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Accounting & Finance

Financial Management Essentials

This guide will help you learn the basics of how to financially manage your business. You will learn the basic math skills and how to account for your expenses and income. The guide has examples of simple account statements that you can fill in yourself.
Source: Citibank

How to Prepare a Loan Package

Learn about how to borrow money for your business and why it may be important for your business. The course teaches you how to prepare a loan package for a lender and how a lender will decide if they want to loan to you. This is an interactive Powerpoint presentation.
Source: U.S. Small Business Administration

What is Accounting? Learn Basic Accounting Lesson

Learn the basics of accounting and how to begin accounting procedures within your own business. This is a very general overview where you will learn important accounting terms.

Accounting Basics: Where did Accounting come from?

This short video gives you a better idea of how accounting can be used in business. While you can't use the video to set up your own accounting, you will better understand what accounting is so you are prepared to do so later.
Source: Susan Crosson

Introduction to Accounting

Learn what accounting is and why you need to have accounting for your business. Also, determine what kind of accounting would be best for your business.

Choosing the Right Kind of Finance for a Business

If you need to borrow money for your business, this article will help you think about how much you need, how long you need to pay it back, etcetera. It will suggest different types of financing to best suit your needs.

Accounting Lecture 1 – Basic Concepts

This video explains the basics of accounting so you can set up your own system. The pictures and text helps you learn about assets.

How to Set a Suggested Retail Price

Follow six steps to calculate your costs and profits. See how to add more to the retail price so that you can earn a profit.

Pricing Your Product

This article gives nine steps on determining the best price for your product. With the right price, you will have the best sales and profit. This list will tell you what to consider before you set a price, including the demands of your market.
Source: Business Owner's Toolkit: Total Know-How for Small Businesses

How to Finance Your Business

Sign up for free to take this lesson. It shows how to decide how much money you need and how to obtain it for your business. This includes a quiz at the end to practice what you have learned.
Source: My Own Business Inc.

Bookkeeping and Record Keeping Basics

This article explains how to keep track of your money and your products efficiently so that you are not over-spending. It has suggestions for bookkeeping systems.
Source: SME Toolkit, a program of the International Finance Corporation

Pricing Strategy

This article lists factors you need to consider before pricing your product. It will help you learn how to calculate your prices in order to meet your business goals.
Source: Scott Allen for

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