Have those business results you dreamed of when you first set up your business proved more elusive than you thought they’d be? Do you sometimes lose sleep over cash flow issues and wish you had more cash in your business to cushion those quieter months? Do you hate to admit it, but is running your own business turning out in fact to be not quite as much fun as you thought it would be?
If these questions strike a chord with you, it may be time to sit down and spend just an hour or so out of your busy day thinking about how to take your business forward (yes, we know it’s Christmas and there are 101 things to do, but ordering the turkey, last minute shopping and fixing the Christmas tree lights can wait!). Or maybe find time once the main festivities have passed and it’s either that or “The Sound of Music” for the umpteenth time!
Set out your plan for 2017:
- Where would you like to see your business go next year and how will you get there?
- What changes would you like to see?
- What would be on your Christmas wish list for your business?
Often, the best place to start is with your figures, but perhaps you feel you don’t really understand your accounts and you may only see your accountant once a year. If that’s the case, maybe a good place to start would be to change your accountant!
A small or medium sized business needs an accountant who can help fill in the gaps in its knowledge, who can work closely with the owner(s) to help them to get to grips with their figures so they can focus on what’s important for their business and how the performance of the business can be improved. That’s exactly what we do here at Abacus Accountancy. Get in touch and we can have a chat about your business, your worries and your wishes and hopefully we will see you sailing through the next year.