You started this business to spend more time doing what you love. Instead, you’ve been locked in the back office with the bookkeeping. Or, despite your best intentions, you’ve walked into your CPA’s office with a box of receipts and a defeated expression. The truth is that one or both of these scenarios may apply to you. It may also be true that you are fully capable and qualified to do your own bookkeeping; but that doesn’t mean that you have to.

1. Save Time.
Yours, of course, but also time in general. As experts in their fields and with the software, bookkeepers are going to be able to tear through your paperwork faster than you could. Why not spend your time more profitably by growing your business?

2. Save Money.
Especially if you are just starting a business, money can be tight. Don’t waste it by paying overdraft fees, penalties or interest that could have been avoided. Rather than attempting to juggle everything alone, bring in a bookkeeper to help you keep all the deadlines straight and all the balls in the air.

3. Save Your Sanity- Have An Expert On Call.
Rather than frantically researching a QuickBooks issue or what, exactly, you need to do to file your sales tax, ask someone that knows. A bookkeeper can help you set up, revamp and maintain your files so that you’re ready for anything.

4. Free Yourself to Focus on What Matters.
We said it before and we’ll say it again- you started this business to do what you love, not keep the books while other people do what you love for you. Spend your time where it is needed most: making the product, selling the service or meeting new clients. No one else can do what you do. After all, if you don’t bake the cupcakes there won’t be a reason to keep the books at all.

Believing that you “should” or “have” to do it all may be holding your business back. Hand off the things that aren’t your specialty and reap the benefits!