In the last two posts, I shared tips from Melanie Powers on how to show your bookkeeper you love them. Those posts can be read here. Today I’ll share her final two tips.
5. Don’t let your bookkeeper be the last to know
If you’re planning to make a big purchase, enter into a major partnership or take on large investment, don’t wait until the eleventh hour to tell your bookkeeper. Share your vision and bring them into key decisions. The more your bookkeeper understands where you want your business to be and how you want to get there, the better equipped he’ll be to recommend money-saving financial practices and avoid tax penalties.
Skip the gifts, make a referral
Finally, remember that your bookkeeper has a business to grow too. If you really love their work, forgo a gift and recommend them to your peers. Showing your support and helping her build a book of business can go a long way in establishing the trust and camaraderie at the core of every important professional relationship.
But flowers are nice too. . .
Great thoughts she shared, and her tips are very useful to helping your bookkeeper help you. And we all appreciate referrals, so if you know someone with a need for bookkeeping services, would you let them know we are here to help?
I hope you found these tips helpful, and will allow you to understand how you can work with your bookkeeper more efficiently!