It Pays to Go with Someone Very Experienced
For many years, I handled the bookkeeping at my small business. But within a year or so, I decided to hire someone to take over the work from me so that my time would be free to focus on other things instead. She was an accountant who seemed to do great work for me, but at some point, I finally realized that I needed someone with more experience. Someone who could help move my business forward.
I had big goals for my company, and I was pleased to see the growth each year that I hoped to gain. I really enjoyed being able to pay my employees well, give them well deserved raises and let them all know that I hoped to continue running a business that would give them a secured spot within the company for as long as we remained thriving. But I also needed to make sure that the employees that I hired are people who know how to keep up with the growth of our company.
When we were simply a small, start-up businesses, the employee who was hired to do our accounting had no trouble with keeping up with the work. But she had troubles with helping us to minimize liabilities and how to make it so that we were maximizing profits as well. We needed someone who could teach us, instead of the other way around. And we needed someone who could do it affordably. The person we originally hired was being paid a very high salary, despite not having the experience we needed.
I began talking to business peers of mine to find out who they used their all their needs. Three out of five of them mentioned they used a local company that had been in business for the last 40 years, and each of them said they never had any problems with the company. I quickly called and made an appointment with them. It was a breath of fresh air to hear the explain all that they could do for us. We signed on to use their valuable services right away.