Tags: self improvement, leadership, business owner
To the home based business owner, knowledge in bookkeeping is very important. Actually, learning “the Books” is not really that difficult. The fear of numbers vanishes when a business owner begins to realize that most bookkeeping work already does itself when you “learn” where to put those numbers.
Knowing and understanding the financial viewpoints of allows the business owner to really understand how the money is truly being spent, where it is coming from and what is left over for profit and business investment. Several home based business owners outsource the bookkeeping for their businesses, an added expense of performing business, should I say, which unnecessarily cuts into the profit of the trade.
All those sales slips, receipts and any other business related information and documents are placed in the “shoe box”, turned over to an accountant with the instructions: “Sort all this things out”. And the proprietor now hopes that everything required is already inside the box. The accountant then returns the data or information, all sorted out to the best of his or her capability and reports the company results as bad, good or close the doors.
Your accountant knows nothing or just a little about your trade and merely makes use of numbers in telling the story. This is where financial savvy and ample knowledge in bookkeeping support the home based owner. Bookkeeping is important to the small or home based business owner because it offers: 1.
Various trends in the industry. 2. Teaches the owner more regarding the given aspects of the trade. 3. Essential knowledge and information about commercial and trade activities. Learning the bookkeeping also teaches the home based owner some of the trends of a given aspect of the trade.
Knowing the financial angles of the company in fact aids the owner to know the trade better and can come up with good decisions about the industry. As the financial statements are being prepared, the trends begin to emerge such as what months sales are the best.
In addition, the home based owner who has practical financial know-how and knowledge in bookkeeping, doing “the books” knows the situations or events which created a given transaction. As an example, let us say a big amount was spent on computer equipments when cash was so tight and sales were down, so credit had to be used.
The accountant sees the numbers, then thinks to him/herself, “that was a bad move” and reports based on what they saw. On the other hand, the small or home based owner knows that the main server for his company was terribly broken beyond repair and that business as usual will halt sans the new computer equipment.
Though it does not change or alter the ending effects or results on the numbers, it really does provide a reasonable explanation for it. Understanding that information helps home based business owners in order to make decisions for the company and also with the plans for future growth, make the owner realize that indeed, “numbers” do reveal the story.
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The author of this article, Amy Twain, is a Self Improvement Coach who has been coaching and guiding clients for many years. Learn how to be a HAPPY WORKER and Be Successful in life.
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