Small steps lead to success in bookkeeping and accounting

Daily accounting tips for entrepreneurs and startups


It is to be said that developing daily habits can lead to great success over time. The cumulative effect of disciplined behavior yields results in many scenarios. Whether it be your physical health, mental health or what you do every day, developing a plan for daily tasks is crucial to be successful in many areas of life.

In the accounting world, daily habits can definitely yield big results over the course of time and improve your business.

One of the first daily disciplines to consider is to be mindful of all activities and be proactive to recording business transactions. This may include sales transactions, accounts receivable, accounts payable and other general items that occur on a day-to-day basis. If you can achieve this first step then you are on your way to a solid relationship with your accountant.

Utilizing software will also aid in the daily cycle of accounting and bookkeeping. Finding the right software such as QuickBooks will streamline processes and make the daily habit of bookkeeping much easier. In addition, many accounting firms such as DVF have Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisors ® so the transition to working with an accounting firm will be that much easier.

With that being said, don’t be afraid to ask for help and hire an accountant. Whether you are an entrepreneur and a one person show or a small startup with a few employees, accuracy and efficiency of your daily tasks can be factor in whether you make it or break it during those first pivotal years. If your business is medium to large in scope, chances are you may have already made the step to working with an accountant to help simplify your workload.

By hiring an accountant on the front end, you can feel at ease because because of their attention to detail with data and information. In addition, their precision will help you avoid costly errors which can result in more of your time and money. In the end, doing the daily tasks will help your business in future years.

For more information on bookkeeping services from Dempsey Vantrease & Follis, view all areas we can assist on our Bookkeeping page.