When taking on new clients I always ask them a series of questions regarding their business and how it operates. Time and time again talk with prospective clients that want to grow their business (super exciting stuff… my favorite prospects to meet with!).
Their energy is always contagious and I can tell they have a passion for what they are doing. It makes me even more interested in how I could help them achieve their goals.
Fear dashes many dreams.
You probably felt at least some of it as you considered whether to start your own company. But you did it anyway.
Still, there are critical tasks you have to take on as a business owner that can be downright scary, especially if they are outside your area of expertise. Whether you’ve been operating for six months or 10 years, you may always feel just a little queasy when you have to take them on. Here are three of the most nerve-racking fears that small business owners face and what you need to know about them.
Within ten years of starting, nearly 75% of small business will fail, so it’s easy to understand why small businesses cannot make expensive mistakes. Generally speaking, a lot of owners will have to shut the doors due to a lack of cash. A quarter of them will shut the door before the end of year one and close to 50% will leave the market before the end of year three.
Bookkeeping can help save small business owners from this problem.
There are hundreds of interview questions you could ask in a job interview. I have made a list of 3 questions to ask that are specific to hiring a bookkeeper. In addition to your regular interview questions, these questions will give you a glimpse into the personality and character of the bookkeeping candidate.
For most small businesses, a bookkeeper is in a position of trust and you want to make sure they are not only competent but also honest and dependable.