Helping retailers increase efficiency and profitability through technology


October 28, 2015

Welcome to RetailMagic's first blog.

My name is Barry Schieck.  I have been in the accounting and computer application fields since 1980 and have been focused on small to medium sized retailers since 1990.  Schieck Financial Software Inc. was formed in 1991 with a focus on point-of-sale and accounting software for small to medium sized retailers.  I am originally from Sarnia, Ontario and in 1980, in Calgary, I met a girl from Prince Edward Island.  We were married in PEI in 1982 and have 2 lovely girls, one born in Sarnia in 1988 and one born on PEI in 1991.

Over the years I have seen many small businesses fail, not because they had a bad business idea, but because they didn’t understand how to manage their finances.  With this blog I hope to help you, as a business owner, better understand how to monitor and gauge the financial health of your company.

Each blog will cover a financial concept starting with the basics and building on the information in previous blogs.  Our focus will begin with financial accounting information then move to the more important management accounting information.

You will be encouraged to leave comments, ask questions and contact me for clarification.  I am here to help because I believe small businesses are the backbone of our economy and if we can help strengthen your business we are helping everyone.

CONTACT: or 902-672-1287

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