Maire Loughran

Accounting, craft-based businesses
Small business owner


  • A former Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Wrote or co-wrote several books
  • Owner of a craft-based small business


Maire Loughran is a former writer for The Balance Small Business. She wrote about how to start a knitting business. Maire was a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) for 15 years before starting her own small craft-based business. Maire also taught accounting, auditing, and taxation courses at the university level.

Marie wrote and co-wrote several books about accounting for the popular "For Dummies" series, including "Intermediate Accounting for Dummies," "Financial Accounting for Dummies," and "Auditing for Dummies."

Maire holds an undergraduate degree in fine arts education and degrees in economics and accounting.


Loughran holds an undergraduate degree in Fine Arts Education and degrees in Economics and Accounting.