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Keeping Track of Revenue

As an accounting major in college, I quickly learned all of the complicated parts of the accounting cycle. I discovered how to input the details of business transactions into a computerized accounting system. At the end of an accounting cycle, such as a month, I became experienced with calculating the revenue for the period. If you’re starting a new business, determining an accurate amount of revenue for each accounting cycle is crucial. You must know how much profit you’re making each accounting period in order to be successful in the long-term. On this blog, you will discover how an experienced accountant can help you keep track of your revenue.

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4 Ways (Other Than Taxes) An Accountant Can Help Your Small Business

by Avery Jenkins

From being your own boss to living your life-long dream, being a business owner offers many benefits. Unfortunately, owning and operating your own small business can be quite overwhelming, causing you an excessive amount of physical, emotional, and financial stress. Thankfully, accounting services can help. While you probably already know that an accountant can help sort, organize, and file taxes, a CPA can help you manage your small business in other surprising ways. If you are own one of the 28 million small businesses in the United States, here are a few ways an accountant can help.

Budget, Grow, and Profit

An accountant can help you budget for the various financial changes that your business will experience.

Whether you are growing quickly and need to bring in more employees or you are experiencing a lull in business that requires downsizing, the financial calculations made by an accountant can guide you in making the right decisions for your company's future.

Many accountants also have market knowledge, which allows them to address, plan, and budget for changes in the mark. If your business experiences a good amount of ebb and flow throughout the year, your accountant will ensure your business can ride these high and low waves without causing financial distress.

Plan for Competition

Most businesses will have some sort of competition. As a small business owner, you may think competitors do not affect your business' success, but that is not true. Not only are you competing with others for new clients or customers, but you will also be competing with other similar businesses to keep your current clients.

An accountant can help you work towards meeting your goals no matter how much competition you are facing. Some accountants are able to examine competition, making reports on how they stack up against your own business's profits and sales.

If your numbers are lower than your competition, accounting services can help you adjust pricing and plan for sales growth. This will help you not only match but also exceed what your competition is doing in their own business.

Efficiency/Time Management

For most business owners, time is important. You may be spending large amounts of time producing, managing, marketing, and operating your business in addition to dealing with issues at home and your family life. Most business owners barely have the time to focus on their work and their families, so finding the time to handle accounting responsibilities is challenging.

Hiring an accountant can save you a lot of time. Trusting these professionals to handle the day-to-day financials for your business can help you have a more normal and productive home/work life balance.

This improved home/work life balance will reduce your stress as well, helping you be more successful following your dream without sacrificing time at home with your family.

Peace of Mind

Your business is probably your baby, meaning you do not want anyone else being responsible for your business and the decisions that need to be made for your business's success and future.

Handing the financial reins over to a certified accountant may seem frightening, but it should give you some peace of mind knowing that the success of your business will be in the hands of an experienced and knowledgeable professional. An accountant's ability to guide you in a certain direction can also improve your peace of mind regarding the future of your business, since you will know that your finances are in order.

Hiring an accountant may be an expense you and your business did not plan for, but this professional can be a worthwhile investment for you, your family, and your business. 

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