One Kind of Book That I HATE!

You all know that I love books, but there’s one kind I hate!

In speaking with other business owners, I’ve found I’m not alone… There are plenty of consultants, entrepreneurs, authors, coaches, photographers, designers and other small business owners who feel exactly the same way that I do about these books.

They’re a continuing source of pain and misery, and yet they’re a barely tolerated, oft-ignored necessity.

Have you guessed what kind of book I’m talking about?

Confession time…

I hate my financial books!

They don’t make any sense to me because I never learned how to do them properly. Yet the overall health of my business requires me to get over this love/hate relationship (more hate than love), put on my BGPs (Big Girl Panties), and learn how to get along with them.

While the solution might seem easy, hire a coach to train me, I encountered so many other people in the exact same boat as me that I decided to take a different approach.

I asked Jessica Williams, the Number Nerd, to present a hands-on workshop that would introduce small business owners (that includes you, authors!) to the foundation they needed to make sense of their bookkeeping activities.

Disclaimer: Jessica Williams is not related to
Larry Williams, whom I interviewed last week.

Introduction to Small Business Bookkeeping workshop

Mark Gerber of Gerber Studio is partnering with me to sponsor the event, and lent his stellar design skills to create our workshop flyer.

The event itself will be held on Tuesday, March 3rd from 4-5:30pm at the beautiful White Silo Winery in Sherman, CT.

During the workshop, attendees will discover how to:

  • Set up their accounting software.
  • Record income from multiple sources.
  • Keep track of all expenses.
  • Identify expenses by tax category.
  • Pay sales tax accurately and on time.
  • Reconcile bank statements.

They will leave with a better understanding of how to keep their own books and what a bookkeeper and accountant needs to help make a business a financial success.

The cost of the workshop is $25 (wine not included), and you can register here if you’re interested in coming. Bring your laptop and follow along if you’d like!

While this presentation focuses on Quickbooks for Windows, the bookkeeping principles are applicable across most accounting platforms. So even if you’re just getting started or don’t have bookkeeping software yet, don’t let that stop you from joining us.

Oh, and by the way… While we won’t tolerate any whining during the workshop, the setting does allow us to enjoy a glass of wine during class or a tasting afterward. How’s that for making learning about bookkeeping painless?

Do I get the Creative Problem Solver of the Year Award? 🙂

 

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Tara R. Alemany

Award-winning author and speaker, and owner at Aleweb Social Marketing
Tara Alemany defies a simple definition. She is an award-winning and best-selling author and speaker, as well as a serial entrepreneur. Her publishing company, Emerald Lake Books, benefits experts and thought leaders as they grow their business by taking their words from manuscript to masterpiece. Her consulting company, Aleweb Social Marketing helps authors and speakers to get found online, on-stage and on-the-shelf. In addition to publishing, consulting, writing and speaking, Tara serves on the Boards of Directors for a Christian writers’ critique group, as well as acting as co-president and chaplain of the group. In her spare time, she is a novice winemaker, a martial artist, a juggler, a military Mom to 2 teenagers (one of each), step-Mom to 2 dogs (one of each) and is owned by a black cat.

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