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  • Writer's pictureLyle Mustard

Every Business Needs a Bookkeeper, Just Like Every Root Canal Needs a Dentist

When you’re a business owner, your most valuable resource is time.

No matter what you do, there is never enough.

The problem grows as your business expands and every wise entrepreneur knows they need some help to handle the workload.

If you truly want to save time while you build a solid foundation for your business, you want to hire a good bookkeeper.

Hate Your Finances? Send Them Out!

Your business bookkeeping is one of those love-it-or-hate-it tasks.

Most of you out there are in the latter of those two and would rather do anything for your business than dive into your backlog of bills, receipts, and tax returns.

And many entrepreneurs say that they would rather have a root canal than take on their business finances.

And when you need a root canal, what are the chances that you’d do it yourself?

Don’t Procrastinate, Delegate!

It may seem important to re-review your marketing stats, or to deep-clean the coffee machine… but are you actually gaining ground, or simply avoiding doing the tedious to-dos?

When was the last time you updated your business cash flow projections?

If you read that and said, “my what?” Well, then you need to hire a bookkeeper.

Jack Of All, Master Of None

It’s always a good time to get a qualified professional to help your business. Especially in the spots that aren’t your specialization.

Most businesses are not bookkeeping businesses.

Just as most tooth-brushers are not dentists.

When it comes to your business, it’s best to save your energy for your own specialty.

Maximize Your Time

If you have spent any time at all trying to keep track of your finances in a way that actually provides useful data for you, or keeps you truly prepared for tax time, then you know that is an entire full-time job all its own.

Which is why it’s best to hire a professional who actually wants to do it for you.

Leave Finances To The Finance Folk

That’s right, us bookkeepers actually enjoy doing your bookkeeping for you.

Not only for love of the work, but for love of empowering your business to meet your goals.

And, just like your business books, the dentist loves drilling your teeth just as much as you hate it. They love to keep you healthy and focused on what you need to do.

Helping others is a reward all its own, and it is a driving force behind the work that we provide for you.

How To Hire A Bookkeeper

How do you go about hiring a bookkeeper?

It’s easier than you might think.

Find a credible financial professional and give them a shot.

Check Your Connections

As an entrepreneur, you likely have other business owners as contacts — as around to see who they use, and who they might recommend.

Follow The Instructions

Once you reach out to a bookkeeper they will tell you exactly what they need as part of the onboarding process.

All you need to do is follow their instructions and send them your documents.

Farm It Out, Don’t Shrug it Off

The most important part of successfully farming out your business finances is to respond to your new bookkeeper’s requests in a timely fashion.

Prioritize to Minimize

You want to “set it and forget it,” but you can’t put it out of your mind until their requests are out of your email’s sent folder.

Send them whatever they request as quickly as you can, then it’s out of your hands until the next request.

It really is dropping all of your stress and worries off on someone else’s doorstep and waiting for them to deliver a finished product.

Follow-Up Regularly

As they do their work, they will ask questions and request more materials, and all of their requests are necessary to do your work.

And I promise that it’s never anything unmanageable.

Be The Professional That You Would Want To Hire

If you had a great assistant - a real rock star - the quality that would make them stand out is that they would anticipate your needs.

A great assistant knows what your schedule and your workload need to keep cruising forwards, and they dedicate themselves to keeping everything running smoothly.

Don’t Do Your Finances Yourself — Empower Your Bookkeeper

That’s what you need to do for your bookkeeper is to be a great assistant.

Provide everything in a timely fashion as if you were the best assistant they have ever had.

When you do that, you will get ten times the financial efficiency for only one tenth of your time.

It’s hard to beat those returns.

You Prioritize Their Needs, They Prioritize Yours

As long as you stay on top of their needs, they will stay on top of yours.

And I can promise you this: nobody will save you more time, and remove more stress from your professional life, than a person who can make your finanical workload disappear.

Get Out There And Win The Business Game!

What are you waiting for?

Get out there and get a bookkeeper!

There is no need to hold your business back by trying to champion every little detail yourself.

The only thing that will accomplish is burnout.

Whether it’s a toothache or the pressure of overdue bills, the best solution is the right expert for the job.

You’re not a machine, but you’ll think that your bookkeeper is when you see the magic that they provide for you.

Get out there and get rid of your financial woes, you business badass!

Written by Lyle Mustard

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