I’ve been contacted by several owners lately who are looking for assistance organizing their businesses. Part of that organizing will include bookkeeping but the real need is to get systems in place that will make it easier to stay on top of the day-to-day, week-to-week business needs.
When money is tight, the temptation is to believe you can do it yourself. And you can, but often at the cost of your business. If you are the face or key employee providing labor or services, it isn’t a good use of your time to take care of the general administrative tasks. And the truth is, if you could, you would already be doing it.
The next time you are working on your budget. (You have an annual budget, right?) Include a line for office assistance. Then imagine what you can do with those extra 4 to 20 hours you get back each month. Grow your business? Spend time with family and friends. A new hobby?
Sounds nice, doesn’t it.
Just a thought