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Wanna know what I consider to one of my biggest business mistakes? Bookkeeping – or my lack there of.
I remember thinking that because I didn’t have a lot of money coming in, investing in a bookkeeper wasn’t necessary. But the problem was I didn’t have any idea how to set up my own books. I was lost. I was confused. And I never asked for help.
If you’re feeling that way, please know that you’re not alone!! I have been right where you are.
Before you continue reading about my experience hiring a bookkeeper (and understanding if you need one, too), it’s important for you to understand exactly what bookkeeping is! (It’s another one of those buzzwords we tend to nod our head at in conversation & act like we know what it means!) I can’t say it any better than THIS blog post written by my own bookkeeper!:)
While I know some of you reading this are not at a place in your business to hire a bookkeeper, you ARE at a place where you can ask for help. We’re always at a place where help is needed – whether you’re making 10k or 50k!! I want to urge you to reach out to a bookkeeper for a consultation. See if you can hire them for a consultation so they can teach you the basics of bookkeeping, help you create a system & guide the way for you. The hardest part is starting, and with something like our books we just have to buckle down & do it!!
This year I said “see ya” to confusion & brought on Stephanie of Steadfast Bookkeeping. We met last year at Creative at Heart and she was so sweet & sincere! Since then I have followed her blog, read all of her wonderful newsletter content & poured over the freebies she so generously offers her audience!
One of my big goals for 2017 included getting a better handle on my business finances. I was tired of feeling confused. I was overwhelmed with the mess I had let build up & needed a professional to come in & pave the way. She has done that & more!
She handles bookkeeping for DSE and C@H (as well as payroll for C@H since C@H is an S Corp). She is quick to respond to emails, happy to address my questions or concerns & I’ve never felt more confident in the organization of my finances! She also sent me the sweetest “Welcome” gift & a confetti-filled birthday card – seriously, how adorable is that?! She’s been a lifesaver this year & we’re only in April!:)
Wondering if outsourcing to a bookkeeper is the best fit for your business right now? Here are 5 questions to ask yourself before jumping in:
How do you feel about bookkeeping? Are you thinking about outsourcing this business task?
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