Lots of business owners try to save money by doing their own accounting. Unfortunately, even minor errors in your small business’ accounting can stunt growth and hamper cash flow. If you simply cannot afford to hire a professional, then be sure to avoid these common mistakes:
Mistake #1: Delaying Entries & Reconciliation
Short on time? The last thing you want to do is make entries in the books or reconcile financial accounts. However, failing to keep accurate reports makes it almost impossible to make prudent business decisions. You don’t want to end up with unpaid bills and bad credit.
Mistake #2: Failing to Budget
If you want your business to succeed, you need a well-checked budget. Don’t leave it up to chance! Come up with a detailed budget — meaning don’t just estimate — to maintain an intelligent and effective business strategy. Pay close attention to your finances to avoid surprise costs.
Mistake #3: Doing Your Own Taxes
When tax season rolls around, you should probably hire a professional. Accountants can tell you what deductions you qualify for and how to avoid penalties and fees. Tax laws are constantly evolving and can be difficult for the average person to keep track of.
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