Many small business find themselves growing to fast and loosing track of the details needed to ensure a successful future. Accurate record-keeping is essential to a successful business however it can be complicated and time consuming taking you away from the other areas of your business that require attention. The right time to decide if you need a bookkeeper is just about when you're asking this question.
When researching the right person for the job be sure to seek a qualified individual. Its better to have a bookkeeper who answers the phone vs. a receptionist who needs to learn accounting. Many small business outsource month end accounting work to ensure the task is handled accurately an diligently without interruption with employee training or turnover.