Getting the finances completed in your business on a regular basis is a very important part of owning your business. And one of the easiest ways to keep your bookkeeping completed regularly is to hire a bookkeeper to help you out.
So many business owners either don’t have time to do their own bookkeeping or just don’t want to do it.
But no matter what, your business bookkeeping must be done.
Now it’s time to find a bookkeeper, so let’s look at how finding a bookkeeper is like dating.
So how is finding a bookkeeper like dating?
Basically, you can compare finding and hiring a bookkeeper for your business just like you are dating someone in your personal life.
Let's break it down how hiring a bookkeeper is like dating someone.
You have to find someone you can trust.
Your business is your baby. You love your business and it's basically just an extension of you.
Your bookkeeper will have access to your money stuff. They will see all the intimate details of your business money. So you have to be able to trust your bookkeeper.
Start with using your gut instinct on whether or not you can trust your bookkeeper. Your gut will always know the truth, even before you do.
Then the discussions you have with your bookkeeper will also determine whether or not you can trust them.
You have to find someone who understands your business.
Just like you want your romantic partner to understand who you are and get to know you. You need your bookkeeper to know and understand your business.
There are bookkeepers out there who focus on certain niches with who they work with. This allows them to fully dive deep into the niche of who they work with and fully understand all aspects of it.
But there are other bookkeepers, and even accountants, who don’t want to learn something new to advance their business, but they will accept clients who’s businesses they don’t fully understand.
Make sure that you find someone who understands your business and what you actually do without you having to take the time to explain every little detail to your bookkeeper.
But just like with a romantic partner, there are aspects of your business that you will need to explain to your bookkeeper. They are going to need to know some of the more intimate details that you are going to need to explain to them.
You have to find someone you can be with long term.
Just like any other area of your business, you want someone who can work with you long term. Having multiple different bookkeepers won’t help your business.
Different bookkeepers could do things differently, therefore your finances wouldn’t always be the same if you are using multiple different bookkeepers.
Plus, having one person you work with long term, helps to build the trust that you two have, as well as helps your bookkeeper to understand your business and it’s inner workings much more.
You have to find someone you can get down and dirty with in the books.
Money is a very intimate topic, but it’s also one that many people don’t like to talk about.
Your bookkeeper should be able to help you go through your business finances and explain what has been happening in your business, or getting down and dirty with your numbers.
But you as the business owner also have to be willing to allow this to happen. Do you want to have a more intimate relationship with your numbers? Or do you want someone else to do all of the work while you just receive?
You have to find someone who doesn't hold you back.
Someone who doesn’t do their job properly or in a timely manner won’t hold you back.
Someone who understands your business and its inner workings won’t hold you back.
Someone who continues to work with you and your business won’t hold you back.
Your business is meant to keep growing and the numbers and your money will really help you continue to grow it.
You have to find someone who is respectful of you and your business.
A romantic partner should be respectful of you, and your bookkeeper should also be respectful of you and your business.
Respect and trust go hand in hand.
Make sure your bookkeeper is respectful and keeps your business activities between you and them, only.
You have to find someone who sticks to their word.
Your bookkeeper is very important to your business, and sticking to their word and your contract between the two of, is very important.
They do things they say they are going to do. They are there to help you when you need it. They meet with you during the scheduled times.
Have you found a Bookkeeper for your business yet?
It’s time to find your bookkeeper.
Get out there and find the right person that works for you and your business.