Experienced Associate at PwC
System Admin | Tech Support | Keeping technology running
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
I know a few people who have run their own small businesses, and accounting will definitely help and save you some money on paying for an accountant. However it's not the only thing you'll need as a successful entrepreneur. It may be worth looking at some form of business studies course that includes accounting, but also covers marketing, sales, perhaps some law, personnel, customer service, project management, and communication and negotiation skills. There are many facets to running a small business, accounting is only one of them.
Of course, if you want to set up a small business as an accountant, then you'd definitely benefit from studying accounting and have some of the other skills as electives or outside study.
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