DOUBLE-ENTRY ACCOUNTING: An accounting system used to keep track of business activities. Double-Entry accounting maintains the balance Sheet: Assets = Liabilities + Owner’s Equity. When dollars are recorded in one account, they must be accounted for in another account in such a way that the activity is well documented and the balance Sheet stays in balance.Earnings growth signifies that the company is making more that enough to offset its costs. Established companies should show consistent results, but young companies often display strong revenue growth with little or no earnings. Witness the myriad of Internet companies with lots of sales and no profits.Having cash available when you need it is crucial but you also have to know how and when the cash flows in and out of your business. You just don’t “know” these things. There are skills involved to measure, monitor, and manage cash.