How to Read Your Income Statement

The income statement of any business is probably the most important report of all. It is a snapshot of the financial performance of your business over a period of time, such as a month or year. You might also hear it called the Profit and Loss Statement, or P&L....

Boost Your Accounting Know-How with These Terms

The field of accounting has its own vocabulary, which can sound like a foreign language to some people. Your financial savvy will increase by learning a few new accounting terms. You’ll be “speaking accounting-ese” in no time, and you’ll become...

Understanding Payment Terms

If there is a period of time between when your customers receive your goods or services and when they pay for them, then several things are true: You have a balance in Accounts Receivable on your balance sheet that represents how much customers owe you You have an...