Learning Basic Accounting from Home
October 15, 2013 12:46 PM   Subscribe

I'm looking for inexpensive or free resources for learning basic small business accounting from home.

In case it's helpful: I'll most likely be working in QuickBooks.
posted by moira to Education (6 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite

I've found useful stuff on reallifeaccounting.com. The guy's selling books and some sort of online course but the right Google search reveals a plethora of sample content he has posted.
posted by XMLicious at 1:42 PM on October 15, 2013

Have you looked at coursera? They have a couple of free financial/accounting classes.

There are also Youtube videos on QuickBooks available that show you how to do certain things.
posted by needlegrrl at 4:01 PM on October 15, 2013

accounting accounting, or just how to use QuickBooks? if the former, there are always cheap or free accounting texts around.
posted by jpe at 5:44 PM on October 15, 2013

Small Business Accounting is good but I would start with Bookkeeping for Dummies, so so clear and sensible. Once you've worked through that, you can breeze through the SBA book.
posted by viggorlijah at 8:07 PM on October 15, 2013

Response by poster: Thanks for the tips; all of them are helpful.
posted by moira at 9:23 PM on October 17, 2013

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