Nobody knows your business the way you do. You run your operations and manage your employees. You do sales and marketing and you put in the 24/7 effort it takes to grow your brand.
As a small business owner, you do the front end tasks and the back office bookkeeping too. If you’re like the 400 small business owners in the recent Kabbage Small Business Motivation Survey, you work over 50 hours a week, including nights and weekends and at least three of the six major holidays. It’s just easier when you do it all yourself. But what if you can’t?
As you stand on the verge of sole-proprietorship burnout, it might strike you that you need to get away. So, you go on vacation–perhaps an island trek or a lost weekend at a backwoods lake. If you’re like 75% of the business owners in that Kabbage survey, you’ll still work while you’re on vacation. But sometimes you need to let it all go?
You have options
You probably have a few tricks up your sleeve to ease the inevitable post-vacation fallout. You can bring in a temp to handle your back office bookkeeping while you’re gone or retrain a front-end employee and hope it works out. You can let payments, invoices, receivables… everything pile up on your desk. You can ignore the potential for difficulties and pretend everything will be okay in your absence.
As a small business owner, you must be realistic. You’ll get end-of-vacation knots in your stomach from hoping, ignoring, pretending and anticipating that pile of invoices and receivables on your desk. They’re all just big yellow bricks in the road to small business disaster.
Online Bookkeeping is a better option
Goode Bookkeeping & Consulting gives you back office bookkeeping flexibility so you can have more control over your time. Our professionals use the latest technology to set up your accounts, digitize and sync your financial data, and track your cash flow.
Our online bookkeeping service isn’t just a vacation option. We keep your back office bookkeeping current before, during, and after your vacation. We take care of the bookkeeping while you spend more time running your business.
Your accounts stay current, even if you take a day off. And if you must check on your finances during your island getaway, you can access income statements, balance sheets, and cash flow data online 24/7.