If it’s been awhile since you and your calculator had some one-on-one time, you’re missing a great opportunity to unlock hidden secrets in your business. Secrets that can increase profits, improve cash flow, spur business growth, and help you understand what in the world your accountant or tax preparer is talking about.
The wonderful world of small business finances is literally right at your fingertips, but most business owners don’t have the magic code to unlock those secrets. So, calculators across America sit neglected and dust-choked as small businesses continue to disappear faster than a cupcake in a five-year-old’s hand.
A few years ago, a major bank conducted a study of businesses that failed. Of the owners who failed, 80% reported they had little or no understanding of finances and cash flow. Don’t let this happen to you! Learn what you need to know in a easy-to-read, entertaining book called Strength in Numbers: The Entrepreneurs Field Guide to Small Business Finances.
In this book, you discover:
In this entertaining and informative book, you will discover:
- How to communicate confidently with bankers, accountants, and tax preparers.
- The hidden messages revealed in your business’s financial reports.
- How to end your fear and loathing of accounting.
- What your checking account balance is aching to tell you.
- How to increase your profits and keep more of what you earn.
- How you can have a profitable business but still not have any to pay the bills.
- How your calculator can become your most powerful business tool
My name is Caroline Grimm and I’m on a mission to drastically improve the financial literacy of business owners. That’s why I wrote Strength in Numbers: The Entrepreneur’s Field Guide to Small Business Finances. Too many businesses fail because owners don’t have the financial skills they need to stay out of trouble and build financially healthy businesses.
Business owners often start out ill-prepared, thinking that what is most important is whatever they “do.” A plumber needs to know plumbing. A website developer needs to know website developing. But being a business owner is far more complicated than that. A business owner needs a wider range of skills to succeed.
If you took an accounting course in college, you may have found that it wasn’t very useful to you in the rough and tumble world of running a business. Accounting classes are usually geared towards accounting majors, not business owners.
The rest of the answer to why there is a lack of financial skills may be found back in your college days. If you took an accounting course, you may have found that it wasn’t very useful to you in the rough and tumble world of running a business. Accounting classes are usually geared towards accounting majors, not business owners.
College accounting classes require students to slog through two semesters of accounting principles, while carting around a 1300 page boring textbook that costs them about $250, only to find that much of what they’re required to learn they don’t really need to know.
The truth is, accounting is like any foreign language, you don’t need to learn every rule and concept. You just need to know enough to hang on to the money you make, stay out of trouble, and protect your business from the unscrupulous.
When I wrote Strength in Numbers, I ruthlessly ripped out all the unnecessary pages that fill up textbooks and gave you just want you need to know in only 72 succinct pages of clear, down-to-earth language and easy to understand examples, without all the Mumbo Jumbo that accountants are known for. You get an entire education in small business finances in a couple of hours without the cost, inconvenience, and irrelevance of a college course.
Listen to what my clients tell me after I’ve worked with them:
- I never knew accounting could be this fun!
- Wow! This is really neat!
- It seems so easy now.
- How come nobody ever explained this to me before?
This book will continue to be a handy reference tool that you’ll return to again and again whenever you need to translate your accountant’s questions into language you can understand or to refresh your memory as to what the numbers are saying about the health of your business.
“Now that I know the numbers side of my business, I love it. It’s now my favorite topic and my pocket calculator is practically velcroed to my palm. Once I started being a numbers person, my gross income doubled in two years, and my profit increased by $15,000 in one year. Those are numbers I like!”
Cynthia Morris, owner, Original Impulse, Boulder, Colorado
Original Impulse, Boulder, Colorado
Whether you’re selling seashells on the seashore or timber in Timbuktu, Strength in Numbers will guide you down the path to financial enlightenment.
Order your copy today, dust off your calculator, and get ready to fall in love with the magical world of numbers.
P.S. Don’t forget…the cost of this book is a tax-deductible business expense. Save that receipt!
Please note: At this time we are only shipping to mailing addresses in the United States.
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