When you think of accounting, you may picture pages upon pages of columns picture pages upon pages of columns of numbers. That image doesn't usually generate too much excitement. When you have your own business, though, those numbers come to mean the world to you. Then they aren't just random dollar amounts or boring statistics; they're your sales figures, your costs, and your profits. Once you know how to work with those numbers, and how to read the those numbers, and how to read the story they tell, you will be able to steer your business toward greater success.