Why work with a bookkeeper?
There are many reasons to consider hiring a bookkeeper for your business. They can range anywhere from being lost in a sea of receipts to hating numbers with a fiery passion to simply not having the time or desire to do the books yourself.
Hiring a bookkeeper will save you time
Bookkeeping is what we do on a daily basis therefore we are generally faster at it than someone who picks it up once a month or even weekly. Bookkeepers have gone to school (and/or have years of on the job training) and can readily call up the knowledge required to properly record your transactions whereas someone who runs say, a catering company, may have to spend hours researching how to properly enter transactions or reconcile accounts or file and remit taxes. Not to mention the time spent learning how to use the different bookkeeping software platforms.
Your business is your passion, not necessarily your books!
This might not be true for everyone, but it’s the case for many a businessperson. You love your business and everything about it, but it’s ok that you love some aspects more than others. If bookkeeping feels more like a chore to you, you’re probably putting off doing it and it’s probably causing you stress, maybe even more than you currently realize. A bookkeeper you can trust will go a long way to relieving that stress.
Your books are our passion!
You started your business, we started ours! Bookkeeping is our passion. We will completely geek out over your books and helping you develop a realistic budget and informative cash flow forecast. Information and reports generated from bookkeeping activities will help you make informed decisions about your business and we’re not ashamed to admit that we get little-puppy-piddling-on-a-carpet level excited about helping our clients grow their businesses.
As mentioned earlier in this post, bookkeepers have spent years learning the ins and outs of bookkeeping. Most of us are continuously up-skilling by attending seminars, webinars, and courses. We network and talk to other bookkeeping professionals and are constantly learning and evolving our skill sets. You’re an expert in your business, we’re the experts on your books.
Don’t underestimate the benefit of work/life balance
Many an entrepreneur has fallen into the trap of spending every waking hour on their business only to eventually burn out. We understand the drive to be constantly working on your business, obsessing over it, hell I’m writing this blog post at 8pm on a Sunday and haven’t even made dinner yet! It’s a total do as I say, not as I do moment. Ultimately, all of us entrepreneurs need to admit that we don’t want to be spending 100% of our time on our business – many of us go into small business ownership to achieve a level of freedom one cannot obtain by working for someone else. Part of that freedom means having a life outside of the business. A bookkeeper can help free up your time.
Why work with a bookkeeper?
To sum up, we highly recommend hiring a bookkeeper. Admittedly, we may be just a touch biased on this matter – though we’re not saying you have to hire us. Rogue Bookkeeping is not going to be the best fit for every single small business out there and that is a-ok. But for those that are thinking of hiring a bookkeeper and want to start a conversation and/or ask some questions, we would love to hear from you.