Being a small business owner is stressful. Reports, surveys and studies of small business owners around the world claim running a small business is their # 1 cause of stress. And the three common stresses of small business owners? Lack of control, having no time to ‘do it all’ and reacting too fast and too soon. It might seem very simple, but hiring a bookkeeper can counteract all three.
Common Stress 1: Lack of Control
As a small business owner you’re dealing with clients, investors, creditors, business partners, employees and government legislation while trying to navigate traffic, employee dietary needs and healthy snacks for kindy. Not surprising so many small business owners feel they have no control in their lives and get majorly stressed out. This is one key area where an efficient bookkeeping service can help.
Just knowing that your quarterly or monthly BAS Return will be lodged correctly (and on time) is certain to give you back a feeling of control. Knowing that your annual payroll reconciliation and tax office reporting is taken care of, and that the superannuation payments are calculated accurately, might free your mind to think of other things instead of being overwhelmed.
“Notch Above have made my business life soooo much more ordered and lowered my stress levels by half! AND they’ve saved me money but ensuring I’m compliant and up to date with all the latest regulations and compliances that have to be adhered to.” Brett Lane, Keltah Ventures
Common Stress 2: Reacting Too Fast and Too Soon
Small business owners are often so overwhelmed by volumes of paperwork, compliance demands and dormant sales leads that when issues arise suddenly (especially those involving capital purchases and major repairs) they make inappropriate responses. Result? Overwhelming stress.
Having an efficient bookkeeping service means you have real-time, up-to-date financial figures and accurate cash flow data, enabling you to make informed decisions. Balance this against the stress of making a super-fast purchasing decision only to remember an overdue loan or tax instalment a few weeks later.
“Notch Above has been offering outstanding bookkeeping and administration advice for my clients for over five years. Notch Above is a real expert in the field and importantly makes life easier for people running their own business. A true professional who goes the extra mile.” Scott Grady, Partner at CNS Partners
Common Stress 3: No Time to “Do it All”
Small business owners (especially those in the first year of business) are doing it all. Missing valuable time with family and friends, having no time for hobbies or creative pursuits and probably working more than 70 hours a week, it’s no surprise they’re experiencing significant stress.
If you are spending your time reconciling bank statements or trying to manage the year end payroll data or process group certificates, you are not using your real expertise working on your core business. An efficient bookkeeper gives back your valuable time. Time you can put back into growing the business or spend with family or even ride your bike again.
“I have saved at least 1/2 day a month of my valuable time which has been put to better use and my bookkeeping needs have been expertly and thoroughly looked after.” Shirley Farrell, HR Management Services.
We would love to help you put energy and passion back into your life by taking away your bookwork drag. Having had over 20 years bookkeeping and accounting experience, we truly understand your frustrations and stresses. Why not get in contact today, arrange a free consultation and check out our hassle-free bookkeeping packages.
Reduce your stress. Let us take care of your bookkeeping, while you take care of your business.