As Valentine's Day approaches, we think of those we love. We buy them chocolates and diamonds and maybe go on a date. This year, the one I love is my bookkeeper. But, since I'm a small business owner, I need to be smart about my expenses and my bookkeeper understands that. So I will profess my love here in words. So, how do I love thee, bookkeeper? Here I count the ways:
1. You Give Me the Gift of Time
As a business owner, my time is my most critical asset. I could spend the time reconciling my accounts, or I could use that time to handle growth projects, assess my operations for efficiency, or just go out to lunch. I love that.
2. You Save Me Money
Of course I pay you, and that costs me money. But your experience and accuracy save me from making costly accounting mistakes that can cost me even more in the future. Investing in you is investing in me. Win win.
3. You Were There When I Needed You Most
Weekly and monthly bookkeeping and balancing is always valuable to me, but when I was starting up and needed to ensure I set up my accounts and tracking properly, you were there for me. You took on the role of financial organizer so I could stay focused on growing. Without you I wouldn't be where I am today.
4. You Take All the Little Pictures and Show Me the Big Picture
There are so many ways that money flows in and out of my business, from little things like new paperclips to big things like adding a new employee, and you take all of those pieces of information and paint them together. You give me the information I need to see the Big Picture and make informed decisions without getting bogged down in all the little bits. That's pretty darn valuable.
5. You Let Me Do the Thing I Love
I got in this business for a reason, and it wasn't because I love doing the books. You allow me to focus on the stuff I'm good at, the stuff that keeps me going, the stuff I was meant to do. That is worth its weight in gold.
Bookkeeper, You Are My Valentine
If you have a bookkeeper you love, feel free to share this ode with them. If you don't, then maybe it's time to fall in love. We have a team of bookkeepers that can help you find a love like this. Call us today!