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Posted 10/25/2021 in Tips

Top 3 reasons to hire a LOCAL Bookkeeper.

Top 3 reasons to hire a LOCAL Bookkeeper.

There are many advantages to having a remote bookkeeper, but there are specific advantages to hiring a local bookkeeper that may be more important to you as a business owner. The following are the top 3 benefits to hiring a local freelance bookkeeper, and they may just apply to you!

1. No Scanner? No Problem!

Bookkeepers have the advantage of being able to work on your financials remotely, and in most cases this will be preferable even to you. But in the event you don’t have a scanner and need to get physical documents into your bookkeeper ASAP, there is definitely an advantage to being able to setup an in person “drop off” or “pick up”.

 2. In person meetings might be “old-school” but they are still very beneficial!

In an increasingly disconnected world, it’s important to understand the value of a one-on-one meeting and being able to have that personal contact. A great advantage to any business, is to be able to sit down together and work through delicate or complicated issues, without the stress of a zoom call, technical issues, or kids bouncing around while you are trying to work. Sometimes, closing the office door and putting your heads together, is what your business really needs.

 3. Don’t have a cloud-based setup just yet? Get by with a Local contact.

If you don’t have online software that your bookkeeper can remotely login to, it’s important that your bookkeeper is close in proximity so they can stop into your office once or twice a week (or more depending on your arrangement) to physically process your financial documents. It can be stressful to setup and convert everything over to a new cloud based system, so you might need that extra help in person to keep your financials up to date while you work towards improvements.

A great idea before reaching out to a bookkeeper, is to understand what your needs are from them. Be open and honest about how your business is currently setup and running and where you would like to go in the future. Do you want to move everything to a cloud based operation, or do you feel more comfortable with a local bookkeeper? What do you need and how can they support your growth as a business owner? Your finances are KEY to your daily operations and to your growth. There is definitely something comforting in knowing your bookkeeper is close, just in case.