Accounting course
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Know Your NumbersTM

An online course that teaches you how start and grow your business right. How to get the right structure, better cash flow, and pay less taxes.

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  • Protect assets with strategic planning
  • Understand what business numbers actually matter
  • Prevent beginner mistakes and accelerate growth
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Designed for USA-based entrepreneurs in their first 3 years of operation. Pre-income up to $125K profit.

The course will show you the tax, accounting, and motivational ropes of getting your business up and running.

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Who is this for?

Fit is extremely important to consider when signing up for Know Your Numbers.

  • Income < 125K
  • Side Hustle Businesses
  • Year 0 to 3 Entrepreneurs
  • Solopreneurs With Contractors or Small Staff
  • Coaches, Consultants, Online Businesses, Content Creators
  • More Advanced Entrepreneurs Seeking to Empower Decision Making

Why 125k?

If you are profiting over $125,000 in your business we suggest you take the course and reachout regarding our custom consulting packages. Allow us to assist in building your advisory team. Having a narrow focus allows our course to have maximum impact.

Ideal candidates are consultants, coaches, or online businesses without inventory. We cover inventory in our Advanced Entrepreneur course because it adds another layer of complexity.

If you’ve got a side hustle (a small business you’re running on the side while keeping your day job), then we can help you, too. Starting slow and on the side is a great approach to minimize your initial risk and build up to success, and we’ll happily walk you through the process.

Decades of experience distilled into one online course.

We call this a course package because it encompasses what we teach and provide our entrepreneur clients at the Gillingham CPA firm, all for a fraction of the cost.

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  • Shared resources used at the CPA Firm
  • Use with our Apple & Android Apps
  • PDF Books, Templates, Downloads
  • Kindle E-Books
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Get Ahead of the Game!

1. KYN30

Start off with a 30-minute, 30,000-foot view of the course. Use this as a quick start guide to understand the essentials before diving into each module more deeply.

2. Distilled Version of CPA Services

We’ve whittled down the onboarding and education process of Gillingham CPA and put it into an easy to digest format.

3. Flexibility

There may be elements that apply to you sooner or later than other businesses. We’ve designed the curriculum to allow you to jump to any material you need to at any point.

4. Modules Follow the Entrepreneurial Cycle

Our modules are structured chronologically, covering the transition from your day job to full-time self-employment, all the way through product development, profit, and tax planning.

5. Navigate Common Issues and Solutions

The course is designed to give you a strong knowledge base and to help avoid the typical pitfalls of early entrepreneurship. From there, you can more intelligently research issues and topics specific to you.

Master Course That Teaches You How to Get:

  • the right structure
  • better cash flow
  • pay less taxes
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Content

Downloads

Excel Templates

  • Profit and Loss
  • Rental Property
  • Taxes Paid
  • Example Accounting Excel Financial Statements, and more

E-Book:

  • Accounting Cheat Sheet
  • Learn Accounting Differently, and more

Audio

  • Accounting Play Podcast Archive covering lessons, legal interviews, and travels
Lessons
Welcome to Know Your Numbers 6 min
Using the Site and Course Resources 6 min
Know Your Numbers in 30 Minutes 21 min
Entrepreneurship, this course, and Get Ready!
Intro – Business Knowldege is Power 6 min
Who is John Gillingham CPA and Why Does This Course Exist? 2 min
Why am I an Entrepreneur and Know My Numbers 4 min
Different Business Types and Where KYN is most Relevant 5 min
Self-Employed Income, Paying Tax, and Audit Basics 32 min
Hierarchy of Client Needs 4 min
Advisors 31 min
The Idea 13 min
Mindset Matters 4 min
Planning for Success and Challenges with Passive Income 3 min
Excel Basics 26 min
Pro organization = Pro results 11 min
Entities 25 min
Starting Up and Getting Paid 17 min
Taxes and Payroll 19 min
Financial Statements 16 min
Retirement Accounts 11 min
Income Smoothing 43 min
bootstrappers welcome

Boot-Strappers Welcome

We’re aiming to accelerate the growth of small businesses funded often with a dream and a credit card.

We understand and address not only the financial struggles, but making it work at home as well. Nothing is more valuable then your time and business runway.

KYN works for loads of different professions such as: computer programming, graphic design, accounting, insurance sales, real estate, and consultanting.

Many simply take their current job and strike out to do the same work on their own. For example, a staff fitness instructor at a local gym may begin working for clients independently. These “hours for dollars” businesses are difficult to scale, but are a great way to transition into self-employment.

This involves essentially buying and re-selling physical goods using Amazon, Shopify, eBay, or even swap-meet/flea markets.

There is a steep learning curve for those starting product-based businesses without previous experience, but the long-term regards can be great. As your product-based business grows, you may end up with a manufacturing operation.

This is the path I took in creating Accounting Play and Know Your Numbers.

Content and digital product creators have a host of different considerations, since most of their costs are just the daily living expenses that allow them to create. One advantage to being a creator is the ease of content publication, but there are many real challenges to address as well.

size matters

Size and Entity Matters

KYN addresses important needs with realistic constraints. For most self-funded entrepreneurs, knowledge, time, and money are the most valuable.

We want you to make your finanancial desicions undertanding that we do not have a million dollar investor check waiting for us. These small businesses will need to be designed to actually make the first $100,000 profit and then work into the first seven figures.

Three stages of entrepreneurial savvy.

Whether you’re just beginning to formulate your idea, already up and running with a couple employees, or somewhere in between, there’s a Know Your Numbers course for you!

Startup Strong

Package

Top Features:

  • Fundamentals
  • Accounting Course
  • Corporation v. LLC structure
  • Save Money This Year
  • Refining Your Goals
  • Audit Prepared
  • Contractors
  • Excel
  • Core downloads, Templates
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6 - Figure Success

Package

Top Features:

  • Strategic Accounts
  • Using Your Advisors
  • QuickBooks Unveiled
  • How the CPAs Do It
  • Paying Yourself First
  • Employees
  • The How
  • Core downloads, Templates
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Advanced Entrepreneur

Package

Top Features:

  • 2 strategy sessions
  • Email support
  • All Resources Included
  • Inventory Businesses
  • Money at Scale
  • Ahead of the Game
  • Planning for the Exit
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Any questions or concerns about the course, please email us. We're happy to help.

We are fully confident in the power of this course package and have priced it at a tremendous value. If, still, you are not satisfied within a week of starting, simply let us know and we will provide a refund.

What people are saying about our products

We use the Debits & Credits game in class to engage students and occasionally assign for extra credit
Cal State CA
Thanks for the Cheat Sheet, ironic coming from a teacher, but great to have a reference to point back to
CA Junior College
I am impressed with the amount of illustrations, audio, and video jammed into this app centered around learning accounting. I learned a ton about debit and credit, accounting equation, and statements. Compared to a textbook this costs almost nothing. Thanks for the great resourse
Android App User
I started using the app for my Certified Bookkeepers class. Excellent tool for studying before a test. The cheat sheet is awesome & shared with my class. It has helped me with my Depreciation & Inventory classes, especially with the formulas I keep forgetting
Android App User
Love the app! I am a designer and do a lot of contract work so thought it would be really helpful to learn a few things about taxes and how to maybe better plan my expenses. Little did I know how actually helpful it was! I wish I knew about this app earlier
IOS App User

Frequently Asked Questions

How long do I have access to the course?

You receive full access to the course and future updates.

What do I do if I need help?

Support@AccountingPlay.com is a great way to reach us.

What tools will I need to complete the course?

You will only need a computer and an email account. Some templates will be excel based, but free substitute software can also be used.

What if I am unhappy with the course?

We offer a 7-day money back guarantee. If you are unhappy with the course for any reason, let us know and we will refund your payment within 7 business days.