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Sections of the Balance Sheet

A description of the different classifications in the balance sheet are described. Understand what current assets and liabilities are and the associated long term sections of fixed assets and long term debt. Gain an understanding of the equity section of the balance sheet.

Long Term Debt – Financial Statement Presentation

01/07/2015

Long Term Debt is one of the multiple forms of capitalizing a business.  It includes bonds, secured notes and mortgage notes.  In the world of small business, the most common form of long term debt is secured notes, most likely with recourse.  As [...]

Book Value – Definition and Usage

05/15/2014

There are several definitions associated with the term ‘Book Value’ and depending on the context of its use, determines the correct definition and proper use.  The three primary uses of the term are as follows: Stock, Corporate Value or Balance [...]

Current Liabilities Section of the Balance Sheet

12/10/2013

The current liabilities section of the balance sheet identifies those amounts due to third parties within the current year.  These include accounts payable, credit card accounts, accrued payroll, taxes, unearned revenue, deposits and those amounts [...]

Chart of Accounts – Layout

11/27/2013

The goal of accounting is to record the economic activity of the business.  This is achieved by entering each economic transaction into a set of books.  The books are formatted to reflect the balance sheet and income statement items.  The chart [...]

The Fixed Assets Section of the Balance Sheet

09/24/2013

The fixed assets section of the balance sheet is one of the easiest sections to read and understand.  This article is written to describe and illustrate some simple examples of the fixed assets section.  I am not teaching the reader about the [...]

An Explanation of Current Assets

03/11/2013

The asset side of the balance sheet is divided into 3 major sections.  They include current assets, fixed assets, and other assets.  Current assets carry the most value to the small business entrepreneur because of the cash conversion aspect.  [...]

The Different Types of Bank Loans

02/19/2013

There are many different types of bank loans, each having their own respective purpose.  All bank loans are categorized into two distinct groupings; secured and unsecured loans.  Within in each category of loans there are several different [...]
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