Accounting Basics

Why is Accounting So Hard?

By February 16, 2015 February 26th, 2019 No Comments

To most small business owners, accounting is hard. In fact, it’s usually one of the most-identified difficulties of entrepreneurship. And unless you’re starting your own accounting consultancy, there’s a good chance you didn’t get into running your own business for the emotional roller coaster that is accounting. The bottom line is that accounting is hard. Why is accounting so hard? The human race may never know, but two things are certain…

  1. Accounting software is scientifically proven to reduce accounting hardship
  2. There are plenty of things in the world that are harder than accounting…


Definitely harder than accounting.

What Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson Did on Dawn Wall


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Any “If You Can Eat It, It’s Free” Contest

A 72 ounce steak in one sitting? Harder than accounting. One hundred buffalo wings in one hour? Perhaps possible, but likely harder on your stomach than accounting could ever be on your sanity. Point is, contests like these will almost always favor the house, despite your confidence. You think you can, but you can’t. Nor should you try.

Getting Customers

Accounting’s a lot easier when there’s less data to enter.

Ikea Instructions

We love clean design as much as the next person, but anyone who has spent time assembling Ikea furniture can relate…

What Ernest Shackleton and His Crew Faced

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Herding Cats

Sometimes wrangling invoices can feel like herding cats, but performing the actual task of feline round-up is probably really, really hard. Just ask these guys…

So next time you ask yourself, “Why is accounting so hard?”, saddle up to some handy accounting software and think of how much worse things could be.