Growing Pains

No, I’m not talking about the growing pains kids get, though my son does lose sleep because of them occasionally.  I mean the growing pains that inevitably come with building a business.  My bookkeeping business has been growing steadily, which is great.  (Revenue good!)  However, as I get busier, my schedule gets more complicated and I face a number of decisions.

Which project comes first?  How long will each job really take?  What types of clients do I want to add and how do I attract them?  Do I need to modify the kids’ schedules or change my routine?  These are some of the questions I find myself pondering.  At some point, I’ll be facing the issue of expanding and hiring help.  This will be a BIG step and it requires careful planning.  It’ll be a whole new ballgame as it will involve payroll – and its associated costs, hiring, employee management, and all that fun stuff.  It’s a lot to think about and it can be challenging to get the timing right.

So wish me luck with my professional growing pains – the kind that don’t go away when you wake up in the morning.


3 responses to “Growing Pains

  1. Hey bookkeeping! How are you growing your business? I do bookkeeping too and would love some tips. 🙂

  2. Hi Kerry- Neat, we have that in common. I build my business on referrals. Being an active member of the Women’s Success Network has helped both in terms of support and has been a great source of leads. Are you a QB ProAdvisor too? I have received some business due to my listing on Intuit’s site. Best of luck!

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