Business Owners Need Self-Investment

Between admin, accounts, HR and marketing, a business owner has a lot of hats to wear on top of also bringing in revenue for their business. More often than not, this requires a significant amount of personal time poured into the business just to keep things running.

This is a period where you will probably work harder than you ever have in your life just to make it through the first year of business, trying to plug all leaks to stop your business endeavour from going under. This means a lot of sacrifice of family time and time spent with interests and, soon enough, you may question if it is all worth it.

It begins to affect not just you but those around you also and it becomes overwhelming – and that is where the line must be drawn and investment into yourself become a requirement.

Time Planning

How many tasks do you have that end up unsolved and waiting in the wings for you to get back around to? There are probably more than you realise.

This is why planning for your week ahead is important. Action plans help you accomplish those most important tasks that only you can complete, taking to tasks more accurately and freeing up time to keep balance with your week.

Task management software can help you keep things in hand and enable you to tick off all goals one by one. It is much easier than losing sight of where you are up to.


Most software today allows for various ways to automate through integration, and it saves a surprising amount of time when you calculate all the hours spent doing things individually.

Many small businesses are open to automating parts of their business to free up more time on valuable parts of the business, and there are many parts of your business that you are not aware that can be automatically taken care of at the press of a button – or even set to a time.


Here is the big one because it means entrusting someone else to do something only your feel you can do.

You may not have the financial capacity to employ someone for specific tasks when you start, but support can be more cost-effective by outsourcing aspects outside of the business. There are probably a ton of jobs you despise doing, so why not hire someone to do them once a month instead of constantly.

Do you find it difficult to keep tabs on your records and business books? It is an important part of your business and one of the prime areas to outsource to bookkeeping services. This allows for freeing up your time as well as getting highlighted advice on how to grow your business. It is one of the best investments small business owners can make to put them on a new course.

Contact the team at Pebbles Bookkeeping to discuss the options open in investing your time by outsourcing bookkeeping services in Manchester.

Don't just take our word for it...

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.”


Nick Aldrich, Only The Brave

Only The Brave have used Pebbles Bookkeeping for a few years now and we treat them instinctively like an integral department of our business.

I have worked with Sean for over two decades in my previous businesses and when Sean and Diane went on their own it was a no brainer to get them involved with our day to day accounting.

Pebbles manage our bookkeeping, expenses, credit control and PAYE and have a keen eye for detail and help us spot important financial matters before they become issues.

Their integrity and honesty are unquestionable and as a result, Pebbles are an asset to our business and will continue to work with us for many years to come.

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.

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.

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.”