As a small business owner I know I need a CPA. I value your services and I am grateful and willing to pay for good advice. I fear my CPA, perhaps with the best intentions (keeping the billable hours down), does not respond to me out of a reluctance to hit the lever on the hourly billing. Stop it. Resist the urge.
Tomorrow I will visit my CPA with a folder fat with receipts, credit card statements, and invoices. I am in a panic. I have a hunch the folder should be an inch thicker.
As a business owner here are the things that populate my 80+ hour week:
- Working my ass off for my clients.
- Getting paid for my work.
- Keeping up with email, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, my blog.
- Traditional marketing of my business.
- Seeking speaking gigs.
- More writing.
- Expense Reports.
- Saving receipts for CPA meeting.
I need a system for managing my business.
I am officially in the market for a new CPA. I want to be coached. I want tips on how to better manage the administrative side of my business. I don’t want a hands off, low cost approach. I want your expertise to guide me into some sort of order, zen and calm regarding my business.
Please coach me. Please blog tips on how I can be more prepared when I meet with you. Teach me to be a better business owner. Guide me to a confidence that makes me feel better about our quarterly meetings than I do about dental appointments.
Am I asking too much?