Recently I’ve done a really crap job of bookkeeping.
Really, really crap.
Money comes in and out of my business, and cash flow is good. Which is good. But then I got lazy and didn’t keep up with bookkeeping. So I got so lost and confused that I’m now not sure where to start again.
So today I jumped on Skype with my assistant Kim and two accountants.
They’re going to set up a system for us.
Then we just need to fill in the details every day.
But there are all kinds of options. There are free ways to do book keeping and there are ways that cost money. Some more money than others.
One of the accountants seemed concerned about cost.
So I stopped her…
… and said:
“I don’t care about the cost. I just want it sorted, fast. If the ‘free’ method takes us more time and hassle we lose money from not doing other things. Free is the most expensive way to do it.”
And this is true.
Of bookkeeping, and of English.
There’s nothing more expensive than free, simply because you end up wasting time and energy to do it free.
Whereas if you just paid for a proper system…
Then you’d have more time and energy to make money.
This attitude has never failed me.
And I doubt it will fail you, either.
Not considering that my book costs a measly £19.97 (and if you can’t afford that… well, you’ve got waaaaaay bigger problems than your English).