Bookkeeping Help – How to reduce your time spent Bookkeeping

Most small businesses are looking for some kind of bookkeeping help.

Old Bookkeeping Systems

It is perhaps not so surprising that so many people are still using old styles of bookkeeping to keep up with their books.

Bookkeeping Help

Factually, a lot of businesses just put off any and all bookkeeping until the end of the year.

They concern themselves just before taxes are due.

And that is not surprising as well.

People who run small businesses are dedicating their time towards sales, growing their business and just trying to keep their head above water.

If that describes you then you have come to the right place!

Modern Systems

Today there are many solutions available. These systems don’t just keep your books up to date. These systems actually help you cut costs and increase profits now rather than have a bunch of receipts in a drawer waiting until tax time.

They allow you to constantly monitor your expenditures and make better decisions.

Bookkeeping has been going on for millennia. And the reason is that the heart of a business is its finances.

Most small businesses fail because they fail to keep control of that “heart” and have a business “heart attack”.

But modern bookkeeping systems do more than keep track of your taxes. Modern systems provide you the tools you need to analyse what can be done to improve sales, cut costs, etc.

In other words, you can easily see at a click of a button exactly where your money is going, and what percentage is going there.

But more importantly, you can do that from anywhere. This allows you to keep track of your business even when you are on holiday.

Other Benefits of Modern Systems

Modern Accounting/Bookkeeping software allows you to create a quote in the field right from your smart phone. 

Look up all the items in inventory, provide a quote, email it, even have the customer sign it right on your smart phone!

You can even accept a credit card payment right from your phone. Your customer can easily question an invoice and you can easily respond keeping customer questions and answers all in the same place.

It would take more than a simple essay here to tell you all the benefits of modern accounting systems.

But suffice it to say that if you haven’t looked into them, it is time to do so.

Studies show that companies on proper financial software are far less likely to fail.

Bookkeeping Help

So if you are looking for Bookkeeping help, it is time to call and have someone explain all the advantages of accounting software to you. And if you have desktop accounting software, you need to look at the cloud based software so that you can see all the benefits today.

Call us for some free bookkeeping help.

Should you Start a Small Business? Pro’s and Con’s.

Start a small business or not? Here is the short answer. Yes!

Start your own small business
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thenext28days / Foter / CC BY

 

Who should start their own small business? YOU SHOULD.

Will you succeed? Maybe. Statistically most small businesses “fail”. But… is going out of business necessarily failure? That depends on the metrics you use for success or failure. If you spend your life worrying and not living your life, that is honestly a bigger failure than going out and trying something new!

Most articles you read about starting a small business give you all this negative information about what you need to carefully do and if you don’t you will fail. Some have a huge list of questions that you should ask yourself first to see if you are “ready” to start a business, have the intelligence, the smarts, the tools, etc.

Let me tell ya!

Let me tell you honestly: You are NEVER ready to start a small business. Nor are we ever ready to get married, or have kids, or go to University, or any of the other big decisions we make in life. But we do make them. And sometimes they turn out well and sometimes badly. And we never know which way it is going to go no matter how much we plan or think ahead.

I have started many small businesses in my life and quite a few have failed. And some have succeeded and some should have and didn’t because I did something really stupid.

But I did it and I am proud of it and I provided employment and fought wars and battles and lost some and won some. And at the end of the day, I am still alive and much happier for having tried and have stories to tell my kids.

I’m proud of my Dad!

My father always was trying new businesses and frequently failed. But as a result, all his kids became entrepreneurs. My one sister had a magnificently successful restaurant and has been involved in some really intriguing businesses. My oldest sister, in my eyes, has been magnificently successful.

None of us have university degrees.

In fact 3 of us never graduated high school. But I can promise you that due to the volume of “stuff” we have read over the years to manage our businesses, we have a far broader and more useful education than most people graduating with MBAs!

My brother’s business is on the verge of a breakout success. I am proud of him!

So… what’s the verdict?

So, should you read all the negative hoola about starting a small business, all the warnings, all the negativity? Yes. You should. But should you allow it to affect your decision to start a small business? Resoundingly NO! Splurge! Do it! Go baby! Jump in! I’m rootin’ for ya!

If you succeed, you will feel great! If you fail, hey! That’s not the end of the world! Pick yourself up, dust yourself off, walk it off, stop crying, hey that’s life! Get a new idea and go again!