Having a small business of your own is stressful, especially in these difficult times where everything seems to be going wrong – from the climate change crisis to the ongoing pandemic, it is a tough time to be running a business.
However, many business owners are doing well, even in these difficult days. A lot of this is because they have been good at organising and forward planning, as well as having the right people around them to advise and support them. One of the people that can be an invaluable part of a business is the accountant. When setting up a small business, one of the best things to do is to find yourself a good accountant or bookkeeper, like Chippendale and Clark accountants Swindon for example.
Here are just some of the reasons that it is helpful to use an accountant in your business…
Help with Taxes – They say that there are two certainties in life – death and taxes. So, whilst taxes are something that are inevitable, the headache that they can cause doesn’t have to be. A good accountant will be able to help hugely with your taxes – they may be able to point out legal ways that you can use to reduce your tax bill as well as keeping abreast of all the laws surrounding tax bills which can change regularly.
They will also be able to help with forward planning for taxes, so that you can make the most of tax advantages at certain times of the year – something that most people who are not accountants would struggle with, as you not only need the knowledge to do this but also the time to do it in.
Helping with Business Related Decisions – Because your accountant will have a good idea of the finances of the business, they are a great person to talk to about business decisions that you might be considering making. They will be able to speak to you about the things that might be relevant to the decisions you are thinking about from a financial point of view to help you to have a more balanced idea of things, as well as to help you weigh up whether the plans that you have can be implemented and when.
Because an accountant becomes involved with the business over time, they are a great person to talk to about business matters – whether you are having business related problems or have some big ideas to help grow the company.
Personal Finance Help – As well as your business, an accountant who is helping with your business finances will also be able to help you with your personal ones. The two of course are linked when you are the business owner so the accountant will be able to help and advise you when it comes to managing your own finances, as well as those of the business.