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Accounting for Small Businesses & Side Hustles

Leveraging the power of accounting to drive business success
Free tutorial
Rating: 3.7 out of 5 (32 ratings)
2,434 students
1hr 41min of on-demand video
English
English

Learn basics of accounting
Understand the key components of your business accounting
Make proper use of accounting information
Gain insights into the process of developing financial statements and financial forecasts
Comprehend the relationship between bookkeeping and tax planning
Make data-driven business and financial decisions

Requirements

  • Ideally intermediate Excel user. If not, no problem. I will make it easy to follow.

Description

This course provides business owners, self-employed individuals, freelancers, and gig workers an introduction to the basics of accounting and bookkeeping. This course is designed to help you develop an understanding of key parts of your business accounting and provide you with actionable knowledge to have intelligent conversations with your accountant. Ultimately, by completing this course, you will be able to better understand your business performance, read and understand financial statements, and understand the process of developing your business financial forecast.

By the end of this course you will have learned:

  • Basics of accounting

  • Understand the key components of your business accounting

  • Break down of balance sheet, income statement, and statement of cash flow

  • Make proper use of accounting information

  • Gain insights into the process of developing financial statements and financial forecasts

  • Comprehend the relationship between bookkeeping and tax planning

  • Make data-driven business and financial decisions

Also, on a higher level, we will explore the value of some of the performance reports such as accounts payable and accounts receivable aging schedules, cash reports, depreciation schedules, as well as some of the key controls for small businesses.

I use a demo company, Excel, and QuickBooks Online to illustrate accounting concepts in the real world. I hope you have as much fun learning through this course as I had creating it.

What this course is NOT:

A substitute for seeking professional help or individual professional advice. Students must not rely on the lesson in this course as professional advice. This course is purely designed and must be used as an educational tool ONLY.

Who this course is for:

  • Small Business owners, self-employed individuals, freelancers, and gig workers with little or no accounting knowledge and or experience making less than $500,000 in revenues
  • Anyone interested in how accounting works outside of textbooks/college (no prior accounting experience is needed).

Instructor

Entrepreneur | CPA | Small Business Trusted Advisor
Luntadila Paulo, CPA, MBA
  • 4.2 Instructor Rating
  • 84 Reviews
  • 2,745 Students
  • 3 Courses

Luntadila Paulo is a licensed Certified Public Accountant, Pan-African, global citizen, and entrepreneur. He has an MBA from Eastern Illinois University and a bachelor's degree in accounting from Michigan State University. He runs Yeto Accounting & Tax LLC, a Chicago-based professional services business. Paulo is also an investment banker with an international investment banking firm.

He has worked with entrepreneurs and investors in Nigeria, Angola, and Ghana as a consultant over the last 3 years. Paulo also worked as an auditor for one of the largest national public accounting firms where he served clients in the real estate and affordable housing industries. Paulo also worked as a consultant to hedge funds with a global fund administrator.

To give back to the community, Paulo is a SCORE Chicago mentor. In his spare time, Paulo enjoys cooking, playing soccer, and reading books on a variety of topics (mainly business and investing).

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