How to Keep your Business Finances Organised
For a lot of small business owners, their finances are messy. Bills need paying, invoices are
building up, and money is going here there and everywhere. When it comes to business
finances, it is easy to fall into the trap of thinking ‘I’ll sort it another day,’ but in reality, it is
easier than you think to keep your finances organised.
Keeping your finances organised will minimise stress and make your workload more
manageable. So, if you like the sound of this, read on to discover some tips on keeping your
business finances organised.
Separate Your Business And Personal Finances
Having separate bank accounts for your business and personal finances is a good business
practice as it keeps things much easier. By having your business finances kept separately,
you will be able to clearly see where your income is coming from and where it is going, and
it will also make things much simpler when it comes to completing your taxes.
Another important point is that if you ever need to share your businesses’ financial data
with anyone, for example an investor, you will be able to access those records fairly quickly
and they will be comprehensible and concise.
Hire A Professional To Assist You
If you, like most business owners, feel stressed when it comes to dealing with your business
finances, it could be a very wise choice to hire a professional to help you. Hiring a
professional to assist you with managing your business finances can save you both time and
A qualified bookkeeper or accountant can provide so many benefits to a business owner, as
not only can they track your business finances and prepare your taxes, but they can also
provide highly valuable advice when it comes to managing your money and business
strategy. If you are interested in learning more about how accountants benefit businesses,
then have a read of our article discussing that topic which is linked here.
Regularly Analyse Your Finances
By regularly reviewing your finances, you will be alerted of any financial problems that could
be occurring, allowing you to prevent them from worsening over time. You will also be able
to evaluate what the business is spending, so if any costs need to be minimised you will be
aware of them and therefore able to make the necessary changes.
Analysing your finances is a worthwhile exercise as it can help the business to save money,
and give you some insight into how the business is doing financially.
Record All Of Your Business Expenses
Keeping track of all of your business expenses will help you to save money on taxes and
make the bookkeeping process more efficient and accurate, whether you are doing your
bookkeeping, or have outsourced. This includes all expenses, including office supplies,
advertising, travel, and business insurance. It also includes small business purchases.
Be sure to keep all receipts, invoices and credit notes, either digitally or in paper form, as
this means they are easily documented come tax time.
Set Up A Business Bank Account
Business bank accounts can help you take advantage of business tax deductions, but also
just make tracking your business finances easier. When deciding which bank to set up your
business bank account with, have a look at all of your options as they all offer different
features and require different fees.
We would also recommend that the account/bank you choose offers mobile banking, as this
will help you to manage your business finances on the go and at your fingertips.
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