The Growth of Your Business - Why You Need a Bookkeeper

Bookkeeping - the activity or profession of recording the financial transactions of a person, business, or organization. Transactions include sales, purchases, income, and payments.

This definition makes bookkeeping sound very simple - but it truly is work for an expert.

Let's be honest. If you're anything like most small business owners, you started off trying to be your own bookkeeper. Maybe you still are. But now the business is growing. Things are a little more complicated. You don't have the time or the expertise needed to keep accurate business books.

If you own or manage your own business, bookkeeping is not the most effective way for you to use your time. The time you spend setting up your books, tracking transactions, and gathering reports for tax, inventory, or payroll is valuable time you can spend on sales, courting existing customers and managing your employees. You can even have more personal time to spend with family and friends. Bookkeeping is definitely work that can and should be turned over to a professional. Outsourcing to a bookkeeper who uses state-of-the-art bookkeeping software is guaranteed to save you time and money.

Bookkeepers perform a myriad of behind the scene tasks that help build and maintain healthy businesses. Many small businesses fail within the first five years often because they have not kept sound financial records. Hence the need for a qualified bookkeeper. Having one on your team is essential to the growth and success of your business.

Here are just some of the basic day to day tasks your professional bookkeeper can take over for you right away.

1) Tracking checks and other income
2) Paying bills on time
3) Balancing your business checkbook
4) Paying employees
5) Keeping track of receivables
6) Following up with billing and collections activities
7) Filing and paying federal and state taxes
8) Generating accurate financial statements

Now may be the perfect time for you to find an individual or firm that can accurately record the day-to-day financial activities of your business. What may be mundane and boring for you to do is part of what your bookkeeper does routinely so it gets done easier and faster. Now your professional bookkeeper can relieve you of the hassle and stress of facing financial work you really don't want to do even though it has to be done - and done right!

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Fran McCully Financial Strategist and Bookkeeper Your Administrative Solutions 866-363-5580 Office 208-301-0325 ARTICLEURL-->

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Date Published : Jan 27 2011

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