Have you just launched your own business?

Congratulations welcome to the world of entrepreneurship! 

Any fellow business owner will tell you how important it is to learn and understand your business’s financials. After all, you want your business to make a profit!

So, what’s the secret to understanding bookkeeping for beginners?

First, you will want to separate out your business and personal expenses. 

While this might include a little extra time taking notes and going overstatements, in the long run, it will save you money and a headache. To make this even simpler we recommend opening a separate business checking account to use for business expenses.

Next, you will want to set up accounting software, check out our past post on choosing the best software for your business. Make sure you take the time to sync your point of sale (where you collect your payments) to your accounting software of choice.

You will also want to make sure to keep track of your inventory and cost by-product.

Finally, determine your goals for the year! Especially at the beginning of your business it is important to spend your business dollars strategically in order to grow revenue and increase your profitability. 

Ready for more information or help in understanding your bookkeeping? 

Download our financial goal setting worksheet.