East Troy Railroad Museum, Helenville Fire Department, Milwaukee Astronomical Society, Milwaukee Makerspace, Beer Baron's of Milwaukee, and other related organizations. Often times, there is a call for people to volunteer as treasurer at these organizations. I've wanted to step up and fill this need, but I'm apprehensive about my accounting skills.
In the past, I attempted to start my own business. It was a failure. It's demise was a combination of poor planning and a total lack of bookkeeping. With this failure always in the back of my mind, how can I step forward and volunteer to be a treasurer? Although I'm good at math, I suck at accounting. It's time to do something about this gap in my skills. I'm taking the Become a Bookkeeper series on LinkedIn Learning. I just completed the course on "Finance Essentials for Small Business" and passed the test earning me a certification from the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy How valuable this certification is, I don't know. But I do know that I learned a lot from this course and I'm looking forward to the next one entitled "Running a Profitable Business: Understanding Cash Flow."
On a personal note, this course has made me feel a lot better about my previous failure as a roofing contractor. The mistakes I made, are quite common to new businesses.