This is my biggest bugbear about running a business, I love the business Iâ€™m in. When a customer thanks you for a job well done and that entire business is down to you itâ€™s a pretty good feeling.
It has itâ€™s negative points, but the accounts are the biggest (I even donâ€™t mind that it interrupts holidays and stuff!), itâ€™s definitely the accounts I donâ€™t like.
In case you hadnâ€™t gathered already I hate doing my accounts
I have an accountant, and sheâ€™s great â€“ keeps me on the straight and narrow and tells me what I can and canâ€™t do, but itâ€™s the physically getting all the transactions and invoices from everywhere into the accounting software that I hate.
Maybe I donâ€™t hate accounts, I donâ€™t have to do them â€“ maybe it bookkeeping I hate?
I did my first year accounts back in 2002 and vowed never to do them again. Iâ€™d only been trading a few months but having decided on Fiscal Year accounting I had April rapidly approaching. Iâ€™d made something like 30-40 transactions but it put me off for life.
The business is now a whole LOT bigger for http://www.nomoreh1b.com/greg-jacobs-incredible-dream-machines-review-and-bonus. I wrote some software a couple of years back to automate some of the accounts. Great I hear you cry. Yeah kind of!
Because everything works in delay with settlement periods and the like, you have to work at least a month in arrears, my problem with that is I put it off. So when I actually come to do it, I have 9-10 months to catch up on.
I did find someone willing to do it all for me once, but when it came to the crunch he confessed â€“ he ran a similar company to my own, not a wise idea to give him all my details.
So here we are again. Iâ€™m avoiding doing the accounts by writing blog postsâ€¦ But I thought I should explain whyâ€¦
Now where was that other project I was debating starting this month????
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