For every business, proper financial management is crucial for success. If you look up the reasons why many businesses fail, poor financial management is usually listed as a top contributing factor. While small business owners are usually experts in their respective fields, rarely are they accounting experts. This is where a monthly accounting service comes in.
You may be thinking about selling your small business, but you’re unsure about the process or best practices. Solid preparation is the key to a successful sale. But, where do you start? Important factors to consider are timing, reasons for selling, documentation, legal obligations, and determining if you need professional assistance moving forward.
Having a great accountant by your side is an invaluable resource. However, business owners don't always realize that accountants can be used for more than annual tax preparation or periodic financial snapshots. To get the most out of your accountant, use them as a trusted resource to grow your network, gain new insights, and learn best business practices beyond the numbers.
Depending on the health of your business, the decision to file for a tax extension this year may have been for good reason. You may have experienced unexpected growth that led to more complex tax obligations, or you realized you’re just too busy working on your business at this point in the season to accurately process the required forms. These are valid reasons to file for an extension and a good indication you’re ready for professional accounting services moving forward.
Small business owners are under a lot of pressure during the annual tax season. But once you've prepared and filed your forms, take a bit of time to learn from the process to prepare for next year. It's helpful to evaluate your process and your accountant's performance (if you used one) to determine if a higher level of service is right for your business.