A large percentage of small businesses don't use their bookkeeping to help them run or grow their business. In fact many small businesses don't even update their bookkeeping enough to use their bookkeeping as a business tool. The bookkeeping for a business is one of those items that often gets pushed to the back burner behind more critical tasks. Many business owners look at their bookkeeping as a means to filing their tax return and that is all. However, successful companies know that maintaining their bookkeeping and using the information to help the business grow is crucial. So how do successful businesses use their bookkeeping to grow?