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What happens if you don’t stay on top of your accounts?

Business, Finance - 25/03/2022

You’ll know by now that we’re always hammering home the importance of staying on top of your accounts. They’re at the crux of your business. You can’t keep moving forward without good accounts management.

Failing to stay on top of your accounts can cause some serious damage to your business. Take a look at some of the most common consequences if you fail to prioritise your accounts management.

You spend money you don’t have

If you don’t stay on top of your accounts, you’ll never have a clear picture of your finances. Without this, how do you know if you’re spending the right amount of money on the right things? 

If you’re not making informed decisions about your spending, you’re much more likely to be wasting money. That new desk and chair you thought you could afford right now? It may have been better to wait until next month. In fact, it may have been better to use that money on a new software or CRM that would have increased efficiency or quality of work.

You can’t be financially savvy if you don’t have all the facts. And the only way to get all the facts is by regularly checking and upkeeping your accounts.

You end up in serious debt

We all know what happens if you spend more than you can afford for too long. You can end up in serious financial trouble. Once you’re in debt, it can be very difficult to get out whilst also trying to keep everything else in your business going. 

It can reduce the amount of cash available to run the business day-to-day, compromise your ability to pay your own creditors, and negatively affect plans for growth.

In some cases, you might not even be able to keep the business going. Debt to the point of bankruptcy can be a real risk if you don’t keep on top of your finances. You don’t want to have put in all that hard work for nothing.

Take a look at our top tips for debt management if you have any concerns.

Damage to your reputation

Falling into financial complications can have a real domino effect. For example, if you end up spending too much and fall into debt, you’re forced to make cuts elsewhere. That might mean letting an employee go or cutting their wages, which could damage your reputation as an employer.

It may also affect client work. If you can’t afford to upgrade equipment, you won’t be producing the best quality work, and your clients may look for services from your competitors.

Don’t have time to stay on top of your accounts?

You might be thinking, ‘I know I need to be on top of my accounts, but I just don’t have the time!’. That’s why outsourcing your accounts is a great solution.

When you work with Numero, you can focus on the aspects of your business you love the most knowing that your accounts are in safe hands. To find out more about our services, get in touch with us today.

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