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This basic accounting site is designed to help small business owners, students, or anyone wanting to learn accounting in a simple easy-to-understand language.
The examples and tips in this accounting site will give you a solid foundation to build your accounting knowledge.
If you are just starting in your journey to understanding accounting basics better or a small business owner desiring to ensure your accounting system is set up correctly, see this twelve lesson accounting series!
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Understanding accounting concepts is a crucial component of a successful small business!
You can find the answers to all of these questions and more in the accounting series below...
Most business should and do use a double entry accounting system; however, there are certain circumstances where a small business can use a single entry bookkeeping system such as:
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There are also sections of this site devoted to the small business owner such as setting up a petty cash account, free mileage log sheet with all of the required IRS information included, choosing the best small business accounting software, and how to set up payroll.
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