Even though the New Year is just days old, I’m already behind in my resolution to be on top of everything in 2016. We all try to be organized. And none of us likes madly looking for critical paperwork when we’re about to miss a deadline. That’s why so many small business owners find that having a personal assistant the key to maintaining sanity and having a life.
Who would you want as a personal assistant? Someone who could digitally organize all the details, documents and deadlines in your day? Someone who could explain procedures to your staff members? Someone who could help manage cash flow? What about a competent sounding board?
After selling and marketing (and then providing the products or services you’ve been selling and marketing), how much time is left to focus on bank reconciliations, reports, P & L, filings, due diligence and deadlines?
Think of the top three nagging issues on your to-do list. Now think about the skillset needed to get them done.
If this is the year you start looking for a personal assistant, consider the benefits of hiring a skilled accounting professional for the job. An accountant understands your business challenges and how to navigate them. You’ll keep everything organized AND avoid common pitfalls that come with being a business owner.
Think about it.