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Book Review – Micro Multinationals by Emily Coltman

In Non-Fiction Writing on April 20, 2012 at 10:33

Micro Multinationals: A guide to international finance for small businesses

Ever thought of yourself as a international trader? Are there markets that you think you’d like to be in, and ones that you can be successful in? What is stopping you from conquering the world?
Whether your product is good enough, or that you don’t know what financial systems you need to have in place to trade effectively or legally? Read the rest of this entry »

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Book Review – Computerised Bookkeeping by Dr Peter Marshall

In Non-Fiction Writing on January 25, 2011 at 13:40

This book, which is a companion to the equally impressive “Mastering Bookkeeping” is difficult to describe as anything other than a textbook. This is not to dissuade you because this is a genuine attempt to provide help in computerising your bookkeeping. The software that is mentioned throughout the book is Sage50, but this is no IT manual. In fact the most important fact that is continued through the book is that the book maintains the linkage between the computer software and the bookkeeping principles being discussed. This provides reason to why computerisation is important, and as a business grows so will it to you. Whilst it’s a romantic ideal to think of the small business owner being involved at all stages of the development of his business, the reality is that technology can help reduce workload significantly. Do you think that Richard Branson or Alan Sugar do their accounts longhand?

Within this book which is an accredited textbook of the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers, there are two distinct halves. The first half is the practical teaching – showing the application of the software to the main principles of bookkeeping, such as double entry bookkeeping, cash reconciliation, debt management etc. This is a very valuable book within the remit of small business bookkeeping, once the textbook formatting has been ignored.

The second, just as valuable section is towards the end of the book. This section is simply a selection of examination papers with sample model answers for the ICB (Institute of Certified Bookkeepers), IAB (International Association of Book-keepers) as well as for OCR (Oxford Cambridge and RSA Examinations UK awarding body) providing GCSE’s qualifications.

Overall this is a book that needs to be on your shelf if you are serious about using technology to reduce your business’s bookkeeping workload. This book will be essential to your business before very long. Hang onto this book!

This book review was originally published on Family Friendly Working, a site packed with advice on flexible work for mums and dads.

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Book Review – Mastering Bookkeeping by Dr Peter Marshall

In Non-Fiction Writing on November 18, 2010 at 13:24

When you look at “Mastering Bookkeeping” it is difficult to come up with any other thought than this is a textbook, but don’t let that put you off. From what I have gleaned about these pages, this is a genuine attempt to be a complete guide to teaching students how to be skilled in the art of bookkeeping.Within this book which is an accredited textbook of the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers, there are two distinct halves. The first half is the practical teaching – showing the document flow between two businesses that trade together, how and why double entry bookkeeping is done and dealing with such things as bad debt, reconciliation and compiling revenue accounts. This is not the end of the guidance that this book provides, but there are too many sections to describe here. I am a novice when it comes to issues of finance, and I would be confident in this book providing the answers that I need in order to keep the books balanced in any business I was running.

The second, just as valuable section is towards the end of the book. This section is simply a selection of examination papers with sample model answers for the ICB (Institute of Certified Bookkeepers), IAB (International Association of Book-keepers) as well as for OCR (Oxford Cambridge and RSA Examinations UK awarding body) providing GCSE’s and AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) National Vocational Qualifications.

Overall this is a book that needs to be on your shelf if you are serious about becoming qualified in bookkeeping. Even if this is something that you’re not interested in, this book will be essential to your business before very long.

This book review was originally published on Family Friendly Working, a site packed with advice on flexible work for mums and dads.

Have you enjoyed this review? If you have, click through and buy the book HERE!