Top 3 Business Accounting Resolutions You Should Make

As we welcome 2016, everybody is listing their New Year’s resolutions. Most people plan to make a change regarding their health, relationships, and career. However, as a business owner, you should also have resolutions to stick to for your business.

While you may have goals to reach higher profits, reach more customers, and launch new products, you may be forgetting to improve one very important thing: your business accounting.

Here are few resolutions you can make to kick your bad accounting habits:

Stay on Top of Receivables

While getting paid is a great feeling as an entrepreneur, not staying on top of receivables is one of the most common accounting mistakes business owners commit. Failure to collect not only delays your cash flow, it can also cause tax problems when tax time comes around. You can track receivables better by using accounting software.

Keep Your Receipts

No matter how cumbersome keeping your receipts is, it can save you from a lot of headaches, and tax money, in the long run. Promise yourself you’ll keep receipts in an easy-to-carry envelope and not lose a single one again. Or, use different online tools to make this process easier and more efficient.

Hire an Expert Accountant

If you’re still handling your business’ accounting yourself, chances are you had a miserable time managing tax reports and tracking everything related to your finance last year. And things won’t get easier this coming year unless you take steps to get help. Hiring an expert in accounting to help you manage your finances is a wise decision. Spending money for expert financial help and advice is always worth the money, and the stress and time you’ll save will be more than enough to justify the expense. By doing so, you’ll have more time for yourself, your family, and growing your business.

Call us today to get expert accounting help for your business, and welcome 2016 with confidence.  And read more great tips like these on our CPA blog.

Terry Kime Certified Public Accountant Alpharetta GA

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