If you’re a small or medium-sized business (SME) owner you may find that you can benefit by working alongside experienced advisers who have been there, done that (whether for themselves in the past, or for other clients) and can help you navigate the choppy waters of business.
You don’t have to do everything on your own. Even if you’re in a partnership (or you’re planning on hiring an employee very soon), running an SME can be a lonely experience, especially in the early days. For this reason, when you work with experienced advisers, whether accountants, business advisers, or human resources professionals, you’ll gain not just from their insight and experience, but also from their presence. That’s why it is important to embrace such relationships with experts and once you’ve done the appropriate research to seek out experienced advisers, don’t shy away from reaching out to them.
Get Measurable Motivation
When you work alongside an experienced adviser, whether in one particular field (such as accountancy) or in a more general role, they will give you measurable motivation going forward, even if they don’t realise they’re doing it.
For some reason we’re incredibly good at breaking our word to ourselves, but most of us find it incredibly hard to break our word to somebody else. When you’re frequently checking in with an adviser you’ll find that they make a point of asking whether you followed through with something you discussed last time you spoke – thus acting as an accountability partner and motivating you to do what you said you’d do.
Gain New, Professional Connections
Whether you’re paying them for their services or not, it’s never an advisor’s job to introduce you to their network of professional connections. With that said, an experienced advisor (including accountants) will be happy to introduce you to somebody if and when they believe such an introduction will be beneficial both to you, and to the professional in question.
This is how you build your network. It could be that your adviser knows how to personally help you with ninety percent of your queries; but when it comes to that final ten percent, advisers worth their salt will known who to introduce you to.
Delegate Elaborate, Time-Consuming Work
Most advisers, especially when it comes to the financial side of business, will offer you advice but will stop short of doing work on your behalf. Though receiving financial advice is incredibly useful, especially when you’re just starting out in business, if you require assistance in dealing with the financial side of your business you should look into hiring an experienced, professional accountant.
Professional accountants allow you to delegate the elaborate, time-consuming accountancy tasks that, up until this point, have likely been taking up far more of your time than you originally thought they would. A professional accountant will also work on your behalf to ensure you receive all the tax reliefs available to you. That said, we have an extensive bank of information on our blog that should give you more than enough information to digest before needing to take on experts fulll time.
To speak with an accountant to discuss the benefits of handing the financial side of your business over to our experienced professionals, contact us today on 020 8780 2349 or get in touch with us via our contact page to arrange a complimentary, no obligation meeting. In the meantime, feel free to check out our services page to see what we offer in more detail.