Basics of bookkeeping

Running a small business is tricky, especially if you don’t have enough good information to make data-driven decisions. Much of what we do is outside of our zone of genius, and we’re trying to look it up as we go. Bookkeeping is one of those things. In just ten easy-to-read lessons, you’ll learn the basics of bookkeeping and how to read your financial statements so you’ll always have the accurate data you need to make great business decisions.

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   Teacher: Kaitlin Kirk, CPA


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  “An excellent, comprehensive overview of bookkeeping. I took many tips away from this course, especially appreciate the clarity on assets, liabilities, and Gross Profit, as well as the principle of outweighing the cost of borrowing with profit made from borrowed amount. Will be applying that to our business!”


Course plan

Lesson 1. Your Chart of Accounts
Lesson 2. Expense Mapping and Receipt Management
Lesson 3. Income and Cost of Goods Sold
Lesson 4. Expenses
Lesson 5. How to Reconcile a Bank Statement
Lesson 6. The Income Statement
Lesson 7. Assets
Lesson 8. Liabilities
Lesson 9. Shareholders’ Equity
Lesson 10. Summary and Wrap-Up
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  • Format
    One lesson delivered via email daily
  • Duration
    10 days
  • Time
    5 minutes reading a day

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