After studying this chapter, you should be able to:
1 Explain a current liability, and identify the major types of current liabilities.
2 Describe the accounting for notes payable.
3 Explain the accounting for other current liabilities.
4 Explain why bonds are issued, and identify the types of bonds.
5 Prepare the entries for the issuance of bonds and interest expense.
6 Describe the entries when bonds are redeemed.
7 Describe the accounting for long-term notes payable.
8 Identify the methods for the presentation and analysis of non-current liabilities.
What would you do if you had a great idea for a new product but couldn't come up with the cash to get the business off the ground? Small businesses often cannot attract investors. Nor can they obtain traditional debt financing through bank loans or bond issuances. Instead, they often resort to unusual, and costly, forms of non-traditional financing.
Such was the case for Wilbert Murdock. Murdock grew up in a low-income housing project but always had high goals. This ambitious spirit led him into some business ventures that failed: a medical diagnostic tool, ...