“It was your idea, now make it happen!” Isn’t that what the voice in your head keeps telling you? Shouldn’t you do as much as you can to spare the expense? You’ll certainly need to carry the business initially, but then what?

As a small business accounting can often be regarded as a chore you can ‘just deal’ with yourself. Make no mistake, starting and running a new business means that early on the load you have to bear can be huge. It’s easy to try to take on too much too, fearing the expense of outsourcing or taking on professional help.

You’ll need a strong back to carry the business forward, but that doesn’t mean you have to take all the load yourself all the time. Smart entrepreneurs know they can only carry so much and need to make allowances for external help and hiring at the most sensible stage.

It’s often simple things that can be the ‘straw that breaks the entrepreneurs back,’ like, small business tax issues, bookkeeping and managing VAT returns. Add that to a host of other smaller office functions like maintaining client contacts, preparing reports, invoices, billing and managing receivables, it’s easy to understand why some businesses run into trouble quickly.

The last thing you need is to be worrying about this kind of problem, that’s where Berley can help. Not only will we help you identify the tasks that need to be put on auto-pilot, perhaps through an online accounting package like Xero, but we’ll even make sure you pay yourself! You’d be surprised at how many entrepreneurs either don’t pay themselves at all or when they do, don’t make proper use of the tax allowances available to them. Then there’s National Insurance to think about – better still, don’t think about it, let us do that.

You may believe you have to grit your teeth and get on with carrying the burden of getting your business going, which may be true, but you don’t and shouldn’t do it alone: Let Berley share the load with you or show you how to use its online accounting package, Xero.