I have been my own boss for nearly ten years now, and I would not change a thing about it. I took a big chance when I opened my business’s front doors a decade ago because there were already several other businesses in the general area offering what I was. I had a dream though, and I persevered through the rough days in the beginning. One of the biggest hurdles for me was in letting others help me when I needed it. A good example of this was when I had to look at some online hospitality accountants to find one that would be able to help me with my company.
Math has never been my strong suit in the first place, and running the accounting side of the business involved a lot more than just basic math. I had to do payroll, taxes, and bookkeeping, and I was just miserable with it. I finally decided that I needed some help, but I knew that I did not have enough business to warrant hiring a bookkeeper, even on a part time basis. I just needed a company that would be able to help me with my accounting needs, and that is exactly what I found.
The business that I use offers several different packages. When I first started, I only needed the basic package, but I am now using the premium package because my business has grown by leaps and bounds. I had started with just the one location at first, but that transitioned into two, then four, then eight. Right now, I have 11 branches in the region, and I am thinking about opening up another four in the next year or so. With this much growth, having the accounting firm that I am using has been a blessing for sure. I just have to upload receipts and invoices, and they take care of the rest. It really does not get much easier than that!