When to Hire a Bookkeeper
Hello Lovely Ladypreneurs!
I want to take a minute to answer a question that I have been getting a lot of recently. And it’s SUPER important to the success of your blossoming business, so take a few minutes out of your hectic schedule and let this sink in….
The question is…
WHEN SHOULD I HIRE A BOOKKEEPER?
Running a business is time consuming….VERY time consuming. If you are running an online business, be it a service you provide or a product that you sell, you probably have a million things on your plate and not enough hours in the day to accomplish all of it, am I right? And that is probably more the case when you are just getting started. Every task that you need to accomplish is a critical piece to ensure that your business flourishes. Bookkeeping is one of the single most important pieces of that. Some of you are aware and others like to bury their head in the sand and pretend it doesn’t exist, which will catch up to you in the long run, like it or not, mama, but don’t fret!
My clients will indeed admit to you the importance of proper bookkeeping and also that they CANNOT deal with keeping up their books on their own. I get it. I have pieces of my own business puzzle that I don’t enjoy or have the time for.
SO WHEN IS IT TIME TO OUTSOURCE YOUR BOOKKEEPING?
My answer is and will always be as soon as possible. And you have options. Getting off on the right foot will not only save you time AND money, but it will also bring you a sense of relief.
Getting your books set-up correctly from the get-go ensures less headaches in the future!
HOW DO I GO ABOUT THIS, YOU ASK?
Here are a few of my suggestions to get you head on the right track.
If you know a thing or two about keeping books, have the extra time & don’t want to hire someone to maintain them until you’ve got a good stream of revenue coming in, have a professional get the “set up” started for you. Getting your chart of accounts set up properly, and have them explain and guide you through so that you can keep them up until you grow a bit.
Hire a profesh right out of the gate. Trust me, it is the BEST way to get the ball rolling and staying out of bookkeeping nightmare trouble. It will be money VERY well spent and it doesn’t have to cost a fortune!