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Learn Bookkeeping From Scratch

The simplest guide to bookkeeping you will ever find, brought to you by Quentin Pain The Business Startup Expert.
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Platform: Udemy
Video: 2h 48m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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NOTE: This is NOT a video course. Everything is written in simple English. The negative reviews are from people who expected video content. 
You’re about to go on a journey that will take you from understanding what an ACCOUNT really is (and it’s not as obvious as you may think) to being able to read any balance sheet with ease. 
  You will understand exactly what the professionals (Bankers, Certified Accountants, VC’s, FD’s CFO’s) are talking about. You will be able to talk with confidence about your new bookkeeping and accounting knowledge and will earn respect for it. 
  You will know your ‘gross profit’ from your ‘net profit’, your ‘cost of goods’ from your ‘operating capital’, your ‘depreciation’ from your ‘amortization’ but BEST OF ALL you will CLEARLY understand the logic behind these things in a way that no other course has EVER explained. 
  Why is a ‘credit’ a credit. Why do so many people get credits and debits mixed up. The single guaranteed way never to get them wrong again (just knowing that is worth the price of admission – never get stuck in an exam again). 
  And you get our special mini-course on starting your own bookkeeping service. 

You will learn

✓ Learn how to become a bookkeeper.
✓ Undertake bookkeeping for your own or your partner’s business or if you’re a treasurer.
✓ Learn how to start a bookkeeping business.
✓ Take a simple test at the end (as many times as you need)


• You don’t need to know or buy any tools for this course, other than a pen and paper or wordprocessor and spreadsheet. Everything else is included.

This course is for

• Learn Bookkeeping From Scratch is aimed at complete novices and those with bookkeeping experience who want to learn some insights and brilliantly simple techniques not taught by other courses. If you want to understand how bookkeeping works for your own business, this is for you. If you want to start your own bookkeeping business, this is also for you. If you want to become a chartered accountant, this is a great place to start if you’re new to the profession. The entire course is written in the simplest of terms that anyone can understand and get to grips with. it includes questions and answers in every module.
• The course takes you from the very start and leads you gently with simple tests so by the end you will be able to compile profit and loss accounts and the balance sheet. The course is taught by Quentin Pain, a retired Fellow of the International Association of Bookkeepers and is suitable for most Western countries including the USA, UK, Australia, Canada and South Africa.
        Quentin Pain is an author, speaker and small business strategist. He has started 6 businesses including multi-million pound British software company Accountz.
He has been awarded 3 Macworld nominations and is a retired fellow and former council member of the International Association of Bookkeepers and the International Association of Accounting Professionals.
He became the IAB Small Business Mentor of the Year in 2013 and was voted Top 10 UK Business Advisor by Enterprise Nation in 2015 (the judges included the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills).
        He is co-author of a Dummies title and has self-published 5 other books. He founded the International Copywriters Association that helps people write better sales copy so they can grow their businesses or become professional copywriters.
        Quentin has been featured in The Sunday Times, The Independent, The Daily Express, The Financial Times, MoneyWeek, Metro (where he was the Money Doctor columnist) and BBC Radio.
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Platform: Udemy
Video: 2h 48m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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