Most entrepreneurs keep a lot of business financial details in their heads. There are numerous benefits that can be accrued to this type of bookkeeping. However, as your business grows it becomes harder to keep all your financial records in your head. Having worked in a structured business environment for many years, I felt that it would be important for me to start my own business, and with my excellent bookkeeping skills I was certain that I was miles ahead of other new entrepreneurs.
Venturing in any business is always challenging and requires a lot of time and dedication. However, the rewards of owning a business are enormous. For me, since I had a strong background in finance, plus several years of experience, I decided to venture into this business of bookkeeping. I felt that many people can benefit from my ability to identify and organize needs and cost accrued to necessities. Personally, I believe that, in order to become a successful entrepreneur, one needs to guide his/her financial obligations and have organized financial records.
When thinking to start a business, there will always be some challenges that may tempt one from venturing into a particular field. When starting my business, I also encountered these challenges. First, I dint know where to start from. I had only a visualized plan in my head but figuring out how to execute these plans proved difficult for me. From these challenges, I learnt that there so many finer details that one needs to know when starting a business ranging from business management basics, certifications, laws and licensing.
If I knew running my business would be these comfortable, I would have started my business long time ago when I had a lot of energy and few issues to take care of. Throughout my business and entire life I will never forget a piece advice got from my father. My father told me that, I can be anything I want to be, as long as I dedicate my mind to it. Hope I will be able to pass this message to my children and all the entrepreneurs am going to mentor in life and all my bookkeeping clients.
When running a business, personal traits greatly affect its performance. For me, I utilized my honesty, compassion and consideration of others to drive my business. These qualities helped me to overcome the challenge of getting people to trust my business.
When I started my own business, I discovered my ability to take risks and move out of my comfort zone. I found it easy to meet people and socialize with them. In the future, I would like to be offering financial services to people with busy work schedules the elderly and also the disabled. I would also like to offer bookkeeping services to small businesses that cannot afford to pay a full-time professional.
As an entrepreneur, I always struggle to maintain a good relationship with my customers and hence privacy of their accounts. The community that I live in has always been supportive, and I always feel at home even when am working.