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Tight Bookkeeping For Small Businesses Will Drive Profits

Posted by Matt Roberge on Sep 28, 2012 7:34:00 AM

With accurate bookkeeping small businesses can maximize profits. It is essential for small businesses to have tight bookkeeping. Bookkeeping is what lets the owner know all the important information about keeping the business profitable and working smoothly. Profits can be increased by keeping accurate records of transactions and having that information timely.

How can bookkeeping help a small business increase profits?

  • Invoicing daily keeps the money coming in

  • Job cost - know what each item produced or each job performed costs

  • flexible payable options to take advantage of discounts offered

  • know what your cash flow situation is

By invoicing daily every job that is done becomes an asset waiting to be collected. This can get money to you faster. Knowing what a job costs is a huge help in price setting and looking at ways to do a great job for less money. With excellent bookkeeping small businesses have the ability know what it is costing so new jobs can be bid profitable and accurately. Having the ability to pay bills and take a discount can really add up over time. The biggest reason to have tight business bookkeeping is to know your cash flow daily. What is coming up that needs to be paid, what should be coming in and of course what is in the bank right now.  With accurate bookkeeping small businesses can know what their overhead costs are. This is important to know so the owner has a good idea of what needs to be sold each month to just cover the basic costs such as: 

  • Rent

  • Payroll

  • Utilities

  • Taxes

  • Insurance

  • Office supplies

  • Telephone

In small business bookkeeping information is only really useful if it is up to date and accurate. An office person who must answer the phone, schedule the work, keep up with the filing and do the bookkeeping could be overloaded. People who have been trained in  bookkeeping and accounting services can help keep a small business running as efficiently as possible.  The bookkeeping for a small business should be a priority and handled accordingly. It is something that can be understood and controlled to help the business grow. Accurate knowledge of the financial state of the business is the information an owner needs to make decisions. Is tight bookkeeping something your business could use?     

 

 

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