business bookkeeping

Is Summer the Best Time to Start Outsourced Bookkeeping?

For small businesses, especially ones working from home who have been set up out of necessity over the last year, summer is the season for business bookkeeping.

Whilst you may not initially think of it as such, it is the one season that allows you to get ahead and fully diagnose the health of your business. Unfortunately, something else is going to factor into your time – your family.

The children are off school for six weeks, which not only affects your catching up on bookkeeping plans but also your business operation hours as a whole. Those kids need stimulation, and the juggle becomes a major headache where something has to give.

Therefore, it may be the time of year where outsourced bookkeeping services in Manchester become just the thing needed.

Summer Holidays Are Not Free

When you are the boss of a business, the time comes with a hefty price tag. Whilst we can account for a holiday with the family, taking the entire summer with them certainly poses a challenge keeping on top of your business finances.

If you can take advantage of the summer’s opportunities to get ahead, the rest of the year becomes easier in getting an accurate prognosis of your business financial standing and setting course for tax savings.

But one will come down to being sacrificed – family time or business bookkeeping time.

Seasonal Help

The bigger benefit of being able to spend time with the family and have your books perfectly balanced is to outsource the work to professional bookkeeping services.

By employing a business specialising in small business bookkeeping solutions, you will have access to more time having fun with your family whilst the most stressful aspects of running a business are being handled by an expert at them.

Depending on the type of business you run, summertime can either be your busiest or slowest season. It is also a season with the most temporary hires as well as staff holiday hours, which takes a lot of accounting for and processing through payroll. Bookkeeping services provide payroll outsourcing services as well as help with the onboarding of new hires so that everything can be perfectly implemented behind the scenes.

If business slows during the summer months, then the perfect opportunity to compare your financials of e current year against the previous provides a scope for the upcoming busy period and identify where the weaknesses are.

Secure Summer

Whilst you spend the time with loved ones, your business finances can be taking the right steps to be welcoming when you check-in. This is the perfect season for matching your business with bookkeeping services in Manchester.

Contact the team at Pebbles Bookkeeping today.

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Steve Price, BWP Inspire

“We have now been working alongside you with various clients. In some cases, we have introduced you to our clients and in other cases you have worked as part of our team. Every time we have brought you in you have done a great job. We now see you as an extended part of our team. You have proved to be professional, flexible and above all competent in getting the work done. We would not have any hesitation in recommending you again, and we look forward to working with you more in the future.”

Sam Phillips, Sam Phillips Builders

“Sean and the team at Pebbles provide bookkeeping services and do everything from processing invoices to payroll and then final accounts to trial balance.  They have put processes and systems in place that have helped the company track our projects and see if they are profitable and to help us generate better profitability and cash flow.  I highly recommend Pebbles Bookkeeping and often pass their details onto my contacts.”

Anne-Marie Armstrong, Amberry Marketing

I just wanted to thank you both for the help you’ve given me thus far in setting up my new cloud-based bookkeeping system ‘Clearbooks’.

Having used Microsoft Excel for more years than I care to admit, I had more than a few reservations when considering changing the way I managed my books, yet understood that I had to make the change sooner or later.

After an intense training session with Sean, (where I probably asked 101 questions), my fears quickly dissipated and I can honestly say that although it’s likely to take me a little while to really get to grips with the new interface, I’ve no doubt that this simple system will save me so much time and hassle in future.

And less time spent doing my books, almost certainly means more time with the family and an end to rushing around like a mad woman at quarter-end!

Thanks again and I’m looking forward to working with you again soon.

Robert Flinn, Director, The Drawing Room

“Pebbles have provided professional and personal approach to all our accounts needs from processing invoices to management accounts. Based in-house they have become a valuable asset to the business and have given us a more strategic and analytical approach to our finances.”


James Balderstone, Lucid Networks

Pebbles Bookkeeping took over our bookkeeping when a full-time member of staff left the business.  Our accounts are relatively complex for a business our size because of the number of different suppliers and products we deal with, but Pebbles were able to get quickly up to speed.  We have significantly reduced our costs spent on bookkeeping activity as a result. They have also helped us move to a new accounting system (Xero), which we are already seeing the benefit of, and we’re looking forward to working with Pebbles in the future to automate more of our back-office processes.