You know what they say: money doesn't define success. But let's be honest, having a healthy bank account while making waves in your industry isn't the worst thing in the world.
So, if you're looking to level up your finances and career, you're in the right place. In this post, I’ll share five tips to make staying financially organized a breeze this year.
Learn to incorporate these habits into your workflow, and you'll be well on your way to a solid financial foundation with more energy to spend on growing your business.
1. Embrace Automation
Successful entrepreneurs know that time is money, so why waste it on tedious tasks? Automation is your best friend when it comes to bookkeeping.
Set up accounting software to track your income and expenses and connect your bank accounts for seamless transaction downloads. Trust me, this is such a time saver - I only spend about 5 minutes each week on my own bookkeeping!
2. Schedule Regular Financial Check-ins
Out of sight, out of mind? Not for serious business owners.
They don't avoid their finances; they relish the opportunity to examine them.
Schedule regular financial check-ins to review your accounts, track your progress, and make adjustments to your budget as needed. It might be nerve-wracking at times, but remember, checking in on your finances is a form of business and financial wellness.
3. Keep Business and Personal Expenses Separate
Here's a pro tip: successful founders don't mix business with pleasure, especially when it comes to finances.
Open separate bank accounts for your business and personal expenses to make bookkeeping and tax time a breeze. There is a whole other blog post in here on the risks you take when you mix personal and biz finances - but for today, file this tip under Finances 101 and refer to it often!
4. Invest in Professional Help
Leaders of growing empires know when to delegate, and sometimes, that means investing in a professional to help with bookkeeping. I'd never recommend taking on this expense if it's going to put serious strain on your finances, but if you're feeling overwhelmed or need expert advice, consider hiring someone who can help. They can provide valuable insights and give you back some time to work on what lights you up.
5. Stay Organized
Last but not least, financially savvy entrepreneurs understand the importance of organization. Keep your financial records neat and tidy by using folders, spreadsheets, or financial management apps.
I personally maintain a Google Drive folder for tracking all my licenses, tax payments, receipts, and so much more. Staying organized will save you time, energy, and stress when it comes to tax season or financial check-ins.
There you have it: five tips to face your finances head on and set your business up for your best months yet. By embracing automation, scheduling regular financial check-ins, keeping business and personal expenses separate, investing in professional help, and staying organized, you'll not only make your accounting less of a headache but also pave the way for a more financially free future.