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Should a Small Business Owner Take Accounting Courses?

Discussion in 'Biashara, Uchumi na Ujasiriamali' started by CONSULT, Oct 22, 2011.


    CONSULT JF-Expert Member

    Oct 22, 2011
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    [FONT=&quot]Should a Small Business Owner Take Accounting Courses? [/FONT]

    [FONT=&quot] certainly not a prerequisite for running a successful small business, having some basic accounting skills and knowing how to use accounting software can save a small business owner a lot of money and frustration.[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Even if the business owner has the resources to hire an accountant, a lack of accounting knowledge could allow an unscrupulous accountant to commit fraud without being detected for quite some time.[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Also, keeping track of money flows and having a good basis in accounting makes good business sense for owners of both small and large businesses. In many ultimately unsuccessful enterprises, failing to keep track of the money often results in the company’s money gradually or suddenly disappearing.[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Learning Basic Bookkeeping: A Good Place to Start[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Many a small business has failed due to a lack of proper bookkeeping. One of the most important elements shared by all successful businesses of any size is keeping accurate records, which is also a legal requirement.[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Besides unnecessary fees such as overdrafts and late charges, a lack of poor records also attracts the attention of the Internal Revenue Service and can be the reason for an audit and other tax consequences. Poor record keeping can cost a business a lot of money and is the first step to ruin in many small businesses.[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]To help remedy any lack of understanding of basic accounting principles, a course in business accounting will generally include bookkeeping skills. Once you have taken the course, a family member could easily be taught to keep the company’s books until the firm’s profits allow for the hiring of a professional bookkeeper or accountant.[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Furthermore, having basic bookkeeping knowledge will give you the possibility of effectively reviewing another person’s work. Having a working knowledge of bookkeeping is an essential financial element for just about any small business owner[/FONT]
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    Fmewa JF-Expert Member

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    Thanks for your hints it has helped me to get prepared before I start a business