Reasons to Use a Bookkeeping Service for Your Small Business

Many business owners are hesitant to hire a bookkeeping service to track their expenses. They may feel it is an unnecessary cost, or some may be uncomfortable giving a third party access to this privileged information. While these concerns are valid, there are many advantages to hiring an outside party to take bookkeeping off your hands that may outweigh drawbacks. In this article, we will share two reason to use our bookkeeping and accounting services. There will be more to talk about in our next article.

Opportunity Cost

The bottom line is it takes time to keep your own books; this is time you could be spending on other areas of your business. If you are not an accountant or have little familiarity with software that assists with bookkeeping, the time it takes you to enter transactions into your ledger will be much higher than what is necessary. Think about cost not just in terms of the dollar amount you could save doing this yourself but also how much more you could earn for your business if you were not spending time keeping books. You may find it makes financial sense to bring in a third party, even if it involves some additional expense to your business


When you hire a bookkeeping service, you are employing an individual with accounting experience or even a certified accountant. These individuals know how to enter and classify your transactions. This not only helps keep your books accurate; it also helps for pre-tax planning. When you keep your books yourself, you may find a certain amount of procrastination is natural. You get busy, and you decide to close out the month on the third of next month instead of the thirtieth of this month. A person employed for the sole purpose of keeping the books will procrastinate less, check more often and usually do a better job. 

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