Yeah, we’re pretty grossed out by it, too. But, it’s true! Coming up with internal processes are a part of your brand. They’re essential to running a successful business. And, they can have an impact on your customer experience, too.
Launching your daydream usually means you’re switching hats of some sort. It’s time to put on that “business owner” hat and make sure your finances are taken care of. The last thing you want to do is launch your photography or wedding professional business only to get overwhelmed on the finance side of things!
Save yourself the panic at the end of each quarter or year by doing these TWO things right now. Ready?
That’s right, in coat pockets, couch cushions, the bottom of your purse. Now, literally find a bag of some sort… grocery, tote, whatever works. Get them all in ONE spot. We’ll tackle that later. Don’t have receipts? Start saving them ASAP or go back to your bank statements to see if you can find itemized receipts.
We use Dubsado to take care of these for us and we keep the receipts in a folder for safe keeping. If you don’t have a system like that yet, simply use Google Sheets until you do!
Trust us on this one. It’s no fun at the end of the year to see your (lack there of) tax return and either owe or get a lower return as a result of something in your control. Expenses are one of the small things that ARE in your control. Take care of business!