Every January, we all make lists and promise to complete resolutions that have been procrastinated on in the past. We start with good intentions, but things always fall to the wayside, it’s just how it goes. Well, this year, don’t let your bookkeeping get pushed aside anymore! If you stop and think about the information that your bookkeeping gives you, you would realize that it deserves to be top of your list! Make bookkeeping #1 on your resolution to do list in 2016!
Small business owners have a million other things they are concerned about and are trying to keep on top of, that bookkeeping often times seems trivial. However, bookkeeping is critical whether you like it or not! Keeping up to date with your bookkeeping is essential, even if you don’t feel like it.
Much like going to the gym, or eating better, it’s hard to create a habit of doing “healthy” things that we could find more fun things to fill that time with instead. But choosing the “healthy” things, are always worth it in the long run.
It’s tax season now, and I bet you are wishing that you had kept up to date with your 2015 bookkeeping, so that you could get your taxes filed with ease! How much time is it going to take you to get your bookkeeping ready to file your tax return? How stressed are you going to be while completing your bookkeeping for the year all at one time? Your bookkeeping has to be done – regardless of when you do it! However, by waiting until the end of the year, you are not only causing yourself added stress, but you are also depriving yourself of critical information that you need to successfully run your business throughout the year.
So, ask yourself if you are going to wait until January every year to do your bookkeeping for the previous year, or if you are going to make a change this year and resolve to stay on top of your bookkeeping throughout 2016? Just try it! Put bookkeeping at the top of your to do list this year, and you won’t regret that you did!
As always, if you find yourself overwhelmed and overloaded, give us a call! We know how to help!