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Costs of Goods Sold – Additional Accounting Principles that Businesses With Inventory must know

If you own (or plan to own) a service business that does not sell any products or goods, then the previous blog post is sufficient for your business: 40 Basic Accounting Principles that you must know to understand Small Business Accounting. However, if your business sells products or goods and you're one of many businesses with inventory, then you need to know some additional information on costs of goods sold (COGS).Since the article on the three business financials has [...]

40 Basic Accounting Principles that you need to know to understand Small Business Accounting

Business owners need to know general accounting principles before they can move on to more complicated accounting practices. The following are the 40 Basic Accounting Principles that you must know to understand small business accounting:The guidelines that accountants and businesses use to practice accounting are called Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). GAAPs are adapted, changed and updated by the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB). The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) also has authority to change the rules, but [...]