Small Companies with Accounts staff

Management of your financials is a fine line between success and failure. A national study conducted in Australia had found that 61% of SMEs had identified "failure to manage costs or anticipate rising costs" as one of the main reason (61%) for failure of Sole Traders with "inadequate bookkeeping" resulting in failure in 26% of the cases. So the dangers of business failure as a result of bad bookkeeping is more real than than what businesses may think.

As a small company, keeping up to date with what you are spending and earning is absolutely essential. As a trader you need to know:

  • Exactly where every penny of your money is going every month - are you wasting it on unnecessary items or services?
  • Whether you are getting a good deal on essential business purchases - are you paying too much for base materials? Should you look to source from somewhere else?
  • What your cash-flow forecasts are - it is important to have a cash-flow plan. A cash-flow plan can tell you if you need to borrow money and if so, how much, when and how you can repay the loan.
  • Whether you could manage your spending better. Where is money going? Do you need to set a more realistic budget or prioritise certain costs? For instance - pot plants and scatter cushions may look nice in a beauty parlour but they're not as important as the heating bill.
  • When are all of the tax and annual return deadlines? Late fees can mount up very quickly to extraordinary amounts.


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