Only pay for what you need! As a business owner, how often do you dedicate your time to reviewing the costs associated with your business running? If the answer is hardly at all, how do you even know if everything you are paying for is of use or provides a use?
When it comes to bookkeeping, you are not just recording transactions – you are reviewing your costs in the business to see what is necessary for your expenditure. The results are often quite surprising as to what costs are not required.
When you set up a business, you will no doubt sign up for a lot of software tools that you think you need and have somehow gotten by without even using them.
Even though you don’t use it, the costs associated with it never fail to leave your accounts so regularly that you may even no longer notice it happens to your bank or credit card. When we get some software packages, we are quick to forget about them if they become complicated and equally forget about that expense leaving our account. When you calculate the monthly amount that these packages take from you it may not seem much on a month by month basis but could be somewhere in the region of £200 over a year. Surely that is money better saved than lost.
You may have signed up for some marketing packages a long time ago that no longer are valid or up to date for your brand.
It could simply be a case of forgetting about it completely and just something you plan on getting around to later – but that is a cost that is still going out. On the other side, you may be paying for services to a marketing firm for aspects that you are not utilising at this point, which is money that could be poured into something more beneficial instead of being poured down the drain.
Explore what your full marketing costs are and what is included in the package, as you may be paying for extras that you don’t require or never will.
Running your business is about managing your cash flow smartly, and with a better understanding and experience of what is going on behind the scenes financially with your business, those lost costs can be put towards something much more beneficial for your company.
Those costs could be better spent towards outsourced bookkeeping services in Manchester which will enable you to keep on top of your finances and have more regular reports to help identify costs that are not needed in the business.
Contact the team at Pebbles Bookkeeping for professional small business bookkeeping solutions designed to save you money instead of losing it. Only pay for what you need!