5 Bookkeeping Best Practices for a Small Business

By imarketing

Most small business owners we talk to think that running a successful business involves hard work and loving what you do. While those two things are important, if you actually own a business, you know there are a few more details involved. One extremely important factor is bookkeeping. Bookkeeping is frequently an overlooked area in small business as it does not hold the flash and appeal that some other areas of owning a business hold. The good news is when it comes down to it, there are only a handful of things that actually matter. The sooner you incorporate the following five bookkeeping best practices, the sooner you can get back to focusing on working hard at what you love. 1.  Not One-Size-Fits-All Bookkeeping is something that will differ from one small business to another. Specifically, you need to find a way to structure your accounts that makes sense for your unique business. Far too often, small business owners pick a template that works for others and assume they can fit their finances into this structure. Unfortunately, this practice comes at the cost of efficiency and accuracy, two things that should always be a part of bookkeeping. It’s fine if you need to revise your approach a bit as time goes on. The important thing is that you come up with an account structure that fits your business like a glove. 2. Organize Your Expenses Over time, you’ll most likely increase the number of credit cards and checking accounts you use for your…