Accounting & Financial Statements
Manage your own small business accounting by learning how to create your own own financial statements.
7 lessons, 8 videos (48m), 12 tools
What you’ll learn
What you’ll learn in Accounting and Financial Statements
Learn everything you need to know about financial statements – including how to create your own. It’s all explained in easy to follow videos.
Understand financial statements, become your own accountant and improve your business performance
Small business accounting made easy. This course will show you how to create all the financial statements you need so that you can effectively become your own accountant and better manage your business.
All the key concepts explained. You’ll learn how to create historical and pro forma income statements, balance sheets, and cash flows. You’ll learn how to make budgets and calculate depreciation.
You’ll get templates and samples to help you get started. Plus you’ll get step by step videos that clearly explain what to do. You’ll be able to confidently create all the financial statements you need to run your business.
Includes samples and templates to guide you
Accounting and Financial Statements includes samples and templates to help guide you along
Fill-in-the-blank templates and samples will guide you in creating your financial statements. They will save you time, keep you organized, and ensure that you can manage your business accounting.
Watch a sample video from the course
Accounting and Financial Statements Content
If you can add 2 and 2 together, then you have what it takes to do the accounting for your small business. In this lesson, serial entrepreneur Bob Adams tells you what really matters when getting started with accounting. You will discover the most important financial statements you need to create and how you can use your accounting to boost your business’s performance.
(7:04, 2 videos)
In this lesson, you will learn how an income statement works and you will be guided through all the steps of creating your own income statement. You will get a sample income statement as well as a fillable template to help you get going.
(3:40, 1 video, 1 sample, 1 template)
Learn how to prepare your own balance sheet. Bob Adams will walk you through all the steps of the process. You will get a template and a sample to help you create your balance sheet.
(4:51, 1 videos, 1 template, 1 sample)
What is depreciation and how do you calculate it? It’s not as scary as it sounds. In this lesson, you will learn how depreciation works. Bob Adams will show you real examples to help you understand this accounting concept. You will also get a template to calculate depreciation for your business.
(10:12, 1 video, 1 template)
What is a pro forma income statement? What is it used for? How do you create one? In this lesson, Bob Adams answers all these questions and shows you step by step how to build your own pro forma income statement. You will get a template and sample to show you exactly what to do.
(6:06, 1 video, 1 template, 1 sample)
Follow along as Bob Adams explains what a pro forma balance sheet is and shows you step by step how to create your own. You will get a sample and a template to help you get going.
(12:17, 1 video, 1 template, 2 samples)
How do you prepare a pro forma cash flow? What do you use it for? In this lesson, you will learn what to do to create your pro forma cash flow. You will get a sample and template to walk through every single step and show you exactly what to do.
(10:12, 1 video, 1 template, 1 sample)
Serial entrepreneur, Harvard MBA and founder of BusinessTown
In this course, Bob shows you exactly how to create your own financial statements and projections. You will learn how to create financial statements the right way – the way Bob was taught to create them at Harvard Business School and the way he creates them in running his businesses.
Bob has mastered the art of starting businesses with very little money, and making them highly profitable. Bob started his book publishing company in his basement apartment with just $1500 and no related experience. He built it into one of the largest independent publishers in the US, achieving industry-leading profit margins. He later sold this business for $40 million.
Bob has written 17 books and created 52 courses that have helped over one million entrepreneurs worldwide. Bob also served on the investment committee of the Watermill Group where he evaluated business plans and helped decide which proposals to fund.
BusinessTown founder Bob Adams’s courses & books have been featured in:
Get unlimited access to all these popular courses
How BusinessTown is helping people start their own business:
How BusinessTown is helping people start their own business:
Learn how to start a business with our video courses
Templates & more
Get expert answers
Frequently asked questions:
BusinessTown is an e-learning platform built for people interested in starting and running a business.
On BusinessTown, you get unlimited access to 130+ business courses taught by real successful entrepreneurs and highly skilled experts. You also gain access to 50+ business tools and to our discussion board, where you can get expert answers to your business questions.
No matter what you want to learn or where you are on your business journey, there is a course for you.
Marketing, ideas, financing, planning, naming, how to get started… BusinessTown covers everything you need to start and run your business right.
The courses are available anywhere, anytime, on any device, and you can take them at your own pace.
Create your BusinessTown account to get started and try BusinessTown free for 7 days.
BusinessTown includes unlimited access to 130+ business courses taught by real successful entrepreneurs and highly skilled experts.
You also get full access to 50+ downloadable tools like worksheets, templates, and samples, and to our discussion board where you can get an answer to any business question you have.
BusinessTown is $19.95 per month. It provides unlimited access to all 130+ courses, all tools, and our discussion board, where you can get expert answers to your business questions.
We offer a free 7-day trial. If you decide that BusinessTown is not for you, then just cancel within 7 days of starting your free trial and you will not be charged at all.
If you wish to cancel your BusinessTown account, you can do so through your account page under the Billing section.
If you have any questions, email us at email@example.com. We are more than happy to help!
BusinessTown includes 130+ courses on all business topics: Getting started, business ideas, business plans, strategy, marketing, websites, social media, online advertising, finance, accounting, leadership, sales, legal issues, home-based businesses and more!
Looking for a business idea? Why don’t you check out our course How to Find a Business Idea.
Do you need help creating your business plan? We’ve got you covered. Take a look at our course How to Create a Business Plan.
Do you want to be walked step by step through the entire process of starting a business? Check out our ultimate course, Start-a-Business 101.
Are you not sure that you are ready to start your own business? Consider our course, What It Takes to Start a Business.
Are you looking for financing for a new or existing business? We offer 5 courses on financing a small business. We suggest you start with the course, How to Finance Your Business.
Do you want to learn about marketing? Because it’s so important, we offer over 30 courses on sales and marketing. Consider starting with the short course, Developing Your Marketing Message.
Want to learn about marketing online? We offer 5 courses on creating websites, 6 courses on digital marketing and 5 courses on promoting through social media. To get started we recommend the course, The Complete Guide to Digital Marketing.
Looking to get inspired and learn how other entrepreneurs succeeded in starting and growing their businesses? We offer several courses on this including, How to Succeed as a Woman Entrepreneur.
Do you already have a business and are looking to improve it? We have several courses on this topic. Try starting with the course, How to Boost Profits.
No matter where you are on your business journey, there is a course for you.
On BusinessTown you have access to 50+ downloadable tools like worksheets, samples, and templates to help you start and run a business.
Our most popular tools include:
The Ultimate Startup Checklist, 18 pages
The 300 Best Small Business Ideas ebook, 105 pages
The Complete Business Plan Template, 29 pages
Complete Sample Business Plan, 35 pages
Sample Marketing Plan Under $2k, 12 pages
One Page Marketing Plan Template
One Page Sample Marketing Plan
50 Guerilla Marketing Tactics Worksheet, 8 pages
Business Idea Evaluation Worksheet
8 Basic Steps to Making the Sale Template
Sales Presentations that Your Customers Will Love Template
Sales Presentation Sample Dialog
50 Ways to Generate Endless Sales Leads Worksheet
Cold Calling Script Template and Sample
Emails that Land Sales Template and Sample
Voicemails that Get Callbacks Template and Sample
Income Statement Templates and Samples
Balance Sheet Templates and Samples
Cash Flow Templates and Samples
Calculate Depreciation Template
Key Financial Ratios Sample
How I Started a Successful Business with No Money and No Experience, Case Study
Key Questions to Select the Best Business Idea Worksheet
Validate Your Business Idea Worksheet
Using the 6-Step Approach to Choose a Business Idea Case Study
21 Easy-to-Start Part-Time Business Ideas Guide
42 Home-Based Businesses You Can Start Guide
Why I Repeatedly Changed the Legal Entity of My Business, Case Study
Evaluate Customer Segments and Competitors Worksheet
Differentiate Your Business from Competitors Worksheet
How I Differentiated My First Business in a Crowded Marketplace, Case Study
Creating a Press Release Template and Sample
Marketing Bob’s Rent-A-Bike, Case Study
Planning, Designing and Creating Your Website Worksheet
Search Engine Optimization Worksheet
50 Blog Post Ideas Worksheet
50 Creative Online Marketing Ideas Worksheet
Evaluate Potential Names for Your Business Worksheet
How I Financed Buying a Business Case Study
Cover Letter to Seek Financing Sample
Collection Letter Samples
The Four Quadrant Theory of Time Management Graphic
BusinessTown courses will show you how to start your business right and grow it into a highly successful enterprise.
You will learn from highly experienced entrepreneurs and experts who have been there and done it. You won’t have to learn by trial and error. You won’t have to guess what to do next. BusinessTown courses will guide you through your entire business journey.
Even if you are a beginner you will quickly learn how to start a business you love. If you already have a business, BusinessTown will show how to grow it and make it better.
By just watching one video lesson a day (about 7 minutes average) you can quickly ramp up your business knowledge. No matter where you are on your business journey, there is a course for you taught by an expert on BusinessTown.
What would you like to learn more about today? Starting a business? How to find a business idea? How to write a business plan? How to do your marketing? How to build an online presence? How to get financing? How to prepare financial statements? BusinessTown has courses that cover all these topics and hundreds more.
So if you want to become a smarter entrepreneur and start and build a successful business, you’ll want to start streaming the courses on BusinessTown today.
Copyright © 2021 BusinessTown LLC. All rights reserved. BusinessTown ® is a registered trademark of BusinessTown LLC.