In the USA most businesses in operation are made up of micro and small businesses and are therefore of vital importance to the country's economy. These companies are large generating jobs and wealth, which contributes significantly to the increase in gross domestic product - GDP.
But one factor that has been extensively studied is the fact that they do not count with an efficient management system, which often leads to death in the first years of life. Often through ignorance or lack of advice from their accountants, small business owners fail to benefit from the information generated by the accounting that may be useful in business management. They begin to make decisions based solely on experience and who believe they have most often the results fall short of expectations.
Accounting is a science whose primary function is to provide reliable information for decisions to be taken with the utmost security. The information and data provided by accounting represent management tools that will support and support will decision-making and should be part of routine business, or provide support at all stages of the company. Many of these accounting controls are relatively easy to elaborate, and can be easily applied in the management of micro and small enterprises, especially those of retail trade, regardless of size.