There are so many reasons why business bookkeeping gets put on the back burner. When you own a small
business you are most likely overworked and buried in things to do. You don't know if you can truly afford to hire additional help or exactly what kind of administrative help you need.
Small business owners go into business to do something they are good at and most likely really enjoy doing. Restaurants owners might love to cook and really appreciate seeing their customers enjoying the food they prepare. An auto mechanic might love to work on cars and can't wait to dive in and try to figure out what is wrong with them. A boutique owner that loves fashion and all its accessories can't wait to help a customer find the perfect outfit for their big night.
What all these people have in common is that they didn't go into business to do the bookkeeping. When you have a list of things to do for your business bookkeeping often fall to the bottom. In some cases it has to. For example, the restaurant owner needs a new dish for a special, food needs to be ordered and staff needs to be scheduled. The auto mechanic needs to order parts and estimates to get out. The boutique owner has ordering to do.
This puts one of the most important parts of their business off until everything else is done and they are exhausted. When it finally gets to be too much these owners may bring in an office person to help out. Sometimes this is a friend or family member who really has no training or expertise in bookkeeping.
What they really need is a bookkeeper or a bookkeeping service that can take this burden off them and allow them to do what they do best. The peace of mind this can offer a small business owner is incredible. No more worrying about did I file the right form for sales tax, is my company really making money, can I afford to hire more help and are my taxes filed properly.
One main reason that bookkeeping gets put on the back burner is that it is not easy. It takes time and knowledge. Business owners need to focus on their core business and get a qualified bookkeeper or bookkeeping service to deal with the rest. It is worth every penny to the owner.