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10 Simple tips to spring clean your business!

Spring Clean

It’s spring! Time to roll up those sleeves, get your hands dirty and get your spring clean on…

Spring cleaning isn’t just for your home. In fact, spring cleaning your business and bookkeeping can be just as refreshing as tidying up your home and can help streamline operations, improve efficiency, and ensure your financial records are in top shape.

Below are 10 simple tips to spring clean and prepare your business for a blossoming spring/summer 2023! Let’s get those rubber gloves on and get into it:

1. REORGANISE your digital space:

Think of your computer files as that overstuffed junk drawer in your kitchen. Go through your digital folders and delete files you no longer need. Organise your documents into clearly labeled folders so you can find anything in a jiffy.

2. UPDATE your accounting software:

If you’re using accounting software, occasional updates may be needed. Make sure it’s up to date with the latest versions and that your software is compatible with your operating system. Consider automating routine tasks like invoice generation and expense tracking to save time and reduce the risk of errors.

3. STREAMLINE your expenses:

Now, this might not be the most exciting part of spring cleaning, but it’s important. Review your expenses and see if there are any recurring costs you can cut or negotiate – a bit like ‘Marie Kondo-ing’ your budget!

4. DECLUTTER that paperwork:

You know that stack of receipts and invoices that’s been sitting on your desk? Time to deal with it! Embrace the digital age by going paperless! It not only reduces clutter but also enhances efficiency and sustainability. Expense management tools like Dext can help you digitise and manage your documents effectively.

5. RECONCILE your accounts:

Make sure all transactions in your bank statements line up with your bookkeeping records. It’s a great way to catch any errors or discrepancies.

6. FRESHEN UP your invoices:

Follow up on overdue invoice payments to ensure a healthy cash flow. And while you’re at it, why not give your invoices a fresh look or update your payment terms (if needed). A snazzy invoice might even encourage clients to pay up faster. Follow here for info on e-Invoicing.

7. BACKUP your data:

Make sure that all your financial data is securely backed up. It’s like having an insurance policy for your digital life!

8. DELEGATE where you can:

Don’t forget, you don’t have to do all this spring cleaning alone! If you have employees or a bookkeeper (like the SYM Dream Team!), delegate some tasks. Teamwork makes the dream work, as they say.

9. UP-SKILL your team:

Invest in training and development for your employees. Gaining new skills could brush away some cobwebs and renew their focus and passion for the work at hand. Click here to check out some fee-free TAFE NSW courses.

10. REVIEW your financial goals:

Take a moment to review your financial goals. Are you on track? Do you need to adjust your strategy? It’s like tending to a little financial garden and watching it grow.

So, there you have it – some spring cleaning tips for your business and bookkeeping. Remember, it is all about making your business feel fresh and ready for new opportunities.

Should you find that you could do with some help giving your bookkeeping a once over, our Dream Team would be happy to lend a hand. Feel free to contact us!

Happy spring cleaning!

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