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5 Reasons Why Your Start-Up Needs a Professional Bookkeeper

5 Reasons Why Your Start-Up Needs a Professional Bookkeeper

Starting your business from the ground up is not easy at all. There are some things you could do alone and it is understandable that you would like to save as much money as you can. However, sometimes hiring additional help to get you started could pay off. So, why would you need a professional bookkeeper for your new startup?

1. Help for Tax Season

Doing taxes can be really frustrating and hard to understand; tax season is usually the main reason why entrepreneurs decide to get professional help and hire a bookkeeper. Of course, your needs depend on the type of business you are running, the type of startup structure you plan to run, and your estimations and budget. However, experts recommend new startups to find a bookkeeper who can cater to your small business’ specific needs when it comes to taxes and other financial needs.

2. Reducing the Costs and Making Growth Easier

At first, it might seem that hiring a bookkeeper may not be good for your budget however, a professional bookkeeper can actually help you save more in the long run. Yes, maybe you can do it all by yourself. Yet, if you have not been trained and educated in bookkeeping, there is a great possibility of making a mistake which could ruin your attempt in making a successful startup. So, if you want to save on costs in the long run, think about outsourcing your bookkeeping services.

3. Paying on Time

Depending on the type of startup and the number of employees, you will probably be too busy managing your business. Late payments can mess up your cash flow and the credibility of your startup which can be detrimental to your business. By hiring a professional, you can arrange to have your bookkeeper send you reminders and keep an eye on your cash flow. One missed payment can get you in trouble. Have safeguards in place by hiring a bookkeeper who knows what you need and when you need it.

4. Saving Your Precious Time

Time is money! Especially at the beginning. It is always better to spend your time running your business properly than learning and doing something that is neither in your area of interest nor in your field of expertise. If you hire someone for your bookkeeping needs, you can spend your precious time on other more important aspects of your business. For example, you could be implementing marketing plans, developing your business strategy, and carrying out daily tasks, which are crucial for your startup. In other words, a professional can help you focus on your business.

5. Better Perspective on Your Business

Two pairs of eyes are better than one! The beginning phase of your business is critical, and at that stage, more than at any other, you will need the guidance of a professional in order to properly and safely develop your business. That’s why you will need a bookkeeper. By creating neat monthly reports and putting all your financials in order, he or she can help you get a better perspective on how your business is making progress, if the funds are going in the right direction, and if your efforts are paying off.


Guest Author: Hanna Anderson

Hanna Anderson is a legal assistant who works at O’Neill Moon Quedado law firm. After working hours, Hanna enjoys spending her free time reading, travelling and doing yoga.