How To Make Your Working Life Easier!

How To Make Your Working Life Easier!

When I first took on this role I was completely clueless of what I was doing or where to start. I knew there was so much opportunity and potential in the role I was taking on in helping Craig running the business but it was quite overwhelming. I didn’t really have any prior experience in running a small business, particularly the bookkeeping side of things. So let me share with you 3 things I wish I knew starting out…

1. Get a good Accountant! I cannot tell you how invaluable this is. Don’t just grab the first accountant that pops up in a google search – you need someone who fits. We have had accountants in the past who just didn’t suit us. You need someone who you can easily talk to so you don’t hesitate to pick up the phone and call when you have a question, someone who you can relate to and some who offers their advice and supports you in improving your business. Trust me on this one.

2. Get your systems and procedures in place. My Dad always tells me you should build your business to sell, think about sometime down the track if you wanted to sell your business how you would show its value. Think client databases, business management software, terms and conditions, accounting programs etc, which leads me to my next point…

3. Choose the right accounting program. There are a number of them out there now, Xero, MYOB and Quickbooks to name a few. There are many different factors to consider when choosing one – price, functionality, and how easy they are to navigate. For me personally, Xero has proved to be the most user friendly and made my life much easier (particularly as this was the part of the business I was most concerned about assisting with) the wrong program will only cause you premature grey hairs!

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