Welcome to the Small Business Guide to Managing Your Small Business Finances.

As the owner of a small business, you are likely all too aware of the many moving pieces it takes for a business to run smoothly. Dealing with finances is often the last area owners want to spend time on. While this area of the business can be very intimidating for many, it doesn't have to be. Take a look at the content below to get off to the right start.

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Bookkeeping basics

As a small business owner you likely have long hours and even longer to-do lists. You're responsible for keeping the business running, but you have to figure out ways to grow, keep employees happy, and delight your customers, which can be stressful. One of the the most stressful areas of business for an owner is bookkeeping, but there are ways to lessen the burden.


Cloud-based accounting software

Cloud-based accounting software is a perfect solution for business owners who don’t want to hire a professional due to high costs, but also don’t want the extra hassle. If you’re unsure about adopting this technology, take a look at the many benefits of it below. It could relieve a lot of your business-related stress in the long run.


Financials and projections

It can be easy to let your business run you rather than the other way around. Between meetings, emails, and projects, you may feel like you’re constantly playing catch-up rather than taking a proactive approach to managing your clients and growing your revenue. Establishing financial projections can allow you to regain control of your consulting business, shape your business the way you want, and identify areas to target for growth.


Payroll outsourcing

If you’re beginning to feel out of your depth with internal payroll management, it may be time to consider outsourcing the process. And while the idea of handing over such an important task (not to mention all that sensitive information!) to a third party may be nerve-wracking, there are some tips to help ease the transition.