Keeping Good Records
Good record-keeping falls into the “boring but important” category of business management and operations. It is often overlooked for things that might appear to be more pressing, but without good records, there can be negative consequences for the business longer term.
Maintaining business records in good order has several compelling advantages:
Allows the business owner to manage user data, causing better quality decisions
Improves a business owner’s financial literacy and skill at managing cashflow
Enables accurate comparison of performance with prior periods
Ensures the business is able to secure applicable tax deductions
Presents the true value of the business to any potential buyers, lenders or investors
There is also a helpful tool to help you determine the records that you need to keep. We have embedded the tool so you can do a quick evaluation. You will be surprised at how much you will learn about record keeping and there is no sign-up process to use it. You just need to answer a few short questions.