are of tremendous value."

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Bookkeeping Made Simple
Harry C. Purcell
May 2005
Book Description
A streamlined introduction to record keeping, accounting, and more, Bookkeeping Made Simple takes the mystery out of financial jargon for small-business owners and students. Completely up to date, this comprehensive edition now covers the complete accounting cycle, making it easier than ever to master the math of commerce. Topics covered include:

* assets and equities
* individual accounts
* the journal
* adjustments to accounts
* preparing statements
* merchandising accounts
* control of cash
* petty cash
* payroll
* partnership
* closing the books

About the Author
DAVID A. FLANNERY is the director of the business and accouting programs at Bryant & Stratton College. He lives in Virginia Beach with his wife and two children....

Small Business Bookkeeping System Simplified
Daniel Sitarz
Nov 2003
Book Description
This handy workbook contains everything a small business owner will need to keep accurate and complete books for an entire fiscal year.

Schaum's Outline of Bookkeeping and Accounting
Joel Lerner
January 1995
Book Description
An ideal key to mastering bookkeeping and accounting essentials, this book also offers practical guidance. It teaches the real-world applications of the concepts discussed via a broad range of 724 answered questions and problems with detailed solutions. Students will also find abundant examples of different types of ledgers and worksheets and how they're used. The exams included, typical of those given at the high school and 2- and 4-year college levels, provide an excellent opportunity to check understanding and boost test performance.

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Master bookkeeping and accounting with Schaum's­­the high-performance study guide. It will help you cut study time, hone problem-solving skills, and achieve your personal best on exams! Students love...

QuickBooks 2004 The Official Guide
Kathy Ivens, Kathy Ivens

Book Description

“Intuit-approved and loaded with secrets, Quicken Press books provide you with recipes for financial success.” --Scott Cook, Co-founder, Intuit, Inc.

The only official guide to QuickBooks 2004, this information-packed resource teaches users of all levels how to manage their finances for business or home.

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Covers QuickBooks Basic and QuickBooks Pro

Manage your small business with the only Intuit-authorized guide to QuickBooks!

This well organized, popular guide delivers all the information you need to maximize QuickBooks 2004. Learn to track customers, vendors, and inventory easily. Generate the right reports to manage your business. Understand the powerful features, and discover innovative workarounds for special circumstances....

Start & Run a Bookkeeping Business with CDROM
Angie Mohr
Oct 2005
Book Description
* Run your own profitable business from home * Start your business with just a small investment * Learn how to successfully market your services * Learn the skills to make your bookkeeping business thrive! Many bookkeeping services fail because the entrepreneurs focus on bookkeeping and don’t take the time to learn how to plan their business and make it profitable. Start & Run a Bookkeeping Business will teach you the basics of running your own business and provide insider tips to keep it running smoothly. Written in the step-by-step style that has made the Start & Run series the best of its kind, this indispensable guide also addresses issues specific to a bookkeeping service, such as how to assess which clients are profitable and when to involve a professional accountant. By following the principles Angie Mohr...

Schaum's Easy Outline Bookkeeping and Accounting
Joel J. Lerner
Oct 2003
Book Description
What could be better than the bestselling Schaum's Outline series? For students looking for a quick nuts-and-bolts overview, it would have to be Schaum's Easy Outline series. Every book in this series is a pared-down, simplified, and tightly focused version of its predecessor. With an emphasis on clarity and brevity, each new title features a streamlined and updated format and the absolute essence of the subject, presented in a concise and readily understandable form. Graphic elements such as sidebars, reader-alert icons, and boxed highlights stress selected points from the text, illuminate keys to learning, and give students quick pointers to the essentials. Designed to appeal to underprepared students and readers turned off by dense text Cartoons, sidebars, icons, and other graphic pointers get the material...

Bookkeeping for Nonprofits: A Step-by-Step Guide to Nonprofit Accounting
Murray Dropkin
May 2005
Textbook Paperback
“…will be of help to the novice in developing financial reports and budgetary management systems.” (Accounting Technician, Oct 2005)

"Bookkeeping for Nonprofits is the remarkable new guide for a new generation of accounting challenges bookkeepers face every day."
--Frances Hesselbein, chairman and founding president, Leader to Leader Institute

"Bookkeeping for Nonprofits provides a rare combination of consummate professionalism and clear, accessible writing. Underlying the wealth of technical information lies a great deal of wisdom. The authors have found a way to translate their enormous, on-the-ground experience into usable, actionable policies, procedures, and practices. It is a book that gives all you need to create...

Bookkeeping the Easy Way
Wallace W. Kravitz
July 1999
Book Description
This updated edition presents a simplified, step-by-step approach to bookkeeping principles for beginners. The book also concentrates on instructing owners of small businesses who keep their own records. Chapters demonstrate use of financial statements, the ledger, the two-column general journal, and various other journals. Instruction includes true-to-life bookkeeping problems with answers.

Dictionary of Accounting Terms
Joel G. Siegel
Sept 2005
(Paperback) - Revised Ed.
Book Description
The updated edition of this quick-reference short-entry dictionary defines more than 2,500 accounting, bookkeeping, and tax-related terms. General areas covered include financial accounting, managerial and cost accounting, auditing and financial statement analysis, and information technology (IT) terms. Also included are many terms from related business disciplines that the accountant must know, such as finance, personal finance, investments, Internet, economics, quantitative tools, and international business.

Fast Close : A Guide to Closing the Books Quickly
Steven M. Bragg
June 23, 2005
Book Description
Written for controllers, CFOs, accounting managers, and business managers, Fast Close incorporates Steven Bragg’s own personally tested guidelines to help professionals speed up the closing process, especially in response to Sarbanes-Oxley’s more time-sensitive requirements. Bragg outlines numerous key improvements that, when gradually implemented together, are guaranteed to shrink the closing process down to as little as one day. Chock-full of helpful flowcharts and checklists to help readers prevent delays and bring accounting department closing procedures up to date, Fast Close explores specific instructions for closing faster, common areas of delay and how to overcome them, required controls to keep financials accurate despite the fast close, and much more. Create financial statements...

The Save Your Business Book
John Goldhammer
Jan 1993

The McGraw-Hill 36-Hour Course: Finance for Non-Financial Managers
Robert A. Cooke
March 2004
Book Description
A fully revised guidebook on the basics of accounting-- updated to cover an increasingly complex financial arena In the wake of recent accounting scandals, most managers now realize they need to know more about the inner workings of finance. Many, however, don't know where they will find the time. The McGraw-Hill 36-Hour Course in Finance for Non-Financial Managers is designed to give readers a working mastery of all finance essentials in just 36 hours and has now been updated to help readers understand the substantial regulatory and practical changes that have taken place in the new world of business accounting. This hands-on workbook delivers its information in accessible and reader-friendly style, including self-study questions and case studies for each chapter. Information new to this edition includes: Key...

Bookkeeping & Tax Preparation: Start & Build a Prosperous Bookkeeping, Tax, & Financial Services Business
Gordon P. Lewis
June 1996
Midwest Book Review
Bookkeeping And Tax Preparation is an excellent "how-to" book for starting and building a prosperous bookkeeping, tax, and financial services business. Bookkeeping And Tax Preparation shows how anyone with a flair for figures can become an expert in their own business, making the most of their capital investment in an entrepreneurial enterprise, find the right market for their services and then marketing their services effectively. Bookkeeping And Tax Preparation explains how to attract and keep satisfied customers, handle the busy tax season, become an employer of others, build a comfortable retirement, and more! With the annual tax season closing in again, Bookkeeping and Tax Preparation will provide everything needed to for the aspiring entrepreneur.

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