“Your potential is virtually limitless when you stop asking ‘How?’ and start asking ‘Who?'”
– Who Not How, Dan Sullivan
I love this quote from the book Who Not How. In the book, Sullivan writes about how we can achieve more significant goals by identifying “who” can help us achieve our goals, not just “how” we can do it on our own.
Who can you collaborate with to help you achieve your goals? Who can take some tasks off your plate so you can focus on growing your business?
One of those “who’s” may be a bookkeeper. Business owners tend to outsource accounting and bookkeeping first because these tasks are critical for the business’s financial health but can also be time-consuming and complex.
Is now the right time for you to outsource your bookkeeping?
There’s no one-size-fits-all answer to when you should outsource your bookkeeping. The right time will depend on several factors, including the size and complexity of your business, your bookkeeping skills, and the amount of time you have available to devote to bookkeeping.
Here are some questions you can ask yourself to determine if you are ready to outsource your bookkeeping.
Is your business growing?
As your business grows, the amount of bookkeeping required can become more time-consuming and complex. Outsourcing bookkeeping can help you keep up with the increased demands of your growing business.
Are your bookkeeping skills limited?
Do you know which transactions belong on the profit and loss and which transactions belong on your balance sheet? Outsourcing may be a good option if you don’t have experience with bookkeeping or are not confident in your ability to handle bookkeeping accurately. A bookkeeper can ensure that your books are accurate and up-to-date and help you identify areas where you can improve your financial management.
Do you need more time?
If you’re already juggling many responsibilities? Are you working on the weekends, missing out on fun activities? Outsourcing bookkeeping can free up your time to focus on other aspects of your business and achieve a better work-life balance.
Does your business have unique financial needs?
If your business has unique financial needs, such as managing inventory or tracking multiple locations, a bookkeeper with technical expertise can help you stay on top of your bookkeeping needs.
Does tax season stress you out?
Accurate and up-to-date bookkeeping is essential for preparing your taxes. Outsourcing bookkeeping can ensure that your books are in order, making tax preparation less stressful.
If you answered yes to any of these, reach out! It may be time for you to outsource. We would be happy to be the “who” that helps you achieve your goals.