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Smart accounting for Restaurant Owners

Smart accounting for Restaurant Owners

Are you relying on your accountant for smart accounting? 

Accountants are very good at what they do which is filing taxes.  If you don’t have the budget to hire an accountant internally, your day to day, week to week accounting may become a mess.  Smart accounting is learning to manage your income and expenses effectively daily and weekly.   Don’t wait until the end of the month to face a financial disaster.  

One of the things you can do implement smart accounting is to use an accounting software that can provide you with weekly financial reports on your income and expenses.  This will help you avoid financial flaws in your business.  Let’s assume that at the end of week one you review a weekly financial statement and notice that at the end of the week you were negative $1,000 dollars.
This means that next week you need to find a way to reduce expenses, delay expenses or sell more.  
Also, you need to make up for that loss.  Tracking income and expenses on a weekly basis will help you reduce the probabilities of losing money month to month. 

Aside from viewing a financial report week to week you need to start making smart financial decisions. Financial decisions are not easy for anyone but as a business owner you need to make them.  Some financial decisions may require for you to fire someone, negotiate payments with vendors, reduce your personal spending, pay the minimum required on a credit card, etc.  One of the biggest mistakes restaurant owner make is not making these financial decisions. 

Running your business in the manner will help you become more discipline in managing the company’s finances.  Finances in a company are crucial for you to have a successful business.

By: Gil Zapata
Gil Zapata is the founder of Lendinero and is passionate about helping small businesses.

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