Financial statistics are key business indicators that seldom lie. These numbers can alert a businessman to problems that could happen several months down the road. Always know where you stand on your balance sheets, bank accounts and your profit ratios. We have visited hundreds of business owners who did not even know how to read their profit and loss statements. This can be business suicide. Here is where your CPA can literally become your business partner. You market the heck out of your business, let him keep the numbers.