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When you own a business it’s extremely important to keep your books in order. Here are some basic and easy ways to help keep things straight when it comes to your books. Make it a habit to do these things and it’ll make your life a lot easier.

It may seem obvious, but some business owners don’t have separate bank accounts for their business. Having a dedicated business bank account, including checking and credit card save you a lot of time and effort when it comes time to add up those business expenses.

Try using your business credit card more often for business expenses. With a business credit card, you can see all your purchases at a glance on your monthly statement instead of relying on a bunch of receipts that can get lost or destroyed. In addition, most credit cards now offer reward points that can put cash back in your pocket.

Keep track of your deposits. Diverse revenue sources are easy to lose track of and you may end up paying unnecessary income taxes. Ask around and try to find a good system for tracking deposits accurately.

Keeping track of this stuff is important and requires time. Make it a point to set aside some time each week to keep all this paperwork in order. Put it on your schedule and keep to it. After a while it will just become part of your business routine.

Plan ahead for unexpected expenses. Sudden expenses always have a way of cropping up when business is slow. Make the effort to set aside some cash for those expenses so you won’t end up paying penalties or late charges.

Consider hiring someone. Hiring a professional bookkeeper or accountant can make a big difference, even if it’s just for a few hours a week or month. A professional will make sure your books are in order and that you are able to avoid potential fees that you may not be aware of.

By UNIKO Media Group