Is 2016 going to be the year that your business achieves exponential growth? How? Small business bookkeepers produce information for owners that can provide the necessary tools to not only achieve growth, but anticipate it. Here, we've given you 9 ways to grow your business using your bookkeeping.
Updating the books on a regular basis and reconciling the QuickBooks accounts are a great starting point. Keeping up-to-date on the books means that the information received is accurate and useable. These processes can help uncover any mistakes that may have been made in your asset accounts.
The professional review, better known as an internal audit, can provide information to an owner that cannot be provided from other sources. It's a checkup on the business to make sure that everything is moving according to plan, and that there shouldn't be any financial hiccups in the foreseeable future. Identifying key metrics to look at and use with financial statements are a great way to predict how profitable the business should be.
Once key metrics have been identified and can be calculated, create customized reports. These reports shed light on the information most identifiable to the success of your company. Sometimes, the vision of the company changes a little bit, and the key metrics must be adjusted in order to continue to measure the company's success.
To forecast the financial future of a company, it's easy to just look at the past and project into the future. However, this type of projection doesn't take into consideration other costs that may be associated with doing business that were not made in prior years. Producing a financial forecast takes into consideration these new costs and can look into the near-term future. Being this prepared can help save time and money when these predictable problems arrive.
Once these others measures have been taken to help identify the success of the company, key personnel and management should be notified of the current condition of the business. This will allow managers to make decisions based on current financial information.