I need help with business bookkeepingLast night I watched an episode of The Fixer.  Expert businesswoman Alex Polizzi visits small businesses who are in need of her expertise, many of whom are close to financial ruin, and gives them guidance on how to fix things.

Whilst watching I must say virtually the same thing to my husband every week, which is along the lines of ‘why do these people call her in and then not take her advice?’

I know it’s good telly when they are a bit grumpy and act like children who have had their favourite sweet taken away, but please.

Last night’s episode had me shouting at the telly.  Me, such a placid kinda gal normally!

I was also covering my eyes – how funny is that?  The people featured were just so infuriating.

Business owners tend to be very protective of their empire, but getting business expertise at that level for free and then not acting on it is sheer madness, surely?

But it didn’t end there….Having set up the business, a funeral directors, in a more welcoming way and given them lots of great new ideas and with a corresponding increase in business of 30%, the owner, having opened another branch during filming went on to reproduce the self same original shop, complete with demonstration coffins on the wall (I know, are they mad?), that Alex had attempted to fix.  Can you believe it? I’ll bet she was crying all the way home!

So what’s the business mistake business owners make?

One of the most common mistakes business owners make is to try and be expert at every facet of their business instead of the one thing that inspired them to start the business in the first place.  Not only does this mean they are spending lots of time doing things that do not bring them new business, which is where their expertise lies surely? It also means that the tasks they are not so good at get done, unsurprisingly, poorly or not at all.

If this is you I recommend reading The E-Myth,which is all about working on your business, not in your business, and using people with the expertise you lack to drive your business forward.  Meaning you can take you out of the business, and your business will still function.

Do you treat your bookkeeping in this way?

Do you panic about it, never get a system in place, let the fear and panic get worse, until eventually you are up until midnight doing your VAT or tax return?

If this is you, don’t make this business mistake, let me take away the fear and panic and fix your bookkeeping.

Think of keeping your bookkeeping up to date as a tool that can inform and grow your business, and use our expert services to help you do that.

We have a number of options to help you, whether you are just getting started, or if you want to sort out your existing system.
These range from our free book and consultation, guidance to get you going running your own system, plus ongoing support if you want it, or if you are ready to hand it over to someone else then be prepared to have your business transformed by my personal attention.

To get started with my free ebook and 15 minute consultation, send a blank email to mtab@aweber.com

Here’s what one lovely business lady wrote about my ebook and free consultation:

Client testimonialThank you Jakki, through your gentle and systematic approach you have helped to dispel years of negative beliefs about my ability to understand and organise my business accounts.Your book and audio ebook”Accounts Without Fear” clearly shows the basic steps of how to organise and file my accounts as well as offering a simple system how to record my business income and expenses. I like the tip to use Dropbox and the complimentary spreadsheet bonuses showed me how easy it is to stay on top of my recording. I am looking forward to April to start organising and recording my accounts. Full steam ahead. In peace. Thanks again..

 

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