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  • Guides on financial terms, statements and concepts
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How to do Expense Reports for Small Businesses

Having a handle on expense reports is important for any business, but perhaps even more so for small business owners who need to track every dollar spent. We’re going to dig into what goes into an expense report, the benefits of accurate expense reporting, creating and reviewing the report, setting up policies and guidelines for

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Understanding Inventory for Small Business Owners

Inventory is the goods a business has for sale, including raw materials, items being made, and finished products. This article provides an in-depth look at inventory and why it matters to your business. We’ll cover different types of inventory, the methods to value them, the basics of inventory accounting, challenges you may encounter, and best

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Understanding Adjusting Entries in Accounting

Adjusting entries in accounting are important because they make sure your financial records show the right earnings and expenses for your business. They’re made at the end of each accounting period to make sure all the money you made and spent during that time is properly accounted for. In this article, we’ll explore the various

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What is Direct Deposit in Payroll?

This article will explore the nuances of direct deposit, including how it works and can be used effectively, and the ways it can benefit your business. This guide is also related to our articles on 13 best payroll software, apps & tools in 2023, 15 best payroll books to read in 2022, and online bookkeeping

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Understanding Marginal Cost: Calculation and Examples

Understanding marginal cost–the increase or decrease in total cost when you produce one more unit of a product–is important for small business owners. This article will explore everything from the basic formulas to practical examples in small business contexts, so you can apply marginal cost analysis to your own business operations. This guide is also

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Mastering Journal Entries: A Comprehensive Guide with Examples

Journal entries (JEs), the foundation of all accounting processes, are used for accurately recording every financial transaction in the account books. Knowing how they work is key in maintaining accurate and reliable financial records, which you need for both decision-making and regulatory compliance. This guide is also related to our articles on understanding journal entries

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The Comprehensive Guide to Calculating Depreciation

Depreciation lets you spread the cost of assets out over the time they’re being used, and affects both your business’s financial health and tax reporting. In this comprehensive guide, we’ll get into different depreciation methods, providing step-by-step examples to help you understand and implement each one effectively. This guide is also related to our articles

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Understanding Contra Revenue

This article will explain what contra revenue is, how to record it accurately, and some effective management strategies. We’ll also touch on related topics like gross vs. net profit, prepaid expenses, and unearned revenue. This guide is also related to our articles on understanding gross vs. net profit, understanding prepaid expenses, and understanding unearned revenue.

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Understanding Debits and Credits

Understanding debits and credits helps you keep track of every money move in two ways: one account gets debited and another gets credited. This helps you catch mistakes, keep your financial records straight, and understand where your money is going. This guide will help you understand the basics of debits and credits, which accounts a

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How to Read a Profit and Loss

The Profit and Loss (P&L) is one of the most well-known and important financial statements. It details your revenues, costs, and expenses during a specific period, showing your net profit or loss. The article will explain how to interpret various sections of a P&L statement and what these figures mean for your business. This guide

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How to Calculate the Current Ratio

What is the current ratio? It’s simply your company’s current assets divided by its current liabilities. Why does this matter, you might be wondering? Well, we are going to go into that now: why knowing your current ratio is crucial and how being knowledgeable about  it can help you manage your business finances more effectively.

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