bookkeeper for small business

Is My Business Too Small To Require a Bookkeeper?

Have you ever been to a point where you are in conversation with another business owner and they have recommended their bookkeeper for small businesses, and you have said that your business is too small to warrant one?

It happens more times than you think to many different small business owners – but what you may not realise is that small businesses stand to get the most out of utilising one.

Why We Run a Business

When you started your small business it was undoubtedly because you knew you could make it work. It starts with a dream and it’s fueled by keeping on top of your finances and accounts. It is, after all, the key to successful business running.

9 out of 10 business owners will also undoubtedly admit that maintaining the books instead of running the business growth is the most frustrating part of the entire process. It comes from that DIY mentality of trusting no one but yourself in your own little business – and that does not mean you are not open to mistakes occurring on your watch.

Financial Angel

Financial help, such as bookkeeping services, at first seems a hard thing to justify because you keep everything so tight with expenditure. As things begin to grow with your business and things get to breaking point, your bookkeeping will begin to fall behind because you will have 100 other tasks to take care of every day.

This is the point where you either desperately need a bookkeeper to catch up or you already have one who is focused solely on maintaining your business finances helping you to grow more smoothly and less chaotic.

Competitive Tools

Every business owner wants access to the tools that make their business that extra level of competitive and profitable, and the most important tool to have is small business bookkeeping solutions.

Where else could you find a professional organizing your financial processes, preparing your financial statements, and presenting strong data for future use in budgeting and fundraising? These are just the key responsibilities of a professional bookkeeper.

When strategic analysis and forecasting begin to become a business priority, your established relationship with a bookkeeper already has your back and the foundation for your business growth covered. Your bookkeeper will keep a general ledger and record all accounting data – such as outgoing credits and incoming debts – and have your books reconciled alongside the monthly balances received from financial institutions and correct discrepancies.

Your bookkeeper also manages payments to vendors and accounts payable, as well as prepares invoices for customers and manages accounts receivable. On top of all of this, your bookkeeping partner maintains records of inventory and produces balance sheets, income statements and other financial documents that get you to grips with your small business’s financial strength. They can even go so far as managing your payroll.

Whenever someone mentions a bookkeeper for small businesses in conversation next time, know that all of these areas and others are open to you when you consider one. If you require small business bookkeeping solutions, contact the team at Pebbles Bookkeeping and Hr today for bookkeeping services in Manchester.

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

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.

Mark Gray, Taylor Made Finance Ltd

“Pebbles Bookkeeping have been doing our bookkeeping for the past 2 years. Our Accountant recommended them to us and they are very professional, approachable and knowledgeble in the work they do. We send them our paperwork electronically and manually and they process it all efficiently in a timely manner.

I would not hesitate to recommend Sean and the team at Pebbles Bookkeeping – they do a fantastic job.”
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.

Steve Tanswell, Manchester Facades

I changed book-keepers around a year ago because of a disagreement.  I employed Diane of Pebbles and having been with the same firm for 10 years, I was amazed by how easy working with Diane was.  Not only did the change save me money but also saved me time.  Utilising new technologies (to me) have massively improved the amount of money I can claim back in VAT and has made the whole process speedier and well as easier.  Even when Diane is chasing me for information she does in a friendly professional manner.  I’m thrilled to be working with her and would recommend her to anyone.

Lisa Heggie, The Gunnery

A massive thank you to Diane at Pebbles Bookkeeping & HR. You took the huge stress away from where do I start, with employee policies etc. You have created us a great, informative employee handbook, covering all necessary policies and risk assessments in a matter of no time and from the other side of the world too. I will definitely be in touch for any future help our company needs.