Some years back a spate of bumper stickers appeared indicating, in a roundabout way, peoples’ spare time interests such as:
I’d rather be fly fishing.
I’d rather be golfing.
I’d rather be camping.
As business owners, we have a full set of ‘I’d rather be’. Running a business is time-consuming. The pressure is on us, and the notion that every problem is our problem is always at the back of our minds. We love what we do, but it’s all that other stuff that bogs us down and eats into our time. It’s why we spend so much time doing the things we don’t love, often outside of regular work hours or on weekends when we’d rather be enjoying our leisure time.
The biggest problem with all of this, however, is that as business owners we start out thinking we’re expected to be good at all this. So we push ourselves to get through it, ending up with poorly produced records, maybe actually wrong in some material way which is going to bring down the ire of HM Revenue and Customs in some way in due course, and certainly not something we feel we can trust as a picture of how our business is doing. We’ve done the job, and that’s about all we can hope for. Even though we’ve gotten through it we’re neither happier, nor do we have any information we think we can really trust to help us run our businesses.
At DP Associates we have a suggestion for you. Drop us a line via our contact form, and let us show you how we can help you get solid, regular financial information about how your business is performing that you can actually trust. Come in for a chat and a coffee if you’re in the Exeter area, or if that doesn’t work for you, we’ll pop out and see you, get a feel for your business and how you like to operate. Let us show you the sort of advice you could expect to get from us, helping you to make real time, informed decisions about your business, rather than waiting until six months after the year is over and getting what is, in the main, a history lesson.
It’s time to get control of your business’s finances. If you’d ‘rather be’ spending time with your interests outside of work, either use the contact form or give us a call.
We’re on 01392 826291, and the kettle’s on.