When you’re in business for yourself, or running a small company, you are always busy.
There’s always another meeting, or another customer presentation, or some operational problem that needs your immediate and undivided attention.
Even the most well-organized and forward-thinking business leader can sometimes find it hard to “keep a lid” on everything.
Accounting chores are some of the most difficult to keep consistently buttoned-up.
Entrepreneurs often have to operate in “triage” mode, spending their time on the urgent things that always seem to command their attention. Things only they, as the top boss, can handle.
And that means some duties – the important but not urgent stuff – can be neglected. It’s easy to fall a little behind on data entry, accounts receivable, tax planning, and other tasks every business owner needs to get done in order to keep the operation running.
Sometimes, it’s all the boss can do to keep the basic filings and critical things (like payroll) under control. And in extreme cases, even those things can get short shrift.
The answer for many of your fellow business leaders is to outsource as much of these duties as possible. Get a bookkeeper to handle payroll and receivables… get a CPA to square things with the tax man.
But what do you do when things become so far behind you find yourself (and your business) in a real mess?
What do you do when you can’t keep your head above water with your accounting chores, let alone think and plan, because you don’t have the key numbers you need to drive the right “next move” decisions?
Find an accounting firm to help you get caught up… and do it now, before the holidays arrive and you find yourself even more frantically busy!