Feb 23, 2018
If you’re like most small construction business owners, you spend the majority of your time managing daily operations, keeping clients happy, and looking for new ways to grow. Spreadsheets, cash flow analysis, and financial projections are probably not your first passion.
However, measuring profitability, creating realistic budgets, and planning for the future is crucial to your professional success.
Follow these three tips to get a handle on the numbers, and take control of your business finances.
Move to the cloud
How much of your time do you spend hunting down financial documents, poring over spreadsheets, and tracking expenses?
Always searching for and trying to integrate scattered data makes it nearly impossible to close out the monthly books quickly and efficiently. Plus, reliance on spreadsheets is a proven liability. Research shows that over 88% of all financial spreadsheets contain errors.
Manage your business finances faster and more accurately by moving them to the cloud.
Cloud-based financial management systems have several benefits, including:
Conduct regular financial reviews
Experts agree that vigilance is key to effective business financial management. Each month, set aside time to review your balance sheet, profit, and loss statement, and cash flow statement.
Regular monthly check-ups will give you actionable insights into your business performance and growth potential. This information is crucial for:
You’ll need this critical data, too, if you ever want to apply for a loan to expand and grow your business.
Bring a professional on board
On the surface, hiring an experienced bookkeeper or accountant may seem pricey, but their expertise could mean considerable long-term gains for your business.
A technical, financial expert can optimize the efficiency and accuracy of your business management, granting you peace of mind and added time to pursue growth opportunities.
Plus, most small businesses don’t need full-time professional help. Outsource accounting services are typically enough to help you manage crucial processes, plus a few extras, including applying for a business loan or overdraft, articulating and adapting your business plan and managing sudden growth – for example, hiring new staff, acquiring office space, or determining when to introduce a new product or service.
Consider consulting with a construction accountant for basic construction bookkeeping or accounting insights so you can better understand the fundamentals of business financial management. The knowledge you gain will feel empowering and can help clarify discussions with your accountant.
Self-education is also vital when it comes to investing in financial technology. Be sure to do your research and again, consult an expert before investing in any new accounting solutions for your construction business.
Your knowledge, combined with professional support, is the best route to sustainable, effective business financial management.
About The Author:
Sharie DeHart, QPAis the co-founder of Business Consulting And Accounting in Lynnwood, Washington. She is the leading expert in managing outsourced construction bookkeeping and accounting services companies and cash management accounting for small construction companies across the USA. She encourages Contractors and Construction Company Owners to stay current on their tax obligations and offers insights on how to manage the remaining cash flow to operate and grow their construction company sales and profits so they can put more money in the bank. Call 1-800-361-1770 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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